Through 3 Quarters

The Phoenix Suns are on the road but looking no worse for wear. After three quarters it's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Brooklyn Nets as Phoenix lead 90-72.

The Suns have been riding high on the performance of shooting guard Devin Booker, who has 26 points. Booker does need to be careful, however, as he is in foul trouble with four.

The top scorer for Brooklyn has been power forward Kevin Durant (24 points).

This is the least points Brooklyn has had yet this year going into the fourth quarter.

Who's Playing

Phoenix @ Brooklyn

Current Records: Phoenix 16-3; Brooklyn 14-5

What to Know

The Brooklyn Nets are 10-2 against the Phoenix Suns since December of 2015, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. Brooklyn will take on Phoenix at 7:30 p.m. ET at Barclays Center after having had a few days off. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

The Nets can't say they have nothing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week. They captured a comfortable 123-104 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Brooklyn's success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but point guard James Harden led the charge as he posted a double-double on 20 points and 11 assists along with seven boards.

Meanwhile, you're bound to get a positive result if you outscore your opponent every quarter, and that's exactly how it played out for Phoenix on Friday. They blew past the New York Knicks 118-97. It was another big night for Phoenix's shooting guard Devin Booker, who had 32 points.

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Nets are expected to win a tight contest. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with Brooklyn, who are 9-10 against the spread.

The wins brought Brooklyn up to 14-5 and Phoenix to 16-3. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Brooklyn have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.50%, which places them second in the league. But Phoenix ranks first in the league when it comes to field goal percentage, with 48.20% on the season. We'll see which of these strengths -- offense or defense -- will win out.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Barclays Center -- Brooklyn, New York
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $77.15


The Nets are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Suns, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Nets as a 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Brooklyn have won ten out of their last 12 games against Phoenix.

  • Apr 25, 2021 - Brooklyn 128 vs. Phoenix 119
  • Feb 16, 2021 - Brooklyn 128 vs. Phoenix 124
  • Feb 03, 2020 - Brooklyn 119 vs. Phoenix 97
  • Nov 10, 2019 - Phoenix 138 vs. Brooklyn 112
  • Dec 23, 2018 - Brooklyn 111 vs. Phoenix 103
  • Nov 06, 2018 - Brooklyn 104 vs. Phoenix 82
  • Nov 06, 2017 - Brooklyn 98 vs. Phoenix 92
  • Oct 31, 2017 - Phoenix 122 vs. Brooklyn 114
  • Mar 23, 2017 - Brooklyn 126 vs. Phoenix 98
  • Nov 12, 2016 - Brooklyn 122 vs. Phoenix 104
  • Feb 25, 2016 - Brooklyn 116 vs. Phoenix 106
  • Dec 01, 2015 - Brooklyn 94 vs. Phoenix 91

Injury Report for Brooklyn

  • Joe Harris: Out (Ankle)
  • Kyrie Irving: Out (Not Injury Related)
  • David Duke: Out (Hip)
  • Nicolas Claxton: Out (Illness)

Injury Report for Phoenix

  • JaVale McGee: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
  • Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)
  • Frank Kaminsky: Out (Knee)
  • Dario Saric: Out (Knee)