NEW YORK (WFAN.com) -- The New York Knicks finally ended their 18-game home losing streak Sunday night and then received a shout-out at the Oscars.
Shortly after the Knicks upset the San Antonio Spurs, 130-118, at Madison Square Garden, Samuel L. Jackson took the stage at the Academy Awards in Hollywood and had a message for Knicks superfan Spike Lee, who was in attendance.
"After 18 consecutive home losses, the Knicks won tonight," Jackson said. "I repeat: The Knicks won tonight, defeating San Antonio 130-118."
It was just the 12th win of the season for the Knicks, who trail only the Phoenix Suns in the race for the NBA's worst record.
Jackson's remarks drew a giggle from Lee, who then yelled out: "We're trying to tank!"
It was a winning night for Lee, too. He took home the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for "BlacKkKlansman."