Tag:Leandro Barbosa
Posted on: December 15, 2008 5:18 pm
Edited on: December 15, 2008 5:23 pm

Suns V. Knicks: D'Antoni's Revenge?

Phoenix Suns logoFresh off the trade for Jason Richardson and a victory over the Orlando Magic, the Phoenix Suns are set to face off against former coach Mike D'Antoni and the New York Knicks Monday night.

In what is becoming a war of words and/or a "he said/he said" battle, D'Antoni is quoted as saying that Steve Kerr is responsible or him leaving the Suns.  Suns owner Robert Sarver on the other hand, is backing his GM and saying that PHX wanted D'Antoni to stay.  Sarver is of course, doing what you would expect, but there is still doubt as to which side is telling the truth .

Regardless, all of the talk and drama certainly makes tonight's match up in Phoenix a lot more interesting.  The Suns are hoping to have Shaq back in uniform after a 2-game absence (grandma passed away).  The game will be more interesting just for the fact that the Suns will have all their players back..... Shaq, Richardson, Amare and Nash (Barnes, Barbosa and Hill as well).

The Knicks have a winning record, much to the surprise of many who predicted that their new offensive schemes wouldn't work out.  Their trade several weeks ago for Al Harrington is paying off so far, but he is a disgruntled player (over time) so it will be interesting to see just how long the Knicks can keep up their winning ways.

Game Prediction: Suns 110, Knicks 104

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