San Antonio Spurs vs. New York Knicks 1/3/13: Video Highlights and Recap

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistJanuary 3, 2013

The New York Knicks got back to their winning ways with a 100-83 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday.

After a two-game skid, New York moved to 22-10 on the year and broke San Antonio's seven-game winning streak.

This was also the first win with Amar'e Stoudemire on the floor. The big man finished with 10 points in 21 minutes off the bench in his second game since returning from a knee injury.

As New York continues to get healthy, it keeps showing that it is one of the toughest teams to beat, especially at Madison Square Garden.

San Antonio was simply unable to get anything done offensively on the road. The squad shot 36.4 percent from the floor and made only nine of 34 attempts from three.

Gary Neal led the Spurs in scoring with only 12 points off the bench.

Carmelo Anthony continued his MVP-level play with 23 points and eight rebounds.


Player of the Game: Tyson Chandler, C, New York Knicks

Although he only took four shots from the field, Tyson Chandler had arguably the biggest impact on the game. He finished with 10 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.

The center was a major reason for the plus-13 advantage on the boards; the Knicks had a 16-point advantage when he was on the floor.  


Up Next for Knicks

The Knicks get an off day before traveling down south for a road game against the Orlando Magic. The Magic are currently in the middle of a seven-game losing streak.


Up Next for Spurs

After one day for traveling, the Spurs host the Philadelphia 76ers, who will be at the end of an eight-game road trip. The likely exhausted opponent should provide San Antonio with a nice opportunity to get back into the win column.