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Suns vs Grizzlies recap: Phoenix goes cold on the court in 92-81 loss

For the second consecutive game, buckets were hard to come by for the Phoenix Suns.


The Phoenix Suns struggled to get their offense going for the second consecutive game Sunday, falling to the Grizzlies 92-81 at US Airways Center.

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.