Five Takeaways: Knicks Overpower Suns In OT For 5th Straight Win

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The Importance of a Quick Start

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Earlier in the season, the Knicks often found themselves buried at the start of games and unable to pull out wins despite strong finishes. During this winning streak, that has changed. The Knicks have done an excellent job of making sure their intensity level starts out high and remains there until the final buzzer.
 
The Knicks outscored the Suns by seven in the first quarter and had opened up a nine-point lead by halftime, giving them enough room to come away with a victory despite a strong second half from Phoenix.