NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Monday, November 6th (All times eastern)
San Antonio Spurs (2-1) at New York Knicks (1-2), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The New York Knicks attempt to halt a two-game losing streak when they welcome the San Antonio Spurs tonight to Madison Square Garden.
New York dropped its home opener on Saturday. Indiana reserve Sarunas Jasikevicius scored 14 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Al Harrington netted 32 to help the Pacers rout the Knicks, 109-95, at Madison Square Garden.
Steve Francis scored 25 to lead all New York scorers in the loss, while Eddy Curry ended with 22 points and six rebounds. Stephon Marbury was booed by the New York crowd for a dreadful night in which he shot 1-for-9 from the field, only scoring four points while committing six turnovers.
The Knicks will hit the road for three games after tonight's contest. They will visit Denver, Houston and the Spurs on the upcoming trip.
San Antonio plays the finale of a short two-game road swing. On Sunday, Tim Duncan poured in 26 points and Tony Parker added 19 as the Spurs downed Toronto, 103-94, at Air Canada Centre.
Manu Ginobili tallied 12 points, Fabricio Oberto contributed 12 points and nine rebounds and Brent Barry recorded 16 points off the bench for the Spurs, who bounced back from an 88-81 loss to Cleveland in the home opener.
The Spurs are 2-0 on the road this season. After tonight's contest, the Spurs return home for a two-game stand. They will host Phoenix on Wednesday and the Knicks on Friday.
Last season, the Spurs swept their two meetings with the Knicks. San Antonio has won two of its last three at New York.
11/06 10:33:22 ET