October 28, 2022;  Phoenix, Ariz;  United States of America;  Cam Johnson (23) lies on the floor after falling against a Pelican during a match at the Footprint Center.  Mandatory credit: Patrick Brin - The Arizona Republic

It’s late in a close match and he’s on the floor.

Devin Booker and Chris Paul are attracting defensive attention – and are looking to find Cam Johnson to do what he does best.

Pick up and shoot for 3.

Johnson made a triple-deep in the fourth quarter to help Phoenix close out Houston, 124-109, Sunday night at the Footprint Center.

October 30, 2022;  Phoenix, Arizona, USA;  Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson (23) dunks the ball over Houston Rockets guard Daichen Knicks (15) in the footprint center.

“I love him man, I love him,” Johnson said. “We have some good players and some high-profile players who get a lot of attention, especially in the earlier stages. When teams try to eliminate those options, a lot of the time, I’m the one who takes advantage of that.”

Johnson scored a season-high 19 in Sunday’s win with nine fourths in 3 of 4 of 3.

His teammates love it too.

“It’s so good to see him fly,” said Chris Paul, while Johnson was on the other end of his first and second passes which resulted in 3 to give Phoenix a 122-107 lead with 1:18 remaining in the game.

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