/Nets beat Suns 94-91 for 4th straight home victory

Nets beat Suns 94-91 for 4th straight home victory


AP
10:22 p.m. EST December 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 23 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Phoenix Suns 94-91 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight home victory.

Brooklyn reserves Shane Larkin and Wayne Ellington each had 11 points and both made a basket in the brief flurry that helped the Nets win consecutive games for the first time this season. Jarrett Jack also scored 11 and added eight assists.

Brandon Knight scored 26 points and Eric Bledsoe had 17 for the Suns, who had a long dry spell from the field in the fourth quarter after leading by nine earlier in the period, then botched their final possession trailing by three with 4 seconds remaining.

The Suns fell to 1-1 on their six-game road trip.

Lopez made all five shots and scored 11 points when the Nets built a big second-quarter lead, and they outplayed the Suns down the stretch.

Larkin broke an 85-all tie with a drive to the basket with 4:08 left, Ellington added a layup in transition and Lopez made a free throw for a 90-85 advantage. The Suns got it down to three, but Alex Len missed from close range, and after they got the ball back a final time, they…

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