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Suns Strokes: Suns snap seven-game losing streak with win over Grizzlies

Phoenix Suns' Marcin Gortat (4), of Poland, greets teammate Goran Dragic, of Slovenia, after Dragic made the game-winning shot against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in Phoenix. The Suns won 82-80. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won't tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we will give you Suns Strokes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns' 82-80 win over the Grizzlies on December 12.

The Good:

The Suns snapped a season-high seven-game losing streak with their 82-80 victory Wednesday over the Grizzlies. Phoenix is now 3-2 in its last five home games.

Goran Dragic hit the game-winning layup with .5 seconds left on the clock. The game-winner was the first of Dragic's career.

The win was the team's first victory with under one second left since February 28, 2011, when Channing Frye hit a buzzer-beater against the Nets.

The Bad:

Michael Beasley. He played only 10 minutes the entire game because of his ineffectiveness on the court. He shot 2-11 from the field in the game and was 0-4 from behind the arch. While he only had a -3 over/under for the game, the Suns' offense seemed out of sync when he was on the floor.

He Said It

"[Beasley's] trying hard. He is trying hard. You know what, we just have to keep working with him. That's why we are here," Gentry said.


The Suns won while shooting under 40% from the field for the first time this season.

Phoenix has trailed by 10 or more in five of their six home wins this year.

The Suns have won three straight at home vs. the Grizzlies.

Up Next:

The Suns will welcome the Utah Jazz into US Airways Center on Friday night at 7 p.m. MST.


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