Found January 03, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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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