New York 99, Phoenix 97

Date - Wednesday, December 26, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #8 Marc Davis, #66 Haywoode Workman, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 15153

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New York 27 27 22 23 99
Phoenix 29 15 32 21 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New York 21-8 12-2 9-6 W1
Phoenix 11-18 9-7 2-11 L3


Knicks 99, Suns 97: J.R. Smith hit a jump shot at the buzzer as New York handed host Phoenix its third consecutive loss.

The Knicks scored nine straight points for a 95-90 lead, but the Suns answered with seven in a row to move in front before Smith's jumper with 10.6 seconds to play forged a 97-97 tie. Sebastian Telfair stepped out of bounds with one second left, and Smith took an inbound pass from Jason Kidd and buried another jumper to avoid overtime.

Smith scored a team-high 27 points off the bench and Kidd added and eight assists for New York, which played without Carmelo Anthony (hyperextended knee) and Raymond Felton (finger).

Jared Dudley was 5-of-8 from 3-point range en route to a game-high 36 points and Marcin Gortat contributed 13 and nine rebounds for the Suns, who had won seven of eight at home against the Knicks.

New York held a 10-point lead at halftime and increased it to 14 midway through the third quarter, but the Suns went on a 20-4 run to jump ahead 74-72 with 1:23 remaining in the period. Dudley hit a 3-pointer with 6:12 left in the fourth and made three free throws less than a minute later to give Phoenix a 90-86 advantage.

GAME NOTEBOOK: C Tyson Chandler recorded 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who avoided losing consecutive games for just the second time this season. ... Gortat has started 106 consecutive games. ... Phoenix remained two wins shy of the 2,000th in franchise history.


Top Game Performances

New York   Phoenix
J.R. Smith 27 Scoring Jared Dudley 36
Jason Kidd 8 Assists Shannon Brown 4
Tyson Chandler 12 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 9
J.R. Smith 5 Free Throws Made Jared Dudley 9
J.R. Smith 5 Steals Sebastian Telfair 3
Tyson Chandler 2 Blocks Marcin Gortat 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New York 99 45.5 9-22 10-14 21 41 6 8 11
Phoenix 97 45.8 8-21 13-16 21 38 5 7 14

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Indiana. The Suns have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .353 after a loss.
  • New York will play their next game on the road against Sacramento . The Knicks have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .875 after a loss.
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