NBA: Suns handle Knicks, win 6th in a row
The Suns now have their longest winning streak since the 2009-2010 season after defeating the New York Knicks last night 112-88.
The Suns (44-29) owned the glass by out rebounding the Knicks 56-37 and had a 46-24 advantage in points in the paint.
Goran Dragic led the team with 32 points and his other “slash brother” Eric Bledsoe finished with 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Miles Plumlee had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds and 6th-man of the year candidate Markieff Morris had another great game off the bench with 16 points and 8 rebounds.
Carmelo Anthony led the way for the Knicks with 21 points and 7 boards. Amar’e Stoudemire had 19 points and 6 rebounds in his second game back in Phoenix since his departure.
Phoenix now has sole possession of 7th place in the West as they moved a half game above the Grizzlies and are now one full game ahead of the Mavericks. They are also now just 1.5 games behind Golden State for 6th and 2.5 games behind Portland for 5th.
Phoenix will be back in action on Sunday when the travel to Los Angeles to face the Lakers.
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