The Knicks look to get back in the win column in a matchup with the Suns at 7:30 p.m.
According to STATS:
- The Suns defeated the Knicks 113-111 in overtime in Phoenix on December 13. The teams have split their last six meetings in New York.
- Phoenix is allowing 111.8 points per game this season, which is 4.3 PPG more than they gave up in 2015-16 (107.5). The last time the Suns finished a season allowing more than 111.8 PPG was back in 1987-88 (113.0).
- The Knicks' 113-110 loss to the Wizards on Thursday is the only time in the shot-clock era (since 1954-55) that New York has played in a game in which the Knicks and their opponent alternated winning a quarter by 10+ points. On Thursday, Washington won the first quarter by 11 and the third quarter by 15 points, while New York won the second quarter by 12 and the fourth quarter by 11 points.
- Tyson Chandler has pulled down 15 or more rebounds in each of his last six games (including 16 in Thursday's loss to the Cavaliers); this ties the longest single-season streak of his career (6, February 7-20, 2007). Chandler had a season-high 23 rebounds in the Suns' overtime victory over New York on December 13.
- Both Suns' starting guards, Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker, had 20+ points, 5+ rebounds and 5+ assists in Thursday's loss to the Cavaliers. This was the first time that both of Phoenix's starting guards posted this stat line in the same game since March 26, 2014, when Bledsoe (23/6/6) and Goran Dragic (25/7/6) did it in a win over the Wizards.
- Carmelo Anthony had 34 points and 10 rebounds in Thursday's loss to the Wizards. It was his third 30/10 games of the season, with New York going 1-2 in those contests. Anthony has five career 30/10 games versus the Suns, but none since the 2007-08 season.
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