Suns win 12th straight with ease, roll past Nuggets 126-97

Nuggets Suns Basketball
Posted at 8:59 PM, Nov 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-21 22:59:26-05

PHOENIX — Cam Johnson scored a career-high 22 points, Deandre Ayton added 21 and the fast-starting Phoenix Suns ran their winning streak to 12, routing the short-handed Denver Nuggets 126-97 on Sunday night.

The Suns scored 48 points in the first quarter for a 20-point lead, hitting 7 of 8 3-pointers.

Johnson, Devin Booker, and Jae Crowder all hit two 3-pointers during the early run.

The Suns haven’t lost since Oct. 27 against Sacramento when Harrison Barnes made a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

It’s the longest winning streak for the franchise since they won 17 straight during the 2006-07 season.

Denver star forward Nikola Jokic missed his second straight game with a sprained right wrist.