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Injury Report
New York Knicks
Memphis Grizzlies
Tour’e Murry - Sprained Left Ankle (QUEST) Mike Conley - Left thigh contusion (Probable)
Kenyon Martin - Strained Abdominal Muscle (QUEST) Marc Gasol - Left MCL sprain (OUT)
Raymond Felton - Sore Left Hamstring (OUT) Tayshaun Prince - Left knee soreness (DOUBT)
Pablo Prigioni - Hairline fracture of right great toe (OUT) Quincy Pondexter - Tarsal navicular stress fracture, right foot (OUT)
Metta World Peace - Sore Left Knee (QUEST)

Today in Knicks history
December 21, 1984 Bernard King scores 43 points as the Knicks fall in Washington 125-111. The performance starts a streak in which King sets the franchise record for most points in two (103), three (139), four (178), and five (215) consecutive games.

Recent meetings
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.
November 16, 2012 In a hard fought, playoff-like battle, New York was outscored 31-18 in a third quarter that saw the Knicks commit three technical fouls, one flagrant foul, 12 personal fouls and 15 made free throws later the Grizzlies cruised to victory as they handed the Knicks their first loss of the season, 105-95 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN. New York was paced by Carmelo Anthony’s team high 20 points over 30 minutes. Raymond Felton added 18 points and a team high five assists over 36 minutes. Memphis was led by its two big men Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol who combined for 44 points and 22 rebounds- Randolph 20 points, 15 rebounds; Gasol 20 points, seven rebounds. Rudy Gay posted 17 points and Mike Conley added 16 points and eight assists.