Memphis takes on New York on 5-game slide

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Monday, February 5, 2024

Memphis Grizzlies (18-32, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (32-18, fourth in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

: Knicks -3.5; over/under is 221.5

BOTTOM LINE: Memphis aims to end its five-game slide with a victory over New York.

The Knicks are 18-6 on their home court. New York is 13-16 against opponents over .500.

The Grizzlies are 13-14 on the road. Memphis is 8-17 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The Knicks are shooting 46.7% from the field this season, 0.3 percentage points lower than the 47.0% the Grizzlies allow to opponents. The Grizzlies average 106.9 points per game, 2.4 fewer than the 109.3 the Knicks allow to opponents.

The teams play for the second time this season. In the last matchup on Jan. 14 the Knicks won 106-94 led by 24 points from Julius Randle, while Gregory Jackson scored 20 points for the Grizzlies.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jalen Brunson is averaging 27.3 points and 6.5 assists for the Knicks. Donte DiVincenzo is averaging 18.6 points and 3.3 assists over the past 10 games for New York.

Ja Morant is shooting 47.1% and averaging 25.1 points for the Grizzlies. Luke Kennard is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Memphis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 9-1, averaging 114.8 points, 48.9 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 6.5 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.2 points per game.

Grizzlies: 3-7, averaging 101.6 points, 40.7 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 8.0 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 43.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.4 points.

INJURIES: Knicks: Quentin Grimes: day to day (knee), Mitchell Robinson: out for season (ankle), Julius Randle: out (shoulder), OG Anunoby: day to day (elbow).

Grizzlies: Victor Oladipo: out (knee), Desmond Bane: out (ankle), Ziaire Williams: out (hand), Brandon Clarke: out (achilles), Derrick Rose: out (hamstring), Ja Morant: out for season (shoulder), Vince Williams Jr.: out (wrist), Santi Aldama: out (tailbone), Marcus Smart: out (finger), Jaren Jackson Jr.: out (hip), John Konchar: out (calf), Jake LaRavia: out (ankle), Xavier Tillman Sr.: out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.