NEW YORK — New York is a city that never sleeps, but the Memphis Grizzlies may lose sleep over a tough loss in Madison Square Garden.
Ja Morant led all scorers with 26 points and 6 assists, and Jonas Valanciunas had another double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Valanciunas has grabbed 10+ rebounds in 20 consecutive games, the longest streak by any NBA player this season. Former University of Memphis star and one-time league MVP Derrick Rose had 19 points off the bench for the Knicks.
Memphis had a chance to win the game in regulation, but Ja Morant's last second shot did not fall, sending the game to overtime tied at 114. The Grizzlies' reaction on Twitter was, quote, "dkfadlgdhgfajkgldhfdjvhfhaflkbfdjnndlkvadj;vdsjcndsavjnfjgrnfjsrhadnv;akvnrdjngrjfsjanfadsjndvdjsavndjvnegnrjgrgbrfjaef;enfjknsfnjadsvjndsvjdsvjdajvjv."
Memphis shot a disappointing 61.8% (21-34) from the free throw line.
The Grizzlies now are two games above .500, with a 26-24 record this season. Memphis’ next game is Sunday at home against the Indiana Pacers.