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For the second consecutive game, buckets were hard to come by for the Phoenix Suns.
P.J. Tucker surprisingly led the way for Phoenix, contributing a team-high 17 points to go along with five rebounds and three steals. Beyond Tucker, only Marcin Gortat (12 points, 6-of-14 shooting) was able to break double digits. On the other end, Zach Randolph and Rudy Gay were reliable as always for Memphis, combining for 41 points on 18-of-29 shooting.
The Grizzlies' defense was simply suffocating Sunday, holding the Suns to 39.2% (31-of-79) shooting from the floor and 35.7% (5-of-14) from beyond the arc. Luis Scola (3-of-12 shooting, four turnovers) and Goran Dragic (4-of-9 shooting, four turnovers) looked particularly lost and were never consistently able to get anything going on all night.
With the defeat, the Suns fall to 12-23 on the season and have now dropped eight of their last nine. Looking ahead, Phoenix will get a four game road trip started with a Tuesday visit to Milwaukee.