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Photograph of Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni, left, being greeted by Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash before the game by Paul Connors/AP

  • Suns 111, Knicks 103: It's too bad claps don't count for any points. Mike D'Antoni was giving a long standing ovation by Suns fans after his introduction as the Knicks coach — it was his first game back after abruptly leaving the Suns last season. Unfortunately for D'Antoni, his current team's poor 3-point shooting stopped him from picking up the win. The Knicks built a brick house in Phoenix, going 5-37 for 3-point attempts and just 2-19 in the first half. Shaquille O'Neal returned to action with the Suns after a two-game absence, leading the team with 23 points and managed to hit 11 of 18 free throws. Nate Robinson led the Knicks with 27 points, including 17 in the 2nd half.
  • Nets 94, Raptors 87: When the Raptors and the Nets met last week in the Meadowlands, the Raptors thrashed the Nets, but last night the Nets got their revenge. They were able to win despite shooting 38% from the field, mostly by dominating the boards. New Jersey out rebounded Toronto 54-38, including 11 more offensive rebounds. Those rebounds, plus solid games from Vince Carter, Devin Harris, and Ryan Anderson propelled the Nets to their win. Carter notched a double-double in the win. 16 of Harris' 20 points came in the 4th quarter.