Conley leads Grizzlies past Knicks
Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley (11) handles the ball against New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton (2) during the second quarter at FedExForum. Photo by Justin Ford, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Grizzlies 98, Knicks 93
Point guard Mike Conley scored 22 points, 10 of them in the fourth quarter, in his first game back from an ankle injury and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the New York Knicks.
Conley had missed seven games with an ankle sprain, but he and swingman Mike Miller (19 points, nine in the fourth quarter and 5-for-7 from three-point range) brought the Grizzlies (30-23) back from a seven-point deficit with 5:39 to play.
Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr finished with 23 points, and Carmelo Anthony had a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds for New York (20-33).
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Cavaliers 114, 76ers 85
Center/forward Tyler Zeller recorded a season-high 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a rout of the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Cavaliers (21-33), who earned their fifth consecutive victory, received a 14-point contribution from guard Kyrie Irving, the MVP of Sunday's All-Star Game.
Michael Carter-Williams and forward Thaddeus Young scored 15 points each to front Philadelphia (15-40), which lost its ninth straight.