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Memphis Grizzlies vs. New York Knicks: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

USA Today
Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistDecember 21, 2013

The Memphis Grizzlies snapped a five-game losing streak with a 95-87 win over the New York Knicks on Saturday afternoon behind 25 points and a game-high 15 rebounds from Zach Randolph

On the day, the Grizzlies out-rebounded the Knicks, 56-29, and demolished them in the paint, outscoring them by 32 in the key area. 

Tony Allen provided one of his better offensive performances to date in the win as well, dropping 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting while pulling down eight rebounds. 

In total, four Grizzlies players finished in double-figures, with Jerryd Bayless and Ed Davis contributing 11 and 10 points, respectively. 

The Knicks were in a noticeable offensive funk throughout, and shot just 41.8 percent from the field and a dismal 27.3 percent from beyond the arc. 

Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 30 points on 11-of-22 shooting and pulled down seven boards, but didn't have nearly enough help on the offensive end.

Aside from Anthony, New York's starters combined to score 17 points on 6-of-25 shooting. 

Tim Hardaway Jr. and J.R. Smith were both solid off the bench, scoring 16 points apiece while combining to sink four of the Knicks' six threes on the afternoon. 

Next up for the Knicks is a meeting with the Orlando Magic on Monday while the Grizzlies will host the Utah Jazz after a day off on Sunday. 

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