The Memphis Grizzlies (30-13) extend their season-best winning streak to 10 games with a 136-106 win over the Phoenix Suns (21-24) as the team hosts the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Contest.
Memphis is on course for just the second double-digit winning streak in franchise history after its 11-game winning streak set last season. It was the NBA’s longest active winning streak and the league’s second double-digit winning streak this season, joining the Brooklyn Nets’ 12-game winning streak.
Ja Morant Scored 29 points and 7 assists, and Desmond Bain He scored 28 points on 10-of-12 shooting to lead the Grizzlies, who had the highest total and widest margin in tournament history. Memphis also has the most wins in its 101-game total series against Phoenix.
Jalen Jackson Jr. Got 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 blocks. tyus jones The Grizzlies had eight assists and only one turnover, and the Grizzlies had only four turnovers in the second half and 11 turnovers overall.
Mikal Bridges Scored 21 points, 7 assists to guide sidelined Suns Devin Booker, Chris Paul and cameron johnson Among other things.
Despite the absence of key contributors, Phoenix outscored Memphis 36-29 after the first quarter but trailed 107-70 over the final three quarters. The Grizzlies outscored the Suns 39-23 in the third quarter and 68-41 after halftime.
Memphis shot 53.1 percent from the field and 43.2 percent from three-point range, tying franchise records for its third straight game with at least 130 points. The Grizzlies became the first team since the Los Angeles Lakers in 1985 to post a 10-game winning streak and score at least 115 points per game, and only the fourth team in NBA history to accomplish the feat in a single season, joining Lakers (1985), Denver Nuggets (1982, 1983) and Boston Celtics (1959).
The Grizzlies will have a chance to tie their team’s winning streak when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. on FedExForum. Fans can tune in to Bally Sports Southeast or tune in to 92.9 FM ESPN.