New York 108, Memphis 101

Date - Wednesday, March 27, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #48 Scott Foster, #52 Scott Twardoski
Attendance - 19033

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 25 16 29 31 101
New York 37 32 17 22 108

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 47-24 28-8 19-16 L2
New York 44-26 25-10 19-16 W6

Recap


Knicks 108, Grizzlies 101:
J.R. Smith scored 35 points off the bench as host New York pushed its winning streak to six games by opening up a big lead and holding off Memphis.

Carmelo Anthony added 22 points and Iman Shumpert scored all of his 16 in the first half for the Knicks, who were playing their eighth straight game without center Tyson Chandler (neck).

Mike Conley scored 26 points and Jerryd Bayless added 24 off the bench as the Grizzlies dropped their fifth straight road game. Marc Gasol (abdominal tear) returned to the lineup and recorded 13 points in 36 minutes, but Zach Randolph was held to three points and four rebounds.

New York came out on fire and grabbed a 37-25 lead after the first quarter that stretched to 69-41 at the break. The Knicks shot 61 percent in the first half, with Shumpert’s 6-of-6 performance - including 4-of-4 from 3-point range - and Smith’s 23 points leading the way.

Memphis chipped away in the second half, narrowing the gap to 86-70 after three quarters and whittling the lead down to 103-99 with 33 seconds left after a 13-3 burst. But Raymond Felton, Smith and Anthony combined to hit five free throws in the final 30 seconds to close it out.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Knicks shot 39 percent in the second half. … The Grizzlies have allowed over 100 points in each of their last three games after holding their previous 17 opponents under the century mark. … Memphis G Tony Allen recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   New York
Mike Conley 26 Scoring J.R. Smith 35
Mike Conley 6 Assists Raymond Felton 4
Tony Allen 10 Rebounds Carmelo Anthony 7
Mike Conley 12 Free Throws Made J.R. Smith 12
Tony Allen 2 Steals Jason Kidd 4
Jerryd Bayless 1 Blocks Jason Kidd 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 101 47.1 6-21 29-35 14 34 2 6 17
New York 108 51.4 13-31 19-22 18 31 2 9 12

Upcoming Games

  • New York will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Knicks have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .615 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Houston. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .681 after a win and .625 after a loss.