Deron Williams had a strong performance, scoring 28 points on 11-13 shooting from the field (3-5 from behind the arc) and 3-5 from the free throw line. He registered 3 rebounds also. Other top performers for Brooklyn were Joe Johnson with 19 points and 5 rebounds, and Mason Plumlee with 14 points and 11 rebounds. On 8-14 shooting from the field and 2-5 from the free throw line, Markieff Morris scored 18 points off the bench for Phoenix in the loss.
Along with their eFG% of 65.0%, the Nets connected at a rate of 42.9% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 8-4 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Suns are 2-5 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
This drops Phoenix (38-29) to 0-2 against Brooklyn on the year.
Coming up, the Nets play the Charlotte Bobcats, who are 33-35 on the season. The Suns meet the Orlando Magic, currently sitting at 19-48 this year. The Nets have a 1-1 record against Charlotte this season. The Suns are 1-0 versus Orlando this season.