Without Big 4, Spurs send Knicks to 10th Straight Loss 109-95

SAN ANTONIO — You would think a team without their top four players would be considered an underdog, but this is Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs were without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Kawhi Leonard would have little odds to win overany team (even the Philadelphia 76ers), but we’re quickly learning never to underestimate the San Antonio Spurs. Or overe

stimate the New York Knicks.

Marco Belinelli scored 22 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 109-95 victory over the New York Knicks who were without Carmelo Anthony.

Danny Green added 13 points and Boris Diaw contributed 12 points as seven Spurs hit double figures. Jeff Ayres led the team with 6 rebounds and Cory Joseph had a team-high 6 assists for San Antonio.

The New York Knicks were led by Tim Hardaway Jr. with 23 points. Jason Smith was the second leading scorer for the Knicks at 14 points. Samuel Dalembert grabbed 6 rebounds. Iman Shumpert led the Knicks with 6 assists but turned the ball over a team-high 5 times.

The San Antonio Spurs shot 50.7% from the field while the New York shot 48.7%. After their win, the Spurs improved to 16-6 and the Knicks continued their historic start to the season. The Knicks are now 4-20.

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