NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, November 16th (All times eastern)
New York Knicks (2-3) at San Antonio Spurs (5-1), 8:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The New York Knicks play the second of a four-game road trip tonight, as they visit the San Antonio Spurs at the SBC Center.
In the first game of their road swing, the Knicks saw their two-game win streak come to an end Saturday, as they fell 103-97 to the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse. Stephon Marbury scored a game-high 37 points to lead the Knicks, who have lost three-of-five to open the 2004-05 campaign.
Nazr Mohammed had 20 points and 15 boards in the loss to the Pacers. Marbury led the Knicks back from a 21-point deficit and New York trailed just 101-95 in the final minute. Ron Artest, celebrating his 25th birthday, hit two free throws with nine seconds to play in the fourth quarter to seal the win for Indiana. New York's Kurt Thomas had 12 points and 10 boards.
The Knicks are 0-2 on the road this season.
The Spurs come into tonight's game on a three-game winning streak. On Saturday, Tim Duncan posted game-highs of 26 points and 18 rebounds to lead San Antonio to a 103-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Duncan, who has posted a double-double in all six games this season, finished 10-of-20 from the field and blocked two shots.
Bruce Bowen went 5-for-5 from three-point range and finished with a career- high 22 points in Saturday's win for the Spurs, who have won five of their first six games to begin the season. Radoslav Nesterovic had three blocks, netted 10 points and 11 boards in the victory. Brent Barry led San Antonio's reserves with 13 points.
San Antonio is 3-0 as the host this season.
Last season, the Spurs swept the two contests between the clubs. Overall, San Antonio has won four of the last six contests, while these two teams have split the last 14 meetings. New York has lost two of three and four of its last six at San Antonio.
11/16 10:07:31 ET