With 115-108 win over Phoenix, Grizzlies bring two-game win streak back to Memphis


By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer

PHOENIX — Dillon Brooks scored 27 points, Jaren Jackson Jr. added 24 and the Memphis Grizzlies earned a 115-108 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.

Memphis won two games in a row for the first time in nearly a month. Jackson shot 10 of 18 from the field, including 3 of 7 from 3-point range, and the Grizzlies improved to 6-0 when Brooks scores at least 20 points.

The Grizzlies led 84-79 going into the fourth quarter after Jackson scored 11 points in the third and they pushed their advantage to 91-81 early in the fourth quarter.

The Suns pulled within 109-105 with a minute left, but rookie guard Ja Morant sealed the Grizzlies win on the next possession, blowing by the Phoenix defense and flying through the lane for a dunk.

Frank Kaminsky III led the Suns with a season-high 24 points and Ricky Rubio tied a season-high with 22. Kelly Oubre Jr. added 14 points and 13 rebounds. Leading scorer Devin Booker had an off night with just 15 points on 6-of-17 shooting.

Phoenix scored the first 11 points of the game but Memphis responded quickly, going on a 25-6 run to take a 27-19 lead by the end of the first quarter. The teams were tied at 51 going into halftime.

Kaminsky led the Suns with 15 points in the first half, shooting 6 of 7 from the field, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range. Brooks and Brandon Clarke — who played high school basketball in Phoenix — both had 13 before the break.


Grizzlies: Guard Grayson Allen didn’t play because of right ankle soreness. … Kyle Anderson (heel) played after missing five straight games. He played 12 minutes and finished with three points and four rebounds. … The Grizzlies improved to 8-16 for the season.

Suns: Starting center Deandre Ayton missed the 23rd of his 25-game suspension for violating the NBA’s drug policy. He’s eligible to return on Dec. 17 in a road game against the Los Angeles Clippers. … The Suns fell to 11-13 for the season.


The Grizzlies: Return home to face the Bucks on Friday.
The Suns: Face the Spurs in Mexico City on Saturday.
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