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Grizzlies hope to remain unbeaten against Suns

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Memphis Grizzlies will try to remain one of three undefeated teams in the NBA Wednesday night, but will face a stiff test when they visit the Phoenix Suns.

The Grizzlies and Houston Rockets are the only perfect teams in the league and Memphis reached 4-0 Monday night with a 93-81 home victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Marc Gasol led all five Grizzlies starters in double figures with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Gasol and Zach Randolph both provided double-doubles, with the latter contributing 15 points and 11 boards, but the duo's interior defense was the bigger story in this one.

Gasol and Randolph limited Anthony Davis to 14 points and eight boards, pedestrian totals from the lofty standards he set early this season. Davis was averaging 28.5 points and 16.0 rebounds through two games coming in.

"We got them in the mud, got our hands and bodies on people. We were very physical," Grizzlies head coach David Joerger.

Tayshaun Prince chipped in 14, while Tony Allen also registered a double- double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Mike Conley added 11.

Allen was fined $15,000 for striking a camera, which was held by a cameraman. Allen made amends with the cameraman on Tuesday.

Courtney Lee missed the New Orleans' win with concussion symptoms, but he's expected back in the lineup against the Suns.

The Grizzlies will visit Oklahoma City and Milwaukee on this road trip.

The Grizzlies lead the NBA in opponents' scoring, allowing a measly 85.0 ppg. They rank fourth in opponents' field-goal percentage and Wednesday's tilt with Phoenix will provide a test. The Suns are eighth in the NBA in scoring at 104.0 ppg.

The Suns atoned for a bad loss to the Utah Jazz with a 112-106 road win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

Gerald Green and Isaiah Thomas combined to score 48 of the Suns' 53 bench points. Green netted 26 on 11-of-19 shooting and the Suns' leading scorer, Thomas, deposited 22 to go with nine assists for Phoenix, which moved to 3-1 on the young season with a five-game homestand on tap.

Markieff Morris had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Goran Dragic added 16 points and seven boards in the triumph.

The Suns shot 45.1 percent from the floor and 6-for-18 from beyond the 3-point arc.

Phoenix will also host the Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets on this upcoming residency.

Memphis swept all four meetings last season with the Suns and has won three straight in Phoenix.