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Rapid Reaction: Grizzlies 95, Knicks 87

NEW YORK -- Maybe the Knicks needed an even earlier bed time Friday night.

Mike Woodson's club had planned on staying at a hotel Friday so they could be well-rested for the noon tip Saturday against Memphis.

But it didn't help much. New York looked sleepy during important stretches of the game in its 95-87 loss to the Grizzlies.

With the loss, the Knicks fell to 4-10 at home -- they lost just 10 games at home all of last season -- and 8-18 overall. They're tied with Orlando for the fifth-worst record in the NBA.

They're also 0-3 in games that start at noon. Their previous two losses were a 31-point drubbing by San Antonio and a 41-point blowout by the Boston Celtics.

They lost to a Memphis team Saturday that was without one of its top players (Marc Gasol) and had lost five straight. The Grizzlies are 11-15.

Comeback falls short: The Knicks trailed by 19 points with 6:11 to play and cut the lead to single digits late in the fourth. Tyson Chandler had a chance to slice the lead to three points on the free-throw line with 25 seconds to play, but he made one of two. Memphis closed the game out from there. A key play in the sequence was Tony Allen's strip of Andrea Bargnani and subsequent layup. It gave Memphis a 13-point lead with 3:01 to play and stunted New York's momentum.

Bored on boards: The Knicks went with their big front line of Bargnani, Carmelo Anthony and Chandler. But that didn't help them much on the boards. Memphis out rebounded the Knicks, 56-29. Chandler had six rebounds in 33 minutes and appeared to be winded at times. He played 37 minutes Wednesday in his first game back since missing six weeks with a broken right fibula.

Memphis shares: The Grizzlies had five players in double figures, led by Zach Randolph's 25 points. Allen finished with 19 points.

Anthony had 30 points to lead the Knicks but got little support. The Knicks starters sans Anthony went 6-for-25.

Tim Hardaway Jr. and J.R. Smith each chipped in 16 points off the bench.

What's next: The Knicks will take Sunday to prepare for Monday's game against the Magic.

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