Marbury, Knicks Extend Losing Streak to Six

Meanwhile, Nuggets and Nets get wins over weaker opponents
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2008 6:20 AM CST
New York Knicks' Stephon Marbury drives to the basket against defending San Antonio Spurs' Jacque Vaughn in the first quarter in San Antonio, Friday Jan. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Bob Owen)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – New York was pesky last night, hanging with San Antonio all game long, but just couldn't get over the hump, losing 97-93. Tim Bowen, known more for his all-league defensive prowess, scored 15 points for the Spurs and picked up some slack for Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, who had off nights. The Knicks fell to 1-12 on the road. Elsewhere:

  • Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson combined for 59 points as Denver shot its way past the pitiful Timberwolves, 118-107. Kevin Garnett's former team fell to 4-28.
  • Vince Carter scored 30 points and guard Jason Kidd had his eighth triple-double of the season in a win over Charlotte. An 18-3 run second-half run put New Jersey ahead to stay.