MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Julius Randle scored 28 factors, Derrick Rose added 25, changing 11 of 15 photographs and the New York Knicks held off the Memphis Grizzlies 118-104 on Monday night time.
RJ Barrett added 15 factors for the Knicks.
Dillon Brooks scored 25 for Memphis, whereas rookie Desmond Bane added 22 factors. Jaren Jackson Jr. completed with 15 factors for the Grizzlies.
Memphis, which trailed by as many as 17 within the second half, tried to rally within the fourth quarter and reduce the New York benefit to 101-96 with 5:28 left. Randle answered with a 3-pointer with 3:57 remaining.
However with Memphis nonetheless inside 5 factors as the sport headed down the stretch, the Grizzlies acquired 5 technicals in a span of 18 seconds to seal the loss.
With the win, the Knicks are assured of their first successful report in a season since going 54-28 in 2012-13.
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Whereas the Knicks continued their profitable run – successful their twelfth within the final 13 – one of many prime spots of the 4 play-in groups within the West is turning into extra elusive for Memphis. The loss was the Grizzlies fourth within the final 5.
That New York run of video games started on April 9 after they erased a double-digit deficit to defeat the Grizzlies 133-129 in additional time.
The Knicks shot 77.3% within the second quarter to construct the result in 69-58 on the break. Rose, who performed his one season in school on the College of Memphis, missed solely one in all his seven photographs within the half to guide New York with 15 factors.
Jackson and Bane had 11 factors every for Memphis, which couldn’t preserve tempo with the Knicks capturing accuracy regardless of the Grizzlies capturing 55.6% within the interval.
New York couldn’t preserve that capturing tempo, however nonetheless stored its lead by means of the third. Brooks pushed the Grizzlies nearer, pulling Memphis inside six at one level of the third.
Knicks: C Nerlens Noel, who suffered a left ankle sprain in Sunday’s win over the Rockets, was out. Taj Gibson began at heart for New York, his third begin of the season. … Randle missed his first 4 photographs and was 1 of seven within the first quarter. … Gibson had 12 rebounds and 5 blocks.
Grizzlies: G Grayson Allen, who missed the earlier two video games with an injured left hand, returned to motion and began. … Brooks tied his season-high with FIVE 3-pointers. …Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins was ejected with 1:20 left when he acquired a pair of technicals when he argued a no-call towards a drive to the basket by Morant. Then Brooks received a technical 18 seconds later and Morant received two technical and he was ejected additionally.
Knicks: Proceed a six-game swing by means of the Western Convention in Denver towards the Nuggets on Wednesday.
Grizzlies: Face the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Wednesday.
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