The Knicks came in off a back-to-back, the Suns were two days rested. The Knicks were banged up and short-handed, the Suns fully equipped. Yet, in the end, it was the Knicks role players that out shined the Suns role players in an electric game.
After missing one game due to illness, Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley will return to the line-up on Wednesday night against New York. Beasley is averaging 10.5 points per game in his first season in Phoenix.
This game should have been defined by the way the Phoenix Suns were outclasses across the board and all over the court all game, but instead was about four total technical fouls -- two that sent Alvin Gentry to the showers early.
The transition has been tougher for one lottery pick this year more than any other and he is still working to get better, despite his critics. Some of those critics are in high places with opinions that matter more than others.