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Memphis @ Phoenix

Current Records: Memphis 20-14; Phoenix 26-6

What to Know

The Memphis Grizzlies haven't won a game against the Phoenix Suns since January 18th, but they'll be looking to end the drought on Monday. The Grizzlies might have tired legs after a contest yesterday as they head on the road against Phoenix at 9 p.m. ET Dec. 27 at Footprint Center. Memphis will be strutting in after a victory while the Suns will be stumbling in from a loss.

Memphis' matchup against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday was close at halftime, but Memphis turned on the heat in the second half with 78 points. Memphis blew past Sacramento 127-102. The oddsmakers were on Memphis' side, but they didn't give the squad enough credit as the margin was unexpectedly wide. Their small forward Desmond Bane looked sharp as he had 28 points.

Meanwhile, it looks like Phoenix must have gotten on Santa's naughty list since the team didn't end up with the win they were expected to receive this past Saturday. They came up short against the Golden State Warriors, falling 116-107. Power forward Jae Crowder had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 31 minutes but putting up just eight points on 3-for-11 shooting.

Phoenix's defeat took them down to 26-6 while Memphis' win pulled them up to 20-14. If Memphis want to win, they will need to focus on stopping Phoenix's point guard Chris Paul, who had 21 points and eight assists in addition to six rebounds, and center Deandre Ayton, who had 18 points along with seven boards. We'll see whether or not they are up to the challenge.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Footprint Center -- Phoenix, Arizona
  • TV: Bally Sports - Arizona
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $30.07

Odds

The Suns are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Grizzlies, according to the latest NBA odds.

Bettors have moved against the Suns slightly, as the game opened with the Suns as a 9-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Memphis have won 12 out of their last 22 games against Phoenix.

  • Nov 12, 2021 - Phoenix 119 vs. Memphis 94
  • Mar 15, 2021 - Phoenix 122 vs. Memphis 99
  • Feb 20, 2021 - Phoenix 128 vs. Memphis 97
  • Jan 18, 2021 - Memphis 108 vs. Phoenix 104
  • Jan 26, 2020 - Memphis 114 vs. Phoenix 109
  • Jan 05, 2020 - Memphis 121 vs. Phoenix 114
  • Dec 11, 2019 - Memphis 115 vs. Phoenix 108
  • Nov 02, 2019 - Phoenix 114 vs. Memphis 105
  • Mar 30, 2019 - Memphis 120 vs. Phoenix 115
  • Nov 04, 2018 - Phoenix 102 vs. Memphis 100
  • Oct 27, 2018 - Memphis 117 vs. Phoenix 96
  • Feb 28, 2018 - Phoenix 110 vs. Memphis 102
  • Jan 29, 2018 - Memphis 120 vs. Phoenix 109
  • Dec 26, 2017 - Phoenix 99 vs. Memphis 97
  • Dec 21, 2017 - Phoenix 97 vs. Memphis 95
  • Feb 28, 2017 - Memphis 130 vs. Phoenix 112
  • Feb 08, 2017 - Memphis 110 vs. Phoenix 91
  • Jan 30, 2017 - Memphis 115 vs. Phoenix 96
  • Mar 21, 2016 - Memphis 103 vs. Phoenix 97
  • Mar 06, 2016 - Phoenix 109 vs. Memphis 100
  • Feb 27, 2016 - Phoenix 111 vs. Memphis 106
  • Dec 06, 2015 - Memphis 95 vs. Phoenix 93

Injury Report for Phoenix

  • Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)
  • Jae Crowder: Out (Covid-19)
  • Deandre Ayton: Out (Covid-19)
  • Frank Kaminsky: Out (Knee)
  • Dario Saric: Out (Knee)

Injury Report for Memphis

  • Sam Merrill: Out (Ankle)
  • Santi Aldama: Out (Calf)
  • Ziaire Williams: Out (Covid-19)
  • Jarrett Culver: Out (Covid-19)
  • Dillon Brooks: Out (Covid-19)
  • De'Anthony Melton: Out (Covid-19)
  • Yves Pons: Out (Covid-19)