Sports.ws Game Report
[SAN ANTONIO] — The San Antonio Spurs played host to the New York Knicks last night and the Spurs did everything that was asked of them, walking away with the 106-98 victory. The win bumps San Antonio's record up to 56-16 on the season, while the loss drags New York's down to 27-46. Though a win's a win and Spurs fans will settle for whatever they can get their hands on, there's plenty of room for improvement in the future. Games likes these are essential for any team with bigger aspirations.
On this night it was Willy Hernangomez leading the show from a statistical perspective. His 24 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assists, 1 blocks and 1 steals in 36 minutes topped all players in terms of general production. Unfortunately for Hernangomez, what really matters - the result on the scoreboard - still leans in favor of the Spurs. Perhaps continued performances like this one in the near future will get New York back in the win column before too long.
At the helm for the Spurs in the victory was Kawhi Leonard and while he may not have posted a more attractive statline than Hernangomez, he did help his club walk away with the victory. Leonard posted 29 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the win.
San Antonio's offensive contributions were complemented from a decent showing on the defensive end of the ball. While they didn't exactly shut down the visiting Knicks, they did limit them to a point total in line with their season average. Not every performance can be a home run, so the Spurs will settle for the upper hand in this one.
Up next for the reeling Spurs will be a date with the Memphis Grizzlies while the visiting Knicks will look to bounce back in a matchup with the San Antonio Spurs.
|Details||San Antonio||New York|
Hernangomez 51.0 FP
Leonard 50.0 FP
Gasol 47.5 FP
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