Phoenix 82, Memphis 80

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #30 John Goble, #36 David Jones, #60 James Williams
Attendance - 13093

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 27 19 17 17 80
Phoenix 21 22 20 19 82

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 14-5 9-2 5-3 L2
Phoenix 8-15 6-5 2-10 W1

Recap

Suns 82, Grizzlies 80: Goran Dragic made a layup with 0.5 seconds left as host Phoenix snapped a seven-game slide.

Jared Dudley recorded 15 points and nine rebounds and Shannon Brown added 15 and seven for the Suns, who had not lost eight straight since February 2004.

Rudy Gay collected 21 points and 11 rebounds and Zach Randolph had 18 and 10 for Memphis, which has dropped two straight for the first time this season.

Gay missed a 15-foot jumper that would have put the Grizzlies ahead with eight seconds left, giving Phoenix a last chance in regulation. Dragic took the ball after a timeout and drove to the hoop, laying it in over Memphis’ front line.

Neither team led by more than four points in the fourth quarter and Memphis was within a basket at 80-78 after Gay’s jumper with 3:48 left. The Grizzlies would go scoreless for over three minutes until Gay hit another jumper with 46 seconds to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Dragic, who missed the last game and was limited in practice due to an illness this week, started and played 33 minutes. He collected 12 points and eight assists. … Phoenix F Luis Scola was inserted back into the starting lineup after two straight games as a reserve. He contributed only four points on 1-for-6 shooting in 13 minutes. … The Grizzlies have held each of their last 18 opponents under 100 points.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Phoenix
Rudy Gay 21 Scoring Shannon Brown 15
Mike Conley 6 Assists Goran Dragic 8
Rudy Gay 11 Rebounds Jared Dudley 9
Rudy Gay 7 Free Throws Made Shannon Brown 4
Mike Conley 2 Steals Jared Dudley 3
Marc Gasol 6 Blocks Jermaine O'Neal 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 80 45.2 2-10 12-12 19 40 9 6 17
Phoenix 82 38.2 5-22 9-11 20 44 7 9 12

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Utah. The Suns have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Denver . The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .786 after a win and .600 after a loss.