ON A FRIGID JANUARY NIGHT, THE KNICKS TOOK THE GARDEN COURT FOR A HEATED MATCH-UP AGAINST KAWHI LEONARD AND THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS.  LOOKING TO MEET THE CHALLENGE OF COACH POPOVICH’S PERENNIAL CONTENDERS, THE KNICKS, LED BY 18 POINTS FROM MICHAEL BEASLEY, RELENTLESSLY BATTLED THE SPURS ON THE BOARDS, OUTREBOUNDING SAN ANTONIO WHILE HOLDING THEM TO ONLY 19 FOURTH QUARTER POINTS.   THOUGH IN THE END, THE KNICKS RALLY WOULD FALL SHORT, NEW YORK ONCE AGAIN SHOWED THEY WON’T BACK DOWN FROM ANY CHALLENGE.

 
 
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