By Santosh Venkataraman
Posted: Nov. 8, 2010
The Memphis Grizzlies are happy to be home, but they are sure to be challenged this week. They already know how tough the Phoenix Suns can be.
The Grizzlies open a grueling three-game homestand Monday night when they meet the Suns for the second time in four days.
Memphis (3-4) salvaged the finale of a four-game road trip with a 100-91 win over Sacramento on Saturday. Rudy Gay continued his surge with 32 points, while Zach Randolph added 20 and 11 rebounds.
"We wanted to win one going back home for a nice home stretch and take the energy back home," guard O.J. Mayo said.
The Grizzlies' opponents on this homestand - Phoenix (3-3), Dallas and Boston - were all in the playoffs last season. The Suns and Grizzlies played one of the most entertaining contests of this early season Friday, won 123-118 by Phoenix in double overtime.