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The New York Knicks will be at AT&T Center to square off against the San Antonio Spurs. With a 25-7 record, the Spurs have established themselves as a front-runner. On the other end, the Knicks are 12 games below .500 on the year and sport a record of 9-21. This game will begin at 8:30 pm EST and MSG and FSN-SW will be providing coverage of the contest.

The Spurs come into today's game on a high note after blowing out the Nets, 113-92. With 18 points, Tony Parker was the game's high scorer in the game. Meanwhile, the Knicks are coming off a 115-100 loss at the hands of the Raptors. Amare Stoudemire had a team-high 23 points. This will be the second matchup of the season between these two teams, with the Spurs taking the first game, 120-89. Danny Green put up a double-double in the victory with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

The efficient offense of San Antonio (third in the NBA with an offensive efficiency of 106.5) will square off against the porous defense of New York (27th in the league with a defensive efficiency of 177.1), a matchup that should favor the Spurs. Moreover, foul-shooting opportunities could prove to be quite rare for the Knicks. They are 30th in the league in FTA rate (22.0), while the Spurs are among the league's least foul-prone teams (allowing a rate of just 22.2, ranking second in the NBA).


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