Rj Barrett scored 32 points to help the New York Knicks fix a losing streak of three games a 121-109 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
The Knicks are back up to 0.50.0 in a 12-12 season after a slight decline in which they lost three in a row and four out of five. The defeat brought the Spurs down to 8-15 this season.
Barrett on fire from 3-point landing
Barrett showed excellent play, especially outside the arc as he went 7 of 8 on 3 pointers. Derrick White is Spurs’ top scorer with 26 points and seven assists.
The even first quarter, ending 28-28, was scored by Spurs striker Doug McDermott.
But the second quarter will be held by Barrett, who scored 12 of his 19 points in the first half to give the Knicks a 62-56 lead at half-time.
New York flexes muscles when picking up
Knicks were also supported Mitchell Robinson, who stepped off the bench and showed the power of nature on the boards with 14 rebounds, eight of which were offensive boards, setting the stage for 21-8 second chance point advantage…
Tuesday’s competition kicked off the Spurs ‘five-game finish line, and they tried to rejoin in the second half but were unable to cool off after the Knicks’ hot shot that finished. 18/38 by 3 pointers and 17/19 from the free-throw line.
The Knicks’ next move is to travel to Indiana on Wednesday to take on the Pacers, and the Spurs will be welcomed to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.