Phoenix 129, New York 121

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, # Marat Kogut, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 19763

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 39 22 36 32 129
New York 30 34 27 30 121

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 18-21 11-9 7-12 W3
New York 22-18 10-9 12-9 L3

Recap

Vince Carter had 29 points and 12 rebounds, and all five Phoenix starters finished in double figures as the Suns edged the New York Knicks 129-121 on Monday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.

After giving up the lead early in the fourth quarter of their see-saw matchup, Phoenix (18-21) went on a late run and built a nine-point advantage with 2:28 to play. It was the largest lead of the second half and New York never got closer than four points the rest of the way.

The Suns, which have won three straight, made 12 straight free throws in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Grant Hill had 25 points for the Suns, who hit 11 3-pointers. Channing Frye added 18 points while Steve Nash contributed 15 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.

Amar’e Stoudemire had a season-high 41 points for New York. He has scored 20 or more points in 25 straight games.

Danilo Gallinari returned to the Knicks' lineup after missing six games with a knee injury. Gallinari played with a knee brace and scored 17 points.

New York (22-18) started slowly and trailed by nine after the first quarter but the Knick bench actually brought the team back in the second quarter and they took a 64-61 lead into the break.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   New York
Vince Carter 29 Scoring Amar'e Stoudemire 41
Steve Nash 11 Assists Raymond Felton 13
Vince Carter 12 Rebounds Landry Fields 9
Grant Hill 11 Free Throws Made Amar'e Stoudemire 11
Steve Nash 2 Steals Raymond Felton 2
Robin Lopez 2 Blocks Shawne Williams 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 129 49.5 11-21 28-31 26 48 2 4 13
New York 121 48.9 11-31 20-25 25 38 6 6 11

Upcoming Games

  • New York will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Knicks have a W/L % of .682 after a win and .389 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Cleveland . The Suns have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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