Friday, January 23, 2009

Knicks Stay Hot; Extend Winning Streak To Three


After falling behind by as many as 15 in the opening quarter, the Knicks stormed back and thumped the struggling Memphis Grizzlies 108-88 at Madison Square Garden on Friday night.

The Knicks needed to get a win against an inferior opponent,after their dramatic win against the Phenoix Suns on Wednesday, and they got it to improve to 18-24 on the season.

The Knicks blew out Memphis 29-17 in the second quarter to take a 56-45 lead into the break. The Knicks pulled away with a 36 point fourth quarter to win the game by 20. New York shot 50 percent from the floor (38 for 76) and 85 percent from the free throw line.

David Lee led the way for the Knicks with 19 points on six for eleven shooting. Lee also grabbed 14 rebounds in the effort. Al Harrington and Nate Robinson both added 16 points each, while rookie sensation Danilo Gallinari contributed 11 points.

The Knicks are now tenth in the Eastern confernece, which is just a game behind the Milwaukee Bucks for the playoff qualifing eighth seed.

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