Sunday, December 02, 2012

Knicks Outlast Suns

The Knicks held a big lead for much of the game until the Phoenix Suns chipped away in the fourth quarter. The Knicks won by limiting turnovers, creating turnovers, and key second chance points. Carmelo Anthony didn't shoot particularly well, but scored 34 points.

Raymond Felton took 17 shots and made 10 of them for 23 points. He added 7 assists. Tyson Chandler got to the rim, scoring 15 points and adding 13 boards. The Knicks only went with a 7 man rotation  J.R. Smith struggled badly from the field. Steve Novak was 4 for 9 from three for 12 points.

Rasheed Wallace received two technicals in the first quarter and was ejected after playing for less than a minute and a half. Upon receiving the second T, 'Sheed reminded the refs, "Ball don't lie."

The Suns cut the lead to four at one point late in the fourth quarter with some timely outside shooting, but they weren't consistent enough. That was due to the Knicks superior defense. When the game became competitive, the Knicks forced tough contested shots when it most counted.

Jason Kidd sat out another game, but the Knicks won 106-99. The Knicks are now 12-4.

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