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New York Knicks vs San Antonio Spurs: Game Preview

Nov 2, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots over San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 2, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots over San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Antonio Spurs are on the verge of their best 38-game start in franchise history. Friday they welcome Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks.

The Spurs (31-6) are atop of the league leaders in defense with allowing 89.5 points per game. Over their last three, their offense has been impressive. Averaging 118.7 points and shooting 56.5 percent from the floor, this team is flying under the radar.

Carmelo Anthony believes that the New York Knicks are starting to play better basketball. Riding a three game winning-streak, the Knicks could be the first team in nine months to get a win at the AT&T Center.

Many have given it a valiant effort but the Spurs at home are just deadly. The Knicks would have to play perfect basketball to defeat a team that is riding a 30 game home winning streak dating back to last season.

San Antonio’s 21-0 start at AT&T Center is the second best at home by a Western Conference team. The club’s 31-6 record is tied for the best in franchise history after 37 games.

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Tim Duncan led eight players in double-figures Wednesday with a season-high 18 points as the Spurs crushed the Utah Jazz 123-98.

What continues to be an important piece to the success of the Spurs is that of their bench play. Against the Jazz, the second unity scored 70 points. Five players reached double-figures.

LaMarcus Aldridge and Tony Parker services were not needed as both missed. Aldridge sat out for rest and Parker is still reeling from soreness in his right hip.

These teams first met back on November 4th where the Spurs defense held the Knicks to 36 percent shooting in a 94-84 win at Madison Square Garden. Aldridge had 19 points and Kawhi Leonard finished with a double-double, scoring 18 with 14 rebounds.

Next: Jazz vs Spurs: Post Game Grades

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