Published 11:50 p.m. ET Nov. 6, 2017 | Updated 12:50 a.m. ET Nov. 7, 2017
PHOENIX (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets had misplaced their scoring contact throughout a four-game dropping streak, in order that they turned to defensive stress to finish the skid.
D’Angelo Russell scored 13 of his 23 factors within the fourth quarter, and Brooklyn held the Phoenix Suns to 34.9 p.c capturing in a 98-92 win Monday night time.
Russell added eight badists, Joe Harris scored a season-high 18 factors and Brooklyn gained a recreation that featured 32 turnovers and 59 fouls.
“It wasn’t the prettiest game ever played in the NBA,” Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson stated. “A lot of fouls, but we found a way. Our defense was good. We had contributions from a lot of guys.”
The Suns rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to guide 75-74 after Jared Dudley’s layup with 9:17 to play. The Nets went again forward moments later and held on for his or her first street win of the season, with Russell scoring eight of his workforce’s subsequent 12 level after it misplaced the lead.
“Just didn’t want to lose and tried to do whatever it took to win,” Russell stated. “Everybody came through as a collective unit and did what they were supposed to do.”
DeMarre Carroll added 14 factors and 11 rebounds, and Allen Crabbe scored 15 factors.
“That was the first time we held a team under 100 (points) this year,” Crabbe stated. “I think we all just came in focused.”
T.J. Warren had 20 factors because the Suns dropped their third straight, together with Sunday at San Antonio. Devin Booker scored 18 factors earlier than fouling out late within the recreation.
The Suns began nicely, with Booker scoring 11 factors within the first seven minutes, earlier than the Nets used a 16-Zero run to go up 28-16.
Phoenix minimize the result in one twice within the second quarter however completed the half making 10 of 40 pictures. The Nets, behind 14 first-half factors from Harris, led 47-41 on the break.
“Give them credit, they challenged us well,” Suns interim head coach Jay Triano stated. “We tried … to see if we could get a bunch of guys going and it was tough to make shots.”
Booker reached three,000 profession factors with a 19-foot jumper with 7:46 to play within the first quarter. He wanted six factors to succeed in three,000 coming into the sport.
Booker, 21, is the fourth-youngest participant in NBA historical past to attain three,000 factors, behind LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony.
“It means a lot,” Booker stated after the sport. “My dream my whole life is to play in the NBA. Once I got here I realized I wanted to leave a mark. … I’m trying to do it, and trying to get wins along with it.”
Nets: F Rondae-Hollis Jefferson performed 17 minutes within the first half however didn’t return within the second half because of a proper hip contusion. … F Trevor Booker (sore decrease again) didn’t play and is each day, coach Kenny Atkinson stated. Booker did not participate within the pregame shootaround. … F Quincy Acy performed regardless of a left groin pressure, his first motion since Oct. 27.
Suns: Veteran F Jared Dudley performed a season-high 21 minutes and scored his first six factors of the season. … Former NBA All-Star and Suns ahead Clifford Robinson attended the sport. … The Suns have misplaced three straight at residence to the Nets.
Nets: At Denver on Tuesday night time, the third recreation of 5 on a Western street journey.
Suns: Host Miami Wednesday night time.
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