databaseBasketball.com  formerly BasketballReference.com
databaseSports.comBasketball |  NCAA Basketball |  Football |  NCAA Football |  Baseball |  Hockey |  Golf |  Racing |  Olympics |  Poker
Fast Links: Home Page  Players  Teams  Leagues  All-Star Games  Awards  Coaches  Draft  Ultimate Search  Fantasy 
  

Select a day M  D  Y  

NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MEMPHIS 29 26 23 24 102 PHOENIX 22 26 28 20 96 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MEM - PAU GASOL 31, JASON WILLIAMS 16, STROMILE SWIFT 16 PHO - SHAWN MARION 24, RODNEY ROGERS 16, STEPHON MARBURY 13

HIGH REBOUND: MEM - STROMILE SWIFT 10, TONY MASSENBURG 9 PHO - SHAWN MARION 17, JAKE VOSKUHL 9

HIGH ASSISTS: MEM - SHANE BATTIER 5, JASON WILLIAMS 5 PHO - STEPHON MARBURY 8, PENNY HARDAWAY 5

ATT: 14,379


Extended Box

MEMPHIS (102) AT PHOENIX (96)

MEMPHIS REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

GASOL F 40 12-20 7-8 1 6 7 1 3 0 2 31 LONG F 42 1-2 3-4 0 6 6 3 3 1 2 5 MASSENBURG C 27 6-11 3-3 2 7 9 0 4 1 0 15 BATTIER G 40 6-14 3-4 2 5 7 5 1 0 1 15 WILLIAMS G 35 6-15 2-3 0 3 3 5 1 2 3 16 SWIFT 29 5-13 6-8 4 6 10 0 4 1 1 16 BUFORD 14 2-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 KNIGHT 13 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 ANDERSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION AUSTIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION FOTSIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION SOLOMON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-77 24-30 9 34 43 18 19 5 12 102 (.494) (.800) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 13(11 PTS)

PHOENIX REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

SH MARION F 40 10-19 4-4 6 11 17 2 3 1 0 24 OUTLAW F 16 2-4 0-0 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 4 VOSKUHL C 23 4-5 0-0 5 4 9 1 3 0 0 8 HARDAWAY G 45 4-14 3-4 1 6 7 5 4 2 4 12 ST MARBURY G 36 5-20 3-4 1 0 1 8 1 1 1 13 ROGERS 28 7-16 1-2 3 1 4 1 4 0 3 16 TSAKALIDIS 22 3-5 1-3 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 7 CRISPIN 11 2-5 2-2 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 8 T DELK 11 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 WALLACE 8 2-5 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 4 FORD DNP - COACH'S DECISION MAJERLE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-95 14-19 20 24 44 22 25 5 10 96 (.411) (.737) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 10(7 PTS)

MEMPHIS 29 26 23 24 - 102 PHOENIX 22 26 28 20 - 96

BLOCKED SHOTS: MEMPHIS - GASOL 5, BATTIER 2. PHOENIX - ROGERS, VOSKUHL. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MEMPHIS 2-10 (.200), BATTIER 0-3, WILLIAMS 2-7. PHOENIX 4-16 (.250), SH MARION 0-1, HARDAWAY 1-3, ST MARBURY 0-3, ROGERS 1-5, CRISPIN 2-3, T DELK 0-1. TECHNICALS: PHOENIX - DEFENSIVE THREE. OFFICIALS: JACK NIES, BLANE REICHELT, DEE KANTNER. A - 14,379. T - 2:10.


Box Score

MEMPHIS (102) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gasol 40 12-20 7-8 1-7 1 3 31 Long 42 1-2 3-4 0-6 3 3 5 Massenburg 27 6-11 3-3 2-9 0 4 15 Battier 40 6-14 3-4 2-7 5 1 15 Williams 35 6-15 2-3 0-3 5 1 16 Swift 29 5-13 6-8 4-10 0 4 16 Buford 14 2-2 0-0 0-1 1 1 4 Knight 13 0-0 0-0 0-0 3 2 0 Anderson DNP - coach's decision Austin DNP - coach's decision Fotsis DNP - coach's decision Solomon DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-77 24-30 9-43 18 19 102 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.494, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 2-10, .200 (Battier 0-3, Williams 2-7). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 7 (Gasol 5, Battier 2). Turnovers: 13 (Knight 3, Williams 3, Gasol 2, Long 2, Battier, Swift). Steals: 5 (Williams 2, Long, Massenburg, Swift).

PHOENIX (96) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Sh Marion 40 10-19 4-4 6-17 2 3 24 Outlaw 16 2-4 0-0 1-1 1 4 4 Voskuhl 23 4-5 0-0 5-9 1 3 8 Hardaway 45 4-14 3-4 1-7 5 4 12 St Marbury 36 5-20 3-4 1-1 8 1 13 Rogers 28 7-16 1-2 3-4 1 4 16 Tsakalidis 22 3-5 1-3 1-1 0 3 7 Crispin 11 2-5 2-2 1-2 2 1 8 T Delk 11 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 1 0 Wallace 8 2-5 0-0 1-2 0 1 4 Ford DNP - coach's decision Majerle DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-95 14-19 20-44 22 25 96 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.411, FT-.737. 3-Point Goals: 4-16, .250 (Sh Marion 0-1, Hardaway 1-3, St Marbury 0-3, Rogers 1-5, Crispin 2-3, T Delk 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 2 (Rogers, Voskuhl). Turnovers: 10 (Hardaway 4, Rogers 3, St Marbury, T Delk, Tsakalidis). Steals: 5 (Hardaway 2, Sh Marion, St Marbury, Tsakalidis). ____________________________________________ Memphis 29 26 23 24 - 102 Phoenix 22 26 28 20 - 96 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Phoenix 1 (Defensive Three, 9:21 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,379. T: 2:10. Officials: Jack Nies, Blane Reichelt, Dee Kantner.


Game Story

PHOENIX (Ticker) -- Rookie Pau Gasol scored 10 of his career-high 31 points over the final 4:56, leading the Memphis Grizzlies to a 102-96 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

The Grizzlies trailed, 92-83, with 4:56 left before scoring 19 of the game's final 23 points. Gasol's basket with 1:40 to play gave Memphis the lead for good, 97-96.

The 7-foot forward's previous high was 27, set against Phoenix on November 6 and matched against Chicago on December 26.

"It was a big win against a good team," Gasol said. "We made some good shots and got some important rebounds. They trusted me and I was trying to score every time and trying to win the game.

"Maybe I like to play against Phoenix," he added. "I like the gym, I love it. I feel comfortable. I was very agresssive and let things happen."

The victory was the Grizzlies' second straight following a four-game losing streak and just their second ever in 14 games at America West Arena.

Stromile Swift had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Memphis.

Shawn Marion led the Suns with 24 points and 17 rebounds and scored the basket that gave Phoenix a nine-point lead with just under five minutes to play.

The Suns have lost five in a row and three straight at home for the first time since March 1-12, 1999, when they dropped four in a row.

"I felt like we got some pretty good shots," said Phoenix coach Scott Skiles, who has been hearing rumors of a possible coaching change. "It's my low point coaching here. I was just made aware of the rumors yesterday. I really don't pay attention to those things."

Jason Williams chipped in 16 points, including 11 in the first quarter, to help Memphis take a 21-8 lead with 5:43 left. Williams hit two 3-pointers during the stretch.

"If I see something I like, I can call it," he said. "Anytime we can get a win on the road, it's tough. It's good for us."

Phoenix would not regain the lead until 5:01 left in the third when Marion hit a 16-foot jump shot from the right corner, making it 60-59. Marion reached the 20-point plateau for the 10th time this season.

"Effort was there," Marion said. "We just had a couple of minor collapses at the end. Several players didn't know what play we were running out there."

Memphis regained the lead with just 1.1 seconds left in the period when Swift drove the lane for a layup, making it 78-76.

Phoenix opened the last quarter with a 16-5 run over the first 7:04. Marion scored eight of those points and Rodney Rogers added six of his 16 points over that stretch.

"I don't know what it is right now," Rogers said. "I know we shouldn't have lost the game, but we did."

Marion shot 10-of-19 from the field in 40 minutes.

"We tried to stop them, get a good stop and then Gasol hit some big shots at the end for them," Marion said.

About statistical abbreviations

Errors? Suggestions? Comments? Send us a message   Advertise on DatabaseSports   Roto Sports, Inc.

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com