Phoenix 98, Memphis 91

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, March 10, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #42 Eric Lewis, #72 J.T. Orr, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance - 16350

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 29 22 23 17 91
Phoenix 26 27 27 18 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 23-16 15-5 8-11 L1
Phoenix 19-21 12-9 7-12 W2

Recap


SUNS 98, GRIZZLIES 91: Jared Dudley scored 19 points and Steve Nash contributed 15 assists as host Phoenix snapped Memphis’ five-game winning streak.

Marcin Gortat had 15 points and nine rebounds and Grant Hill added 14 points as the Suns won for the seventh time in nine games.

Marc Gasol had 21 points and Rudy Gay added 19 for the Grizzlies, who fell for only the second time in 11 games.

Nash also had 11 points and helped Phoenix recover from an 11-point first-half deficit, marking the fifth straight home game in which the Suns rallied to win after trailing by double digits.

Phoenix led 80-74 entering the final quarter and increased its cushion to 10 points on Robin Lopez’s rebound basket midway through the stanza. Nash’s basket gave the Suns a 98-87 lead with under three minutes to play and Memphis was unable to mount a late charge.

Lopez had 11 points and seven rebounds, six of the boards coming on the offensive end. Phoenix had a 52-35 rebounding advantage.

Memphis led 46-35 in the second quarter half but Phoenix rallied with a 16-2 run to take the lead. The Suns held a 53-51 halftime advantage.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Nash has 24 double-digit assist games this season, with a high of 17. … Gasol has 12 20-point outings. … Gortat fell one rebound shy of his fifth consecutive double-double. … Memphis guard Mike Conley had 10 assists for his fourth double-digit assist outing in five games.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Phoenix
Marc Gasol 21 Scoring Jared Dudley 19
Mike Conley 10 Assists Steve Nash 15
Marc Gasol 8 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 9
Marc Gasol 7 Free Throws Made Marcin Gortat 3
Tony Allen 2 Steals Marcin Gortat 2
Tony Allen 1 Blocks Robin Lopez 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 91 41.9 5-14 14-19 27 36 3 10 8
Phoenix 98 47.7 4-11 12-15 24 52 6 4 16

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Suns have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Denver . The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .696 after a win and .438 after a loss.
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