Posted March 28, 2013 on
AP on Fox
New York Knicks
J.R. Smith scored 35 points, his second straight 30-point game, and the New York Knicks withstood a furious rally to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 108-101 on Wednesday night.
Carmelo Anthony added 22 points and Iman Shumpert had 16 as the Knicks tied a season high with their sixth straight win.
Smith scored 32 points against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.
After trailing by as many as 30 points early in the second half, the Grizzlies cut their deficit to 103-99 on Tony Allen's two free throws with 33 seconds left.
However, they got no closer as Raymond Felton, Smith and Anthony scored the game's next five points at the free throw line.
With the Knicks leading 71-41 early in the second half, the Grizzlies went on a 29-13 run and cut their deficit to 84-70 on Jerryd Bayless' 3-pointer with 32 seconds left in the third quarter.
Two free throws by Smith gave the Knicks an 86-70 lead heading into the fourth.
After Smith opened the final quarter with a three-point play, the Grizzlies pulled within 89-79 with a 9-0 run, as Bayless scored all nine points.
Quincy Pondexter's jumper with 1:38 remaining cut the lead to five, but Jason Kidd hit a 3-pointer with 1:16 left to stall the comeback.
Shumpert scored 13 of the Knicks' first 15 points. His 3-pointer with 8:13 left in the first quarter broke a 7-all tie and the Knicks led the rest of the game.
New York ended the first quarter on a 30-18 run, shooting 72.2 percent from the field (13-for-18) for the period to take a 37-25 lead. They increased their lead to 30 points in the second quarter, 69-39, on another 3-pointer by Shumpert with just 9 seconds left before settling for a 69-41 halftime lead.
Shumpert connected on all six of his field goal attempts in the first half, including 4 of 4 on 3-pointers, while the Knicks shot 61 percent overall, including 11 of 21 (52 percent) from 3-point range.
Mike Conley led Memphis with 26 points and Bayless finished with 24. Allen had 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Marc Gasol, who missed the previous two games with an abdominal tear, finished with 13 points.
NOTES: The Knicks also won six straight to open the season . Tyson Chandler missed his eighth straight game for the Knicks with a bulging disk . The Knicks' 69 points at halftime were their highest total this season. They scored 68 against the Lakers in a 116-107 win on Dec. 3 . Memphis has lost five straight road games for the first time since Nov. 15 to Dec. 6, 2010 . Marcus Camby was ejected from the game after picking up two technical fouls with 8:12 left in the third quarter.
BEST OF MAXIM
J.R’s Maturation as a Player:
J.R. Smith has always been an interesting but polarizing NBA character. From the Hornets to the Nuggets all the way to China and now apart of the New York Knicks, J.R. has had his great moments and some really head scratching moments. However, the last few weeks and especially during the Knicks current 6 game winning streak, JR has been playing like...
We all remember where we were that day in February, when it was reported that during a conversation in Philly with a female, J.R. Smith cut right to the chase and asked the young lady “if she was trying to get the pipe.” Smith who has had some classic moments during his career, entered became a social media legend that night. Knicks Wall is now honoring that night, by selling...
Remember when a Twitter direct message (DM) leaked with JR Smith asking a girl in Philly if she was “trying to get the pipe?” The genius people at “The Knicks Wall” thought that would be a great slogan for a t-shirt, along with a cartoon version of “Swish” Smith, tattoos included. The shirt is going for $28.99. I hope they plan on giving JR a piece of the cut. What a...
J.R. Smith’s season has been as streaky as his shooting. The same can be said about the New York Knicks, who oddly enough seem to thrive when Smith is playing well.
The Atlantic division leaders are in the midst of a 5-game winning streak which doesn’t seem that impressive with the Miami Heat 27-game winning streak still alive, but this team was floundering just over a week ago...
In the history of men, we have you used some terrible pick-up lines to attempt to woo women and recently, New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith attempted to sex up a lady by using the pick-up line, "You Trying To Get The Pipe".Since that memorable line came out, someone decided to make a t-shirt about it and below is an image that might cause a gaffaw or two:(Courtesy of Complex)
NEW YORK -- J.R. Smith scored 37 points, his third consecutive 30-point outing, and the New York Knicks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 111-102 on Friday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.
Carmelo Anthony had 32 points and Raymond Felton added 18 for the Knicks, who have the longest current streak in the NBA. They built a 30-point lead that was reduced to single digits...
Despite the thrilling way in which No. 2-seed Ohio State achieved its 78-75 win over No. 10 Iowa State last weekend, Thad Matta yelled at Lenzelle Smith Jr. in the locker room for not being on top of his game. The following weekend, Smith responded with an impressive defensive effort.
Since our last installment of the Knicks bench report, the Knicks have continued their hot streak by winning four straight games, tying their high streak for the year at 6 in a row. The Knicks won back to back games against the Toronto Raptors, while also taking one in Boston and last night against a very solid Memphis Grizzlies team. The Knicks now have an overall record of 44-26...
By Max Marcilla – Knickswag Contributor
Knicks 111 Bobcats 102
Tonight’s game was almost identical to Wednesday’s game when the Knicks defeated the Memphis Grizzlies. Wednesday, the Knicks scored 37 in the first quarter and 69 in the first half. Tonight the Knicks scored 38 in the first and also 69 in the half. However, not all of the similarities were positive. A...
The New York Knicks are known for hosting a number of fashionable men, including JR Smith, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. However Tyson Chandler is ready to put the world on notice that he too has a bit of GQ style in him as well.
In GQ’s April issue, the NY Knick baller showcases his love for fashion, while dishing on his home life and how to make different textures...
For most of the night, we didn’t think the New York Knicks would need things like a clutch Jason Kidd three and the need to make late free throws in order to beat the Memphis Grizzlies. The Knicks’ scorching first half made it seem like we’d be watching Chris Copeland dominating garbage time, Steve Novak making meaningless threes while Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith made fun...
By Kenneth Teape – Knickswag Contributor
Pre-Game News and Notes
Grizzlies vs. Knicks: MSG 7:30PM
With all of the attention being on the Heat currently and their 27-game winning streak it is understandable that people are not aware that the Knicks actually hold the second longest win streak in the NBA currently at five games. The Knicks will look to run that streak to six games...