New York Knicks vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/21/2013 12:00PM


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Madison Square Garden, New York, NYMSG12:00 PM EST

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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, 1984Bernard 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, 2013New 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, 2012In 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.
Thanks again for the game thread, Rady. Today's game will forever be dubbed the 'curfew game' in my mind. If we win, this might be something we see again in the future, if we lose, this might be the most interesting anecdote about the days before Coach Woodson got fired. The word is that Brooklyn has once again lost Brook Lopez for the year, who by the way, is also signed for 16 to 17 million both next year and the year after. If nothing else, today is a good day to be thankful we're not them, even if we stink about as bad.

All that said, let's go Knicks!
Also, getting a second look at the possible matchups, this game would be a great one for Bargs to get hot on the perimeter and try to draw Randolph away from the hoop to limit his rebounding. Not sure if it is that simple, but it's worth a try.


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It would surprise me if we get a win here, i don't even think it will be close. Grizzlies by more than 12. :boohoo:
Caught a break on the no call with Stat mauling Zbo and it leads to another supremely athletic alley oop dunk for THJ. If the kid isn't starting for us by after the all-star break, it either means Shump will have found his shot or we're content playing losing basketball.
Small lineup with Melo and Stat as our only big men, immediately leads to layup after layup for Memphis in the paint.
Pretty blah quarter for us, but definitely an improvement over past matinee efforts. Can't fault our early strategy by forcing Tony Allen to make offense for them, but going small ball late in the quarter gave them an easy 6 points in a matter of a minute. We can win this game, but our support guys need to knock down open shots. I'm looking at you Shump.


Caught a break on the no call with Stat mauling Zbo and it leads to another supremely athletic alley oop dunk for THJ. If the kid isn't starting for us by after the all-star break, it either means Shump will have found his shot or we're content playing losing basketball.
I wonder if we can even get anything worthwhile back for Shump in a trade. He's like a car with a bad engine, no resale value now.
Murry has earned himself some early minutes apparently. If he can effectively run the point as our back-up PG, it will dramatically reduce our odds of making a terrible PG trade this season.
JR 3 for 3. Did the curfew do the trick? Also, that behind the back pass by Murry for the THJ fast break slam is now our highlight of the season.
Those 2 kids are getting awarded for saving people from a fire, meanwhile our multimillionaire players need a curfew to be able to be ready to do their job, what a world we live in.