Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger has asked Mike Miller to be more selfish on offense all season.

The veteran swingman continually made no apologies for his reluctance to simply chuck shots. Miller has paid more attention to playing within the system than his number of field goal attempts most nights.

Fortunately for the Griz, their 98-93 victory over the New York Knicks Tuesday night didn’t come on an ordinary evening in FedExForum.

The beefy and post-oriented Griz were forced into playing a drive-and-kick, small ball style. Miller also returned from the NBA’s all-star break with a slightly different outlook.

“I came in with the mindset to be more aggressive,” Miller said. “We’ve got (29) games left and every one of them is important.”

So the veteran who uses “Let it Fly” as a mantra for his off-court interests did just that against the Knicks. Miller’s 3-pointer with 45.9 seconds left gave the Griz a 94-93 lead, and then the defense sealed their third straight win.

Memphis harassed New York into four straight misses from beyond the arc, including three air balls, while padding its final margin of victory with free throws.

The Griz needed every bit of Miller’s season-high 19 points on 7 of 11 shooting in 20 minutes off the bench given starters Courtney Lee and Marc Gasol two of the team’s primary offensive weapons had an off night.

Gasol played just two minutes in the fourth quarter and wasn’t on the floor for the final five minutes. Joerger decided to match the Knicks’ small lineup with the Griz trailing by six points.