Carmelo Anthony battling a defender
NEW YORK 104, SAN ANTONIO 100 FINAL SCORE
So the New York Knicks went on the road to face the San Antonio Spurs on the MSG Network. The matchup featured two of the top squads of the season thus far, with New York sitting at a perfect 5-0 and San Antonio coming in at 7-1.
A late surge in the first half gave San Antonio the slimmest of leads at the half. Both teams shot superbly, as evidenced by a huge first quarter. Carmelo was effective, but not scoring much which means he's willing to give up shots if it means New York wins.
In the second half, the play was much sloppier and the shooting less effective. San Antonio used good passing and ball movement to go up by 12 with under seven minutes to go, but Felton and Kidd made huge plays down the stretch to lead New York back. A thunderous Chandler dunk sealed it for New York.
New York moves to 6-0 and is the last undefeated team in the NBA. San Antonio suffers a loss at home to New York for the first time in the last nine showdowns and falls to 7-2. Tonight certainly featured two elite NBA teams, but New York simply made the plays down the stretch to pull it out.
From all of us at B/R, thank you for joining us for this live blog of a great example of why we love the NBA so!