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MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - JANUARY 16: Jaren Jackson Jr. #13 of the Memphis Grizzlies handles the shot during the archetypal fractional against Ish Wainright #12 of the Phoenix Suns astatine FedExForum connected January 16, 2023 successful Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and oregon utilizing this photograph, User is consenting to the presumption and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)

Memphis Grizzlies

January 16, 20239:54 PM CST

The Memphis Grizzlies (30-13) extended their season-best winning streak to 10 games with a 136-106 triumph implicit the Phoenix Suns (21-24), arsenic the squad hosted its 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Game.

Memphis recorded the 2nd double-digit winning streak wrong a azygous play successful franchise past down past season’s franchise-record 11-game winning streak. It is the longest progressive streak successful the NBA and the league’s 2nd double-digit winning streak of the play on with the Brooklyn Nets’ 12-game streak.

Ja Morant had 29 points and 7 assists, and Desmond Bane finished with 28 points connected 10-of-12 shooting to pb the Grizzlies, who posted their highest scoring full and largest borderline of triumph successful the past of the event. Memphis besides registered its largest borderline of triumph successful the 101-game wide bid with Phoenix.

Jaren Jackson Jr. added 18 points, 8 rebounds and six blocks. Tyus Jones tallied 8 assists to conscionable 1 turnover for the Grizzlies, who had conscionable 4 giveaways successful the 2nd fractional and 11 for the game.

Mikal Bridges had 21 points and 7 assists to usher the Suns, who were missing Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Cameron Johnson among others.

Despite missing cardinal contributors, Phoenix led Memphis 36-29 aft the archetypal 4th but was outscored 107-70 implicit the last 3 periods. The Grizzlies outscored the Suns 39-23 successful the 3rd 4th and 68-41 aft halftime.

Memphis, which changeable 53.1% from the tract and 43.2% from 3-point range, tied the franchise grounds with its 3rd consecutive crippled scoring astatine slightest 130 points. The Grizzlies became the archetypal squad since the Los Angeles Lakers successful 1985 to drawstring unneurotic a 10-game winning streak portion scoring astatine slightest 115 points successful each crippled and the 4th franchise successful NBA past to execute the feat wrong a azygous season, joining the Lakers (1985), Denver Nuggets (1982, 1983) and Boston Celtics (1959).

The Grizzlies volition person a accidental to necktie its franchise-record winning streak with they big the Cleveland Cavaliers astatine 7 p.m. connected Wednesday, Jan. 18, astatine FedExForum. Fans tin tune successful connected Bally Sports Southeast oregon perceive connected 92.9 FM ESPN.

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