By Jim Scott
DNAinfo Senior Editor
MANHATTAN — Wilson Chandler scored a season-high 31 points as the Knicks bombarded the San Antonio Spurs with one of their top offensive efforts of the season in a 128-115 win on Tuesday.
New York shot just under 55 percent against one of the league's top defenses and scored 20 points more than their league-leading average of 107.7 points per game.
Amar'e Stoudemire and Ray Felton each chipped in with 28 points as New York came handed the Spurs just their fifth loss of the year.
"We feel like we can match up with the best of them," Stoudemire told the Associated Press. "We played Miami tough in Miami, we played Boston tough both games, so we’ve got some quality wins against some pretty good teams. So we feel like we’re right there, but we’ve just got to play with some consistency and keep it going all year."
San Antonio had won four straight games and led the NBA with a 30-4 record before being humbled by New York at the Garden.
Spurs head coach Greg Popovich waived the white flag in the fourth quarter when he pulled starters Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker trailing by 10 points with just over three minutes to go.
"Three minutes is a lot of time and a 10-point lead is not that big with 3 minutes left," Chandler told the AP. "So you’ve still got to play hard and execute, and Amar'e and Ray did that down the stretch."