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BBNBA: Suns Pull Off Clutch Win Over Hornets

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Good morning, folks. Avert your eyes from the box score of the Bucks-Knicks game, it will only make you sad (or happy, depending on who you are). Let’s talk NBA.

RECAP

Big shots in the final minute push Phoenix to victory

  • Phoenix Suns guard Kelly Oubre Jr. started the game 0-7 from beyond the arc. He finished it with the two most clutch triples of the night.
  • Down seven with under one minute left, Oubre drilled two shots from the perimeter to lift his Suns team to a close win over the Charlotte Hornets, 109-104. Devin Booker posted a BBNBA-high of 23 points to go along with four rebounds and four assists while Oubre ended the game with 23 points, as well.

  • Hornets forward P.J. Washington played in just 18 minutes, adding 11 points on 5-7 shooting. Washington was on the bench for the majority of the second half and sat almost the entire fourth quarter until he was called in with under a minute remaining. The reason for Washington going MIA was that his teammate, Marvin Williams, was turning back the clock. The 33-year old scored a season-high 22 points in place of Washington. Malik Monk registered six points, three rebounds, and three assists for the Hornets on 2-6 shooting.

Knicks embarrassed YET AGAIN

  • Well, well, well. What do we have here? Another horrendous loss for the New York Knicks? Delicious.
  • The Milwaukee Bucks ran the Knicks out of the state of Wisconsin by a final score of 132-88. For the second game in a row, Giannis Antetokounmpo hardly played, finishing with 29 points and 15 rebounds in a mere 21 minutes. Eric Bledsoe added six points, seven rebounds, and four assists in just 19 minutes. The Bucks sprinted away with this game early to extend its win streak to 12 games. Milwaukee led by as many as 47 points in this one.
  • As for the Knicks, Kevin Knox was placed in the starting lineup for the second consecutive game following the first healthy DNP of his career. The former Kentucky forward had a forgettable night, finishing with five points and three rebounds on 1-9 shooting (0-5 from deep) in 23 minutes. Julius Randle was the top scorer once again for New York, ending the night with 19 points to go along with five boards.
  • The Knicks still suck.
  • Check out the full stat sheet below.

STATISTICS

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Devin Booker (PHX)109-104 W @ CHA237-15 (3-10)44115+838
Julius Randle (NYK)88-132 L @ MIL195-12 (0-1)51103-3125
P.J. Washington Jr. (CHA)104-109 L vs. PHX115-7 (0-2)12001-618
Malik Monk (CHA)104-109 L vs. PHX62-6 (0-2)33111+521
Eric Bledsoe (MIL)132-88 W vs. NYK62-3 (0-0)74013+2519
Kevin Knox (NYK)88-132 L @ MIL51-9 (0-5)30001-3723
Willie Cauley-Stein (GSW)79-104 L @ ATL42-4 (0-0)40221-819
De'Aaron Fox (SAC)106-113 L vs. CHIDNP-Ankle----------------
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA)104-109 L vs. PHXDNP-CD----------------
Wenyen Gabriel (SAC)106-113 L vs. CHIDNP-G League----------------

TONIGHT IN THE NBA

7:00: Pistons @ Cavaliers (Knight)

7:00: Magic @ Wizards (Wall-out)

7:30: Heat (Adebayo, Herro) @ Raptors

7:30 (TNT): Mavericks @ Pelicans (MIller-out)

8:30: Rockets @ Spurs (Lyles)

9:00: Lakers (Davis, Rondo) @ Nuggets (Murray, Vanderbilt)

10:00 (TNT): Trail Blazers (Labissiere) @ Clippers (Patterson)

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA. Follow me on Twitter: @ZackGeoghegan