San Antonio Spurs at New York Knicks: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton
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The San Antonio Spurs take on the New York Knicks on Tuesday night at the Madison Square Garden.

The game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

This is the second and final matchup of the season between the two teams. The Spurs won the first meeting 109-95 on December 10th. Marco Belinelli led the Spurs with 22 points.

How will the Spurs fare against the Knicks? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key factors to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 41-24 overall and 16-16 on the road. The Spurs are coming off a 123-97 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kawhi Leonard led a balanced Spurs attack with 15 points.

New York Knicks

The New York Knicks are 13-53 overall and 8-23 at home. The Knicks are coming off a 102-89 loss against the Phoenix Suns. Andrea Bargnani and Alexey Shved led the way with 18 points apiece.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

Manu Ginobili– Manu Ginobili is out with a sprained right ankle.

Aron Baynes– Aron Baynes has been ruled out with injured ribs.

New York Knicks

Jose Calderon– Jose Calderon is out with an achilles injury.

Cleanthony Early– Cleanthony Early is day-to-day with a sprained left ankle.

Carmelo Anthony– Carmelo Anthony is out for the season with knee surgery.

Key Knicks Players

Andrea Bargnani- Andrea Bargnani has been on a tear as of late. After a slow start to the season, Bargnani has averaged 17.7 points and 4 rebounds over his past 10 games. The Spurs better be careful with the talented offensive weapon.

Alexey Shved- Alexey Shved has been a pleasant surprise for the Knicks. Since arriving to the Knicks Shved has averaged 13.4 points and 4.8 rebounds in 12 games. In the past five games as a starter he is averaging 17.2 points, 6 rebounds and 4.4 assists.

Prediction

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The New York Knicks will struggle despite being at home. Their players are too inconsistent for a deep Spurs team that is eyeing home court in the playoffs. Expect a blowout win for the Spurs.

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