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NEW YORK -- This time, there was no need to complain about the absence of the San Antonio Spurs' stars by the end of a marquee matchup. The New York Knicks had made it completely reasonable for Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to rest them at the end of New York's 100-83 rout at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points for the Knicks and point guard Pablo Prigioni, who had nine assists, gave the Knicks the type of playmaking they'll need without injured point guard Raymond Felton. San Antonio (26-9) snapped a three-game winning streak while dropping the fourth game it had played in the last five nights. It was a similar stretch that led Popovich to infamously send several stars home early in late November rather than have them play in a road game at the Miami Heat. But Thursday night, Spurs stars Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili sat on the bench in the fourth quarter while the Knicks opened a dominating 20-point lead early in the...
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Spurs forward Stephen Jackson has left San Antonio's game against the Knicks after spraining his right ankle when he crashed into a waitress working the sideline in front of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Jackson was hurt in the first quarter Thursday night when he shot a 3-pointer from the corner. The shot missed and he stepped backward out of bounds and onto the waitress...
JR Smith is definitely in the early running for Sixth man of the year. We’re all familiar with his long range shot, which can exhilarate or scare you depending on his shot selection for the night. But don’t forget that JR also has hops and get up in that rare air. Check out his one-hand reverse [...]
Add Spurs forwards Stephen Jackson’s newly sprained right ankle to the list of freak sports injuries, after Jackson injured himself tripping over a courtside waitress taking an order from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Jackson had just attempted a three-pointer in the first quarter of Thursday night’s 100-83 loss to the Knicks when he took a few steps back and fell...
Send it in, J.R.!Photo: Bruce Bennett, Getty Images
The play of J.R. Smith has been one of the more compelling stories of the 2012-13 New York Knicks season to date. Whether it’s toning down his post-game nightlife or some special Mike Woodson voodoo magic (or maybe a combination and more), it’s clear that this is a new and improved J.R. Sure, there are still plenty of “bad...
The New York Knicks are 21-10, sitting pretty in the No. 2 spot in the Eastern Conference, enjoying a season in which Carmelo Anthony is an MVP candidate and his team is viewed widely as just a Miami Heat injury away from a shot at the NBA Finals.
They are also, thanks to the wide gulf between the two conferences and a statistical anomaly that's unlikely to last, an utter illusion...
Carlos Delfino blames his countryman, Manu Ginobili, for giving him a case of food poisoning.
Maybe, just maybe, New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson has figured out how to get the best out of J.R. Smith. His talent is off-the-charts, and is having what appears to be his best year as a pro while averaging 16 ppg. He is also still delivering some jaw-dropping hightlights. Checkout this alley-oop reverse slame he threw down on Thursday night against the Spurs in the Knicks...
Tweet During his nine-year NBA career J.R. Smith’s shot selection has been criticized, on numerous occasions. Some questioned his judgement after Smith posted this picture on his Twitter account, resulting in a $25,000 fine. One thing that has never been in doubt is the 6’6″ guard’s athletic ability, which was on full display during [...]
Manu Ginobili is "Mr. Basketball" in Argentina. He’s been an icon for years, especially after leading the team to gold at the Athens Olympics. It’s hard to imagine the Argentinian team without him, but it’s time to start preparing.
According to Argentina’s head coach Julio Lamas, Ginobili won’t be joining his team this year.
"Manu will not play...
Spurs 83 Knicks 100
Knicks hosted the San Antonio Spurs tonight at MSG who were playing 4 games in 5 nights and the Knicks took full advantage of it with an impressive win.. The Knicks are now 22-10 overall with a nice bounce back win, snapping San Antonio’s 7 game winning streak 100-83.
Things They Need to Improve:
-Mental errors tonight hurt the Knicks. Bad switching...
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg played an unwitting part in the New York Knicks 100-83 victory over the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
Bloomberg was sitting courtside (where else?) at last night's game when he ordered a box of popcorn and a bottle of water — No large sodas for this mayor — when he got up close to the action. As the waitress...
Nando De Colo has appeared in 30 games for the Spurs this season, averaging 3.9 points, 1.7 assists, 1.7 rebounds and 11.9 minutes.
MILWAUKEE -- Tim Duncan had 28 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to lead the San Antonio to a 117-110 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. Duncan hit 11 of 20 shots, pacing a San Antonio offensive attack that made 46 of 89 shots from the field (51.7 percent) and hit nine of 17 3-pointers. Tony Parker pitched in with 23 points and 11 assists, and Manu Ginobili added...