The Suns almost destroyed everything against the Grizzlies!
Second loss in a row for the Grizzlies in another remake of the “hare and the tortoise”… The Lakers have already lost, Ja Morant’s teammates lost by a score of 112-110 against the Suns who are doing better, because this is their Third straight win. In between, a brand ghost: Chris Paul! And after 15 days in the infirmary to treat his hip, the Suns leader hovered in the first quarter.
Elusive, he planted 15 points and the Phoenix attacked: 32-18. The Grizzlies were knocked out and the Suns insisted on Jock Landale, Saben Lee or even Dario Saric.
It’s night and day to start the month, and the absence of Devin Booker and DeAndre Ayton is barely felt. Result: at the break, Phoenix had a 25-point lead (62-37), while Memphis shot 30%…
Ziaire Williams scores from his basket!!!
From the locker room, the Suns even flirted with a 30-point lead (72-43), and they still had a 24-point lead two minutes from the end of the 3rd quarter.
Clearly, Phoenix is holding its lead, and wondering if the 4th quarter will be “garbage time”. Except the Grizzlies, true to their reputation, won’t let up. Tyus Jones woke up his teammates, and within two minutes, the Grizzlies had already bit off nine points with an incredible basket at the buzzer, under his basket, from Ziaire Williams (87- 72). A basket that strengthens Memphis until it signs 12-0 to attack in the last five minutes with only seven points behind (98-91).
The Suns are playing small arms, and the Grizzlies are getting close. In one minute, they signed 7-0 to go back to two small points! The entire Phoenix room held its breath when Saric was sent to the line, he put two (112-108) with 12 seconds left. Desmond Bane answered him slowly, and Cameron Johnson lost the ball on the throw-in. Half the players were on the ground, and Saric recovered the ball at the buzzer. Phoenix won with a score of 112-110. Phew!
WHAT YOU SHOULD REMEMBER
– The return of Chris Paul. What a first quarter! Although we saw less of him afterward, the All-Star point guard was dazzling early in the game, and he was happy with the Grizzlies’ defense. Maybe he mismanaged his efforts because the second half was slower.
– Ziaire Williams’ crazy basket. We see “buzzer beaters” almost every night at the end of the quarter, but the Grizzlies winger wins the prize for going the farthest since he shoots off his racket!
✅Chris Paul : the boss is back, and his grip on the game is crucial. Especially when the rest of the team is going crazy.
✅ Torrey Craig : the pleasant surprise of the night for the Suns with defense and above all address from distance.
✅ Dario Saric : he found the bench, and his efficiency remains the same with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. He scored two shots and stole the ball in the final seconds.
✅ Zaire Williams : beyond his basket madness, he even hit from long range in the 4th quarter to bring the Grizzlies back into the game.
⛔Jaren Jackson Jr. : embarrassed by the mobility of the Suns’ interiors, he doesn’t weigh the match as much as he used to.
Phoenix (24-24) : receiving the Hornets on Tuesday.
Memphis (31-15) : back-to-back in Sacramento tonight.