Phoenix 96, Memphis 90

Date - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #54 Nick Buchert, #13 Monty McCutchen
Attendance - 14933

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 27 23 15 31 96
Memphis 27 25 19 19 90

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 17-32 12-12 5-20 W1
Memphis 30-17 18-8 12-9 L1

Recap

Suns 96, Grizzlies 90: Goran Dragic scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter as visiting Phoenix finished strong to pick up a rare road win.

Jermaine O'Neal had eight of his 14 points in the fourth, and Marcin Gortat scored 17 of his 20 in the first half for the Suns, who improved to 5-20 away from home.

Jerryd Bayless scored a season-high 29 points off the bench for Memphis. Zach Randolph had 21 points and 13 rebounds.

Dragic, who was battling an illness, had three three-point plays in just over two minutes midway through the fourth quarter, the last of which gave Phoenix an 86-82 lead. The Grizzlies rallied to tie it, but Dragic scored six straight points to all but ice it.

The Suns led by as many as 10 points in the first half but a Memphis rally gave the hosts a 52-50 halftime advantage. That lead grew to six points when Tayshaun Prince had a put-back to beat the third-quarter buzzer. However, the Grizzlies went the final 4:31 without a basket in a poor stretch run.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gortat made his first seven shots and finished 8-for-10. He did not record a single field goal attempt in the second half. ... Memphis is 1-2 since trading leading scorer Rudy Gay. ... Grizzlies F Darrell Arthur was 1-for-10 from the floor, including a missed 3-pointer with 26 seconds left and the Suns up four.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Memphis
Marcin Gortat 20 Scoring Jerryd Bayless 29
Goran Dragic 4 Assists Mike Conley 6
Marcin Gortat 7 Rebounds Zach Randolph 13
Goran Dragic 5 Free Throws Made Jerryd Bayless 4
Shannon Brown 2 Steals Tayshaun Prince 3
Markieff Morris 1 Blocks N/A

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 96 50.7 4-10 18-22 19 40 2 9 22
Memphis 90 43.9 3-9 15-17 15 34 0 7 17

Upcoming Games

  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .633 after a win and .647 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against New Orleans . The Suns have a W/L % of .353 after a win and .344 after a loss.