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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      MEMPHIS          22   21   23   22    88   
      PHOENIX          22   19   21   17    79      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   MEM - BONZI WELLS 16, STROMILE SWIFT 14, BRIAN
                      CARDINAL 13
                PHO - QUENTIN RICHARDSON 19, SHAWN MARION 18, 
                      JOE JOHNSON 15

HIGH REBOUND:   MEM - SHANE BATTIER 14, BONZI WELLS 9, JAMES 
                      POSEY 9
                PHO - QUENTIN RICHARDSON 13, SHAWN MARION 12, 
                      JAKE VOSKUHL 7

HIGH ASSISTS:   MEM - EARL WATSON 5, JASON WILLIAMS 4, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 2
                PHO - SHAWN MARION 5, JOE JOHNSON 5, SMUSH 
                      PARKER 4

         ATT:   18,422

Box Score

MEMPHIS (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp P Gasol 32 2-6 1-4 2-4 2 4 5 J Posey 26 2-10 0-0 1-9 0 3 5 L Wright 7 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 J Williams 24 4-9 0-0 1-1 4 1 11 S Battier 38 1-9 6-6 4-14 0 0 9 S Swift 25 5-9 4-6 1-4 1 2 14 E Watson 24 4-8 1-2 1-4 5 3 9 B Cardinal 26 3-13 6-6 3-5 0 4 13 B Wells 30 7-14 2-2 1-9 2 0 16 D Jones 8 2-3 0-0 0-1 1 2 4 J Tsakalidis DNP - COACH'S DECISION A Emmett DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-83 20-26 14-52 15 20 88 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.373, FT-.769. 3-Point Goals: 6-22, .273 (J Posey 1-4, J Williams 3-7, S Battier 1-4, E Watson 0-2, B Cardinal 1-3, B Wells 0-2). Team Rebounds: 10. Blocked Shots:8 (S Swift 3, S Battier 2, B Wells, P Gasol, B Cardinal). Turnovers:11 (J Posey 3, P Gasol 3, S Swift 2, E Watson 2, J Williams). Steals: 11 (B Cardinal 3, S Battier 2, E Watson 2, B Wells, P Gasol, S Swift, J Posey). PHOENIX (79) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Stoudemire 36 4-11 0-2 1-4 0 5 8 S Marion 39 5-16 8-9 5-12 5 3 18 J Voskuhl 30 2-4 2-2 1-7 0 1 6 J Johnson 42 6-20 0-0 1-5 5 1 15 Q Richardson 42 6-21 5-6 3-13 0 6 19 S Parker 16 3-6 0-0 2-2 4 1 6 C Jacobsen 22 2-6 3-3 1-3 2 3 7 S Hunter 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 B Outlaw 9 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 1 0 S Nash DNP - BACK SPASMS J Vroman DNP - COACH'S DECISION M Lampe DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-84 18-22 15-49 16 21 79 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.333, FT-.818. 3-Point Goals: 5-19, .263 (S Marion 0-2, J Johnson 3-4, Q Richardson 2-10, S Parker 0-1, C Jacobsen 0-2). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:5 (A Stoudemire 2, B Outlaw, J Voskuhl, S Hunter). Turnovers:14 (S Parker 6, Q Richardson 3, S Marion 2, A Stoudemire 2, J Johnson). Steals: 9 (A Stoudemire 3, S Marion 2, S Parker 2, Q Richardson, J Johnson). ------------------------------------------- MEMPHIS 22 21 23 22 - 88 PHOENIX 22 19 21 17 - 79 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Memphis - 1 (B Wells, 1:25 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,422. T: 2:13. Officials: Ed Malloy, Eddie F. Rush, Jess Kersey.


Extended Box

MEMPHIS (88) AT PHOENIX (79) MEMPHIS REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === P GASOL F 32 2-6 1-4 2 2 4 2 4 1 3 5 J POSEY F 26 2-10 0-0 1 8 9 0 3 1 3 5 L WRIGHT C 7 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 J WILLIAMS G 24 4-9 0-0 1 0 1 4 1 0 1 11 S BATTIER G 38 1-9 6-6 4 10 14 0 0 2 0 9 S SWIFT 25 5-9 4-6 1 3 4 1 2 1 2 14 E WATSON 24 4-8 1-2 1 3 4 5 3 2 2 9 B CARDINAL 26 3-13 6-6 3 2 5 0 4 3 0 13 B WELLS 30 7-14 2-2 1 8 9 2 0 1 0 16 D JONES 8 2-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 4 J TSAKALIDIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION A EMMETT DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 31-83 20-26 14 38 52 15 20 11 11 88 (.373) (.769) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 11 (15 PTS) PHOENIX REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === A STOUDEMIRE F 36 4-11 0-2 1 3 4 0 5 3 2 8 S MARION F 39 5-16 8-9 5 7 12 5 3 2 2 18 J VOSKUHL C 30 2-4 2-2 1 6 7 0 1 0 0 6 J JOHNSON G 42 6-20 0-0 1 4 5 5 1 1 1 15 Q RICHARDSON G 42 6-21 5-6 3 10 13 0 6 1 3 19 S PARKER 16 3-6 0-0 2 0 2 4 1 2 6 6 C JACOBSEN 22 2-6 3-3 1 2 3 2 3 0 0 7 S HUNTER 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 B OUTLAW 9 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 S NASH DNP - BACK SPASMS J VROMAN DNP - COACH'S DECISION M LAMPE DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 28-84 18-22 15 34 49 16 21 9 14 79 (.333) (.818) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 14 (14 PTS) MEMPHIS 22 21 23 22 - 88 PHOENIX 22 19 21 17 - 79 BLOCKED SHOTS: MEMPHIS - S SWIFT 3, S BATTIER 2, B WELLS, P GASOL, B CARDINAL. PHOENIX - A STOUDEMIRE 2, B OUTLAW, J VOSKUHL, S HUNTER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MEMPHIS 6-22 (.273), J POSEY 1-4, J WILLIAMS 3- 7, S BATTIER 1-4, E WATSON 0-2, B CARDINAL 1-3, B WELLS 0-2. PHOENIX 5- 19 (.263), S MARION 0-2, J JOHNSON 3-4, Q RICHARDSON 2-10, S PARKER 0- 1, C JACOBSEN 0-2. TECHNICAL FOULS: MEMPHIS - B WELLS. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: ED MALLOY, EDDIE F. RUSH, JESS KERSEY. A - 18,422. T - 2:13.


Game Story

PHOENIX (Ticker) -- Memphis Grizzlies coach Mike Fratello's game plan sent the Phoenix Suns into unfamiliar territory. Bonzi Wells scored 16 points and Shane Battier grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds to help the surging Grizzles to a 88-79 victory over the suddenly struggling Suns. After winning 31 of their first 35 games, the Suns lost their fifth straight contest and set season lows in points, points in a half (41) and shooting (33 percent, 28-of-84). "We came out and played an excellent defensive game tonight," Wells said. "The pressure we put on them was great and we executed the exact way Coach Fratello told us to. We have been shooting the ball extremely well these last 10, 11 games." For the third straight game, Phoenix played without Steve Nash, the league's assist leader. The Suns entered the game averaging 108 points but have averaged just 86 since Nash was first injured. "We shot only 33 percent and I don't know if we can beat anyone like that," Suns coach Mike D'Antoni said. "I don't know how we can go from 48 percent shooting to 33 percent in one week. Guys are taking shots they don't normally take and when we get Steve back, it will help." Brian Cardinal and Jason Williams hit consecutive 3-pointers to start a 14-7 run in the third quarter that give Memphis a 65-58 edge. Battier helped put the game out of reach when he scored five straight points to extend the margin to 81-70 with 4:41 left. Stromile Swift scored 14 points and Cardinal added 13 to help Memphis to a 56-13 edge in bench scoring. "We definitely wanted to make it an ugly game because we knew that was the only way we were going to get a win," Cardinal said. "We were able to grind it out and we were able to get easy plays toward the end." The Grizzles have won 10 of their last 11 games and are 17-7 since Fratello took over December 2. "The nature of this league is that sometimes you happen to catch a break where a team is missing a vital player," Fratello said. "You can't lose an All-Star player like Steve Nash and expect to play the same way. But still they fought. Our bench did an excellent job." Quentin Richardson scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Shawn Marion had 18 and 12 for the Suns, who saw their 10-game home winning streak end. Phoenix failed to score 90 points for the third time this season, all within the last four games. Amare Stoudemire, the league's fourth-leading scorer and the first to reach 1,000 points this season, scored just eight to match a season low. "It was in and out tonight," Stoudemire said. "The shots I normally take weren't falling. "It is not as easy to get the open baskets because Steve is so great and penetrating. We were missing that."


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