Knight scored 19 points (5-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 7-8 FT) with seven assists, three rebounds and two steals in 37 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Pelicans. After a slow start to the season Knight has found another gear, averaging 27.5 points, 8.0 assists, 6.8 boards, 3.0 threes and 2.3 steals over the last four games. Those numbers have come against some of the league's worst defenses, however, including the Lakers and Nuggets, so don't expect his hot streak to last.
Knight sprained his ankle in Friday's game and is questionable to return, Paul Coro of azcentral.com reports. Knight had accumulated six points, two assists, one rebound, and one steal in nine minutes before exiting the game late in the first quarter. Any chance to return is currently up in the air.
Knight continued his stellar performance Wednesday against the Bulls, posting 23 points (8-20 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT), four assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 38 minutes. Knight is averaging 22.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.2 steals over the last five games in what seems to be a mini-streak of ramped up production. He's never been a model of consistency, so there's a good chance he'll cool off soon. However, his the upside to his dynamic game style is that he'll post stray numbers on the box score even when his shot isn't falling.
Knight exploded for 37 points (14-22 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four assists, and two rebounds over 34 minutes in Thursday's 118-104 victory over the Clippers. Knight was granted a reprieve from a dose of Chris Paul defense when the Clippers' All-Star point guard sat out Thursday's game, and he took full advantage. The 23-year-old posted a career high in points and set season bests in field goal percentage, three-pointers, and three-point shooting percentage. Additionally, after an alarming eight-turnover night versus the Thunder's Russell Westrbook in the Suns' most recent contest, Knight handed the ball over to the opposition on only one occasion Thursday. The stellar performance brought Knights per-game scoring metric up to 20.3 on the young season, a figure he has supplemented with nightly averages of 4.4 assists and 4.0 rebounds.
Knight scored 27 points (10-19 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT) with five rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block in 34 minutes during Saturday's win over the Trail Blazers. He and Eric Bledsoe have been dynamite together in the Suns backcourt through the early part of the schedule, and Knight is now averaging 20.0 points, 5.0 boards, 4.0 assists, 2.3 threes and 1.7 steals on the young season.
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