The Phoenix Suns, thanks to a Devin Booker three-pointer with a little over :30 left on the clock, escaped New York with a 107-105 win.
Devin Booker wanted it.
He was determined to get the ball from point guard Eric Bledsoe, who looked to be driving to the hoop with a little over :30 remaining in the game. The Phoenix Suns trailed 105-104 when Bledsoe found a wide-open Booker waiting on the wing.
So Devin Booker got it. And he didn’t disappoint.
It was his 26th point of the night that was ultimately the dagger for the New York Knicks. The Suns, thanks to Booker’s game-winning three ball, squeaked out a 107-105 win over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
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It was another night where Booker and Bledsoe ran the show and carried the offense. Booker finished with 26, and Bledsoe added 23 of his own. The Killer B’s helped the Suns snap a two-game win streak against the struggling Knicks.
Tyson Chandler gave head coach Earl Watson another strong performance. He only scored 9 points in 32 minutes played and was 2-5 from the field, but he did haul in 16 rebounds. Chandler set a franchise record with his seventh consecutive game with more than 15 boards.
Carmelo Anthony just can’t seem to catch a break anymore. He dropped 31 points tonight in 41 minutes, and nearly delivered a buzzer-beater three-pointer. His last-second attempt rolled in and out of the rim as the clock expired. It was the fourth loss in their last five games for former Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek and his Knicks. Their record sits at 19-26 after another crushing loss.
In three of New York’s last four games, the final score has been decided by less than three points. Anthony is on the trade block again, and a mess is currently unfolding in New York. The 14-29 Suns played them at just the right time, it seems.
In the midst of a three-game road trip, the win over New York allowed Phoenix to bounce back from a 118-103 loss on Thursday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Suns will be right back in action tomorrow night, where they’ll wrap up their business trip in Toronto against the Raptors.