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Booker hits last-second basket, Suns beat Grizzlies 102-100

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns were locked in their tightest game of the season, and Devin Booker made good on his chance to get his struggling team a much-needed win.

Booker's 17-foot jumper with 1.7 seconds left capped a fourth-quarter comeback by Phoenix, and the Suns snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 102-100 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night.

Booker, playing the entire fourth quarter with five fouls, scored 14 of his game high 25 points in the final period as Phoenix rallied from 12 points down for their second victory of the season. Trevor Ariza added 16 points and nine rebounds, and rookie Mikal Bridges scored nine of his 14 points in the fourth quarter.

''We've been stressing that if we get a win, it will change the energy around here,'' Booker said. ''Hopefully, this win will give us some new life.''

Shelvin Mack's season-high 21 points led the Grizzlies, who got one more possession after Booker's big bucket. But Mike Conley missed a long 3-pointer at the horn.

''They did a good job just switching out. That was kind of tough with one second left,'' Mack said of Conley's shot. ''Coaches drew the play up and he had a chance to make it ... it just didn't go in tonight.''

Dillon Brooks scored a season-high 17 points for Memphis, including eight in the fourth quarter. Brooks' layup with 8:39 to play gave the Grizzlies a 91-79 lead.

The Suns chipped away until finally taking the lead.

''We didn't get enough easy shots towards the end,'' Brooks said. ''We weren't moving the ball, driving and attacking. We got a little stagnant.''

The leading scorers for both teams were saddled with foul trouble. Conley picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter, and Booker was whistled for his fifth midway through the third quarter.

Isaiah Canaan hit a 3 that gave Phoenix a 61-56 lead in the third period, the Suns' largest lead of the game.

The Grizzlies responded with an 18-2 run and took a 74-63 lead. The Suns went almost four minutes without a point in the quarter.

Phoenix cut the Grizzlies' lead to 81-77 at the end of the third, thanks to Jamal Crawford's 33-foot heave that swished through the net.

Marshon Brooks followed his own missed free throw and gave the Grizzlies a 10-point lead, 47-37, with 4:15 left in the second quarter. The Grizzlies' largest lead of the first half was 10 points.

Booker knocked down his first 3 after four misses with 46.5 seconds left in the second, and followed that with a lob to Deandre Ayton with 2.9 seconds. The Suns trailed 56-52 at the break.

''It wasn't a perfect game by any means, but we needed this one,'' Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. ''We needed this one as a group, as a unit, for many, many reasons.''

TIP-INS

Grizzlies: The Grizzlies' three-game win streak came to an end. ... F Chandler Parsons missed his fifth straight game with right knee soreness. ... F Kyle Anderson scored a season high 10.

Suns: A day after sending him to G League affiliate Northern Arizona, the Suns recalled G De'Anthony Melton in time for Sunday's game. ... Crawford played in his 1,270th game, and moved into a tie with John Havlicek for 29th in NBA history. ... The Suns won despite a season high 25 turnovers.

MOVING ON

The Suns and Tyson Chandler Sunday reached an agreement to buy out the veteran center's contract, and the team requested waivers on Chandler.

Vice president of basketball operations James Jones said the move gives Chandler, who played 166 games over four seasons with Phoenix, the chance to pursue a new opportunity while allowing the Suns' younger players to continue to develop.

''Nothing but a great experience to coach him, ''Kokoskov said.

OUCH!

Ariza was inadvertently hit in the groin area on the last play of the first quarter by Conley, and the end result was Wayne Selden's 3 at the buzzer that counted and gave Memphis a 28-21 lead.

Ariza doubled over in pain, but was on the court to start the second quarter.

UP NEXT

Grizzlies: At Golden State Warriors on Monday.

Suns: Host the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.

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Key Players
M. Conley
11 PG
D. Booker
1 SG
34.6 Min. Per Game 34.6
25.8 Pts. Per Game 25.8
6.6 Ast. Per Game 6.6
4.4 Reb. Per Game 4.4
35.9 Field Goal % 47.2
37.5 Three Point % 46.5
84.9 Free Throw % 81.8
  Team rebound 0:00
  Mike Conley missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:00
+ 2 Devin Booker made jump shot 0:02
  Defensive rebound by Deandre Ayton 0:52
  Defensive rebound by Garrett Temple 1:14
  Devin Booker missed running Jump Shot 1:15
  Defensive rebound by Trevor Ariza 1:29
  Marc Gasol missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:32
  Defensive rebound by Garrett Temple 1:48
  Trevor Ariza missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:52
  Defensive rebound by Trevor Ariza 1:59
Team Stats
Points 100 102
Field Goals 36-76 (47.4%) 33-64 (51.6%)
3-Pointers 7-23 (30.4%) 14-32 (43.8%)
Free Throws 21-29 (72.4%) 22-26 (84.6%)
Total Rebounds 37 46
Offensive 9 5
Defensive 21 32
Team 7 9
Assists 19 25
Steals 13 7
Blocks 3 3
Turnovers 13 24
Fouls 21 27
Technicals 1 0
21 PTS, 1 REB, 4 AST
25 PTS, 7 AST
1234T
away team logo Grizzlies 5-3 28282519100
home team logo Suns 2-7 21312525102
Team Stats
away team logo Grizzlies 5-3 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Suns 2-7 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
S. Mack PG PPG RPG APG FG%
D. Booker SG 26.6 PPG 4.1 RPG 6.8 APG 46.7 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Mack PG 21 PTS 1 REB 4 AST
D. Booker SG 25 PTS 0 REB 7 AST
47.4 FG% 51.6
30.4 3PT FG% 43.8
72.4 FT% 84.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Conley 12 1 5 3/16 1/5 5/6 4 26 2 0 2 0 1 -15 23
K. Anderson 10 5 1 5/6 0/0 0/1 0 26 0 1 3 1 4 +12 15
G. Temple 8 5 2 3/5 0/2 2/3 4 36 0 0 1 0 5 -10 16
M. Gasol 7 8 1 2/13 0/4 3/3 3 36 2 1 1 1 7 -11 19
J. Jackson Jr. 4 3 2 1/2 0/1 2/2 3 22 0 1 0 2 1 +6 12
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Conley 12 1 5 3/16 1/5 5/6 4 26 2 0 2 0 1 -15 23
K. Anderson 10 5 1 5/6 0/0 0/1 0 26 0 1 3 1 4 +12 15
G. Temple 8 5 2 3/5 0/2 2/3 4 36 0 0 1 0 5 -10 16
M. Gasol 7 8 1 2/13 0/4 3/3 3 36 2 1 1 1 7 -11 19
J. Jackson Jr. 4 3 2 1/2 0/1 2/2 3 22 0 1 0 2 1 +6 12
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
S. Mack 21 1 4 7/10 2/3 5/8 0 27 4 0 2 1 0 +6 32
D. Brooks 17 1 0 7/10 2/3 1/2 4 29 1 0 0 1 0 -12 19
M. Brooks 11 3 1 4/9 0/2 3/4 1 15 3 0 1 2 1 +7 18
W. Selden Jr. 6 1 0 2/2 2/2 0/0 2 9 0 0 1 0 1 -1 6
O. Casspi 2 0 2 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 +6 7
I. Rabb 2 2 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 2 1 1 +2 4
C. Parsons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Stephens - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Y. Watanabe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Carter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 100 30 19 36/76 7/23 21/29 21 234 13 3 13 9 21 -10 171
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Booker 25 0 7 7/17 2/8 9/10 5 34 0 0 4 0 0 +3 35
T. Ariza 16 9 5 5/10 2/6 4/4 2 39 2 0 4 0 9 +3 33
I. Canaan 13 2 2 4/7 3/5 2/3 5 30 0 0 2 0 2 +10 17
D. Ayton 9 8 6 3/4 0/0 3/4 2 36 3 2 5 1 7 +4 29
R. Anderson 5 7 0 2/7 1/4 0/0 4 27 0 0 1 1 6 +6 11
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Booker 25 0 7 7/17 2/8 9/10 5 34 0 0 4 0 0 +3 35
T. Ariza 16 9 5 5/10 2/6 4/4 2 39 2 0 4 0 9 +3 33
I. Canaan 13 2 2 4/7 3/5 2/3 5 30 0 0 2 0 2 +10 17
D. Ayton 9 8 6 3/4 0/0 3/4 2 36 3 2 5 1 7 +4 29
R. Anderson 5 7 0 2/7 1/4 0/0 4 27 0 0 1 1 6 +6 11
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Bridges 14 1 0 5/6 4/5 0/0 3 25 2 1 1 0 1 +5 17
J. Jackson 6 2 3 2/2 0/0 2/2 2 13 0 0 4 0 2 -15 10
R. Holmes 5 6 2 2/2 0/0 1/1 2 11 0 0 3 3 3 -2 12
E. Okobo 5 2 0 2/6 1/2 0/0 2 14 0 0 0 0 2 -4 7
J. Crawford 4 0 0 1/3 1/2 1/2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
T. Daniels - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. King - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Warren - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bender - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Melton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Chandler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 102 37 25 33/64 14/32 22/26 27 234 7 3 24 5 32 +10 175