Brooklyn 99, Phoenix 79

Date - Friday, January 11, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Officials - #71 Rodney Mott, #52 Scott Twardoski, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 16272

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 25 28 13 13 79
Brooklyn 21 25 28 25 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 12-26 10-9 2-17 L5
Brooklyn 21-15 13-7 8-8 W5


Nets 99, Suns 79: Joe Johnson shook off an illness to score 19 points and short-handed Brooklyn extended its winning streak to five games while handing visiting Phoenix its fifth consecutive loss.

MarShon Brooks came off the bench to score a season-high 17 points and Andray Blatche and a hobbled Deron Williams added 15 apiece as the Nets sent the Suns to their 12th straight road loss and snapped a string of five home losses to Phoenix.

Jared Dudley had 18 points and Shannon Brown scored 15 for the Suns, who led by as many as 11 points in the second quarter but managed to score only 26 points in the second half in falling to 2-17 away from home.

Brooklyn improved to 7-1 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo despite losing starting forward Gerald Wallace to injury in the first quarter and having Williams limp through most of the second half after taking a knee to the thigh.

Brown scored 11 points in the second quarter and Phoenix hit 11 of 16 shots to take a 53-46 lead into the break. The Nets rallied behind Blatche and Brooks, who combined to outscore the Suns 16-13 in the third and give Brooklyn a 74-66 lead. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Johnson capped a 10-0 run to open the fourth and put the game out of reach.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Nets F Wallace left the game midway through the first quarter with bruised ribs after he was fouled on a dunk attempt by P.J. Tucker. Wallace was unable to shoot his free throws and because it was not a flagrant foul, he could not return to the game. Brooklyn was already without Kris Humphries (ankle), Mirza Teletovic (illness) and Jerry Stackhouse (hamstring). ... Goran Dragic and Luis Scola had 12 points each for Phoenix, which is mired in its longest road losing streak since dropping 14 straight from Jan. 3 to Feb. 17, 1984. ... Brooklyn posted its third straight victory by at least 20 points - the first time it has accomplished that since 1975 when the team was part of the American Basketball Association.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Brooklyn
Jared Dudley 18 Scoring Joe Johnson 19
Shannon Brown 4 Assists Deron Williams 6
Marcin Gortat 8 Rebounds Reggie Evans 15
Shannon Brown 5 Free Throws Made Deron Williams 7
Shannon Brown 3 Steals C.J. Watson 2
Jared Dudley 1 Blocks Brook Lopez 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 79 39.2 7-14 10-16 20 39 5 5 18
Brooklyn 99 45.3 6-13 25-32 12 44 2 10 12

Upcoming Games

  • Brooklyn will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Nets have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .438 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Chicago . The Suns have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .280 after a loss.
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