Field Goal %
- NY 51.4
- 48.7 MEM
Three Point %
- NY 26.3
- 33.3 MEM
- NY 13
- 14 MEM
- NY 39
- 46 MEM
- Memphis, TN
- Line: MEM -5.0
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
The Knicks allowed 114.0 points per 100 possessions against the Grizzlies, their worst defensive efficiency in a game this season. They allowed 95.5 points per 100 possessions in their first six games, which ranked second in the NBA, entering Friday. Statistical support for this story from NBA.com
The Grizzlies shot 66.7 percent (16-24) from inside 5 feet Friday, their highest percentage from that distance in a game this season. Entering Friday's game, the Grizzlies were shooting 52.3 percent inside 5 feet, the second-lowest percentage in the league. The Knicks have allowed teams to shoot 65.1 percent from that distance this season, the second-worst percentage in the NBA.
Carmelo Anthony was 1-for-5 (20.0 percent) and had two of his season-high five turnovers on post-up plays against the Grizzlies. Entering Friday's game, Anthony ranked in the top 10 in the league on post-ups, averaging 1.15 points per play. Despite struggling on this play type Friday, Anthony has been in the post on 24.6 percent of his plays in the half court this season, up from 12.5 percent last season.
The Knicks were 5-of-19 (26.3 percent) from the 3-point line Friday, their lowest percentage in a game this season. Entering Friday's game, the Knicks were shooting 41.7 percent from 15+ feet and 42.8 percent from the 3-point line, both of which ranked second in the NBA.
FROM ELIAS:The Knicks have not outrebounded their opponent in any of their first 7 games this season.The last time the Knicks failed to outrebound their opponent in each of their first 7 games was 1984-85 (first 9).No team has won the NBA championship after not outrebounding their opponent in any of the first 7 games of the regular season.
Rudy Gay scored the 8,000 point of his career (needed 16 entering tonight). He is now the 2nd player in Memphis franchise history to reach that plateau, the other was Pau Gasol (8,966).
Several shrewd trades during the summer brought improved depth to the Utah Jazz and positioned the team to be a rising star in the NBA's Western Conference this season. After one game, that depth is already being tested.
Andre Iguodala won't let "The Block" -- as LeBron James' block from last year's NBA Finals is known-- define his legacy. But he'll readily admit that the play was 'amazing.'
In transition, Rudy Gay feeds Kosta Koufos for the dunk in the first quarter.