NBA Game Summary – San Antonio at New York

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Nate Robinson scored 18 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead the New York Knicks in a 112-107 victory over the Spurs at Madison Square Garden, snapping a seven-game slide to San Antonio.

Robinson finished with 32 points and a career high-tying 10 rebounds in 38 minutes for the Knicks, who snapped a season high-tying six-game losing streak. Wilson Chandler and Chris Duhon scored 17 points apiece, with Duhon adding eight assists. Al Harrington had 11 points and 10 boards.

David Lee recorded his 17th double-double in a row and his 42nd on the season with 13 points and 12 boards in the win.

Tim Duncan got his 33rd double-double of the season with 26 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who have dropped two straight games. Roger Mason added 20 points and Tony Parker 14 with seven helpers.

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili did not travel with the team to New York because of a sore right ankle.

With the game tied and 3:26 left in the extra frame, Robinson poured in a couple of quick baskets to give the Knicks the lead, and Harrington added a layup to make it 110-104 with 1:31 left.

Duncan then hit a free throw and Mason drained a long two to cut it to a one- possession game, 110-107, with 27.5 ticks left. The Spurs failed to pull any closer from there as New York held on for the triumph.

Down by one with 52 seconds left, Lee hit 1-of-2 free throws to tie it up at 100-100.

Duncan then hit a jumper to put the Spurs on top, but Robinson answered with a layup and 20.4 ticks left to tie things again.

The Spurs wound the clock down to 3.1 seconds before the Knicks used their last foul to give.

Michael Finley inbounded to Duncan, whose last-second turnaround jumper caromed off the iron as the teams headed for overtime.

The clubs played to a 27-27 tied after the first quarter but the Knicks grabbed a slight 57-56 advantage at the break.

The teams traded baskets and the lead seesawed throughout the third frame, before it was deadlocked, 77-77, heading into the fourth period.

Buckets from Duncan and Mason gave the Spurs their first lead of the fourth quarter, 88-86, with 7:20 showing on the clock.

Chandler, though, tied it up with a running jumper on New York's next possession.

Parker hit a layup with 1:01 left to play to give the Spurs a 100-99 lead.

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