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                === Knicks welcome struggling Memphis to MSG ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com)  - The  New York  Knicks will  try to  gain some  momentum
 Saturday afternoon when they welcome the Memphis Grizzlies to a Madison Square
 Garden matinee.
 
 The  Knicks  have alternated losses and  wins over their last six, but dropped
 their  last  home game,  a  102-101  setback  to  the Washington  Wizards.  On
 Wednesday,  they atoned for the loss with a 107-101 double-overtime victory in
 Milwaukee over the Bucks.
 
 One common theme in both of those contests was late-game collapses.
 
 Against  the  Wiz, Bradley Beal drove  to the basket uncontested for the game-
 winning layup. Then, the Knicks elected not to take a timeout with 5.9 seconds
 on the clock.
 
 Carmelo  Anthony  received  the  ball,  but his  running  3-pointer  over  two
 Washington defenders from the right wing ricocheted off the backboard.
 
 "I  probably  should've taken  the timeout  at the end  for sure," Knicks head
 coach Mike Woodson said. "That's on me."
 
 Two nights later, a returning Tyson Chandler got an offensive rebound with the
 Knicks  up  two and  12 seconds  left on the  clock in  the first overtime. He
 kicked  it  out to Andrea  Bargnani, who, instead  of dribbling out the clock,
 fired up a 3-pointer and missed.
 
 "I  don't know  if  (Bargnani) thought  we were  down...but  obviously he  had
 something else going on in his mind at the time," Woodson said.
 
 John  Henson  of Milwaukee  scored on a  tip-in, but New  York survived in the
 second overtime.
 
 Anthony  led the Knicks with 29 points in over 55 minutes. Beno Udrih finished
 with  21  while J.R. Smith  set a team record  with 17 attempted 3-pointers en
 route to 19 points. (He made five.) Bargnani chipped in 12 and Chandler played
 36:30  in his first game back after a broken bone in his leg with nine points,
 nine rebounds and three blocks.
 
 The  Grizz  have been  bad of  late, losing five  in a  row. Their most recent
 setback  came  Wednesday night  in Dallas. Memphis  fell 105-91. shooting less
 than  40 percent from  the field and holding the Mavs to just under 55 percent
 shooting.
 
 Tony  Allen had a  double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Jon Leuer and
 Zach  Randolph both  had 14, followed by 12  from Ed Davis and 11 out of James
 Johnson.
 
 Mike  Conley missed  his  second  straight with  a  bruised quadriceps,  while
 Tayshaun Prince sat with a sore knee.
 
 The  Knicks, who  have lost  both of  their home  matinees this  season by  an
 average  of 36  points,  have won  three  of the  last four  at  MSG over  the
 Grizzlies.
 
 12/21 10:53:51 ET

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