Morant, Memphis set for matchup with Phoenix


By The Associated Press

Memphis Grizzlies (31-14, second in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (23-24, 10th in the Western Conference)

Phoenix; Sunday, 8 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies visit the Phoenix Suns. Morant is 10th in the league averaging 27.2 points per game.

The Suns are 18-13 in Western Conference games. Phoenix is sixth in the league with 11.9 offensive rebounds per game led by Deandre Ayton averaging 2.8 offensive boards.

The Grizzlies are 15-11 against conference opponents. Memphis leads the league with 13.4 offensive rebounds per game led by Steven Adams averaging 5.0.

The two teams match up for the fourth time this season. The Grizzlies defeated the Suns 136-106 in their last matchup on Jan. 16. Morant led the Grizzlies with 29 points, and Mikal Bridges led the Suns with 21 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ayton is averaging 17.5 points and 9.9 rebounds for the Suns. Damion Lee is averaging 1.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

Morant is averaging 27.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 7.9 assists for the Grizzlies. Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 15.4 points over the last 10 games for Memphis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 3-7, averaging 103.8 points, 45.0 rebounds, 26.2 assists, 6.0 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 43.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.3 points per game.

Grizzlies: 9-1, averaging 125.3 points, 51.2 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 9.2 steals and 6.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.4 points.

INJURIES: Suns: Cameron Payne: out (foot), Devin Booker: out (groin), Chris Paul: out (hip), Landry Shamet: out (foot), Deandre Ayton: out (illness).

Grizzlies: Danny Green: out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.