Memphis 84, Phoenix 86

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 28, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #45 Brian Forte, #49 Tom Washington, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 14903

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 16 16 24 28 84
Phoenix 24 24 15 23 86

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 10-9 6-2 4-7 L3
Phoenix 7-12 4-5 3-7 W1

Recap


Jared Dudley scored a season-high 20 points and buried the deciding free throws with 3.3 seconds to play as the host Phoenix Suns held on for an 86-84 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.

Steve Nash had 21 points, six assists and five rebounds to help the Suns snap a three-game losing streak and send Memphis to its third consecutive loss.

Marc Gasol had 18 points and 13 rebounds - his fourth double-double in five games - and Rudy Gay also scored 18 for the Grizzlies, who erased a 16-point halftime deficit in the finale of a four-game road trip.

Hakim Warrick's three-point play gave Phoenix a 74-65 lead with eight minutes to play, but Gasol, Gay and point guard Mike Conley ignited a comeback to help the Grizzlies tie it at 82-82 with 1:24 to play.

Dudley nailed a pair of foul shots with 29 seconds left before Gay banked in a runner six seconds later to deadlock the score at 84-84.

Dudley drew a foul from Conley with 3.3 seconds left and buried both free throws to help Phoenix bounce back from a 109-71 beating in Portland on Friday night.

The Suns closed the second quarter on a 14-4 run to take a commanding 58-42 lead into halftime.

Memphis got eight points from Marreese Speights and used a pair of 8-0 spurts in the third quarter to close with 63-56 entering the final 12 minutes.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Phoenix
Marc Gasol 18 Scoring Steve Nash 21
Mike Conley 10 Assists Steve Nash 6
Marc Gasol 13 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 12
Tony Allen 4 Free Throws Made Jared Dudley 6
Tony Allen 2 Steals Jared Dudley 3
Marc Gasol 4 Blocks Grant Hill 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 84 43.4 1-3 17-20 21 44 7 9 17
Phoenix 86 36.4 5-18 17-24 16 46 3 6 14

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Suns have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .385 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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