Pre-Game Report: Knicks vs. Suns 1.18.12

Phoenix Suns (4-9) at New York Knicks (6-7)

7:30 PM EST, January 18, 2012

Madison Square Garden New York, NY

TV: MSG TV

Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio

Suns Projected Starting Line-up:

PG: Steve Nash
SG: Jared Dudley
SF: Grant Hill
PF:Channing Frye
C:  Marcin Gortat

Key Reserves: Shannon Brown, Josh Childress, Robin Lopez, Ronnie Price

The Suns are on the second night of a back to back after losing to the Bulls in Chicago on Tuesday. The ageless wonder that is Steve Nash is still “Wheelin and Dealing”, he’s the league assists leader with 11pg. Mike D’Antoni knows all too well how quickly Nash can have his team playing uptempo basketball and jump out to a quick lead. The Suns can get hot from the three quickly so the Knicks will have to defend the perimeter well to slow down this offense.

Fact:

With a win tonight, the Suns would tie the all-time series for just the third time all-time (1-1, 54-54). The only time the Suns have ever led the all-time series was after winning the first meeting on Oct. 24, 1968.

Rookie Watch:

Knicks – Iman Shumpert gets the start again tonight, this makes his 6 sixth straight start. Josh “Jorts” Harrellson should also see big minutes again tonight, he should counter the Suns “Big Man Shooter” Channing Frye.

Injury Report:

Baron Davis OUT, Carmelo Anthony PROBABLE

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