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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.

Noted:

• 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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