NBA: Phoenix 96, Memphis 90

Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:40 PM

MEMPHIS, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Marcin Gortat scored 20 points and Goran Dragic added 17 to lead the Phoenix Suns to a rare 96-90 road win over the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday.

Jermaine O'Neal returned after missing seven games due to an irregular heart beat and tallied 14 points for the Suns, who came into Tennessee with a 4-20 record on the road.


Jerryd Bayless led Memphis with a season-high 29 points. Zach Randolph notched 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Tayshaun Prince scored 11 in his second game with the Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies trailed Phoenix 92-88 with 50 seconds to play; however a turnover on an inbounds pass by Prince gave the Suns the ball back. Dragic, who scored 15 in the fourth quarter, capitalized by draining a mid-range jumper that extended the Phoenix lead to six with 34.5 seconds remaining.

The Suns outscored Memphis in the fourth quarter 31-19.

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