New York Knicks
|5:00 PM Mountain / 7:00 PM Eastern|
|TV: My45 HD, NBA League Pass|
|Steve Nash||PG||Stephon Marbury|
|Raja Bell||SG||Jamal Crawford|
|Grant Hill||SF||Quentin Richardson|
|Shawn Marion||PF||Zach Randolph|
|Amare Stoudemire||C||Eddy Curry|
The Suns open a five-game road trip tonight at Madison Square Garden to take on the Knicks for the second time this season. The Knicks are a game removed from being on the receiving end of the Boston Celtics' sixth widest margin of victory ever. This isn't the game immediately after that, but they should still be plenty motivated with that embarrassment still fresh in their minds. They'll also have three weapons they didn't have when they faced the Suns last month in Phoenix: Stephon Marbury, Quentin Richardson, and Zach Randolph. The Suns, meanwhile, will have Raja Bell this time, who sat out the last one with a sore ankle. They'll have reason to be motivated as well, looking to get back their rhythm after a 1-3 week.
Here are some of Turumbar's thoughts from the pre pre-game thread he posted in the diaries at the same time I was writing this (sorry for being slow!):
I shouldn't get ahead of myself though. Underestimating your opponent can spell disaster, even when they fail at life like the Knicks."
Visit Poasting and Toasting for the view from the other side. In the meantime, here's a look back at what happened the last time the Suns played at the Garden: