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Russell has 23 points, 8 assists; Nets beat Suns 98-92

PHOENIX (AP) The Brooklyn Nets had lost their scoring touch during a four-game losing streak, so they turned to defensive pressure to end the skid.

D'Angelo Russell scored 13 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, and Brooklyn held the Phoenix Suns to 34.9 percent shooting in a 98-92 win Monday night.

Russell added eight assists, Joe Harris scored a season-high 18 points and Brooklyn won a game that featured 32 turnovers and 59 fouls.

''It wasn't the prettiest game ever played in the NBA,'' Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson said. ''A lot of fouls, but we found a way. Our defense was good. We had contributions from a lot of guys.''

The Suns rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to lead 75-74 after Jared Dudley's layup with 9:17 to play. The Nets went back ahead moments later and held on for their first road win of the season, with Russell scoring eight of his team's next 12 point after it lost the lead.

''Just didn't want to lose and tried to do whatever it took to win,'' Russell said. ''Everybody came through as a collective unit and did what they were supposed to do.''

DeMarre Carroll added 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Allen Crabbe scored 15 points.

''That was the first time we held a team under 100 (points) this year,'' Crabbe said. ''I think we all just came in focused.''

T.J. Warren had 20 points as the Suns dropped their third straight, including Sunday at San Antonio. Devin Booker scored 18 points before fouling out late in the game.

The Suns started well, with Booker scoring 11 points in the first seven minutes, before the Nets used a 16-0 run to go up 28-16.

Phoenix cut the lead to one twice in the second quarter but finished the half making 10 of 40 shots. The Nets, behind 14 first-half points from Harris, led 47-41 at the break.

''Give them credit, they challenged us well,'' Suns interim head coach Jay Triano said. ''We tried ... to see if we could get a bunch of guys going and it was tough to make shots.''

MR. 3,000

Booker reached 3,000 career points with a 19-foot jumper with 7:46 to play in the first quarter. He needed six points to reach 3,000 entering the game.

Booker, 21, is the fourth-youngest player in NBA history to score 3,000 points, behind LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony.

''It means a lot,'' Booker said after the game. ''My dream my whole life is to play in the NBA. Once I got here I realized I wanted to leave a mark. ... I'm trying to do it, and trying to get wins along with it.''

TIP-INS

Nets: F Rondae-Hollis Jefferson played 17 minutes in the first half but did not return in the second half due to a right hip contusion. ... F Trevor Booker (sore lower back) did not play and is day to day, coach Kenny Atkinson said. Booker didn't take part in the pregame shootaround. ... F Quincy Acy played despite a left groin strain, his first action since Oct. 27.

Suns: Veteran F Jared Dudley played a season-high 21 minutes and scored his first six points of the season. ... Former NBA All-Star and Suns forward Clifford Robinson attended the game. ... The Suns have lost three straight at home to the Nets.

UP NEXT

Nets: At Denver on Tuesday night, the third game of five on a Western road trip.

Suns: Host Miami Wednesday night.

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Key Players
D. Russell
1 G
D. Booker
1 G
32.3 Min. Per Game 32.3
22.0 Pts. Per Game 22.0
3.8 Ast. Per Game 3.8
5.0 Reb. Per Game 5.0
45.8 Field Goal % 44.6
43.8 Three Point % 44.6
71.2 Free Throw % 92.3
  Defensive rebound by DeMarre Carroll 0:03
  T.J. Warren missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:07
+ 1 DeMarre Carroll made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:10
  Team rebound 0:10
  DeMarre Carroll missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:10
  Personal foul on Mike James 0:10
  Defensive rebound by D'Angelo Russell 0:16
  Mike James missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:19
+ 1 D'Angelo Russell made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:24
  D'Angelo Russell missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:24
  Team rebound 0:24
Team Stats
Points 98 92
Field Goals 35-87 (40.2%) 30-86 (34.9%)
3-Pointers 8-32 (25.0%) 6-25 (24.0%)
Free Throws 20-29 (69.0%) 26-35 (74.3%)
Total Rebounds 61 65
Offensive 11 14
Defensive 37 38
Team 13 13
Assists 20 13
Steals 10 8
Blocks 4 7
Turnovers 16 17
Fouls 30 29
Technicals 1 1
23 PTS, 6 REB, 8 AST
20 PTS, 9 REB, 2 AST
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away team logo Nets 4-6 2819252698
home team logo Suns 4-7 1922272492
Team Stats
away team logo Nets 4-6 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Suns 4-7 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
D. Russell G 15.5 PPG 3.9 RPG 5.2 APG 41.4 FG%
T. Warren F 19.6 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.3 APG 49.8 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Russell G 23 PTS 6 REB 8 AST
T. Warren F 20 PTS 9 REB 2 AST
40.2 FG% 34.9
25.0 3PT FG% 24.0
69.0 FT% 74.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Russell 30 23 6 8 2 1 5 3 8/13 0/2 7/12 0 6 43 0
A. Crabbe 22 15 4 0 1 1 0 4 5/9 3/4 2/3 1 3 21 +10
D. Carroll 33 14 11 0 0 0 2 4 5/12 1/5 3/4 3 8 23 -12
R. Hollis-Jefferson 16 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1/3 0/0 2/2 0 2 6 +5
T. Mozgov 16 2 2 0 1 0 2 6 1/3 0/0 0/0 1 1 3 -9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Russell 30 23 6 8 2 1 5 3 8/13 0/2 7/12 0 6 43 0
A. Crabbe 22 15 4 0 1 1 0 4 5/9 3/4 2/3 1 3 21 +10
D. Carroll 33 14 11 0 0 0 2 4 5/12 1/5 3/4 3 8 23 -12
R. Hollis-Jefferson 16 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1/3 0/0 2/2 0 2 6 +5
T. Mozgov 16 2 2 0 1 0 2 6 1/3 0/0 0/0 1 1 3 -9
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Harris 25 18 3 1 1 1 2 3 7/13 3/7 1/1 0 3 23 +5
T. Zeller 17 12 3 0 0 1 1 0 5/7 0/0 2/4 3 0 15 +15
C. LeVert 22 4 4 0 5 0 3 4 2/8 0/2 0/0 1 3 10 +3
S. Dinwiddie 26 4 4 7 0 0 0 3 1/8 1/3 1/1 2 2 22 +8
Q. Acy 20 2 7 3 0 0 0 3 0/8 0/7 2/2 0 7 15 +3
S. Kilpatrick 7 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 2 3 +2
T. Booker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Whitehead - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wiley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Allen - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Y. Ouattara - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 98 48 20 10 4 16 30 35/87 8/32 20/29 11 37 184 +30
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Warren 36 20 9 2 2 3 1 2 8/19 0/2 4/6 1 8 37 +1
D. Booker 34 18 2 1 2 0 4 6 6/15 1/4 5/5 1 1 20 +3
M. James 25 16 3 2 2 0 1 3 5/13 2/6 4/5 0 3 24 -11
M. Chriss 15 4 4 2 0 0 1 2 1/4 0/1 2/2 0 4 11 +5
T. Chandler 23 3 7 0 0 0 3 1 1/2 0/0 1/2 2 5 7 +1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Warren 36 20 9 2 2 3 1 2 8/19 0/2 4/6 1 8 37 +1
D. Booker 34 18 2 1 2 0 4 6 6/15 1/4 5/5 1 1 20 +3
M. James 25 16 3 2 2 0 1 3 5/13 2/6 4/5 0 3 24 -11
M. Chriss 15 4 4 2 0 0 1 2 1/4 0/1 2/2 0 4 11 +5
T. Chandler 23 3 7 0 0 0 3 1 1/2 0/0 1/2 2 5 7 +1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Ulis 24 11 1 3 0 0 2 3 4/11 1/5 2/2 0 1 16 +5
A. Len 24 7 14 1 1 2 2 4 1/6 0/0 5/7 6 8 24 -7
J. Dudley 20 6 5 1 0 1 1 4 2/3 1/1 1/2 2 3 13 +7
J. Jackson 13 4 3 0 1 1 2 3 1/6 0/1 2/4 1 2 7 -10
T. Daniels 11 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1/5 1/4 0/0 0 0 5 -9
D. Bender 10 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 1 3 4 -15
E. Bledsoe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Knight - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Reed - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Peters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jones Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 92 52 13 8 7 17 29 30/86 6/25 26/35 14 38 168 -30