NBA Game Summary - Phoenix at Memphis|
(Tuesday, December 3rd)
Final Score: Memphis 110, Phoenix 91
Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Conley scored 18 points and handed out
14 assists to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 110-91 win over the Phoenix Suns
Jon Leuer added 23 points and nine rebounds and Ed Davis finished with 21
points and 12 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who have won two of their last three
Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph missed his second straight game due to a
"We know with Marc (Gasol) and Zach out, obviously it's going to be a tough
loss for us," said Leuer. "Those are two guys that are a huge part of this
team. When they go down, everybody else has to step up. That's what we were
able to do tonight."
Marcus Morris netted a team-high 18 points and Goran Dragic added 16 points
and five assists for the Suns, who have dropped two straight.
Miles Plumlee's layup just under two minutes into the second half put Phoenix
up 58-48. Memphis, though, followed with a 21-5 run, capped by an acrobatic
slam from Davis to take a 69-63 lead with 5:40 remaining in the third quarter.
The Suns managed to pull within 76-72 after Gerald Green nailed a 3-pointer at
the 1:24 mark, but it would be as close as Phoenix would get the rest of the
The Grizzlies led by as many as 21 late in the fourth quarter.
Memphis led 23-19 after the first quarter. The Suns shot 63.6 percent (14-
for-22) from the field in the second to take a 54-46 lead into the break.
"The second half was terrible. We have to be able to fight over screens. We
have to get after it," said Suns coach Jeff Hornacek. "We let their guy just
shove you in the back. If we have no more fight then that, what else can you
do? They scored 65 in the second half. You're not going to beat anybody when
you give up 65 points in a half."
Memphis shot 54.8 percent (46-for-84) from the field ... The Grizzlies
outscored the Suns by a 56-36 margin in the paint ... Plumlee finished with 11
points and eight rebounds for the Suns.
12/04 01:43:39 ET