Originally written on Turn On The Knicks  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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 of his championship belt celebrations. Either way you slice it, the Knicks did hold on to beat the Grizzlies and nab their season-high-tying sixth straight win with a 108-101 victory. The first quarter was a thing of beauty. Before you could blink, Iman Shumpert was aggressive and making things happen, draining jumpers and going to the hole. Smith picked up right where he left off, scoring 11 in the first frame off the bench. And of course there was Anthony, chipping in with 10 of his own (finishing with 22). The Knicks also defended just fine, although it probably didn’t matter much considering they were hitti...
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