In a season full of moral victories, the San Antonio Spurs got their biggest one on Sunday afternoon when they took the Brooklyn Nets to overtime despite being down six players. They won't have much time to try to get a real win as they visit the New York Knicks on Monday evening.
Gregg Popovich and company would love to finish their seven-game road trip with more than a single victory to show for it. The Spurs' 121-119 loss to the Nets was their sixth defeat in their last seven games and was yet another winnable game squandered in the final minutes.
Still, the Spurs put up more than a valiant effort despite being severely overmatched and got some nice performances from Lonnie Walker (25 points), Dejounte Murray (19 points, 12 assists, 9 boards), and Jakob Poeltl (11 points, 12 rebounds).
New York is coming off one of the worst losses of their season as they scored just 75 points on 36.7% shooting in a 99-75 loss to the Boston Celtics. The Knicks had lost by 14 before they visited San Antonio last December and blew them out.
San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick
The latest odds from WynnBet have the Spurs as 6 point underdogs against the Knicks.
New York Knicks: -260
San Antonio Spurs: +210
The over/under for the matchup is 213.0. The Spurs are averaging 110.7 points per game while the Knicks are averaging 104.0.
San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks Prediction
Coach Popovich said after the game against the Nets that he's a little worried about the back-to-back situation. It's tough to blame him when you look at how decimated the roster already is before factoring in the quick turnaround time.
The Knicks came out angry after a tough loss last month and they are coming off an even worse loss this time around. I think the Spurs drop this one to go 1-6 on the road trip and look to recover both physically and mentally with a seven-game homestand beginning Wednesday.
Knicks 106, Spurs 100
What channel is the San Antonio Spurs game on?
Tuesday's game will air on Bally Sports Southwest and MSG. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm ET.
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San Antonio Spurs Next Games and Schedule
The Spurs head back home for their first of four meetings with the Houston Rockets this season.
Jan. 12 vs Rockets
Jan. 14 vs. Cavaliers
Jan. 15 vs. Clippers