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Game Thread: Knicks vs. Suns- 1/18/12

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Evening, marbles! The Suns are in New York this evening, which is always a fun/awkward/grating experience, given that the guy who coaches the Knicks used to be a Phoenix fan or something. I've seen the last couple of Suns games, and they're a not a very good team, at least on one end of the floor. Phoenix's slow, saggy defense should-- SHOULD-- be just what New York's shooters need to get in a rhythm. There will certainly will be open looks. On the other hand, the Suns' offense, while nowhere near as zippy as it used to be, is pretty solid. Steve Nash and Marcin Gortat run a splendid pick-and-roll, and Phoenix has a couple guys who could punish New York from outside if left open (including our old friend Channing Frye, who will probably be guarded/ignored by Amar'e Stoudemire). Anyway, I'm hoping the Knicks can slow down a relatively effective Phoenix offense while exploiting their reinvigorating their own scoring on the other end.

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