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Last-place Knicks surprise defending champion Spurs 104-100

Galloway has career-high 22 points as last-place Knicks surprise defending champ Spurs 104-100

New York Knicks' Alexey Shved, right, and teammate Langston Galloway, left, celebrate during the overtime period of an NBA basketball game against the...

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New York Knicks' Alexey Shved, right, and teammate Langston Galloway, left, celebrate during the overtime period of an NBA basketball game against the...

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alexey Shved scored 21 points and made the key defensive play in overtime as the last-place New York Knicks beat the defending champion San Antonio Spurs 104-100 in the NBA on Tuesday.

Rookie Langston Galloway had a career-high 22 points for the Knicks, who held the Spurs to just one basket in overtime. Lou Amundson finished with 12 points and a career-high 17 rebounds while playing tough against Tim Duncan.

Tony Parker scored 21 points for the Spurs and made their only basket in OT, 16 seconds into the period. They managed just two free throws from there to lose for the second time in nine games.

"We didn't respect the game," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "We didn't respect our opponent. It was a pathetic performance, and I hope every player is embarrassed. Not because we're supposed to win the game, quote unquote, but it's about how you play the game."

Elsewhere, New Orleans pulled even with Oklahoma City in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West with an 85-84 win over Milwaukee.

Anthony Davis had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Pelicans. He hit only 6 of 18 shots, but hit a clutch 15-footer that gave New Orleans an 85-82 lead with 1:07 left.

Quincy Pondexter hit five 3-pointers and finished with 18 points for New Orleans, while Omer Asik had 16 points and 11 rebounds.

The Clippers and Rockets also kept pace in the competitive Western Conference with victories on Tuesday.

Los Angeles withstood a late Charlotte rally to beat the Hornets 99-92.

J.J. Redick scored 23 points and Chris Paul had 20 points and eight assists for the Clippers, who led 63-41 in the third quarter before Charlotte rallied within a point in the final period.

Blake Griffin had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who were coming off back-to-back losses to Dallas and Houston.

In Houston, Donatas Motiejunas scored 23 points and the Rockets used a big run late in the fourth quarter to break open a close game and beat Orlando 107-94.

A driving layup by Victor Oladipo got the Magic within two points with about five minutes left before the Rockets used a 13-0 run to clinch the game.

Harden, who is second in the NBA in scoring, went 4 for 14, but made eight free throws to finish with 17 points.

Detroit's Reggie Jackson had 23 points and a career-high 20 assists as the Pistons ended a 10-game skid with a 105-95 comeback victory over the Grizzlies.

The Pistons trailed by 15 at halftime, but Jackson had 11 points and 13 assists in the second half to bring the team back.


Updated : 2021-09-28 10:20 GMT+08:00