The Grizzlies got a 26-point performance from Rudy Gay as Memphis ran past New York 94-83 on Thursday at FedExForum.
Bettors who backed the Grizzlies were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 4.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 192.5.
O.J. Mayo had 18 points for Memphis and Tony Allen chipped in with 12 points. Mike Conley had 7 assists for the Grizzlies, while Marc Gasol was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.
New York got 14 points from Carmelo Anthony in a losing cause and another 14 points from Bill Walker. Toney Douglas contributed 4 assists for the Knicks, while Tyson Chandler had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Memphis were victorious, as the score was 49-38 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Memphis as they grabbed 48 boards, while New York only had 41.
Memphis heads into a battle against the Hornets. New York, meanwhile, will have their next action against Oklahoma City.