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Chalmers: Flagrant 2 over elbow unwarranted

Mario Chalmers says Sasha Vujacic's reaction to contact that drew an ejection for the Grizzlies guard was questionable, as was the flagrant foul 2 called on the play Friday night at New York.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mario Chalmers didn't think he deserved a Flagrant Foul 2 for elbowing Sasha Vujacic on Friday night. "No, not at all. If I would have elbowed him like I said he did or like he acted I did, then it would have been a lot more vicious, which it wasn't," Chalmers said.

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Should George Karl be fired? (0:40)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks fans can probably cross Rajon Rondo off of their free agency wish list. "The triangle's not really a good look for me, I don't think," Rondo told reporters in Brooklyn.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Vince Carter drove in and had a layup blocked by Kristaps Porzingis but was fouled on a fourth-quarter drive on Friday. "He's a long fella," Carter said after the Grizzlies beat the Knicks, 91-85. "I was going to the basket, I remember looking up and couldn't even see the rim& I thought I had a layup and all of the sudden there was no layup there. He is a tall gentleman. Very long arms and he knows how to use them." Would young Vince had dunked on the 7-3 Porzingis? "Young Vince would have tried," Carter said with a smile. "Old Vince would have tried if you give him the right space and opportunity."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

As Vince Carter was trying not to run into fans along the baseline after being fouled on Friday, a Knicks fan flopped claiming Carter hit him. Carter and Garden security say the fan cursed at Carter and the fan was ejected. "(Security) said (the fan) said that I slapped him or whatever," Carter said. "How is that possible when I am trying not to (run into people). I just know he cursed at me& It's just weird. I just heard him say what he said, cursing and I was like, what?' Where is this coming from?"

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis tied Patrick Ewing's Knicks mark for double-doubles as a rookie tonight. He recorded his 17th against Memphis (h/t @statmuse). Mark Jackson holds the franchise rookie record with 39.

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Knicks' woes continue against Grizzlies (1:15)
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Cousins' triple-double not enough vs. Nets (1:03)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis had 17-points 10-rebounds and six blocks tonight. Asked about his game, he said: "It doesn't matter because we lost."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derek Fisher said he was satisfied with Afflalo's shot when the Knicks had a chance to tie or take the lead. Afflalo's fadeaway jumper rimmed out. Fisher had a 20-second timeout available and said he was ready to call it before Afflalo took the shot.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Grizzlies 91, Knicks 85: Knicks had chance to tie the game or take a lead with 15 seconds to go but Arron Afflalo missed a fadeaway jumper and Memphis sealed the win from the free throw line. The Knicks have dropped 8 of 9 and are a season-high 7 games under .500. They are also 0-7 in games Carmelo Anthony misses due to injury. Matt Barnes is 2-0 against Derek Fisher and the Knicks this season. Kristaps Porzingis had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks for New York.

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Grizzlies knock off Knicks 91-85

Memphis got 53 points from its bench to hold off New York and capture a fifth straight win. New York dropped to 0-7 without Carmelo Anthony. Box score