NEW YORK (AP) – Danilo Gallinari was back in the starting lineup Monday for the New York Knicks, who were without injured big man Ronny Turiaf.

Gallinari started at forward against Phoenix after missing six games with a sprained left knee. Coach Mike D’Antoni said the Italian moved well wearing a brace during practice Sunday. Gallinari averages 15.3 points.

Turiaf left early in the Knicks’ loss to Sacramento on Friday with a bruised right hip, telling D’Antoni he didn’t remember how he was hurt.

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