Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies: The Memphis Grizzlies Have Won Nine Games in a Row

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated January 16, 2023
3 min read
  • The Phoenix Suns enter this game on the back of a two-game losing streak.
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have won nine games in a row!
  • The Suns and Grizzlies are tied in their regular season series, 1-1.

It's a matchup between two teams on opposite trends when the Memphis Grizzlies host the Phoenix Suns! The Memphis Grizzlies have won nine games in a row and currently sit second in the Western Conference with a 29-13 record. The Phoenix Suns have lost two games in a row, falling to 10th in the West with a 21-23 overall record.

The Phoenix Suns and the Memphis Grizzlies last met on December 27, where the Suns found victory 108-125. So far, the season series is 1-1 between the Phoenix Suns and the Memphis Grizzlies. This will be the third of four meetings between the Suns this season, with a number of injuries sure to influence the result.

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Head-to-Head: Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies

Phoenix Suns
Head-to-HeadMemphis Grizzlies
Monty WilliamsHead CoachTaylor Jenkins
21-23 (10th in West)Standing29-13 (2nd in West)
L-L-W-LFormW-W-W-W
114.7 (11th of 30)Off Rtg114.7 (10th of 30)
113.5 (14th of 30)Def Rtg109.4 (1st of 30)
97.6 (26th of 30)Pace101.6 (3rd of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

D. Booker (27.1)PPGJ. Morant (27.4)
D. Ayton (9.9)RPGS. Adams (11.4)
C. Paul (8.3)APGJ. Morant (7.9)
C. Paul (1.5)SPGJ. Konchar (1.1)
B. Biyombo (1.3)BPGJ. Jackson Jr. (3.2)
D. Ayton (.581)/D. Booker (9.8)FG%/FGMB. Clarke (.658)/J. Morant (9.7)
D. Lee (.485)/C. Johnson (2.8)3P%/3PMD. Bane (.417)/D. Bane (3.2)

Injury Report

PlayerTeamDateStatusInfo
Devin BookerPhoenix Suns28 Dec 2022Out (Groin)The Suns announced that Booker has a left groin strain and will be re-evaluated in 4 weeks.
Cameron JohnsonPhoenix Suns08 Nov 2022Out (Knee)Johnson had surgery and is expected to return in 1-2 months.
Chris PaulPhoenix Suns13 Jan 2023Day to Day (Hip)Paul was OUT for Phoenix's Friday (Jan 13) game.
Cameron PaynePhoenix Suns 13 Jan 2023Day to Day (Foot)Payne was OUT for Phoenix's Friday (Jan 13) game.
Landry ShametPhoenix Suns 13 Jan 2023Day to Day (Hip)Shamet was OUT for Phoenix's Friday (Jan 13) game.
Danny GreenMemphis Grizzlies28 Jun 2022Out (Knee)Green suffered a torn ACL and LCL and there is no timetable for his return.
Dillon BrooksMemphis Grizzlies14 Jan 2023Out (Ankle)Brooks was OUT for Memphis' Saturday (Jan 14) game.
John KoncharMemphis Grizzlies14 Jan 2023Out (Illness)Konchar was OUT for Memphis' Saturday (Jan 14) game.

Spread: Memphis Grizzlies -9.5 (-110) @ DraftKings

It's a match between two opposite trending teams when the Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies face off. The Suns have lost eight of their last 10 games, as they've struggled to initiate their offense - averaging 103.4 points on 24.9 assists while committing 16.2 turnovers per game. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, have won nine of their last 10 by averaging 122.4 points on 49.0% from the field and collecting 50.1 rebounds to their opponents' 45.5.

The Suns and Grizzlies are tied 1-1 through their current regular season series. The Grizzlies are averaging 116.5 points against the Suns on 44.5% from the field and 28.3% from the three-point range. The Suns are averaging 112.5 points per game on 46.5% from the field and 39.3% from three-point range.

Given Phoenix's aggressive three-point defense, they could still give Memphis some trouble. However, it's been Memphis' dominance on the glass and in the paint that is likely to give the Phoenix Suns trouble of their own. They've not beaten teams by a massive margin through their recent run, but the Suns' lack of offensive execution due to injury will likely push the points margin in Memphis' favor.

How to Watch Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies

  • Who: Phoenix Suns & Memphis Grizzlies
  • Where: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
  • When: 6:00 PM EST, Monday, January 16, 2023
  • How to Watch: TNT, NBA League Pass (Stream)
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