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    Phoenix Suns Game Thread: New York Knicks @ Phoenix Suns 9:00 pm 12/13/2016 [Game#25]





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    Injury Report

    New York Knicks Phoenix Suns
    Kyle O'Quinn - Sore ankle (DAY-2-DAY) Alex Len - Right hip contusion (QUEST)
    - T.J. Warren - Minor head injury (QUEST)
    - Derrick Jones Jr. -NBA D-League assignment (OUT)


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    The New York Knicks seek a third consecutive win on their five-game Western Conference swing when they visit the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.

    The Knicks are coming off wins Friday against the Sacramento Kings and Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers, giving them four straight wins on the road.

    New York (14-10) has gone 11-4 after a 3-6 start, and is now four games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2012-13 season, which is the last time the Knicks made the playoffs.

    Derrick Rose returned from a back injury to hit 12 of his 16 shots on a 25-point night as the Knicks held on to beat the Lakers 118-112 on Sunday. Kristaps Porzingis helped the New York cause with a career-best-tying seven blocks.

    The Knicks were able to win on a night when Carmelo Anthony was held to 13 points. Getting a season-best 19 from Brandon Jennings helped.

    "We're just trusting one another and believing in what we're doing, in our schemes, defensively and offensively," Anthony explained. "Guys are feeling confident when they get the ball to make plays for themselves and others. We need that as a team. We need that confidence."

    As hot as the Knicks have been on the road, the Suns have been equally cold at home. They have only one home win in more than a month, that being a victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Nov. 30.

    Phoenix came close to getting another Sunday night, but came up a point short in a 120-119 overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

    Former Knicks center Tyson Chandler had season-highs in points (14) and rebounds (21) in the loss.

    Tuesday's game matches two teams that have been nearly dead-even in their all-time head-to-heads. The series had been tied 60-60 until New York swept last year's two-game series.

    Several things about the Knicks, including the acquisition of Rose, have changed since they were last seen in Phoenix. No doubt, Suns fans will applaud one of the moves when they get a chance.

    The Knicks have responded well to the coaching of Paul Westphal, who was fired as Suns head coach in February after going 101-112 in two-plus seasons.

    Westphal remains best remembered in Phoenix for his playing days after he was a second-round pick in 1986. Maybe his biggest claim to fame was being used as trade bait that allowed the Suns to acquire Charles Barkley in 1992.

    Westphal has been replaced in Phoenix by Earl Watson, who is off to a rough start (7-17) in his first season as the fulltime coach after having been promoted on an interim basis for the final two months last season.

    Coming close, like they did Sunday night in the overtime loss to New Orleans, isn't good enough for some Suns players.

    "I'm a competitor. I want to win," assured Chandler, who averaged a double-double (10.2 points, 10.1 rebounds) over three seasons with the Knicks. "These losses aren't easy on me."

    (cbssports.com)

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    Dang .. we playing the 7-17 boring Phoenix Suns n they giving us a 46- 35 whipping in the 2nd quarter .. KP just hit a three

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    Knicks shoot 16-50 in the first half (3-11 from downtown & 11-19 from the FT line)... in the final few minutes before halftime, NYK miss 2 layups (Noah, BJ), 6 consecutive FTs (KP missed 1 & then Noah bricked 5 straight), Melo missed a short jumper, Noah failed to secure an easy offensive rebound. A 14 point PHO lead was nearly erased before this pathetic showcase.

    NY down 8 at the half.
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    Rose 0-6 in first quarter (then left game bc of back spasms)... Melo 1-5 in the first half.

    Lee showing why he is one of the better three-point shooters in the NBA.

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    Knicks just ran the ugliest 3on1 break in the history of the NBA then ref allows Booker to hammer Melo with no foul.

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    PHO has a 27-5 disparity in fastbreak points. Clearly NYK have nothing in the tank tonight.... what is this? 5th game in 8 days?

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    PHO also 9-20 from 3.... I'm actually shocked it's still a somewhat close game.

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    Down by 12 after 3... Tyson Chandler has 7 points and melo has 5.... Rose didn't make 1 basket.

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    KOQ, Holiday, KP and Baker come storming back and take a lead.... PHO crowd rocking for NYK.

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    Holiday had a layup then a sweet assist to KP. Then Holiday misses a dunk but KP swoosh from Scottsdale! 95-91!

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    Woke up just in time for the come-back!


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    Lance Thomas fouled while shooting a three.... technical foul in PHO.... NYK make all 4 FTs and take a 6 point lead.... But Baker misses his second easy layup, Melo turns it over.... Refs give Chandler 2 FTs for nothing.... now it's tied.... 101-101.... 6 point lead erased in less than a minute. Melo has been beyond awful.... sits entire 4th Q then comes in game and turns it over. Let's see if he has a big **** in him tonight. NY ball. 1:46 to go.

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    Game tied with 16 seconda to go, Knicks ball


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    Overtime as Porzingis misses a two point jump shot


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    KP missed a shot.... he has 29 points.... Melo bricks an awful shot double covered..... somehow it's a tied game.... 17 seconds left.... NYK ball.

    whontakes the shot? lol.... I just hope we go to the hoop strong....

    where has Lee been?

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