User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Horses
Golf
Auto
Soccer
More
Betting Tools

 
Suns rally past Grizzlies, 96-90

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Goran Dragic scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Phoenix Suns past the Memphis Grizzlies 96-90 on Tuesday night.

Advertisement
Dragic, who had just two points on 1-for-6 shooting through three quarters, was 5 for 6 in the fourth, including converting three three-point plays to help the Suns snap a two-game losing streak.

After the score was tied at 88, Dragic scored six straight points to put the game away.

Marcin Gortat led the Suns with 20 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the field, while Jermaine O'Neal had 14 points. Kendall Marshall added 11 points and Luis Scola finished with 10.

Jerryd Bayless scored a season-high 29 points on 11-for-15 shooting, including 3 of 4 on 3-pointers, to lead the Grizzlies. Zach Randolph had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Tayshaun Prince scored 11 points.

Phoenix, which outscored Memphis 31-19 in the fourth, was able to hang on despite committing a season-high 22 turnovers, partly offset by shooting 51 percent. In addition to Gortat, O'Neal was 5 of 7 from the field, and Dragic finished 6 for 12.

The Suns outscored the Grizzlies 52-40 in the paint.

The start of the second half was full of poor shooting. The Suns started 1 of 8, and Memphis was 2 of 17 during one stretch - with many of those rebound tips that rolled off the rim.

The shooting percentages, which were so good in the first half, decreased to a more normal number.

Neither team was able to get much of a buffer, but Memphis did make a push behind Bayless late in the period, and a tip-in by Prince at the horn provided Memphis with a 71-65 lead entering the fourth.

That lead wouldn't hold up as Dragic converted consecutive three-point plays near the midpoint of the fourth, putting Phoenix up 80-79 with 5:50 remaining.

Dragic converted another three-point play when he was fouled on a 10-footer in the lane for an 86-82 lead. Bayless, meanwhile, was still connecting from the top of the key, and despite Dragic's production, the Suns' lead never reached more than six.

The Suns opened the second quarter hitting their first three shots for a 12-2 run and the first double-digit lead of the game.

But Mike Conley's drive with 3 seconds remaining gave the Grizzlies a 52-50 lead at halftime.

Bayless had 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting in the opening half, while Randolph had 12 points on 7-for-8 shooting.

Gortat hit his first seven shots, part of Phoenix hitting 60 percent until the latter stages of the half. They ended the half at 53 percent, Gortat going 8 of 10 from the field.

He would not take a shot in the second half.

The Suns backcourt, featuring Dudley and Dragic, two of the Suns three leading scorers, were a combined 1 of 7 in the half for two points at halftime.

NOTES: Suns F Jermaine O'Neal returned to the lineup after missing the last seven games due to personal medical reasons. ... The officials reviewed a last-second tip-in by Prince at the end of the third before finally ruling that it came before the buzzer. The review was so close that all three officials looked at the shot on replay all the way through the break between the third and the fourth periods. ... Jared Dudley, who averages 12.2.points, third-best on the Suns, was scoreless in 17 minutes, missing all five of his shots. ... Bayless' previous season high was 23 at Oklahoma City on Jan. 31.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2015
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Mejia: Edge - NBA Finals
News: Fast Facts - NBA Finals
David: Game 1 trends lean to Warriors
Thompson cleared for Game 1
Mejia: Finals should be worth the wait
News: Game 1 Player Props
News: NBA Finals Predictions
Feist: NBA Finals Outlook
News: Playoffs - Betting Results
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NBA Pro Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NBA Hot Streaks
7-2 L9, 25-10 L35, +3,350 TY
7-1 Last 8 Playoff Streak
30-14 L44 Totals, 60% +5,190 TY
21-9 L30 G-Plays, 35-14 L49 Picks
5-1 L6 Guarantees, 2-0 L2 Totals
65%, +2,283 This Season
14-5 L19 Totals, +1,743 This Year
4-0 L4 Picks, 9-4 L13 Guarantees
10-1 L11 Totals, 3-0 L3 Guarantees
10-2 NBA Guarantee Run
3 NBA Playoff Wins in a Row
2-0, +270 Last 2 Selections
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Sports Picks- Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors
2014 NBA SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 5190
Kevin Rogers + 3350
Dave Cokin + 2283
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 100
Joe Nelson + 100
Chip Chirimbes + 100
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Dave Cokin 65 %
Stephen Nover 60 %
Kyle Hunter 58 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 2954
Stephen Nover + 1941
Dave Cokin + 1821
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jimmy Boyd + 1661
Stephen Nover + 1648
Tony Stoffo + 1270
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 1975
Michael Black + 914
Marc Lawrence + 893
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Daily Fantasy Sager Bomb