Spurs Knock Off Knicks; Balkman Hurt
Posted Jul 17 2008 3:03AM
LAS VEGAS, July 16 –
The Knicks played without lottery pick Danilo Gallinari, who was out with a sore back. In addition, forward Renaldo Balkman sprained an ankle and did not return.
The Spurs improved to 2-1 on the summer, while the Knicks fell to 1-1.
Second-year center Ian Mahinmi and rookie
Powell and Malik Hairston scored six points apiece in a decisive third quarter as the Spurs outscored the Knicks, 28-16, in the quarter to erase a four-point halftime deficit.
New York never regained the lead in the fourth quarter, managing just 12 points.
The Knicks were led by recent free agent signee