Knicks Preview: 5 Keys to Defeating the San Antonio Spurs

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Apr 13, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Knicks guard

Langston Galloway

(2) celebrates after a three point basket against the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter at Philips Arena. The Knicks defeated the Hawks 112-108. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

5. Langston Galloway

The common theme in the New York Knicks’ two victories has been Langston Galloway producing at a high rate. Proven as clutch in 2014-15, Galloway is taking his game to another level early in 2015-16.

Now a member of a team that actually has a shot at winning games, the second-year guard is becoming a go-to late-game option.

Thus far, Galloway is averaging 12.7 points on a slash line of .500/.667/.889. In the two games he’s reached double-figures, the Knicks are 2-0.

In the one game he failed to score at least 10 points, New York lost 112-101.

Against the Washington Wizards, Galloway scored eight of his 14 points in the final 3:47 of the fourth quarter. Matched up with the Milwaukee Bucks, he tallied 16 points, including 12 in the second half.

If the Knicks can get Galloway going against Tony Parker, Patty Mills and the Spurs, they have a chance to pull out the upset.

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