Rudy Gay Shines as Grizzlies Halt Knicks


Rudy Gay scored 26 points to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 94-83 NBA victory over the New York Knicks, who lost Carmelo Anthony to a sprained ankle in the second half.

With Gay leading the charge, the Grizzlies took control with a 16-2 scoring run in the third quarter as they halted the Knicks' winning streak at four games.

Worse for New York, Anthony hurt his left wrist in the first half, continuing to play with it taped until he limped off minutes into the second half with what the team later said was a sprained right ankle.

In less than 20 minutes on court Anthony scored 14 points. Bill Walker also scored 14 for New York and Iman Shumpert chipped in 12.

But New York star Amare Stoudemire was limited by foul trouble for much of the second half and finished with six on 1-of-7 shooting.

Gay, meanwhile, got off to a hot start, scoring 18 points in the first half as the Grizzlies took a 49-38 lead.

O.J. Mayo added 18 and Tony Allen 12 for the Grizzlies, who ended a three-game losing streak.