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Postgame Summary: Grizzlies 108, Knicks 110

Grizzlies

March 1, 2011

Grizzlies fall to Knicks in heartbreaker

Despite 22 points from Tony Allen, the Grizzlies came up just short in a 110-108 loss Wednesday night to New York at FedExForum. Darrell Arthur added 21 points in a reserve role, and starters Zach Randolph and Mike Conley each scored 20. Game Recap | Box Score | Grizzlies Team Talk

Postgame Notes

  • Carmelo Anthony’s fall-away jump shot with 0.5 seconds remaining in the game propelled the Knicks to a 6-3 record since acquiring ‘Melo and Chauncey Billups from the Denver Nuggets… New York improved to 4-1 without Billups, who missed his fifth-straight game due to a bruised left quadriceps.
  • Memphis, which earned a victory in Dallas on Sunday in similar fashion off a Zach Randolph baseline jump shot, lost for just the seventh time in the last 25 games… The Grizzlies fell to 22-10 at FedExForum on the season.
  • Memphis set season highs in free throws made (33) and free throw percentage (.943) while tying a season high in free throw attempts (35)… Conversely, the Knicks tied an all-time franchise low in free throw attempts (4) but made each one.
  • New York was the only team yet to play Memphis this season… The two teams will conclude the season series on March 17, when the Grizzlies face the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
  • The Grizzlies scored 28 points, including 20 in the first half, off a total of 17 Knicks turnovers… New York managed 11 points off 16 Memphis miscues.
  • Memphis outscored New York 33-12 on the fast break.
  • Stats of the Night: New York scored 82 of its 110 points from outside the paint, shooting .534 from the field (47-of-88 FG) and .500 from beyond the arc (12-of-24 3FG).

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Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph...

totaled 20 points, including the game-tying and-1, and 11 rebounds… It marked Z-Bo’s 200th career game with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds.

They said...

Lionel Hollins

Coach Hollins

On the pace of the game:
It wasn’t their pace that got us. We had 33 fastbreak points, they only had 12. It was the fact that they shot 12-24 on their threes. They only shot four free throws, we shot 35 free throws. I thought not being able to find them in the first half hurt us. They just rained threes on us and we kept gambling and getting out of position causing somebody to have to help. They would throw it to an open guy, we’d run to him then they would wind up finding an open three-point shooter and they usually made them.

On rebounding:
The offensive rebounding hurt us as well because they had 16 second-chance points and we only had nine, which is a big part of our game. When you look at the statistics, you would think we won the game except for they shot 53 percent. We had 31 deflections tonight. We forced 17 turnovers and got 28 points off those turnovers. Usually that’s good enough for a win but the way they were shooting, the mistakes we made neutralized all of that.

On the end of the game:
It was just trying to get a lob, they played it. We could have tried to get a shot, but they were going to switch all that so I thought we’d just try to get a lob. It’s a play we have run before, it just didn’t work.

On fourth quarter defense and turnovers:
The one that (Darrell) Arthur got swiped really didn’t cost us because they missed a shot and we got the rebound right after that. The one where Darrell threw the ball between Mike Conley’s legs, he just threw a low pass and it went through his legs, that happens sometimes. Like I told the players, it was a tough game but we showed resiliency and we had a chance. The game was tied on the last possession. After all of that, it was tied on the last possession then they make a tough shot, a big shot and they win the game.