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Suns win 128-110, enjoy first 3-game winning streak in almost 2 years

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Booker poured in 38 points and Jamal Crawford had career-high 14 assists as the Suns pasted the Knicks in New York.

Phoenix Suns v New York Knicks Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Minus glue-guy Trevor Ariza’s glue-making energy and winning attitude, the Phoenix Suns blasted the New York Knicks on the way to their first three-game winning streak in nearly two years.

Devin Booker had 38 points, T.J. Warren poured in 24 after halftime (26 for the game), and the ageless Jamal Crawford dished a CAREER HIGH 14 assists off the bench, and the Suns won GOING AWAY over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

Career high

Crawford’s 14 assists: that’s the 2nd most assists by a player in their 19th season or later, trailing only Kobe Bryant (19).

Third quarter run

After the Knicks took a 76-71 lead halfway through the third quarter, the Suns finished the third quarter on a 29-7 run to take a 100-83 lead entering the fourth.

A 29-7 RUN!

They won the third quarter 41-17 overall.

The rest of the game was never in doubt and the Suns won their first runaway road game in a very, very long time.

Other Highlights

  • Deandre Ayton had 21 points and 13 rebounds in only 29 minutes, while backup Richaun Holmes had 13 points and 4 rebounds of his own.
  • Josh Jackson had 14 points on 5-9 shooting off the bench, with 7 boards and 3 assists
  • T.J. Warren not only had 26 huge points (four three-pointers), but he also racked up 5 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks
  • Dragan Bender even got some mopup duty run... shades of Pat Burke!
  • Knicks were missing a LOT of players, including Kristaps Porzingis (all year) as well as rookies Alonzo Trier and Mitchell Robinson

Three game win streak!

The Suns last won three in a row in March 2-5, 2017 — wins over the Hornets, Thunder and Celtics — before losing out most of the rest of the season.

On Wednesday, the Suns play the Celtics in Boston.

Stay tuned!