Spike Lee Gets a New York Knicks Shoutout at 2019 Oscars

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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."