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NEW YORK (AP) -- Danilo Gallinari had 27 points and 10 rebounds as the New York Knicks beat Phoenix 126-99 on Tuesday night, snapping a five-game losing streak and giving their coach a resounding victory over his old team.
David Lee added 24 points and Al Harrington had 22 for the Knicks, who rang up a season-best 71 first-half points. They blew
it open when Gallinari scored seven points in a span of barely a minute midway through the third quarter.
New York reached 100 points by the end of the third and coasted to its easiest victory of the season.
Steve Nash had 20 points and eight assists for the Suns (14-4), who came in with the NBA's best record. They had won four in a row
by an average of 21.3 points.
It was a sweet victory for Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni, who rode his high-scoring offensive system to an average of 58 wins in his
four full seasons in Phoenix before he and the Suns parted ways after a first-round loss to San Antonio in 2008.