After handing the New York Knicks their first loss of the season, the Memphis Grizzlies now have the NBA's best record.
Zach Randolph had 20 points and 15 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 24 points and the Grizzlies beat the Knicks 105-95 Friday night, ending New York's season-opening eight-game winning streak.
Memphis used a big third-quarter run to increase its lead to 21 points and the advantage dipped into single digits just once in the fourth.
The Grizzlies (7-1) have now beaten the defending champion Miami Heat, the reigning Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder, and the previously undefeated Knicks - all by double digits - this week.
''We are trying to make a statement,'' said Memphis guard Mike Conley, who scored 16 points and had eight assists. ''We are making a statement that we can play with anybody on any given night.''
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