Tom Thibodeau
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The Portland Trail Blazers attempted 51 free throws Friday and Jerami Grant went 21-for-28 from the stripe in scoring 44 points.

After watching the film, the New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau said “hopefully we can learn from it and be ready” to face star guard Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies.

“Some of them are marginal calls and can go either way, but some of them were fouls,” Thibodeau said. “We whacked down, and we talk about verticality all the time, we talk about pulling our hands back and showing our hands, and using our bodies more. Just have the discipline to do it the right way and if it’s being called tight, we have to adjust accordingly.”