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NBA roundup: Knicks edge Spurs to finish contentious homestand

NBA roundup: Knicks edge Spurs to finish contentious homestand

Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and the New York Knicks salvaged the finale of a tumultuous five-game homestand by beating the San Antonio Spurs, 94-90, on Sunday. 

With Latrell Sprewell and a number of other former Knicks in attendance two days after Charles Oakley was banned, the current team pulled out a defensive performance from its past, limiting the Spurs to 36% shooting. 

That came just two nights after the Knicks yielded 131 points in a dismal defensive performance against Denver, which came after losses to Cleveland and both Los Angeles teams to start the homestand. 

Kawhi Leonard had 36 points for the Spurs (41-13), who had their two-game win...

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