The Straits Times
Published on Jan 04, 2013

Knicks bounce back with 100-83 win, ending Spurs' streak


NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks bounced back from consecutive losses by dominating the final period against San Antonio on Thursday, winning 100-83 to end the Spurs' seven-game National Basketball Association winning streak.

Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and J.R. Smith added 20 for New York. Smith highlighted his outing with an acrobatic dunk in the fourth quarter, off a pass from reserve point guard Pablo Prigioni, who had one of his most complete games since coming to the NBA at age 35.

San Antonio, playing back-to-back, may have run out of steam in the fourth quarter. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker each had just 11 points for the Spurs, who lost Stephen Jackson to an unusual injury.

Jackson played just three minutes off the bench before spraining his right ankle when he fell into a waitress working the sideline in front of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.