National Basketball Association
Brooklyn 102, Phoenix 100
When: 9:00 PM ET, Sunday, March 24, 2013
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials: #34 Kevin Cutler, #13 Monty McCutchen, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance: 14800

Nets 102, Suns 100:
Brook Lopez scored 21 points and Deron Williams had 20 points and 11 assists as visiting Brooklyn handed Phoenix its seventh loss in eight games.

Kris Humphries added a season-best 17 points and C.J. Watson scored 14 points as the Nets pulled within two games of third-place Indiana in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Goran Dragic had a season-high 31 points and recorded 12 assists and Wesley Johnson scored a season-best 21 points for the Suns. Dragic intentionally missed a free throw with three seconds left and Hamed Haddadi grabbed the rebound but missed his last-second tying attempt.

Williams drained a 3-pointer with 5:07 left in the contest to give Brooklyn a 90-87 lead and the Nets never trailed again. Phoenix cut its deficit to 100-99 on Dragic’s basket with 6.8 seconds left and Watson hit two free throws with 6.3 seconds remaining before the concluding sequence.

Lopez and Humphries scored 12 points apiece as the Nets took a 55-43 halftime lead. The advantage was still 12 midway through the third quarter before Phoenix finished with a flourish and took a 76-75 lead on Johnson’s 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in the stanza.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Nets G Joe Johnson missed the game due to a quadriceps injury suffered against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. … Suns F Markieff Morris grabbed 15 rebounds, including nine of Phoenix’s 25 offensive boards. … Brooklyn is 3-1 on its season-long eight-game road trip.
Top Game Performances
Brooklyn   Phoenix
Brook Lopez 21 Scoring Goran Dragic 31
Deron Williams 11 Assists Goran Dragic 12
Reggie Evans 10 Rebounds Markieff Morris 15
Brook Lopez 9 Free Throws Made Goran Dragic 10
Deron Williams 2 Steals Wesley Johnson 2
Reggie Evans 2 Blocks Hamed Haddadi 4
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Brooklyn 102 46.1 4-14 28-31 19 44 7 7 16
Phoenix 100 41.4 6-21 12-17 22 48 8 5 11
Upcoming Games
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Utah. The Suns have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Brooklyn will play their next game on the road against Portland. The Nets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.