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                === Red-hot Grizzlies hand Knicks first loss ===
 
 Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - The Memphis Grizzlies have made quite the early
 impression.
 
 Following back-to-back convincing wins over last year's NBA finalists, Memphis
 beat  this season's  last unbeaten team Friday and continued its best start in
 franchise history.
 
 Zach Randolph had 20 points and 15 rebounds and Marc Gasol added 24 points and
 seven boards in the Grizzlies' 105-95 victory over the New York Knicks.
 
 Rudy  Gay netted 17 points and Mike Conley tallied 16 points and eight assists
 for  Memphis, which  is perfect since a season-opening loss to the Los Angeles
 Clippers and surpassed New York as the league's top team for the first time in
 frachise history at 7-1.
 
 The  Grizzlies, who  extended their home winning streak to 15 games, throttled
 Miami,  104-86, on Sunday before beating the Thunder in Oklahoma City, 107-97,
 on Wednesday.
 
 New York, which was trying to begin 7-0 for the first time since 1993-94  -- a
 team that reached the NBA Finals --, was led by Carmelo Anthony's 20 points.
 
 The  Knicks  calmly and cooly came  back from a fourth-quarter deficit against
 the  San  Antonio Spurs on  Thursday, but were unable  to duplicate the feat a
 night later.
 
 The visitors lost their composure against Memphis in the third quarter.
 
 "It  was one  of those nights," Knicks center Tyson Chandler said. "Tonight it
 was just rugged and frustrations came out,"
 
 After  Ronnie Brewer's jumper pulled New York within 58-55, Anthony was called
 for a technical on the play for arguing a foul call.
 
 Memphis  then went on  an elongated 19-1 run in which Rasheed Wallace was also
 called for a technical and J.R. Smith was whistled for a flagrant foul.
 
 Tony  Allen's three-point  play gave  the hosts  a commanding  77-56 advantage
 midway  through the  third before  they held  an 85-67  edge heading  into the
 fourth.
 
 A  16-5 Knicks swing  in the final frame got them within 93-85, but Randolph's
 bucket  and Gay's  triple on Memphis' next  trips up the floor gave it a 98-85
 edge with 3:13 left.
 
 "Very pleased with the way we executed down the stretch," Conley said.
 
 Memphis  led  29-25 after a quarter  of play and  took a 54-49 margin into the
 half.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Gasol  was 12-of-13  from the foul line  ... The Knicks shot 51.4 percent (37-
 of-72),  while Memphis  finished 48.7 percent from the field (37-of-76). Smith
 and  the Grizzlies'  Jerryd Bayless earned double technicals during a scruffle
 in the second.
 
 11/17 03:09:41 ET