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Knicks 103, Grizzlies 98: Scenes from Fizdale’s Revenge

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Fiz gets the last laugh in Memphis

NBA: New York Knicks at Memphis Grizzlies Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Knicks are on a three-game win streak.

What is going on??

The Knicks came into Memphis and were getting pretty well handled by the Grizzlies through much of the first half, but then a 35-19 Knicks third quarter happened. The Knicks lost their footing a bit and almost blew a nine-point lead, but some clutch play from Trey Burke, Emmanuel Mudiay and others helped New York pull out a clutch 103-98 victory on the road.

And what a win it was for David Fizdale in his return to the city that fired him last year (even if the hatchet between him and Marc Gasol seems buried).

First off: this dunk was the best of the year for the Knicks. Dagger? Check. Thunderous? Check. Unexpected because it’s Emmanuel Mudiay doing the dunking? Check.

Such an emphatic moment. If you didn’t get hype for that one, you don’t have a pulse.

Mudiay finished with 17 points and four assists in his continuing resurgence.

Trey Burke had the clutch steal that set up that dunk by Mudiay, and although he shot an abysmal 3-15 from the floor and got blocked by Jaren Jackson Jr. at least 40 times, he poured in 15 points in large part to taking and making eight free throws.

Enes Kanter did some stuff again too, with 21 points and a career-high (and 2018-19 NBA season high to date) 26 rebounds. He actually did some good basketball things on both ends for once too!

Tim Hardaway Jr. also very quietly led the team in scoring with 22 points on 6-16 shooting. Most of that came during the third quarter, when Tim caught fire and helped lead the Knick comeback with Kanter.

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Stingy’s got your recap in a little. Go the Knicks!