The New York Knicks (20-24) head to the FedEx Forum in their first outing of a six-game West Coast trip when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies (14-28).

After three straight losses (two of which needed to go to extra time), the Knicks ended their skid with a 119-104 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. They led by just two after three quarters but outscored Brooklyn 36-23 over the final 12 minutes. Kristaps Porzingis led the team with 26 points while grabbing nine rebounds, Michael Beasley scored 23 with 10 rebounds off the bench, and Frank Ntilikina had arguably the best game of his rookie season finishing with 10 points, seven rebounds, and 10 assists.

The Grizzlies have now won two of their last three games after Monday’s 123-114 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Memphis shot 51.2 percent from the field while holding the Lakers to just 39.6 percent. Eight players on the Grizzlies reached double-digits in points led by Dillon Brooks’ 19. Tyreke Evans nearly had a triple-double with 15 points, nine rebounds, and 12 assists.

Likely starters

New York: PG - Jarrett Jack, SG - Courtney Lee (or Tim Hardaway Jr.), SF - Lance Thomas (or Courtney Lee if Hardaway Jr. is reinserted into the starting lineup), PF - Kristaps Porzingis, C - Enes Kanter

Memphis: PG - Andrew Harrison, SG - Tyreke Evans, SF - Dillon Brooks, PF - JaMychal Green, C - Marc Gasol

Team leaders

New York: Points - Kristaps Porzingis 23.7, Rebounds - Enes Kanter 10.0, Assists - Jarrett Jack 6.1

Memphis: Points - Tyreke Evans 19.6, Rebounds - Marc Gasol 8.6, Assists - Tyreke Evans 4.8


New York: none

Memphis: Out - Mike Conley (Achilles), Chandler Parsons (knee), Questionable - James Ennis (calf)

What to know

After starting off 15-5 at home and just 2-12 on the road, the Knicks have actually been playing better recently in their away games.

They have lost their last four games at Madison Square Garden but are 3-3 in their last six outings away from there.

Memphis plays at the league’s slowest pace averaging approximately 93,6 possessions per 48 minutes. Because of this, the Grizzlies attempt the least field goals per game (80.8) and also allow the least (79.9).

Courtney Lee led the team with 24 points the last time they played the Grizzlies on December 6, and he also tied Chris Duhon’s franchise record of 44 consecutive free throws made on Monday.

He can break the mark if he gets to the line against Memphis tonight.

Regular season history

The Knicks and Grizzlies have met 42 times in the regular season and they are knotted up in the win column in the head-to-head matchup at 21 apiece. The Grizzlies have won 19 of 32 games against New York since moving from Vancouver to Memphis.

Memphis had won seven of the last eight meetings until the Knicks’ 99-88 victory over them on December 6 in Madison Square Garden.