The winning streak has lengthened to four games after the Phoenix Suns defeated the Charlotte Hornets in a commanding fashion.
Phoenix controlled the game from start to finish. Even without key players like Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, the Suns maintained their hot streak and are now back above .500.
While there was a spread of contributions from a handful of players, Cameron Johnson shined the brightest.
In just his third game since returning from his knee injury, Johnson racked up 24 points on just 11 shots. From beyond the arc, Cam made six out of seven attempts.
Not to mention, the 26-year-old guard only played in 18 minutes as the Suns want to slowly bring him back to 100%.
Cameron Johnson is the greatest player ever to come from the University of North Carolina.
— Mike Vigil (@protectedpick) January 25, 2023
Cameron Johnson is HIM
— evan (@Evan_Johnson16) January 25, 2023
Great to have Cam Johnson back on the roster 🙌🏼
— Krispy Keen (@TheKrispy1) January 25, 2023
God Bless America, God Bless Cam Johnson
— 🐍 D-Backsfan223🐍 (@AytonOverDoncic) January 25, 2023
Dario Saric also had a fantastic night from the three-point line, shooting 3/4 from beyond the arc. Saric tied a season high with 19 points, and he now has more than 10 points in back-to-back games for just the second time this season.
We were a Dario Saric away from winning a championship
— C ☀️ (@espnburners) January 25, 2023
DO NOT….I REPEAT DO NOT TRADE DARIO SARIC, i was wrong about him 2 seasons ago, the guy is pure magic on the court
— MDQasQas (Nagatoro87) 🍥 (@MD87QasQas) January 25, 2023
Dario Šarić is having a night. pic.twitter.com/x8fr81RK5o
— Bally Sports Arizona (@BALLYSPORTSAZ) January 25, 2023
And lastly, the question has to be asked, is this team better without Deandre Ayton playing?
The Suns now hold a concerning yet impressive 8-1 record on nights where Ayton is completely out.
We don't need Ayton!!!!!! https://t.co/jSq0vwNyiF
— TreThetrillest (@ZUDEEEE) January 25, 2023
I hope they trade Ayton lol 😂 we have saric who’s not afraid
— R3HAB3K (@R3HAB3000) January 25, 2023
Monty needs to be playing lord Biyombo alot more when Ayton comes back.
Bizzy is a solid & necessary defensive presence while unfortunately, DA is not.
— Above The Rim Podcast (@jusblaze_513) January 25, 2023
Next up for the Suns will be the Dallas Mavericks, who are coming to Phoenix at just the right time.
Get your popcorn ready for this Thursday night matchup, as it is always a classic when these two teams face off.