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Friday, January 10th (All times Eastern)

Phoenix Suns (21-13) at Memphis Grizzlies (15-19), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Phoenix Suns will try to get over .500 on this recent road trip Friday night when they visit FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies.

Phoenix dropped the first contest on a five-game odyssey Tuesday in Chicago, but got back into the win column Wednesday with a 104-103 nail-biter over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Gerald Green scored 14 points, but none were bigger than his jumper late in the fourth quarter that pushed the Suns to victory. Markieff Morris dropped a pass off to Green, who buried a corner jumper while falling out of bounds that put the Suns up with 3.9 seconds left.

"I just knew to just catch it and rise up and shoot it. The ball went in for me," Green said.

Kevin Martin of Minnesota missed a three-footer to tie.

Goran Dragic scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to help the Suns snap a two-game losing streak against the Wolves. Channing Frye scored 22 points on 5-of-10 shooting from 3-point range, while Miles Plumlee posted 11 points with nine rebounds for Phoenix. Marcus Morris finished with 10 points.

The Suns are doing battle without Eric Bledsoe, who is gone indefinitely after knee surgery. The extent of the damage is unknown.

In his place, the Suns brought back a familiar face in the form of Leandro Barbosa. He played 13:24 in his debut against the Wolves and had three points on 1-for-6 shooting.

The Grizzlies have alternated wins and losses over the last eight games, but dropped the first on a four-game homestand Tuesday with a heartbreaking 110-108 overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs led 91-75 with 5 1/2 minutes left in the fourth quarter and were 12 clear with just under two minutes. Memphis furiously charged back and forced overtime and actually led in the extra session.

With the game tied, San Antonio gave Manu Ginobili the ball and the star converted a layup with little time to spare. Mike Conley missed a long 3- pointer and Memphis lost.

"In overtime, we decided to switch everything, and (Ginobili) turned the corner against all three guys and against our best athlete (Ed Davis), which is a guy we would love to have taking him on," said Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger. "Ed made a good play on it and Ginobili just made a little bit better play."

Conley led the Grizz with 30, followed by 17 from Zach Randolph. James Johnson added 15 points off the bench, Jon Leuer chipped in 10 and newly-acquired Courtney Lee managed 12 in his Memphis debut.

The Grizzlies took both of this season's meetings and the Suns have lost four of five and six of eight in Memphis.

01/10 10:41:41 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
Final
SDP 1
COL 3
Final
PIT 11
MIL 2
Final
WAS 0
STL 8
Final
TAM 2
NYY 10
Final
MIN 9
TOR 5
Final
CWS 1
BOS 3
Final
HOU 1
KAN 5
2:20pm Today
CHC
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
TOR
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
ANA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
ATL
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
SEA
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
CWS
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
MIN
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
PHI
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
HOU
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
ARI
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
 
Final
NYR 4
PHI 1
Final
STL 4
CHI 3
Final
COL 5
MIN 4
Final
SJS 6
LOS 3
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
7:30pm Tonight
BOS
DET
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
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