Suns 137, Grizzlies 122


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Amare Stoudemire scored a season-high 42 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 137-122 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.

Stoudemire shot 15-of-21 from the field and 12-of-13 from the line as six Suns finished in double figures.

It was the 10th straight win for Phoenix, which shot 56 percent and outran the Grizzlies and their new uptempo style.

Memphis lost its third straight and has dropped five of its last six.

Raja Bell added 25 for the Suns, while Shawn Marion finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Steve Nash had 12 points and 15 assists.

Mike Miller led Memphis with 25 points and Pau Gasol added 23, hitting all but one of his 11 shots from the field.

It was a game that saw a run-and-gun style from both teams, contributing to a combined 148 points in the first half, and both shooting above 58 percent from the field in the first two quarters.

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