UNDATED (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs went into Madison Square Garden with a seven-game winning streak and a chance to open a one-game lead in the NBA's Western Conference. Instead, the New York Knicks pulled within a game of East-leading Miami with a 100-83 win over the Spurs.
Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and J.R. Smith added 20 as the Knicks halted a two-game skid. Steve Novak contributed 15 points in less than 22 minutes off the bench for New York, which outscored the Spurs 58-43 in the second half.
The Spurs shot 36 percent and had just three players in double figures. Gary Neal provided a team-high 12 points, one more than Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.
San Antonio is in a virtual tie with Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Clippers for first place in the West.