Recap - Knicks Defeat San Antonio 100-83

Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points leading the Knicks to a 100-83 victory over San Antonio at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

New York won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 208.5.

J.R. Smith had 20 points for New York and Steve Novak chipped in with 15 points. Pablo Prigioni had 9 assists for the Knicks, while Tyson Chandler was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 14 boards.

San Antonio got 12 points from Gary Neal in a losing cause and another 11 points from Tony Parker. Tony Parker contributed 6 assists for the Spurs, while Tim Duncan had 6 rebounds.

The Knicks hit the break leading 42-40 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored New York as they grabbed 48 boards, while San Antonio only had 35.

Next game, New York takes its act on the road to face Orlando looking for another win. For San Antonio, they head home to face Philadelphia.