There was no hint that Wes Johnson was about to catch fire before his hot hand made four 3-pointers in two minutes of Sunday’s Suns loss to Brooklyn.

Johnson had made 2 of 7 shot attempts over nearly three quarters. His first 3-pointer of the streak came by happenstance, when Markieff Morris was doubled at the 3-point line and swung the ball to an open Johnson. After the next 3, Johnson’s confidence became apparent as he turned to talk to courtside fans.

Once he launched the third 3, he took two anxious hops before it even hit net. Johnson returned upcourt with a scowl, pounding his chest and screaming. The fourth consecutive 3 was the hardest but he was in a zone, making it no matter that he had to dribble left against Deron Williams as the shot clock ran down.

Johnson came to the sideline being bounced around by celebratory Suns like a pinball. He yelled to the crowd in an emotional release. Johnson shed his soft-spoken voice and persistent smile for the look of a court assassin that the Suns would love to see more often.

“I needed that, just for the whole season and where it was going,” Johnson said. “I needed to get it out. That was just me getting all that frustration out.”

Johnson’s upside has been limited to glimpses, even with his 13-point average since becoming a starter 10 games ago. With five 3s on Sunday, he still has shot only 28 percent on 3s and 40.4 percent overall as a starter.

Johnson is shooting less than 40 percent for the third consecutive season, but Suns interim head coach Lindsey Hunter is imploring him that there are no bad shots for him. The hope is an aggressive Johnson will breed the confidence he showed in a 17-point third quarter Sunday.

Johnson looks every bit the part of a scoring wing with his athletic 6-foot-7 frame and his high-rise shooting form. But his 31 percent 3-point shooting this season is a career worst that could be attributed to spotty action until the past 14 games. His mid-range shots could use the most work. Between five and 14 feet, Johnson has missed 25 of 37 shots this season.

Johnson is more willing to take risks off the dribble lately rather than just spotting up. Hunter threatened to sit him Sunday if he passed up another available shot.

“He came to life,” Hunter said. “If that is what we have to do, then that will be the threat that we hold over his head every night.”