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Phoenix Suns Lose in Overtime to Memphis Grizzlies

The Phoenix Suns lost their second game in a row and fell back to the .500 mark after losing in overtime at home to the 9-14 Memphis Grizzlies. The Suns held a 92-89 lead with 2.8 seconds left in regulation but let Rudy Gay sink a three-pointer from the corner to tie it up as time expired. In overtime, the Suns could do nothing, scoring only six points as the Grizzlies scored 12, including four from Zach Randolph.


Randolph was the difference in the game, ending the night with 34 points and 17 rebounds. The Suns had no answer for him, allowing him to take 19 shots, of which he hit 15. Gay chipped in 22, including the buzzer-beating dagger that sent the game into OT.

After the game, Grant Hill, who scored 10 points, said, "I'm still in shock by what happened." 

It was a brutal night shooting for the Suns, who hit only 42 percent of their field goal attempts and a pathetic 63 percent of their free-throw attempts. Back-up point guard Goran Dragic led the Suns with 17 points.


None of the Suns' starters scored more than 11 points (Steve Nash and Channing Frye), and Jason Richardson was especially terrible, racking up only four points on 1 of 11 shooting.

"It was a tough loss," said Hill.

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