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New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni gives direction (Credit: AP)

New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni gives direction to his team in the second half. (Jan. 12, 2012)

Grizzlies 94, Knicks 83

Without Carmelo Anthony for most of the second half, and with Amar'e Stoudemire battling foul trouble all night, the Knicks had nowhere near enough firepower to avoid losing, 94-83 to the Grizzlies.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen, left, tries to
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Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen, left, tries to grab the ball from Carmelo Anthony in the first half. (Jan. 12, 2012)

Memphis Grizzlies forward Qunicy Pondexter, center, wrestles with
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Memphis Grizzlies forward Qunicy Pondexter, center, wrestles with New York Knicks guard Bill Walker and guard Landry Fields (2) in the second half. (Jan. 12, 2012)

Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay, center, shoots over
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Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay, center, shoots over New York Knicks defenders Landry Fields, left, and Josh Harrellson (55) in the second half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Alan Spearman)

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Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley drives to the
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Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley drives to the basket as New York Knicks guard Toney Douglas defends in the second half. (Jan. 12, 2012)

New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni gives direction
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New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni gives direction to his team in the second half. (Jan. 12, 2012)

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol defends New York
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Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol defends New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire in the first half. (Jan. 12, 2012)

Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay, left, wrestles with
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Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay, left, wrestles with New York Knicks guard Iman Shumper, center, and center Josh Harrellson. (Jan. 12, 2012)

Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay and guard Mike
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Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay and guard Mike Conley defend New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert in the first half. (Jan. 12, 2012)

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