Kristaps Porzingis came one point shy of his career and season high as he finished with 37 points in the Knicks' 120-107 win over the Suns.
Porzingis shot 13-for-22 from the field as well as 10-for-13 from the charity stripe. He also added five rebounds and three blocks on the night.
Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 points on 6-of-15 shooting while Enes Kanter had 16 points and led the team with 16 rebounds.
Doug McDermott and Michael Beasley had 12 and 11 points respectively off the bench. >> Box score
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The Knicks had control of this game pretty much from opening tip to final buzzer. They slipped up a bit in the third quarter, which is where they have struggled most, but they still won by double digits.
This was a total team effort tonight. Everybody was moving the ball and the Knicks had six guys with three-plus assists with Jarrett Jack leading the way with eight. Jack has been remarkable finding open teammates since he was inserted in the starting lineup and he did it again tonight.
So much for Porzingis being sick huh? He casually dropped 37 after being ill and having an absurd mark from someone with insanely long nails on his arm. Half man, half amazing. Porzingis was unstoppable all night long. Kanter had a very impressive 16-point, 16-rebound double-double and a season-high three assists. Beasley even joined the party with 11 points tonight. All 10 Knicks that played scored which had MSG rocking, and it was truly fun to watch this team dial in on all cylinders.
The Knicks just have to keep beating teams they should. The Suns are not a good team. The Knicks upcoming schedule isn't bad at all, and they just got to keep moving the ball and Porzingis will do the rest. If they can get contributions from the likes of Beasley and McDermott like they did tonight, they will be in good shape. These Knicks are playing hard-nosed basketball and their starters are playing well. A major key to watch will be the consistency of Hardaway, who dropped 21 points tonight. If he shows up every night, the Knicks will continue winning.
The Knicks host the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.