Preview: Phoenix At Brooklyn

When: 8:00 PM  ET, Friday, March 6, 2015
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Matchup Edge
PHO Edge in: BK
Points Per Game
Field Goal %
Free Throw %
Defense
Rebounding
Turn Overs
Bench


The Phoenix Suns look to build off their win over the Orlando Magic when they continue their Eastern road swing against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. The Suns had dropped two straight before posting a much-needed 105-100 victory over the Magic to stay close to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Phoenix has dropped 10 of its last 14 games and hopes to turn its fortunes around by winning in Brooklyn for the first time since Feb. 28, 2011. 

The Nets look to regroup after a 115-91 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, which caused them to tumble out of the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn opened up a five-game homestand with a 110-108 win over the Golden State Warriors but couldn't bring the same intensity on Wednesday and squandered an opportunity to earn the all-important tiebreaker over the Hornets. Brooklyn has taken four of its last six games against Western Conference opponents and hopes to beat the Suns for the sixth time in seven tries.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, ESPN, FSN Arizona (Phoenix), YES (Brooklyn)

ABOUT THE SUNS (32-30): Brandon Knight scored 28 points - the most since being traded to Phoenix on Feb. 19 - and handed out seven assists while Markieff Morris added 23 points in the win over Orlando. "It's going to take some time for me to be comfortable and really be myself," Knight told reporters. "I'm looking forward to the process." P.J. Tucker continued his stellar play by scoring all 19 of his points in the second half to finish in double figures for the eighth time in his last nine outings.  

ABOUT THE NETS (25-34): Deron Williams led the way with 12 points and six assists while Mason Plumlee and Bojan Bogdanovic added 11 apiece in the setback to Charlotte. Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez and Jarrett Jack went a combined 7-of-26 from the floor as Brooklyn shot 39.8 percent versus the Hornets. "I could say we had a little bit of a hangover from the Golden State game but I'd be lying," Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins told reporters."They came out here and beat us in every facet of the game."

BUZZER BEATERS

1. Two of the last four meetings have been decided by two points.

2. The Suns have lost three of their last four games against Eastern Conference opponents.

3. The Nets are 11-16 at home but have won three of their last four at Barclays Center.

PREDICTION: Suns 104, Nets 101

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Phoenix 32-30 W1 17-13 15-17 1-4 31-26 6-6 16-21
Brooklyn 25-34 L1 11-16 14-18 3-1 22-33 7-5 14-21

Last Meeting

Phoenix Brooklyn
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/12/14 BK 104 PHO 112 112 44 48.1 104 37 47.3

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
PHO G. Green 28 46.7 11
BK J. Johnson 21 43.8 6
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
PHO M. Plumlee 10 2 8
BK K. Garnett 10 2 8
Assists Player  
PHO G. Dragic 6
BK D. Williams 5
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
PHO E. Bledsoe 1138 46.1 302
BK J. Johnson 893 43.3 108
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
PHO P. Tucker 402 82 320
BK M. Plumlee 444 153 291
Assists Player  
PHO E. Bledsoe 389
BK D. Williams 300

Quickchart Matchup

Phoenix  Off vs  Brooklyn Def
105.6 Points For
99.7 Points Against
45.9 FG%
45.1 FG%
43.0 Reb
44.2 Reb
Brooklyn Off vs  Phoenix Def
96.4 Points For
105.1 Points Against
44.8 FG%
45.4 FG%
44.2 Reb
45.2 Reb

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
-3
-110
208
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports.ag
-110
-3
-110
208.5
Sportsbook.ag
-110
-3
-110
208.5
5Dimes OFF OFF
GTbets.eu OFF OFF
Top Bet
-110
-3
-110
208.5
BetOnline.ag
-105
-3
-110
208.5
BetDSI
-110
-3
-110
208.5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
BetDNA.com OFF OFF
Superbook.ag OFF OFF
BookMaker
-110
-3
-110
208.5
Vegas Odds
Westgate Las Vegas Superbook OFF OFF
Station OFF OFF
Mirage OFF OFF
Best home line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Phoenix Overall Brooklyn
32-30 W/L 25-34
31-29-2 ATS 29-30-0
33-28-1 O/U 24-35-0
105.6 Pts For 96.4
105.1 Pts Against 99.7
Phoenix A/H Brooklyn
15-17 W/L 11-16
16-14-2 ATS 10-17-0
19-13-0 O/U 13-14-0
104.8 Pts For 96.4
106.2 Pts Against 100.0