Behind Brandon Knight’s team-high 25 points, the Phoenix Suns held off the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves 108-101 Sunday night.
Knight shot a miserable 0-12 at one point in a loss two days prior to hitting a career-high seven three-pointers against the T-Pups.
Zach LaVine chipped in 28 points for Minny.
Per the AP:
Knight scored nine of his points in the fourth quarter, all on 3s. He was 3 for 24 from long range in his four previous games and 0 for 13 in his last two. […] “It always feels good to see the ball go in the hoop,” Knight said. “I’m not going to change the way I’ve been playing. It was one off night, a really off night. But I’m a very confident person and my teammates always stick behind me.”
The Timberwolves committed 25 turnovers, including nine in the third quarter, which helped the Suns get out in transition and take control of the game for good. Phoenix scored 43 points off turnovers for the game. […] That total was the most points off turnovers for the Suns since the statistic was first kept in 1998, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
The Suns didn’t score for more than 4 minutes during the fourth quarter as Minnesota cut into a 19-point lead, but P.J. Tucker’s 3-pointer at the 7:53 mark followed by Eric Bledsoe’s steal and dunk gave Phoenix a 90-75 lead. […] Minnesota got the lead down to 104-99 on LaVine’s 3 with 35 seconds left but never got closer.