The Grizzlies defeated the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, 95-87.
The Grizzlies snapped their five-game losing streak.
Despite shooting 1-of-9 from 3-point range, the Grizz shot 48 percent from the field.
The Knicks were out-rebounded 56-29.
Carmelo Anthony was the lone Knicks starter to score in double figures.
Sam SpiegelmanConsider the Knicks the slump-buster.
The Grizzlies (11-15) came to Madison Square Garden and handed the Knicks (8-18) a 95-87 loss, snapping their five-game losing skid in the process.
Memphis was dominant on the boards, out-rebounding the Knicks 56-29, including 13 offensive boards. Zach Randolph Randolph led the way with 15 boards, in addition to a team-high 25 points.
Tony Allen had 19 points and eight rebounds, Ed Davis added 10 points, and Kosta Koufos and Jerryd Bayless combined for 21 off the Grizzlies’ bench.
The Knicks offense came solely from Carmelo Anthony, the only starter to score in double-digit figures. Anthony also led the squad in rebounds with seven.
Tim Hardaway Jr. and J.R. Smith each dropped 16 points off the bench, but together were 7-of-25 shooting.
It was not a great day for Andrea Bargnani and the Knicks’ backcourt. The Italian scored three points on just 1-of-5 shooting, and played just 22 minutes. Iman Shumpert and Beno Udrih combined for six points and six assists off 3-of-13 shooting.
The only thing encouraging about the Knicks’ play was that they outscored Memphis 47-45 in the second half and 26-23 in the fourth quarter.
Next up for the Knicks is a Monday night trip vs. the Orlando Magic at 7 p.m.