Phoenix Suns defeat New York Knicks, 132-96

PHOENIX - Mike D'Antoni was a couple of weeks into his first season as Knicks' coach when a close associate described his friend as being "miserable" with his new gig.

That was around the time when the Stephon Marbury crisis was gaining momentum and when D'Antoni began to realize that the team he inherited in New York would severely compromise his career winning percentage. Other than being well-compensated - he signed a four-year, $24 million contract - D'Antoni learne...

PHOENIX - If the Knicks pursue Suns free agent forward Amar'e Stoudemire this summer, they may want to keep Tracy McGrady as far away from him as possible.

"I'm not a big Tracy McGrady fan," Stoudemire revealed Friday before scoring 18 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in the Suns' 132-96 rout of the Knicks Friday night.

Leandro Barbosa also scored 18 points as Phoenix had six players reach double figures. Al Harrington led the Knicks with 24, while McGrady scored just...

PHOENIX - The view from the other bench was never this bad for Mike D'Antoni.

D'Antoni, who averaged 58 wins over four full seasons as Suns coach, inched closer to a second straight 50-loss season as Phoenix humiliated the Knicks, 132-96, Friday night.

The Knicks will officially be eliminated from the playoffs when they lose their next game or if the Toronto Raptors win one more. Overall, the Knicks fell to 26-46 while the Suns improved to 46-26.

Phoenix led by as...