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Rebounding: Knicks 59 – Suns 34
Assists: Knicks 24 – Suns 15
Amar’e Stoudemire: 23 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 assists.
Raymond Felton: 23 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists.
What a homecoming for Amar’e Stoudemire. The Knicks hit 8 three-pointers in the 1st half and finished with 17 for the game, a season high. The Knicks exploded for 38 points in the 3rd quarter and expanded a 10 point halftime lead, into a 22 point lead. Mid-way through the 4th, after the team was up by 27 and once Raymond Felton aquired his triple double D’antoni finally played his bench. D’antoni looked down the bench and called on Rautins, Randolph, Mosgov and Roger Mason. Mosgov later got ejected for throwing an elbow at Robin Lopez. The Knicks now have 11 road wins on the season, their total for all of last year.
Now, let’s steal one from the Lakers on Sunday!