Top 5 Most Satisfying Games from Phoenix Suns 2021-22 Regular Season

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Phoenix Suns, Cameron Johnson.
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Phoenix Suns vs New York Knicks, March 4th

Shorthanded once again without the services of Chris Paul or Devin Booker, the Suns needed to rely on their role players during this trip to The Garden just over a month ago. This time, it was Cameron Johnson who stepped up to the plate, delivering a performance for the ages headlined by a truly unforgettable shot.

Although the Suns found themselves ahead of the New York Knicks by three at halftime, they spoiled that lead after surrendering 38 points in the third period which put Phoenix down by 12 entering the fourth.

But in that final period, the Knicks had no nuclear deterrent for Johnson’s 21-point explosion.

Knocking down a barrage of triples, the third-year forward willed Phoenix back into the game down the stretch. He ended up finishing with a career-high 38 points, going 9-12 from beyond  the arc. His final triple banked into the net as a jimmer-range buzzer beater, sealing the comeback victory.

Suns fans have been lucky enough to watch a number of their team’s young players blossom over the past two years, but Johnson took arguably the largest leap this season, of course capped off by this moment.

Prior to the fourth, Johnson also got into a scuffle with Knicks star Julius Randle, who ended up getting ejected. That animosity only made Johnson’s performance, and his shot, that much sweeter.