|Date of game: 1/11/2015
Recap: Memphis vs. Phoenix
Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Randolph had 27 points and 17 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Phoenix Suns 122-110 in double overtime on Sunday.
Mike Conley posted 25 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, while Courtney Lee netted 18 points for Memphis, which blew a 14-point fourth-quarter lead, but outscored Phoenix 14-2 in the second overtime to snap a brief two-game skid.
"Good team win," Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger said. "We left it all out there."
Marc Gasol supplied seven of his 12 points in the second extra session.
Alex Len tallied 14 points and 13 boards, Isaiah Thomas poured in 20 points off the bench and Markieff Morris provided 17 points and six rebounds for the Suns, who have dropped two straight on the heels of a four-game winning streak.
After Conley sank two foul shots for a 100-94 Memphis spread with 42.7 seconds to go in the fourth, the Suns closed regulation on a 7-1 spurt.
Markieff Morris nailed a triple and Eric Bledsoe drove in for a layup on consecutive trips down the floor. Vince Carter split a pair from the charity stripe to make it 101-99 with 19 ticks on the clock.
P.J. Tucker took Randolph off the dribble from the top of the key and got a friendly roll to tie it after Bledsoe leapt and grabbed the net, which made the basket shake.
No goaltending was called.
Conley missed a leaner at the other end and tip attempts by Gasol and Randolph in the waning seconds didn't drop.
Bledsoe knocked down a right wing 3-pointer with 33.3 seconds left in the first overtime. Tucker stripped the ball from Conley at the other end, but Memphis double-teamed Thomas in the backcourt and Lee collected the errant pass and was fouled.
He hit the two foul shots to knot the contest with 16.2 seconds remaining. Bledsoe's jumper was off the mark at the horn.
"It looked like he slipped, and he couldn't get off a decent shot," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said.
Memphis put in the first nine points of the second extra session. Gasol netted the first seven points and a Tony Allen slam dunk staked the Grizzlies to a 117-108 cushion with 2:29 to go.
The Grizzlies cruised the rest of the way.
Earlier, the Grizzlies raced out to a 14-4 start and led 22-15 following a quarter of play. They were up 51-41 at the break and 75-66 heading into the fourth.
It was 82-68 in favor of Memphis during the early stages of the final frame before the Suns netted 11 straight points to cut the gap to three. Marcus Morris scored the first six points of the swing and Gerald Green finished it off with a pair of free throws to trim the margin to 82-79 prior to the midway point of the period.Game Notes
Memphis won its sixth straight game over Phoenix ... The Suns registered 24
points off 24 Memphis turnovers, while the Grizzlies turned 21 Phoenix
giveaways into 27 points ... Memphis held a 54-46 rebounding advantage and
outscored Phoenix 52-46 in the paint edge.