Amare, Knicks Burn Suns 121-96

Knicks 121
(21-14, 11-7 away)
Phoenix suns 96
(14-20, 8-9 home)
Last Play:
1 2 3 4 T
Knicks 30 25 38 28 121
Suns 22 23 26 25 96

“We had an all-around game tonight. We played great defense, everybody was clicking on all cylinders, offensively and defensively. I think it was one of our best games all year,” Raymond Felton

“We have a pretty solid team now. We don’t need much,” Amar’e Stoudemire

“He’s [Studdy] been unbelievable. “He’s taken New York by storm. He saved my life,” Mike D’Antoni

The Suns set when Amar’e arose.  Then I was lulled to sleep by the Knicks’ overwhelming excellence and the fact that it was just about Midnight Madness on the east coast while the New Win Knicks (as opposed to the No-Win Knicks) were doing a little west coast swing.  The Suns looked pitiful and watching Steve Nash go under pick after pick while Felton picked him apart was painful even for a Knicks fan (Is Nash that old?).  But this winning thing is just great to behold.

These Knicks play fantastically.  And, as some of us suspected and expected, they look even better with Gallo out of the starting line-up.  Has D’Antoni figured out what was obvious before Gallo’s injury? 

For more on the game, checkout the news feature in the lower right side bar.  The reporters didn’t add much, but there are still some good reads there.