The Suns fell flat against the Grizzlies on Wednesday in Memphis. The team has slimmed already slim chances at grabbing a final playoff spot. The Final in Wednesday’s game was 104-93 in favor of the Grizzlies who appear poised for the playoffs. The Suns are now 30-28 overall this year while falling to 13-17 in away games. On Wednesday they were outscored in each quarter of the contest and never seemed to have enough to get the job done.
Gortat led the Suns in scoring with 19. Morris tried to contribute by adding 6 rebounds while Nash contributed 10 assists in the loss. The team did score well in the first half as they put up more than 25 in each the first and second quarter to combine for 53 points scored in the first half. In the second, however, they scored just 40 and seem defeated coming out of the locker room following the first half. The Suns still have a shot at the playoffs with some time left on the year, but can not afford too many more losses if they hope to do so.
Gay led all scorers in the game, and the Grizzlies, with 32 points. Randolph added 9 rebounds to assist the team to victory while Conley had 7 dishes to lead the team. The Grizzlies are now 34-23 on the season while improving their home record to 21-7. The team has been under the radar all season and could really look to surprise some people this year. They have young talent and good offense while playing extremely well at home. It will be interesting to see what they can do in the playoffs and hopefully the Suns will be there with them.