San Antonio Spurs vs. New York Knicks: TV Info & Preview
The San Antonio Spurs continue their east coast swing on Sunday evening when they visit the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
After years of sustained dominance in the annual Rodeo Road Trip, the San Antonio Spurs are having a rough time carrying their energy on the road. The team has dropped five-of-six games thus far and are fresh off of a heartbreaking loss north of the border. This season, the Spurs need use their trip to the Mecca to rally from adversity and build ground in the heated race for playoff positioning.
With a record of 33-27, San Antonio is slotted as the seventh seed with the Los Angeles Clippers tying their record at the eight seed. Of the six opponents faced over the Rodeo Road Trip, just one (Memphis) had a record at .500 or worse. Head coach Gregg Popovich will welcome this matchup against New York with open arms after a difficult run of games.
Date: Sunday, Feb. 24
Time: 6:30 p.m. CST
Location: New York, NY
Venue: Madison Square Garden
TV Info: FSSW-SA, NBA TV
Live Stream: FuboTV
All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge remains probable after playing through an illness in the previous game. He’ll look to bounce back after a poor showing in Toronto, finishing with only six points on eight shots. A committee of big men DeAndre Jordan, Luke Kornet and Mitchell Robinson will look to contain Aldridge in his bounce back effort.
Also listed as probable is combo guard Derrick White, who is working himself back from a heel injury that sidelined him for five games. The duel between White and dunk contest participant Dennis Smith Jr. should prove entertaining as two of the league’s most unique young point guards.
All eyes will be on DeMar DeRozan, who put up an excellent effort in his previous game. The star’s blunders late in his return to Toronto could fuel him to make a statement against one of the league’s worst defensive units.
Winning games like these are crucial to the final outcome of a playoff contender’s season, so San Antonio must get the job done against the tanking Knicks.