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Booker scores 32, Suns rally late to beat Nets 122-114

NEW YORK (AP) When Brooklyn ran off 17 straight points to erase an 18-point deficit in the third quarter, Phoenix guard Devin Booker thought back to last season, when his teammates often bickered among themselves when they faced huge deficits.

This time, the Suns remained steady.

The Nets added another spurt to lead in the fourth quarter, but behind 32 points from Booker and a stellar final period by T.J. Warren, the Suns rallied to beat Brooklyn 122-114 on Tuesday night.

''We called a timeout and we came together,'' Booker said. ''Our problem last year, when teams used to go on a run, it used to be a domino effect. We used to get down on each other, start arguing.''

Mike James had 24 points, and Warren scored 14 of his 20 points during the fourth for the Suns, who were up 83-65 with 5:58 to go in the third quarter after Booker pulled up with a 19-foot jumper.

Then Brooklyn rallied, and Phoenix seemed headed for a disappointing defeat after Ronda Hollis-Jefferson's basket gave Brooklyn an eight-point lead with 6:35 left in the fourth.

Before that, Suns interim coach Jay Triano had gambled on Warren, who started the fourth with five fouls, as Brooklyn's defense clogged Booker, who only managed two points in the last 12 minutes of the game.

''We had to risk putting him back in the game just to get our offense going,'' Triano said. ''When they lean all over Devin Booker, it opens up space for T.J., and he got us going in the fourth quarter when we needed baskets.''

The Suns, who lost a tough one at Portland on Saturday, quickly answered with a 24-8 run for their first win on their five-game road trip.

Phoenix outrebounded Brooklyn 66-44, with Alex Len coming off the bench to lead the way with 15.

D'Angelo Russell scored 33 points and Hollis-Jefferson had 21 for the Nets, who've lost three straight after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers last Wednesday at home.

''We could do a better job,'' Hollis-Jefferson said. ''I feel like we should definitely make better decisions. At the end of the day, I put the blame on us.''

Warren and James combined on a 7-0 run that closed the lead to 106-101 with 6:15, forcing the Nets to call a timeout.

''I thought Warren really hurt us,'' Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. ''He had some big offensive rebounds at the end and we couldn't keep off him. I think Devin Booker attracts a lot of attention.''

After a miss by the Nets, Warren tipped in Booker's failed layup to initiate a 9-0 run capped by Dragan Bender's 3-pointer that gave the Suns a 116-108 lead with 2:03 left in the game.

MEMORIAL MOMENT

A moment of silence was held prior to the national anthem at Barclays Center after a man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11.

LATE ARRIVAL

The Suns' bus to the arena was delayed by the terror incident, which happened two blocks away from their hotel.

TIP-INS

Suns: Phoenix played for the fourth straight year on Halloween, improving to 8-9 on the holiday. ... Tyson Chandler grabbed 13 rebounds.

Nets: Brooklyn has lost five straight games played on Halloween, dropping to 6-8, including 5-5 at home. ... Reserve forward Quincy Acy (left groin strain) missed his second straight game. ... Brooklyn committed a season-low seven points and edged the Suns 22-13 in fastbreak points.

UP NEXT

Suns: Visit Washington on Wednesday night.

Nets: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night for the start of a five-game road trip.

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Key Players
D. Booker
1 G
D. Russell
1 G
26.2 Min. Per Game 26.2
19.8 Pts. Per Game 19.8
5.2 Ast. Per Game 5.2
3.8 Reb. Per Game 3.8
45.2 Field Goal % 46.6
45.5 Three Point % 45.1
85.7 Free Throw % 76.9
  Defensive rebound by T.J. Warren 0:08
  Allen Crabbe missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:14
+ 1 Devin Booker made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:18
+ 1 Devin Booker made 1st of 2 free throws 0:18
  Personal foul on Spencer Dinwiddie 0:18
  Defensive rebound by Josh Jackson 0:18
  D'Angelo Russell missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:21
  Team rebound 0:27
  D'Angelo Russell missed driving layup, blocked by T.J. Warren 0:27
  5-second inbounding violation turnover 0:34
+ 1 D'Angelo Russell made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:34
Team Stats
Points 122 114
Field Goals 45-96 (46.9%) 42-102 (41.2%)
3-Pointers 10-22 (45.5%) 9-31 (29.0%)
Free Throws 22-24 (91.7%) 21-30 (70.0%)
Total Rebounds 70 52
Offensive 10 7
Defensive 56 37
Team 4 8
Assists 18 15
Steals 5 9
Blocks 5 4
Turnovers 18 7
Fouls 26 22
Technicals 1 1
32 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST
33 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST
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away team logo Suns 3-4 30292835122
home team logo Nets 3-5 24293526114
Team Stats
away team logo Suns 3-4 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Nets 3-5 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
D. Booker G 24.9 PPG 4.5 RPG 4.7 APG 43.2 FG%
D. Russell G 15.5 PPG 3.9 RPG 5.2 APG 41.4 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Booker G 32 PTS 7 REB 4 AST
D. Russell G 33 PTS 6 REB 4 AST
46.9 FG% 41.2
45.5 3PT FG% 29.0
91.7 FT% 70.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Booker 35 32 7 4 0 0 4 3 11/22 5/8 5/5 0 7 43 +3
M. James 29 24 3 5 4 1 4 1 9/16 3/4 3/3 1 2 38 +17
T. Warren 25 20 11 0 0 1 0 5 7/12 0/1 6/7 4 7 32 +8
M. Chriss 21 5 5 2 1 1 2 4 0/2 0/2 5/6 0 5 14 -12
T. Chandler 22 2 13 1 0 1 3 5 1/4 0/0 0/0 2 11 15 +26
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Booker 35 32 7 4 0 0 4 3 11/22 5/8 5/5 0 7 43 +3
M. James 29 24 3 5 4 1 4 1 9/16 3/4 3/3 1 2 38 +17
T. Warren 25 20 11 0 0 1 0 5 7/12 0/1 6/7 4 7 32 +8
M. Chriss 21 5 5 2 1 1 2 4 0/2 0/2 5/6 0 5 14 -12
T. Chandler 22 2 13 1 0 1 3 5 1/4 0/0 0/0 2 11 15 +26
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Ulis 18 11 2 2 0 0 3 0 5/10 0/0 1/1 0 2 14 -9
D. Bender 26 10 3 3 0 1 0 2 4/8 2/4 0/0 0 3 20 +20
J. Jackson 23 8 6 1 0 0 1 3 4/14 0/2 0/0 0 6 15 0
A. Len 25 6 15 0 0 0 1 3 2/5 0/0 2/2 3 12 20 -18
T. Daniels 12 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2/3 0/1 0/0 0 1 5 +5
J. Dudley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Bledsoe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Knight - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Reed - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Peters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jones Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 122 66 18 5 5 18 26 45/96 10/22 22/24 10 56 216 +40
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Russell 28 33 6 4 0 0 1 2 11/21 2/5 9/11 1 5 46 -22
R. Hollis-Jefferson 30 21 7 1 1 2 2 2 8/16 0/1 5/7 1 6 31 -14
D. Carroll 32 13 5 1 4 1 0 4 4/11 2/4 3/6 0 5 25 -10
C. LeVert 27 11 2 3 0 1 1 0 4/9 1/5 2/3 1 1 19 -10
T. Mozgov 15 2 5 0 0 0 1 2 1/5 0/2 0/0 0 5 6 -6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Russell 28 33 6 4 0 0 1 2 11/21 2/5 9/11 1 5 46 -22
R. Hollis-Jefferson 30 21 7 1 1 2 2 2 8/16 0/1 5/7 1 6 31 -14
D. Carroll 32 13 5 1 4 1 0 4 4/11 2/4 3/6 0 5 25 -10
C. LeVert 27 11 2 3 0 1 1 0 4/9 1/5 2/3 1 1 19 -10
T. Mozgov 15 2 5 0 0 0 1 2 1/5 0/2 0/0 0 5 6 -6
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Dinwiddie 22 15 0 4 2 0 1 4 5/10 3/4 2/2 0 0 24 +6
J. Harris 19 6 5 2 1 0 0 1 3/6 0/2 0/1 2 3 16 +19
A. Crabbe 28 5 6 0 0 0 1 2 2/10 1/7 0/0 0 6 10 -9
T. Booker 18 4 4 0 0 0 0 2 2/7 0/0 0/0 1 3 8 +3
T. Zeller 16 4 4 0 1 0 0 3 2/7 0/1 0/0 1 3 9 +3
J. Lin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Q. Acy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Whitehead - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Kilpatrick - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wiley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Allen - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Y. Ouattara - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 114 44 15 9 4 7 22 42/102 9/31 21/30 7 37 194 -40