Philippines, 23 Oct 2014
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


NBA -- Knicks bounce back, trounce Spurs


PhilBoxing.com




NEW YORK -- The San Antonio Spurs rolled into town with a bit of history on their side, having beaten the host Knicks in the 1999 NBA Finals and a current seven-game winning streak to boot. Although the host Knicks have struggled recently, they were ready for the streaking Spurs.

As wonderful as it is to reminisce, though, this was not the Spurs-Knicks rivalry of old. Tiago Splitter is no David Robinson while the mighty Tim Duncan is now a little worn and weathered at age 36. Knicks big man Marcus Camby is still 6-foot-11 and wiry but he is nowhere near the quick athlete he was in 1999 when the Knicks last made the NBA Finals.

The pitch on this one was the match-up between heady court generals -- speedy Tony Parker of the Spurs and witty Jason Kidd of the Knicks. It was, however, third-string point guard Pablo Prigioni who stole the show.

Prigioni, a 35-year old rookie from Argentina, logged only six points and three rebounds, but he threw nine helpers, including an spectacular alley-oop dunk to J.R Smith that brought the Madison Square Garden fans to a frenzy.

"It was great to see Prigioni play like that, taking over a team. Although he's not a scorer, he can find the open teammates all over the court. He does that great. I know him very well and it's great to see him confident and managing possessions and feeding different players. That's what he does best," fellow Argentine and Spurs stalwart Manu Ginobili told reporters after the game.

Sizing each other up, both teams started slow. Knicks head coach threw in his own version of the Twin Towers -- Tyson Chandler and Camby --- and it worked early on as Duncan seemed willingly content with just shooting midrange jumpers. New York's defense was so stingy that no Spur scored in double figures after two quarters. Parker chalked eight while Duncan and the rest of the Spurs couldn't chip in more than five points,

Superstar Carmelo Anthony provided 13 points first-half point which allowed the Knicks to take a precarious 42-40 lead at the halftime break.

The pace picked up considerably in the second half where the fresher Knicks wisely pounced on a weary Spurs team that had played their fourth game in five nights. As Kidd rested, Prigioni dazzled, leading a charge that would allow New York to build a 97-76 bubble en route to a fairly easy 100-83 rout.

Anthony called it a night with 23 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Smith and the comebacking Amar'e Stoudamire combined for 30 points while Chandler had 10 points and 14 rebounds. Hotshot Steve Novak went 5-for-7 from three-point range and chipped in 15 points. The Knicks were without point guard the injured Raymond Felton (fractured finger) and Rasheed Wallace (sore left foot.)

Gary Neal led the Spurs with a mere 12 points while Parker and Duncan had 11 each.

Despite the loss, the Spurs remain formidable with a 26-9 slate while the Knicks dropped slightly to 22-10. (RYS)


CAPTION. With a little help from teammate Tim Duncan, Spurs point guard tries to dribble away from a chasing Knicks guard Jason Kidd Thursday night at the Madison Square Garden In New York, where the Knicks beat the Spurs, 100-83.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Reynaldo Seno.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • LIVE FROM THE PHILIPPINES! MANNY PACQUIAO / FREDDIE ROACH BOB ARUM INT'L MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • Giovani Santillan Wraps Training Camp, Ready to Defend Title Friday on "New Blood"
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • Peter Manfredo Jr. enjoying life outside ring Honored by Conn. Boxing HOF induction
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • BOXING PUNDITS REVEAL THEIR "ALIEN VS. KRUSHER: HOPKINS VS. KOVALEV" PREDICTIONS
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • UNDEFEATED JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT PROSPECT BRYANT "PEE WEE" CRUZ RETURNS TO THE RING NOVEMBER 21ST, 2014 IN QUEENS, NEW YORK
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Suns blister Lakers in overtime (PHOTOS)
    By Keith Butler, Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • PINOY PRIDE 28 UNDERCARD FIGHTERS SET TO IMPRESS
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • ZERAFA READY FOR GREAT PERFORMANCE IN WBO WORLD YOUTH TITLE FIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Knicks fall flat against the Bucks, 120-107
    By Ben Paz, Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • NIETES IS IN BETTER SHAPE THAN WHEN HE KNOCKED OUT MOISES FUENTES
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • KARIM "HARD HITTA' MAYFIELD MAKES RING RETURN NOVEMBER 8TH IN SAN FRANCISCO
    By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Rose's 30 not enough to topple Cavaliers
    By Anthony Rozic, Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Do the Cavs have enough to win it all?
    By Ben Franklin, Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Copper Gloves re-cap, Grace Interest, Stone Update & More
    By Don Smith, Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • Darleys Perez Defends Interim WBA 135 lb. World Title this Friday vs. Jaider Parra
    By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • "King" Jorge Diaz back at Featherweight for fight with Haro this Friday night in Somerset, NJ
    By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • Undefeated Middleweight Antoine "Action" Douglas ready for Jose Medina this Friday in Somerset, New Jersey
    By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • Undefeated featherweight Pavel Vitruk added to Nov 11 M-1 Challenge 53 in China
    By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014
  • Boxing Insight: The Donaire Principle
    By Mark F. Villanueva, Tue, 21 Oct 2014
  • ‘Real Deal’ remains real: Anuran
    By Dennis U. Eroa, Tue, 21 Oct 2014
  • Marston: World Title Shot Offer Makes Saturday’s Fight A Must Win Situation
    By , Tue, 21 Oct 2014
  • DONAIRE WANTS COMEBACK FIGHT IN THE PHILIPPINES
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 21 Oct 2014
  • MISMATCH OF THE YEAR
    By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 21 Oct 2014
  • WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING RETURNS TO THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS
    By , Tue, 21 Oct 2014


  •  



    WBO 27th Convention
    Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas
    Oct. 27-31, 2014



    NBA 2014-2015 SEASON
    Special Coverage






     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2014 philboxing.com.