(29-23) - (20-32)
Venue TV TIME FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN MSG 8:00 PM EST
New York Knicks
Memphis Grizzlies Andrea Bargnani - Torn Ligament, Left Elbow (OUT) Tony Allen - Sprained left wrist (DAY2DAY) Kenyon Martin - Sore left ankle (OUT) Mike Conley - Sprained right ankle(DAY2DAY) Iman Shumpert - Strain Left Hip Flexor (QUEST) Marc Gasol - Left knee sprain(DAY2DAY) Quincy Pondexter - Tarsal navicular stress fracture, right foot (OUT)
February 18, 1984 Knicks retire Bill Bradley’s #24. “Dollar Bill” played a key role on both of the Knicks’ championship teams during his 10-year tenure. He posted 14.5 points for the NBA champions in 1969-70, and a career high 16.1 points in the Knicks’ second championship season of 1972-73.
December 21, 2013 Memphis walked into Madison Square Garden and dominated New York inside and out as the Grizzlies defeated the Knicks 95-87 on a Saturday afternoon. Carmelo Anthony led the way with 30 points and seven rebounds over 42 minutes. J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. both posted 16 points off the bench. Memphis was led by former Knick, Zach Randolph’s 25 points and 15 rebounds over 38 minutes for a double-double. Tony Allen recorded 19 points over 35 minutes. March 27, 2013 New York, despite having a 30-point lead, hung on down the stretch behind clutch shooting and strong defensive stands to outlast the Memphis Grizzlies 108-101 at Madison Square Garden. New York was led by J.R. Smith for the second straight game as he recorded a team high 35 points on 10-18 shooting and a team high seven rebounds over 42 minutes. Smith leads the NBA among players coming off the bench in 20-point games. Smith entered the game FIRST in the NBA in scoring among players coming off the bench with 17.1 points (min. 10 games off the bench). In his last two game Smith has scored 67 points on 23-42 from the field. This was the first time in J.R. Smith’s career that he has scored 30 or more points in back-to-back games. Carmelo Anthony posted 22 points and a team high seven rebounds over 40 minutes. Iman Shumpert added 16 points-13 in the first quarter. Memphis was paced by Mike Conley’s 26 points and six assists over 39 minutes. Jerryd Bayless posted 24 points over 32 minutes….New York outscored Memphis 32-16 in a second quarter that saw New York shoot 52.2% from the field as they built up a lead as high as thirty before closing out the half with a 69-41 advantage. Memphis outsocred New York in the second half by 21-points but New York was strong enough down the stretch to hold on the defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 108-101 at Madison Square Garden to even the season series on the year to 1-1.