DeMarre Carroll scored a season-high 24 points, Trevor Booker added 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped a three-game losing streak Sunday night with a 98-88 victory over the struggling Memphis Grizzlies.
Joe Harris finished with 13 points for the Nets, who used a third-quarter spurt to put away the Grizzlies, who have lost eight straight.
Marc Gasol and Tyreke Evans scored 18 points apiece for Memphis, although Gasol did not play at all in the fourth quarter as a smaller Grizzlies lineup made a dent in Brooklyn's 19-point, second-half lead. Chandler Parsons scored 12, but did not play in the second half after tweaking his right knee.
FIVE 3-pointers in the 3rd quarter gave Brooklyn the big lead 🙌 pic.twitter.com/JfsQoqaXET- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) November 27, 2017
The Nets opened the second half with a 22-6 run, looking much more fluid on offense than in the opening half. Brooklyn connected on nine of its first 15 shots to build the lead to as many as 19.
Meanwhile, the Memphis offense was stagnant with sloppy passes and 1-on-1 play. Memphis converted only two of its first 17 shots.
The Nets made five 3-pointers while outscoring Memphis 32-18 in the third quarter, carrying a 79-65 lead into the fourth. >> Read more
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