Phoenix 91, New York 88

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #10 Ron Garretson, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 19763

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 20 25 19 27 91
New York 19 23 19 27 88

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 5-9 3-4 2-5 W1
New York 6-8 3-4 3-4 L4

Recap


Shannon Brown scored nine of his 14 points in the final 4:07 as the visiting Phoenix Suns snapped a five-game losing streak with a 91-88 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.

Steve Nash had a team-high 26 points, including six free throws in the last 17 seconds, as the Suns averted their first six-game skid since March 2009 and sent the Knicks to their fourth consecutive defeat.

Grant Hill added 14 points and Marcin Gortat had his sixth straight double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds as Phoenix beat New York for the 12th time in the last 16 meetings.

Amar'e Stoudemire scored 23 points and rookie Iman Shumpert had 20 for the Knicks, who pulled to within one point on a 3-pointer by Carmelo Anthony with six seconds left.

But Nash drained two more free throws and Shumpert missed a tying 3-point attempt as the Suns improved to 5-0 when leading at halftime.

Shumpert scored 10 points in the final 3:09, including a pair of 3-pointers in the last minute, but couldn't bring New York back after Brown gave the Suns their biggest lead at 78-71 on back-to-back jumpers with 3:21 to play.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   New York
Steve Nash 26 Scoring Amar'e Stoudemire 23
Steve Nash 11 Assists Carmelo Anthony 4
Marcin Gortat 12 Rebounds Tyson Chandler 17
Steve Nash 6 Free Throws Made Amar'e Stoudemire 9
Shannon Brown 2 Steals Iman Shumpert 4
Channing Frye 4 Blocks Carmelo Anthony 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 91 45.6 7-12 12-16 21 38 8 9 15
New York 88 37.2 4-15 20-30 19 54 3 11 17

Upcoming Games

  • New York will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Knicks have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .286 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Boston . The Suns have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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