Phoenix was clicking on all cylinders as they grinded out 109-107 victory against Atlanta on Wednesday night.
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A balanced attack was the key on a night when Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker went a combined 10-30 from the field (1-5 on threes) to earn the W against the Hawks. The Suns forced more turnovers, shot a higher percentage from beyond the arc, and went to the free throw line 15 more times than Atlanta.
So far this season Phoenix has struggled with their three-point field goal percentage, turnovers, and fouls; but Wednesday night they showed what can happen when these areas are leaning in their favor. Brandon Knight came off the bench and scored a team-high 23 points, making eight of his nine free throw attempts and all three of his shots from deep. Knight led the Suns’ bench attack that put up 54 points.
P.J. Tucker and Jared Dudley each scored 17 points for Phoenix.
Phoenix was 1-4 in their last five games before besting Atlanta. T.J. Warren missed his 6th straight game while dealing with an undisclosed head injury while the Hawks were missing Paul Millsap due to a hip injury and Tiago Splitter due to a calf strain.
The Suns will look to keep the momentum from this win with them as they travel to play the powerhouse Warriors on Saturday.