THE NEW YORK KNICKS WON NINE OF THEIR LAST TEN GAMES AGAINST THE PHOENIX SUNS, WHO HAD LOST THEIR LAST TWO GAMES IN A ROW.
The Eastern Conference’s No. 4 team The Knicks got off to a fast start, taking the lead in the first quarter and dominating the Suns for the first three quarters.
The Knicks, on the other hand, began to lose their rhythm as soon as Chris Paul began to play well for the Suns. The Knicks eventually lost 118-110 to the Suns, snapping their nine-game winning streak.
The Suns, meanwhile, snapped a two-game losing streak with the victory.
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The Phoenix Suns ended the New York Knicks’ Historic winning streak
The Knicks set an eight-year record for the longest winning streak. For the first time this season, the Suns have gone on a back-to-back losing streak. However, all changed tonight when the Suns defeated the Knicks, snapping the Knicks’ longest winning streak. In addition, they were able to break their own losing streak.
The Knicks got off to a fast start, dominating the Suns early in the first quarter. Reggie Bullock hit the first three-pointer of the game for the Knicks. Torrey Craig of the Suns, on the other hand, responded with a three-pointer of his own. The Knicks, on the other hand, went on a 17-4 streak to take a 13-point lead over the Suns.
The Suns trailed the Knicks in the first quarter, with the Knicks closing the quarter with a 7-point lead. In the second quarter, both teams tied at 27 points apiece. With the score from the first quarter, the Knicks extended their lead. The third quarter began with the Knicks leading 58-65. The Suns started the third quarter with back-to-back buckets from Devin Booker and Chris Paul, cutting the lead to two points.
For the rest of the quarter, both teams traded buckets without allowing the other team to take a major lead. The Knicks and Suns were tied at 79-83 with 2:15 left in the third quarter. Then Booker sparked a 4-0 run with a layup.
The run gave the Suns their first lead over the Knicks in the third quarter. The Suns, on the other hand, responded. To end the period, Obadiah Toppin slammed a dunk on an Immanuel Quickley pass to tie the game at 87. Derrick Rose of the Knicks hit back-to-back shots to give his team a four-point advantage early in the fourth quarter. With 6:32 left in the fourth quarter, the Knicks were down a point. At 4:49, the Suns had extended their lead to eight points.
They never looked back after that, as Cam Johnson hit three consecutive three-pointers from the perimeter in the final minutes of the game. Mikal Bridges added another three-pointer to his tally.
THE KNICK’S WINNING STREAK WAS ENDED WHEN CHRIS PAUL SCORED SEVEN POINTS IN A ROW IN THE LAST SECONDS TO SEAL THE VICTORY.
Devin Booker’s Amazing Performance Guided the Suns to Victory
The Knicks shot 51.7 percent from the field compared to 54.2 percent for the Suns. Similarly, the Suns shot 41.2 percent from three-point range, making 14 of their 34 attempts. The Suns had 6 blocks, 5 steals, and 8 turnovers in the paint, scoring 44 points. The Knicks had just one block, six steals, and ten turnovers while scoring 52 points in the paint. Devin Booker, the Suns’ star player, had a game-high 33 points, four rebounds, and three assists.
DEVIN BOOKER PERFORMED WELL FROM THE START TO KEEP THE SUNS IN THE GAME FOR THE FIRST HALF.
Phoenix’s 30-point deficit was reduced to seven points by the end of the first quarter, thanks largely to Devin Booker’s efforts. He put in a strong performance during the game, leading the Suns to victory at the end. Mikal Bridges had a good game as well, scoring 21 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and making some big shots to help the team win.
Chris Paul scored seven points in a row, including the game-winning shot, to help the Suns win. He had 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists in the game.
Coming off the bench, Cameron Johnson and Cameron Payne both scored 11 points. Derrick Rose, on the other hand, led the Knicks with 22 points, six rebounds, and six assists. He scored all of those points in 33 minutes after coming off the bench.
Julius Randle led the starting lineup for the Knicks with 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. Reggie Bullock and RJ Barrett each had 17 points for the Knicks, while Immanuel Quickley came off the bench to score 11 points.
What next for Suns and Knicks?
The Suns have a difficult path ahead of them, since they will be facing top teams. On Thursday, they play the No. 3 Western Conference LA Clippers, followed by the No. 1 Utah Jazz on Saturday.
The Knicks, on the other hand, have an easier path ahead of them, as they face the Chicago Bulls, who are ranked No. 11 in the Eastern Conference.
On Monday, they face the No. 15 Houston Rockets in the Western Conference.