Burks scores 30, rallies Knicks past Spurs, 102-98

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By BRIAN MAHONEY

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Burks scored a season-high 30 points in his return from a three-game absence and the New York Knicks kept up their chase of home-court advantage in the playoffs by rallying to beat the San Antonio Spurs 102-98. Julius Randle had 25 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for the Knicks, who are a half-game behind Atlanta for the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference. DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points for the Spurs, who despite the loss clinched the final spot in the Western Conference play-in tournament when Sacramento lost to Memphis.