Suns Walloped by Lowly New York Knicks. Up Next: Cleveland Cavaliers
Alando Tucker notches 14 points upon being reactivated.
A red-hot Suns team that's rolled over most every team in its path played one of the NBA's biggest go-nowhere squads . . . and lost.
At 14-3 heading into Tuesday night's game against the New York Knicks, it sure seemed like a gimme. But a sloppy first quarter full of turnovers and a dreadful third quarter in which New York outscored the Suns by 11 points let the 3-14 Knicks zap the Phoenix Suns 126-99.
Is that a typo? Nope, the Suns flat-out got hammered by the New York team.
The Suns appeared pretty ragged in the first quarter and overmatched in the third quarter. Given those two periods, it's no wonder the Suns lost by nearly 30 points. Steve Nash had 20 points and eight rebounds, and Jason Richardson, Amar'e Stoudmire, and (off the bench) Alando Tucker each had 14.
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