The New York Knicks made it close — disturbingly close — in the third quarter, but a fourth-quarter three-point barrage from ye olde Vince Carter, coupled with some valiant tank-ball from Kyle O’Quinn, helped the Grizzlies to a 101-88 win.
Maurice Ndour scored the first 7 points of the game and led the team in scoring for much of the game.
Courtney Lee ended up leading the team with 16 points.
Willy Hernangomez battled his big Spanish hermano, Marc Gasol, notching a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
But the REAL MVP of this game was O’Quinn. My God, the bearded big man put together a masterpiece of losing. Not only did he finish a game-best (worst?) -21, he karate-chopped the shit out of his own teammate.
Nobody puts up reasonably efficient all-around numbers — 9 points on 4-8 shooting, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block — while actively crushing his team’s effort like KOQ.
Recap to come.