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Grizzlies 96, Knicks 84: Scenes from the dawn of the Dennis Smith Era

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Stank booty offense.

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at New York Knicks Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Were you excited for the debut of new Knicks Wesley Matthews, DeAndre Jordan and Dennis Smith Jr.? Do you like watching the boys in orange and blue hold an opponent below 100 points (even if they still lose)? Then boy howdy, this was the game for you.

If you are a fan of offense, however, the Knicks’ 96-84 loss didn’t have much to offer except a blizzard of Mike Conley floaters and late-game Marc Gasol fadeaway jumpers. The Grizzlies are bad, but they still have two very good players, which is two more than the Knicks have.

New York actually kept things close in the first half, trailing 42-41 at the break. But Conley took over in the second, and that was she wrote.

As for the new additions, Smith scored 8 points on 3-9 shooting and dished 6 assists, including this fancy one to Kevin Knox.

He looked good in the first half, bad in the second ... kinda like the rest of the team! DeAndre Jordan mustered a 12-point, 12-rebound double-double. Matthews was just booty.

The MSG crowd, as per their newest and lamest tradition, chanted for Enes Kanter throughout. David Fizdale never surrendered to the wishes of the mob, however, and Kanter just had to sit there, making this face:

Matt Miranda has the recap. Happy Super Bowl.