Spurs Hand Knicks 20th Loss 109-95

Matthew SchmidtFeatured ColumnistDecember 10, 2014

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Marco Belinelli scored 22 points as the short-handed San Antonio Spurs routed the also short-handed New York Knicks, 109-95, Wednesday night, sending the Knicks to their 10th straight loss.

The Spurs were without Tim Duncan (rest), Manu Ginobili (rest), Tony Parker (hamstring), Kawhi Leonard (hand) and Patty Mills (shoulder). Carmelo Anthony (knee) and J.R. Smith (heel) sat out for New York.

Despite missing their Big Four, San Antonio did not miss a beat.

Gregg Popovich's club shot 51 percent from the floor and made 10 of its 19 attempts from three-point range. It led by as much as 25 in the second half thanks to a 38-point barrage in the third quarter which saw Belinelli and company sink six triples.

Seven Spurs players scored in double figures.

Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks with 23 points. New York shot 49 percent from the field, but it turned the ball over 17 times. Also, only two Knicks players other than Hardaway recorded double digits in scoring.

New York is now embroiled in its longest losing streak since 2006 when it lost 12 straight games.

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