Suns 113, Knicks 111, Overtime: Suns’ Eric Bledsoe Topples Knicks With 31 Points, and a Layup in Overtime


Eric Bledsoe, right, and Tyson Chandler stole the ball from Kristaps Porzingis of the Knicks during the Suns’ overtime victory on Tuesday.

Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

PHOENIX — Eric Bledsoe scored on a driving, left-handed layup with 30 seconds left in overtime to put the Phoenix Suns ahead for good in a 113-111 victory over the Knicks on Tuesday night — the Knicks’ second loss in eight games.

Bledsoe scored 8 consecutive points late in the extra period and finished with 31, his third consecutive game with at least 30 points.

Kristaps Porzingis scored 34 points for the Knicks, 1 short of his career high, before fouling out with 1 minute 34 seconds left in overtime.

Carmelo Anthony finished off a 3-for-15 shooting night with an air ball that resulted in a 24-second clock violation with 5.9 seconds left in overtime.

Devin Booker’s two free throws with 5.2 seconds remaining increased the lead to 113-110, and the Suns, coming off an overtime home loss to New Orleans on Sunday night, held on from there.

Derrick Rose did not play in the second…

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