New York Knicks’ Perfect Record Ends
It was nice while it lasted.
The referees and the Grizzlies got under the Knicks’ skin as they unraveled in the third quarter and sustained their first loss of the season, a 105-95 Beale Street bruising, before 17,516 Friday night at FedEx Forum.
It was a chippy game and the big frontline of former Knick Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol proved too daunting as they combined for 44 points. In addition, some questionable calls led the Knicks to blow their stacks and blow themselves out of the unbeaten ranks, falling to 6-1. It was the 19th anniversary of the Knicks’ best start in franchise history at 7-0, but they weren’t able to match the 1993-94 team’s feat.
“We didn’t want to see it end, but it did,” coach Mike Woodson said. “We [have] got to start a new streak.’’