"The Knicks took the floor against the Spurs on Thursday night with a better record, the best record in the game, and as the last unbeaten team. But as they prepared to play, they did it with the knowledge that there still were doubters.
Maybe now they'll believe.
The Knicks came back from the dead, trailing by 12 midway through the fourth quarter, with a magical run of three-pointers and defense. They outworked and outsmarted a team renown as the hardest-working, smartest in the game and escaped with a shocking 104-100 win at AT&T Center. They improved to a believe-it-or-not 6-0 on the season.
You've seen Carmelo Anthony scream in exultation before, celebrating another bit of offensive genius. But have you seen Anthony let loose to celebrate a 24-second violation? He did, as did his teammates, when the Knicks' stingy defense forced it with 1:22 left — a play that came after J.R. Smith cut loose with a scream when he hit a three-point field goal to give the Knicks their first lead of the second half.
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