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Memphis Grizzlies vs. New York Knicks Pick & Prediction APR 9TH 2021

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Memphis vs. New York Recap APR 9TH 2021

Mike Conley returned from a minor knee injury and scored 25 points Sunday afternoon as the Memphis Grizzlies dominated the second half of a 96-84 victory over the New York Knicks, whose home losing streak reached a team-record 14 games.

Conley sat out Friday's loss in Charlotte with left knee soreness and was questionable for Sunday but returned and helped Memphis win for the third time in their last 20 games since Dec. 26. The veteran guard recorded his 12th game with at least 25 points, shot 9 of 17 and also totaled eight rebounds and seven assists.

Marc Gasol added 24 points and nine rebounds as Memphis outscored New York 54-43 in the second half. Justin Holiday contributed 19, and rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. chipped in 16 as Memphis shot 50 percent after halftime and 40.7 percent overall.

The Knicks also saw their overall losing streak reach 13 games and fell to 2-26 in their last 28 games since their last home win on Dec. 1 over the Milwaukee Bucks.

New York played its second game since trading Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas on Thursday. During the first quarter, team president Steve Mills told MSG network there were eight trade scenarios involving Porzingis.

Rookie Kevin Knox led the Knicks with 17 points and Mario Hezonja added 14. All three players obtained for Porzingis made their debuts, as DeAndre Jordan finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds, Dennis Smith Jr. had eight points and six assists, and Wesley Matthews finished with five points.

The Knicks committed six turnovers in the first quarter but took a 22-19 lead on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Hezonja. New York built a 33-25 lead on Smith's second layup of the game with 6:57 left before halftime, but Memphis outscored the Knicks 17-8 the rest of the way and took a 42-41 lead into the break.

Memphis opened the third with a 15-3 run, took a 57-44 lead on a 3-pointer by Conley with seven minutes left and took a 74-62 lead into the fourth. Conley's 15-footer extended the lead to 86-71 with about 6 1/2 minutes left, but the Knicks were within 88-80 on a 3-pointer by Matthews with 3:50 remaining.

After Matthews' 3-pointer, Gasol hit a 16-footer with 3:22 left, and following two missed 3-pointers by New York, Gasol passed out of a double team for a layup by Shelvin Mack to effectively seal it with 2:15 to go.

--Field Level Media


RJ Barrett scored 20 points and hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:15 remaining in overtime as the New York Knicks rallied for a 133-129 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

Barrett helped the Knicks complete one of their impressive comebacks after consecutive two-point road losses to the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics. He scored 10 points in the final six minutes of regulation when the Knicks overcame a 13-point deficit, and his layup around Ja Morant forged a 114-114 tie with 8.8 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

The game reached overtime when Morant missed a floater in the lane right before the buzzer.

Memphis evened the game at 124 on a layup by Dillon Brooks with 91 seconds left in overtime. On the next possession, Julius Randle passed out of the low post to a wide-open Barrett, who sank a 3-pointer from the left side before Grayson Allen could rotate over.

The Knicks missed a chance to further ice the game when Randle missed two free throws with 13.5 seconds left. Memphis got within 131-129 when Brooks hit a 3-pointer with 2.4 seconds left, but Alec Burks finished it off by hitting two free throws with 1.2 seconds left.

Barrett was among six Knicks to reach double figures. Immanuel Quickley also finished with 20 points, Derrick Rose contributed 19 while Burks scored 16 of his 19 in the fourth quarter and overtime.

Randle did not hit his first basket until the third quarter but posted his fifth triple-double this season with 15 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. The Knicks shot 46.9 percent and got 72 points from their reserves on a night when their only lead in regulation occurred 78 seconds into the game.

Morant led all scorers with 26 points, but the Grizzlies saw their four-game winning streak end. Morant shot 9 of 18 but also missed 4 of 8 free throws as Memphis shot 61.8 percent (21 of 34) from the line.

Brooks added 23 and Jonas Valanciunas finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who hit 50 percent from the floor but were outscored 21-8 in the final six minutes of regulation.

The Grizzlies held a 35-23 lead through the first quarter and led 60-51 at halftime. The Grizzlies took an 81-67 lead with 4:48 left in the third, but the Knicks ended the quarter on an 8-1 run to get within 90-83 entering the fourth.

--Field Level Media

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Last 10

W 60% L 40%
6 4
  • Dallas L 114 - 113
  • Chicago W 90 - 101
  • Indiana L 132 - 125
  • @New York L 129 - 133
  • @Atlanta W 131 - 113
  • @Miami W 124 - 112
  • @Philadelphia W 116 - 100
  • Minnesota W 108 - 120
  • Utah L 111 - 107
  • @Houston W 120 - 110
W 50% L 50%
5 5
  • @New Orleans W 116 - 106
  • L.A. Lakers W 96 - 111
  • Toronto W 96 - 102
  • Memphis W 129 - 133
  • @Boston L 99 - 101
  • @Brooklyn L 112 - 114
  • @Detroit W 125 - 81
  • Dallas L 99 - 86
  • @Minnesota L 101 - 102
  • Miami L 98 - 88

Next Games

  • @Chicago(02-13-19) L 110 - 122
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  • @Dallas(11-02-18) W 118 - 106
  • New Orleans(11-23-18) W 109 - 114
  • Charlotte(12-09-18) L 119 - 107
  • Atlanta(02-15-21) W 112 - 123

Last Meetings

  • Grizzlies @ Knicks 129-133
  • Grizzlies @ Knicks 96-84
  • Knicks @ Grizzlies 103-98
  • Knicks @ Grizzlies 99-105
  • Grizzlies @ Knicks 88-99
  • Knicks @ Grizzlies 88-101
  • Grizzlies @ Knicks 104-111
  • Grizzlies @ Knicks 91-85
  • Knicks @ Grizzlies 95-103
  • Grizzlies @ Knicks 103-82

Eastern Conference

Philadelphia 76ers3817.691 21-517-12113.9108.5L16-0-4
Brooklyn Nets3718.673 22-715-11118.8114.2L17-0-3
Boston Celtics2926.527 17-1012-16112.4110.4L17-0-3
New York Knicks2927.518 17-1012-17105.6104.3L25-0-5
Toronto Raptors2234.393 12-1510-19112.0111.6L24-0-6
Milwaukee Bucks3420.630 18-816-12119.2112.7L35-0-5
Indiana Pacers2628.481 9-1617-12113.9114.1L15-0-5
Chicago Bulls2232.407 10-1712-15112.2113.6L43-0-7
Cleveland Cavaliers2034.370 11-159-19103.9111.0L23-0-7
Detroit Pistons1639.291 9-167-23107.7111.4L34-0-6

Western Conference

Utah Jazz4114.745 25-316-11117.0107.5L17-0-3
Denver Nuggets3520.636 19-1016-10115.1110.0L28-0-2
Portland Trail Blazers3123.574 16-1215-11114.7114.9L25-0-5
Oklahoma City Thunder2035.364 9-2011-15105.3114.3L81-0-9
Minnesota Timberwolves1442.250 9-195-23110.1118.1L23-0-7
Phoenix Suns3915.722 22-817-7114.8107.7L19-0-1
Los Angeles Clippers3918.684 22-817-10115.0108.2L28-0-2
Los Angeles Lakers3421.618 16-1118-10109.8105.6L16-0-4
Golden State Warriors2728.491 17-1010-18112.9113.7L15-0-5
Sacramento Kings2233.400 12-1610-17114.2118.7L82-0-8

Eastern Conference

Atlanta Hawks3025.545 14-1016-15113.3111.2L17-0-3
Miami Heat2827.509 15-1313-14106.2107.5L26-0-4
Charlotte Hornets2727.500 13-1214-15110.2111.3L34-0-6
Washington Wizards2133.389 10-1611-17113.8118.6L15-0-5
Orlando Magic1837.327 10-198-18104.3112.0L63-0-7

Western Conference

Dallas Mavericks3024.556 13-1217-12111.4109.7L27-0-3
Memphis Grizzlies2726.509 13-1614-10112.9111.6L16-0-4
San Antonio Spurs2627.491 12-1714-10110.7112.0L13-0-7
New Orleans Pelicans2530.455 16-149-16114.5114.9L15-0-5
Houston Rockets1441.255 7-207-21108.3114.8L41-0-9

Last Injuries

New York Knicks

  • Nerlens Noel

    Ques Fri | questionable

    Noel missed the last contest tending to a sore right ankle, and it is unknown if he will be available for Friday's tilt with the Mavericks.

  • Dennis Smith Jr.

    Ques Fri | questionable

    Smith Jr. has missed the previous two games with left knee inflammation, and it is undetermined if he will take the court versus the Thunder on Friday.

  • Danilo Gallinari

    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Gallinari has missed the previous two games with left knee soreness, and it has yet to be established if he will take the court for Thursday's showdown with the Bucks.

  • Danilo Gallinari

    Prob Fri | probable

    Gallinari sat out of the last game with left ankle soreness, but he is likely to be active for Friday's clash with the Bulls.

  • Mitchell Robinson

    out for season | out

    Robinson is expected to miss the remainder of the 2020-21 season with a fractured right foot.

  • Danilo Gallinari

    Prob Sun | probable

    Gallinari missed the previous game with left Achilles soreness, but it is expected that he will take the court in Sunday's matchup versus the Warriors.

  • RJ Barrett

    Prob Sat | probable

    Barrett is managing a right ankle sprain, but he is likely to dress for Saturday's contest with the Pistons.

  • Derrick Rose

    Prob Fri | probable

    Rose missed the last game battling left ankle soreness, but it is anticipated that he will be active Friday versus the Mavericks.

Memphis Grizzlies

  • Gorgui Dieng

    Ques Fri | questionable

    Dieng has missed the previous four games with a right shoulder sprain, and it is unknown if he will partake in Friday's tilt versus the Trail Blazers.

  • Justise Winslow

    Late April | out

    Winslow is sidelined with a sore right quad, and he is not expected to be active until the latter part of April.

  • Jontay Porter

    Prob Wed | probable

    Porter has missed the last three games with knee soreness, but it is likely that he will be in the lineup Wednesday against the Mavericks.

  • Brandon Clarke

    Prob Fri | probable

    Clarke missed the previous two contests with left calf soreness, but he is projected to dress for Friday's showdown with the Knicks.

  • Ja Morant

    Ques Wed | questionable

    Morant exited the last contest with a back injury, and it is unknown if he will be available for Wednesday's clash with the Hawks.

  • Gorgui Dieng

    Ques Mon | questionable

    Dieng has missed the previous two games with a sprained right shoulder, and it is yet to be determined if he will partake in Monday's tilt versus the Cavaliers.

  • Grayson Allen

    Prob Fri | probable

    Allen missed the last match due to a left hip injury, but it is likely that he will take the court in Friday's game against the Grizzlies.