NEW YORK - Wilson Chandler scored a season-high 31 points, and the New York Knicks overwhelmed the San Antonio Spurs with a sensational offensive performance, cooling off the NBA leaders with a 128-115 victory Tuesday night.
Amare Stoudemire and Raymond Felton added 28 apiece for the Knicks, who snapped the Spurs’ four-game winning streak and dropped them to 29-5. New York rang up the highest point total San Antonio has allowed this season, shooting 55 percent and leading most of the way in its second straight victory.
Tony Parker had 26 points for the Spurs, who will try to regroup when they head to Boston today for a matchup of conference leaders.
Rookie Landry Fields had 13 points for the Knicks in a big victory before they head west for a tough four-game trip that starts Friday in Phoenix and includes games against the Lakers, Portland and Utah.
“They were more aggressive. They were more physical. They were hungrier than we were,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.
“If we score 115 points, I expect to win. Our defense was pathetic. It was our worst defense of the year.”