Payne finished with 18 points (7-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 21 minutes during Thursday's 116-113 win over the Magic.

Payne didn't outplay Chris Paul, but he gave the Suns a huge spark off the bench. He's now scored in double figures in back-to-back games as a reserve for just the second time this season, but it would be a stretch to expect him to deliver these numbers regularly in the upcoming weeks. Payne is averaging 8.6 points, 2.9 assists and 2.1 rebounds across 15.2 minutes per game since the All-Star break (10 appearances).

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