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VIDEO: T.J. Warren’s career night

Through eight games Warren is second on the Suns in scoring.

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Phoenix Suns fans knew it was possible all along. On Wednesday night against the Wizards in Washington, T.J. Warren alerted the rest of the NBA.

In an improbable 122-116 victory over the Wizards, Warren exploded for a career high 40 points, 28 of those in the second half, as Phoenix overcame a 22-point deficit. Wizards guard Bradley Beal did not mince words following the loss.

Warren hit 16 of 22 shots and ripped down 10 boards in Washington. Against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday he scored 20, all in the second half, in a 122-114 Suns win. A week earlier against the Jazz he poured in 27. In a week’s time Warren logged two of the top four scoring performances in his career. We’re eight games into the 2017-18 season.

Here’s what Wednesday night looked like:

Will we see more fireworks from Warren tonight against the New York? Last season against the Knicks Warren scored four points, his lowest total on the season when playing north of 26 minutes. This is a different T.J. Warren, though, right?

Suns. Knicks. Madison Square Garden. 4:30pm PT. Read the preview and wrap up the workday early.