Randolph carries Grizzlies past Knicks
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Randolph had 25 points and 15 rebounds in the Memphis Grizzlies' 95-87 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday.
Tony Allen tallied 19 points and eight boards for the Grizzlies, who snapped a five-game skid. Jerryd Bayless added 11 points and Kosta Koufos and Ed Davis each donated 10 points.
Carmelo Anthony ended with 30 points and seven boards for the Knicks, who fell to 4-10 at home this season. J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 16 points apiece.
The Grizzlies started the game on a 17-8 run, but the Knicks responded by scoring 10 of the next 12 points. Memphis, however, was able to maintain the lead and held a 25-22 margin after one quarter.
It was New York that got off to a fast start in the second stanza. A quick 6-0 spurt gave the home team a 28-25 edge.
But the Grizzlies took the lead back midway through the period. The visitors went on to score the final five points of the half for a 50-40 margin.
Memphis extended its lead to 14 late in the third stanza, but Hardaway made a 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left to get the Knicks within 72-61.
New York made things interesting with a 9-0 run late in the fourth quarter. Smith and Anthony connected from beyond the arc and Tyson Chandler's free throw with 25.6 seconds remaining cut the gap to 91-87.
Bayless stopped the spurt with a pair of free throws, and after Smith missed a layup, Allen scored to put the game out of reach.
Knicks forward Metta World Peace sat out with a knee injury ... Memphis forward Tayshaun Prince missed his second straight game with a knee injury ... The Grizzlies outscored New York in the paint by a 60-28 margin ... The Knicks dropped to 0-3 in noon home starts this season.
12/21 15:24:30 ET