After suffering four consecutive losses, the Nets rebounded in the second game of their West Coast trip.
Joe Harris put up a season-high 18 points off the bench as the Nets beat the Suns in Phoenix, 98-92. D'Angelo Russell pumped in a game-high 23 points and nine assists while DeMarre Carroll added a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Allen Crabbe scored 15 points and made three of his four attempts from three-point range.
Compared to many of Brooklyn's prior games this season, tonight was more of a grind-it-out affair. The Nets, who averaged 114.3 points and 119.3 points allowed per game, led 47-41 at halftime. They held the Suns to 35.3 percent shooting from the floor and forced 17 turnovers. The two teams combined for 236 points in their meeting last week while neither reached 100 points on Monday.
Harris was the bright spot for the Nets early on with 14 points by halftime. His checking into the game alongside Brooklyn's bench unit provided the team with an early spark.
The Nets' frontcourt depth lessened further after Rondae Hollis-Jefferson left with a hip contusion at halftime. Quincy Acy returned after missing the previous three games with a groin injury. His return offset the absence of fellow forward Trevor Booker, who missed the game with a back injury..>> Read more