Suns Outlast Grizzlies at Wire

Only 5-home games left in the NBA Regular season for the Memphis Grizzlies..

And what a way to go out...

Grizzlies hosting the High Powered Phoenix Suns Tuesday night at FedExForum...

The Suns with the NBA's second best record...

The Grizzlies, well, playing for Pride..not to mention a possible Top Draft Pick.

Amare Stoudemire scored 27 points,

including 11 in the fourth quarter to hold off a Memphis rally, and

the Phoenix Suns beat the Grizzlies 116-111.

Stoudemire was one of five players in double figures for the

Suns, who won their third straight. Leandro Barbosa scored 24

points, while Shawn Marion added 17 points and 12 rebounds. Steve

Nash had 15 points and 17 assists.

Pau Gasol led Memphis with 23 points and 11 rebounds, while

Hakim Warrick finished with 22 points and 16 boards. Reserve Chucky

Atkins scored 19 points.

Memphis remained short-handed with guard Mike Miller, its

second-leading scorer, and starting point guard Damon Stoudamire

both sitting out with achy knees.

Phoenix held a 14-point early in the third period, but Memphis,

behind Gasol, outscored the Suns 29-18 in the quarter to make it

close entering the fourth.

Each time Memphis got close in the final period, the Suns,

mainly behind Stoudemire, were able to extend the lead. The

Grizzlies were within 102-101 with 7:09 left, but the center helped

Phoenix score nine straight points, and Memphis never could

overtake the visitors.

The Grizzlies next host the Golden State Warriors Friday night at FedExForum.