Wednesday , Jan , 26 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Phoenix Suns Team Report – January 26

=== Phoenix Suns Team Report – January 26 ===

(Sports Network) – The Phoenix Suns try to keep their latest winning streak
going on Wednesday when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.

Phoenix defeated Milwaukee, 111-104, at America West Arena on November 24 for
its second straight series win. The Suns have won nine of the last 10 meetings
overall.

The Suns hit the skids in recent weeks, losing six-in-a-row, but have since
reeled off consecutive wins over New Jersey and New York. On Tuesday night,
Amare Stoudemire scored 29 points, Quentin Richardson added 25, including 7-
of-14 from beyond the arc and Phoenix routed the struggling Knicks, 133-118,
at Madison Square Garden.

Joe Johnson scored 24 and Shawn Marion added 20 points while pulling down 11
rebounds for the Suns, who had a season-high 133 points in the win. Phoenix
scorched New York from three-point land, going 16-of-32.

Jim Jackson came off the bench to hit for 17 on 6-of-8 shooting in the win. As
a team the Suns shot 46-of-85 from the floor en route to their second straight
triumph and in the process, snapped a four-game slide on the road.

The Suns, who are 16-6 as the visitor this season, will play the second
portion of a six-game road trip on Wednesday. Phoenix will visit Paul Pierce
and the Boston Celtics on Friday and the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Stoudemire is averaging 32.3 points and eight rebounds in his last three
contests, while Richardson has scored in double-digits in six straight games
and has registered 18.8 points per game in that span.

Marion has scored in double-digits in 14 straight and 41 of Phoenix’ 43 games.
He has recorded four straight and five double-doubles in his last six
contests.

PHO