Marc Gasol won the opening tip and that turned out to be the only advantage the Grizzlies had in their 71st game of this NBA regular season.

Although Gasol felt good enough to make a surprising return to action with an abdominal tear, the Griz wallowed in mishaps and misfires for much of their 108-101 loss to the New York Knicks Wednesday night in Madison Square Garden.

Gasol proved that his pain threshold is very high. The 7-foot Spaniard started and logged 36 minutes with an abdominal tear.