From Zach Braziller:
It was valiant. It was gusty. It wasn’t good enough. Certainly not the first half and not in overtime.
The Knicks overcame a 19-point deficit, and they had opportunities late in regulation and overtime to overcome Ja Morant and the Grizzlies. When the game was there for the taking, the big play eluded them at both ends of the floor.
Julius Randle fouling out early in the extra session proved crucial, as did RJ Barrett’s ugly 3 of 18 shooting performance. Jalen Brunson missed all three of his shots in overtime. The result was a frustrating, 115-112 overtime loss to the shorthanded Grizzlies at FedEx Forum on Wednesday night.
Tyus Jones’ tie-breaking 3-pointer with 47.7 seconds provided the deciding margin, as the Knicks missed their final four shots, including Evan Fournier’s 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Get teams on the phone right now, Leon, try to get a first for the Reddishaance!
That was a well fought game against a good Memphis team (although one missing a decent amount of players), and the Knicks should feel proud. That pass by Brunson to Reddish for the game-tying three was the most head’s up pass we’ve seen from a Knick since Jason Kidd was on the team.
If the Knicks play like this regularly, they’ll beat a whole lot of teams.