Before Monday’s game, the Phoenix Suns coach and former Knicks first-round pick Monty Williams called Tom Thibodeau’s squad ‘just a typical Thibs team.’

“They’re getting better as the year progresses,” Williams said. “Offensively, they feel like they have roles now. Julius is playing at an All-Star level. Quickley’s like Jamal Crawford in so many ways, can just get it going. And [Quentin] Grimes is just a tough dude on both ends of the floor. He can guard, he can shoot.”