Knicks Preview: 5 Keys to Defeating the San Antonio Spurs

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Oct 31, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) celebrates with Knicks guard Langston Galloway (2) on the court against the Washington Wizards in the fourth quarter at Verizon Center. The Knicks won 113-110. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

If the first three games are any indication of what’s to come, the New York Knicks are in for a season of polarizing highs and lows. Head coach Derek Fisher has his team sitting pretty at 2-1, featuring a blowout loss, a lopsided win and a nail-biting upset.

On Monday, November 2. the Knicks will look to avoid a second defeat against the heavily favored San Antonio Spurs.

San Antonio is as deep and star-studded as any team in the NBA. LaMarcus Aldridge, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and David West have all been All-Stars, and Kawhi Leonard has won both Finals MVP and Defensive Player of the Year.

New York, by comparison, has just one All-Star on the roster: Carmelo Anthony.

Nevertheless, the result will not be decided until the game is played and the clock strikes zero. The Knicks have already pulled out surprising wins over the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards, giving them some measure of confidence.

The question is, what will it take for New York to upset San Antonio at Madison Square Garden?

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