New York Knicks defeat Phoenix Suns, 126-99

Mike D'Antoni had an MVP point guard, an All-Star big man and a contending team in Phoenix.

But in New York his world has been turned upside down, along with his record.

Nothing tells the story better than the respective win-loss totals of the Suns and Knicks. Phoenix, making its only visit to the Garden Tuesday night, is 14-3. The Knicks, the complete opposite of the Suns in every way imaginable, are 3-14.

"I think everyone knew when (D'Antoni) signed to come here t...

Danilo Gallinari sized up Earl Clark in the third quarter, took two dribbles to compose himself and fired away from 28 feet.

Swish.

"When he starts shooting like that," Chris Duhon says, "I start backpedaling as soon as he shoots it."

Two things were confirmed in the wake of the Knicks' surprisingly easy 126-99 victory last night at the Garden: The Phoenix Suns pose absolutely no threat to Kobe Bryant's bid for a second straight championship and the Knicks have ap...