Knicks beaten by Grizzlies

  • Last Updated: November 17 2012, 10:05 GMT

A review of Friday's action in the National Basketball Association.

Marc Gasol: Twenty-four points
Marc Gasol: Twenty-four points

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The New York Knicks dropped to their first loss of the season as they went down 105-95 to the Memphis Grizzlies in Tennessee.

Marc Gasol poured in 24 points and Zach Randolph had 20 and 15 rebounds in a hotly contested battle that kept the referees busy.

It was a seventh straight win for Memphis, who now have the NBA's best record at 7-1, with the Knicks at 6-1.

Bernie Bickerstaff was still calling the shots on the sideline, but the Los Angeles Lakers played in the style of incoming coach Mike D'Antoni as they beat the Phoenix Suns 114-102.

Kobe Bryant poured in 31 points while Metta World Peace had 22, 15 of them from behind the three-point line.

D'Antoni has led the Lakers in practice but will not take over coaching games until he has recovered from knee replacement surgery.

A career-high 35 points from Nicolas Batum led the Portland Trail Blazers to a 119-117 victory over the Houston Rockets in overtime.

LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 29 points after making some key plays in the extra period.

The Oklahoma City Thunder stayed hot as they rolled to a sixth straight win, beating the New Orleans Hornets 110-95 behind 27 points apiece from Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin.

Oklahoma City had led by as many as 34 before benching the starters and allowing New Orleans to make a run.

Eighteen points and 13 rebounds from David Lee led the Golden State Warriors to a 106-98 road win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Philadelphia 76ers ended a poor run of home form as they won at the Wells Fargo Center for the first time in four attempts, beating the Utah Jazz 99-93 behind 26 points from Jrue Holiday.

David West and George Hill had 15 points each as the Indiana Pacers beat the Dallas Mavericks 103-83.

The Detroit Pistons' woes continued as they fell to a 110-106 home loss to the Orlando Magic, who got 23 points from JJ Redick.

The Pistons have lost nine of their opening 10 games.

Kyle Korver's 22 points led the Atlanta Hawks to a 112-96 win over the Sacramento Kings in California.


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