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Gamethread: Suns v. Grizzlies for all the February 1st marbles!

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The Pelicans play the Hawks tonight while the Thunder (without Durant) play the Magic.

The Suns really need this win to keep their lead on the 8th spot in the West.

Well, to be fair, this game is NOT a must-win. There are 32 games left in the season after this one, so no it's not a must-win.

But it sure would be a nice win.

Coach Hornacek has never beaten the Grizzlies in 6 tries, though, so don't hold yer breath.

Hornacek pregame:

  • "We just got to make shots. For whatever reason, to their credit, they put a lot of pressure on us and they are a very good defensive team."
  • "If you don't shoot threes very well against them, you're not going to win."

Memphis coach Joerger pregame:

  • "They're the best fourth quarter scoring team in the league. We know they're coming, they'll spread you out and play you really really small and we just got to try and do a good job of keeping the basketball in front of us."

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