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Vince Carter became the 41st player in NBA history to surpass the 20,000 point mark. Congrats, Vince! (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Vince Carter needed 9 points to hit 20,000 points on his career. He hit that mark in the second quarter...and then kept on going.
In a game that caused a bit of grief for Suns fans everywhere, the boys in purple and orange pulled together what was one of their more impressive wins on the season. After outscoring the Knicks by 9 in the first quarter, everything seemed to be going the Suns way. The offense was clicking, the defense wasn't horrendous, and everyone just looked comfortable. That's when Mike D'Antoni decided he had seen enough.
The Knicks came out firing in the second quarter, eliminating the Suns lead and eventually taking a 3 point lead heading into halftime. For a Suns team that has been notoriously bad in the third quarter this season, it wasn't exactly the type of second quarter we wanted to see. The Suns then came out and shook off their third quarter rust, again outscoring the Knicks by 9. The fourth quarter saw a few runs coming from both teams, but ultimately, it was the Suns standing victorious when the final buzzers sounded.
I'll keep the rest of this relatively short, as being sick with bronchitis and other various maladies doesn't exactly lend itself well to clear thoughts or sentences that make sense. I'll do my best before I crash!
The Suns pulled out a victory in a big way in Madison Square Garden, matching their season high win streak of 3. Coming up next on the schedule are some very winnable games, with the next four of the road trip coming against Cleveland, Washington, Detroit and Philadelphia. Jared Dudley had said before the trip that he expected the team to win four of the five. Vince Carter then chimed in and said that he thinks the team could win all five. After today's win, it's looking more and more likely that if the team keeps up their current efforts, they could very well be on their way to winning all five.
Again, my apologies for not having more for the recap, but let's get this comments section rockin'! I shall be retiring to my bed, hopefully napping this nasty sickness off.
Next on the schedule: @ Cleveland Cavaliers (8-32) on Wednesday, January 19th.