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.