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NBA Summary: The Suns outscore the Knicks in a thrashing

March 4, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns striker Cameron Johnson (23) shoots the winning shot in the final seconds of the game against the New York Knicks at the Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

March 5, 2022

Cameron Johnson finished the best game of his career by hitting a long triple when time expired Friday night to complete Phoenix’s 14-point comeback in the fourth quarter when host Suns outscored the New York Knicks 115-114.

New York went up by two with 7.1 seconds to go when Alec Burks hit his first free kick but missed the second. Phoenix caught the rebound and worked the ball up to Johnson. who finished his 38-point night, his professional record, when his 31-foot bench shot came in, causing a pandemonium.

Cameron Payne finished with 17 points and 16 assists, the record of his career, for the Suns, who were without Chris Paul (broken thumb) and Devon Booker (COVID protocol).

The Knicks, who lost their seventh straight game, lost to Julius Randle in an expulsion in the third quarter after a skirmish with Johnson. The New York winger, who had 25 points, the team’s maximum, pushed a referee away and pushed Johnson.

Bucks 118, Bulls 112

Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his sixth straight double-double when Milwaukee defeated Chicago for its third straight win.

The MVP has twice scored 34 points, 16 rebounds and five assists. Jrue Holiday added 26 points and eight rebounds, and Khris Middleton scored 22 points for the Bucks.

Zach LaVine advanced to the Bulls with 30 points, eight rebounds and six assists. DeMar DeRozan had 29 points, and Nikola Vucevic provided 19 along with nine rebounds.

Pistons 111, Pacers 106

Saddiq Bey had 25 points, Cade Cunningham contributed 20 points and nine rebounds and Detroit outscored Indiana.

Down in six with 2:55 to play, the Pistons finished the game with a 12-1 run to win for the fifth time in seven games.

Detroit Marvin Bagley III provided 18 points and eight rebounds, while Isaiah Stewart added eight points and 13 rebounds. Malcolm Brogdon’s 26 points led the Pacers, who have alternated losses and wins in the last seven games.

Pelicans 124, Jazz 90

Brandon Ingram scored 29 points and the New Orleans host dominated Utah from start to finish for his fourth straight win.

CJ McCollum added 24 points for the Pelicans, who led by 18 points after a quarter, by 27 at halftime and by 32 at the end of the third quarter. They led up to 37 points on their way to increase their average margin of victory during the winning streak to 26.8 points.

Donovan Mitchell scored 14 points and Hassan Whiteside had 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Jazz, which saw him end his streak of three straight wins in the third game of a five-game trip.

76ers 125, Cavaliers 119

Tyrese Maxey scored 33 points, James Harden added 25 points and 11 assists and the Philadelphia host defeated Cleveland.

The Sixers improved to 4-0 with Harden in the lineup and earned their fifth straight overall lead.

Joel Embiid had 22 points and nine rebounds, Georges Niang scored 17 from the bench and Tobias Harris contributed 15. Darius Garland led the Cavaliers with 26 points and 19 assists, Isaac Okoro scored 22 and Cedi Osman and Jarrett Allen 20 each. .

Hawks 117, Wizards 114

De’Andre Hunter equaled his season high with 26 points and Trae Young scored 25 to lead Atlanta to host Washington.

Atlanta increased its lead over Washington to one of the playoff finishes at 2 1/2 games. Washington cut Atlanta’s lead to 11 with about five minutes to go to a point when Raúl Neto made a triple with 5.9 seconds left. Young made two free throws, but Kyle Kuzma missed a desperate 47-foot triple.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope of Washington scored 28 and was 6 of 6 against 3. Kuzma added 22 points and 11 assists, and Rui Hachimura scored 19 points.

Magic 103, Raptors 97

Cole Anthony had 15 points, 12 rebounds and five assists and Orlando ended a nine-game losing streak to host Toronto.

Jalen Suggs also scored 15 points and Mo Bamba added 14 for the Magic, who scored seven players in two figures. Orlando has won three of its last four games overall.

Pascal Siakam had 34 points and 14 rebounds for the Raptors, who lost two in a row. Malachi Flynn added 20 points, Precious Achiuwa 11 and Scottie Barnes 10.

Timberwolves 138, Thunder 101

Karl-Anthony Towns and Naz Reid scored 20 points each to lead Minnesota to a road victory over Oklahoma City.

The Timberwolves entered the game with the highest-scoring road offense in the NBA, and did so again on Friday. Six players scored 15 or more points for Minnesota, who won their third straight game.

The Timberwolves exploded in the second period, firing 72.7 percent from the floor (16 of 22), to score 45 points. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had another great game for the Thunder, scoring 33 points in 14 of 21 shots.

Nuggets 116, Rockets 101

DeMarcus Cousins ​​produced 31 points, the highest of the season, and caught nine rebounds when the Denver host sent Houston to its 12th straight loss.

Jeff Green and JaMychal Green scored 14 points each for Denver, who played without reigning MVP Nikola Jokic (non-COVID). The Nuggets won for the seventh time in eight games.

Will Barton scored 11 points, including two triples. His second trey gave him 769 in his Denver career, beating JR Smith (768) by the franchise record. Christian Wood had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Jalen Green scored 18 points for the Rockets.

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