With Kristaps Porzingis expected to be back in the lineup, the Knicks hope to even their record against Marc Gasol and the Grizzlies.
Upon returning home, the Knicks (11-12) have some explaining to do. The team has dumped five of six, most recently a lifeless 18-point defeat in Indiana on Monday. Fortunately, they face a friendly upcoming schedule, beginning with Wednesday night’s matchup against a struggling Memphis Grizzlies team.
Memphis, too, has suffered from injury woes, most significantly to Mike Conley, who remains out with lingering Achilles injury. The Grizz have dropped nine of 10, with the lone win coming Monday against a Timberwolves team playing their third game in four nights (which Thibs makes even tougher). It was their first win for interim head coach J.B.