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105 - 118 Final
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Parker, Spurs beat scuffling Knicks

Mar 8, 2012 - 5:49 AM San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Tony Parker netted 32 points and handed out six assists, and six other Spurs scored in double figures in San Antonio's 118-105 dismantling of the New York Knicks.

Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili both finished with 17 points, while Gary Neal had 12 for the Spurs, who improved to 2-2 on a seven-game homestand. DeJuan Blair, Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter rounded out the double-digits scorers with 10 apiece.

"He (Parker) owns the team," said Ginobili. "He knows, and we know, that almost every possession goes through him."

Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points on 24 shots as the Knicks fell to 0-3 on four-game road trip. Jeremy Lin had 20 points, while Amare Stoudemire and J.R. Smith both scored 18 in a losing effort.

"Parker is one of the best in the league," surmised Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni. "We didn't have our guys who could slow it a little bit."

New York center Tyson Chandler sat out with strained hamstring, leaving a hole in the middle that allowed the Spurs to own the paint, 60-38.

In the final minute of the opening quarter, Ginobili found Splitter for a dunk with a bounce pass through the legs of Chandler's replacement in the starting lineup -- Josh Harrellson.

New York went on a 7-0 run to start the second and go in front 30-28. It proved to be the last time the visitors led.

Ginobili hit a three-pointer to counter the run, and Parker scored all but three points during an 11-0 run later in the second, pushing the margin to 47-35. The All-Star guard finished with 23 points in the first half, which ended with Ginobili nailing a fadeaway for a 58-41 cushion.

The Spurs led by as many as 24 in the third and went into the final stanza holding a healthy 93-73 advantage.

It was a double-digit game the entire fourth quarter.

Game Notes

Despite the lopsided score, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was hit with two technicals in the final minute of the third quarter and was ejected...The Knicks have dropped nine straight in San Antonio...Stoudemire pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds...New York plays at Milwaukee on Friday before playing three of its next four games at home.








  • NEW YORK: 105
    SAN ANTONIO: 118
    Final

    Mar 7 10:52 PM


  • NEW YORK: 73
    SAN ANTONIO: 93
    End of 3rd

    Mar 7 10:24 PM
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  • NEW YORK: 41
    SAN ANTONIO: 58
    Halftime

    Mar 7 9:36 PM


  • NEW YORK: 23
    SAN ANTONIO: 28
    End of 1st

    Mar 7 9:04 PM


  • NEW YORK: 0
    SAN ANTONIO: 0
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    Mar 7 8:41 PM
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