The Knicks fell behind early in the game. The Knicks went on their first run of the game, a 6-0 push at the 6:29 mark in the 1st quarter, in a 1-minute span setting the score at 21-13. The score was 32-25 after Cheick Diallo missed a layup to close the 1st quarter. Julius Randle made a shot, extending the New-York Knicks 3 point lead, a key play at the 6:41 mark in the 2nd quarter.
Ricky Rubio made a jump shot, extending the Phoenix Suns 3 point lead, a huge play with 5:01 left in the 2nd quarter. The Suns went on a 12-0 run with 5:20 left in the 2nd quarter, in a 2-minute span making it 44-55. With 2:42 left in the 2nd quarter.
Knicks went on an 8-0 run setting the score at 52-55. The score was 52-58 after Mikal Bridges missed a layup to close the 2nd quarter. Randle scored a big three-point bucket, assisted by Payton Jr., cutting the Knicks deficit to only 6 points, at the 9:47 mark in the 3rd quarter.
Great play at the 8:19 mark in the 3rd quarter as Deandre Ayton dunked from a Saric assist to open the Suns 10 point lead. RJ Barrett Jr. scored a big three-point bucket, assisted by Julius Randle, cutting the Knicks deficit to only 9 points, a big play at the 7:23 mark in the 3rd quarter.
Devin Booker led the Suns 3 minutes 10-3 push at the 8:47 mark in the 3rd quarter scoring 6 points and setting the score at 66-79. With 2:01 left in the 3rd quarter. Cameron Johnson made a three-pointer from an Okobo assist extending the Suns 12 point lead.
Okobo made a three pointer from a Baynes assist extending the Suns 13 point lead, a huge play with 38 seconds left in the 3rd quarter. The score was 79-90 after Morris Sr. missed a jump shot to finish out the 3rd quarter.
The Knicks couldn’t seem to get back into the game in the 4th quarter. With 4:57 left in the 4th quarter, the Suns went on a 10-0 run setting the score at 90-118. To finish out the game Julius Randle stole the ball from Elie Okobo as the closing score was 98-121.
Contributors for the Suns: Deandre Ayton contributed 26 points (11-of-15 FG), 6 offensive rebounds and 21 rebounds. Devin Booker contributed 29 points (9-of-17 FG). Ricky Rubio contributed 25 points (10-of-18 from the field), 13 assists and 8 rebounds. Cameron Johnson had 10 points (4-of-9 FG).
For the Knicks: Julius Randle contributed 26 points (11-of-23 FG) and 6 rebounds. Marcus Morris Sr. contributed 17 points (4-of-11 shooting). Frank Nitilkina contributed 6 assists. Mitchell Robinson had 12 points (5-of-7 FG) and 8 rebounds. Elfrid Payton Jr. had 8 points (4-of-7 shooting) and 7 assists. Both teams were at full strength today with no notable injuries.
In the last head-to-head matchup between the teams, the Knicks lost on the road. The Knicks have won only one of their last 5 games. Buy now NBA tickets at TickPick, with no extra fees.Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.