Nets vs. Suns: New Jersey Burnt by the Suns in Phoenix

January 12th, 2011 by Jim Mancari Leave a reply »
If the New Jersey Nets wore any sun block to protect themselves from the Phoenix Suns, it definitely wore off midway through the fourth quarter.

In the first game of their four-game western swing, the Nets dropped a heart-breaker to the Phoenix Suns, 118-109, in overtime. The Nets have now lost six straight road games and are just 3-18 away from “The Rock” this season.

The Nets did get a great offensive output from their bench, who outscored the Phoenix bench 59-38. Kris Humphries, Sasha Vujacic and Jordan Farmar all finished in double figures.

One of the major storylines from this game was the battle of the twins, Brook and Robin Lopez. In many families, the younger brother just can’t seem to keep up with the older brother. Such was the case tonight, since Brook is one minute older than Robin. Brook finished with 16 points while Robin scored 11.

After missing Saturday’s game, Devin Harris came out with tons of energy. He had seven points in the first five minutes which allowed the Nets to take an early eight point lead.

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