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Memphis Grizzlies @ Phoenix Suns

Current Records: Memphis 5-13, Phoenix 11-8

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Footprint Center -- Phoenix, Arizona
  • TV: Bally Sports SouthEast Memphis
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
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  • Ticket Cost: $19.24

What to Know

The Phoenix Suns will be playing in front of their home fans against the Memphis Grizzlies at 9:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at Footprint Center.

It's hard to win when you don't work as a unit and post 16 fewer assists than your opponent, a fact the Suns found out the hard way on Friday. They took a 119-111 hit to the loss column at the hands of Denver. The Suns have not had much luck with the Nuggets recently, as the team's come up short the last two times they've met.

Kevin Durant put forth a good effort for the losing side as he dropped a double-double on 30 points and 11 assists. The matchup was his seventh in a row with at least 30 points.

The Grizzlies fell on hard times earlier this season, but after back-to-back wins it seems like their luck might finally be changing. They came out on top against Dallas by a score of 108-94 on Friday. That's two games straight that the Grizzlies have won by exactly 14 points.

The Grizzlies' win was the result of several impressive offensive performances. One of the most notable came from Desmond Bane, who scored 30 points along with 5 assists. Bane continues to roll, besting his previous point total in each of the last three games he's played. The team also got some help courtesy of Santi Aldama, who dropped a double-double on 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Phoenix's defeat dropped their record down to 11-8. As for Memphis, their win was their third straight on the road, which pushed their record up to 5-13.

Looking ahead, the Suns are the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by nine points. They might be worth a quick bet since they're sitting on a three game streak of covering the spread when playing as the favorites at home.

This contest is shaping up to be a blowout: The Suns haven't had any problem running up the score this season, having averaged 116.2 points per game. It's a different story for the Grizzlies , though, as they've been averaging only 105.7 per game. The only thing between the Suns and another offensive beatdown is the Grizzlies. Will they be able to keep them contained? Check CBS Sports after the action for a full breakdown of the game and more NBA content.


Phoenix is a big 9-point favorite against Memphis, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Suns as a 9.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 218.5 points.

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Series History

Phoenix has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Memphis.

  • Nov 24, 2023 - Phoenix 110 vs. Memphis 89
  • Jan 22, 2023 - Phoenix 112 vs. Memphis 110
  • Jan 16, 2023 - Memphis 136 vs. Phoenix 106
  • Dec 27, 2022 - Phoenix 125 vs. Memphis 108
  • Dec 23, 2022 - Memphis 125 vs. Phoenix 100
  • Apr 01, 2022 - Memphis 122 vs. Phoenix 114
  • Dec 27, 2021 - Memphis 114 vs. Phoenix 113
  • Nov 12, 2021 - Phoenix 119 vs. Memphis 94
  • Mar 15, 2021 - Phoenix 122 vs. Memphis 99
  • Feb 20, 2021 - Phoenix 128 vs. Memphis 97