SAN ANTONIO -- Spurs swingman Danny Green said he's surprised at the Knicks' fast start.
"It's not something I saw growing up," the North Babylon native said. "You don't see the Knicks starting off this well, playing this well. During my years growing up, you didn't see them being very successful. Definitely a new look for me.''
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"I remember all of it," Green said. "I just don't remember them winning any championships.''
The Spurs won their previous game on Green's three-pointer over Kobe Bryant.
"It shows any given night, anybody can get hot," he said.
The Knicks will complete this difficult back-to-back Friday night in Memphis against the 6-1 Grizzlies, who start Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph at center and power forward. Mike Woodson said he plans to start Carmelo Anthony, who will be giving up about 20 pounds to Randolph, at power forward.
Ronnie Brewer, who sat out most of the second half of Tuesday's game in Orlando with swelling in his surgically repaired left knee, was in the lineup Thursday night.Woodson said he will monitor and probably limit Brewer's minutes in the back-to-back.