The Brooklyn Nets play against the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center
The Brooklyn Nets are spending $6,967,327 per win while the Phoenix Suns are spending $7,676,133 per win
Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Thursday January 19, 2023
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What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Devin Booker’s jersey among most popular in #NBA, but he’s 9th in All-Star fan voting for West guards #Suns #NBAAllstar #NBAAllStar2023 azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral – 5:36 PM
Smiling and hustling in Atlanta. 😁
#LetsFly pic.twitter.com/k2CsGcV4yt – 5:29 PM
INJURY REPORT: @Charlotte Hornets at ATL 1/21
Hayward (L Hamstring soreness) probable
Ball (L Ankle, L Wrist Soreness) doubtful
Martin (L Knee Soreness) doubtful
Oubre (L Hand Surgery) out – 5:02 PM
I Love Real Like Keep it a Buck Wit Me… Keep it 💯 Bro Imma Love You 4 Dat! 🙏🏽 – 5:01 PM
Clax has taken his game to another level this season 💥
VOTE: https://t.co/a5e0asv7xQ pic.twitter.com/pttmmmIimE – 4:45 PM
“I love being in Phoenix. The city has been great to me and I love living here. I think what we’ve been able to accomplish on the court has been so special”
Watch the full interview with Cam in our Beyond The Court series, brought to you by @Opendoor >> https://t.co/Ftil1wvuiz pic.twitter.com/O1YmIZCazQ – 4:23 PM
INJURY UPDATE: @Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball will be listed as doubtful for tomorrow’s game against Atlanta with left ankle and left wrist soreness. The wrist injury occurred during the Hornets game against HOU on 1/18 and he has experienced soreness since then… (1/2) – 4:16 PM
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Today’s Topics: #Celtics over #Warriors recap, #Nets struggling w/out Durant, League Pass, Week in Review and more…
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“Kyrie Irving, without a superstar on his team, he has a below-average winning record. … Can you win regular season games for a short period of time as you being the leader and the go-to guy? And right now, the answer is no.”
👀 @Kendrick Perkins pic.twitter.com/mqntuErwe6 – 3:52 PM
Kyrie Irving: “There has to be a DNA, a toughness here, and we’re still developing that, and so it looks all good when we’re healthy, but now I think everybody can pinpoint little things that we’re not doing.” nydailynews.com/sports/basketb… – 3:42 PM
“It’s about the spirit of and the heart of people of Brooklyn.”
@timothyogoodman, designer of the Timothy Goodman KD15s, joins @AllymissLove on the latest episode of Courtside Conversation pres. by @SeatGeek 🎙️ – 3:30 PM
Hornets Venom GT and the Charlotte Hornets Foundation are excited to award one undergraduate student at Johnson C. Smith University a $10,000 scholarship to assist with obtaining a minor in Esports & Gaming Management. Applications are open now! – 3:27 PM
Ring in the Year of the Rabbit with the Suns!
Join us Sunday for a night of fun and festivities as we celebrate the first day of the Lunar New Year while the team tips-off against the Memphis Grizzlies.
🎟️: https://t.co/uM6DW7yL5a pic.twitter.com/FmfJ8e9ZNQ – 3:23 PM
This week’s Fact or Fiction @The Vertical: On fan-favorite Kyrie Irving’s All-Star case.
sports.yahoo.com/nba-fact-or-fi… – 3:19 PM
Clean status report for Nets tonight at Utah outside of Kevin Durant. – 3:14 PM
“I knew it was cash.” Ish Wainright on Cam Johnson’s first shot, a 3, Thursday in his return after missing 37 games with a knee injury. #Suns – 3:10 PM
Today is Saben Lee’s last day of his 10-day. #Suns pic.twitter.com/BEZpIucg9J – 3:10 PM
Chris Paul (hip) doing more in practice, but no guarentees he’ll play tomorrow.
Landry Shamet (foot) will be a delay in his return as he’s had a history of foot injuries.
Josh Okogie (nose) hopeful to get him back soon. #Suns pic.twitter.com/cwdboPI0hW – 2:59 PM
Nets status report only has Kevin Durant on it and Dru Smith, who is in Long Island. Everyone’s in tonight. – 2:58 PM
“I can’t tell you how good it felt to be back out there.”
🗣️ Cam Johnson on his return last night pic.twitter.com/Cl3iTrL3o6 – 2:54 PM
Monty Williams said Chris Paul was able to do a bit more in practice today, but his status still sounds uncertain for tomorrow. He said there may be a bit of a delay with Landry Shamet’s return due to the nature of the injury, but they’re hopeful to have Josh Okogie back tomorrow – 2:52 PM
Jacque Vaughn on Ben Simmons, who was ejected with 5 fouls in the 3rd quarter of Brooklyn’s loss to Phoenix: “We need him to be productive.” trib.al/gtdcOlW – 2:50 PM
Chris Paul (hip), Devin Booker (groin) and Josh Okogie (nose) getting up shots. #Suns pic.twitter.com/0P272idld6 – 2:50 PM
Jacque Vaughn on Ben Simmon, who was ejected with 5 fouls in the 3rd quarter of Brooklyn’s loss to Phoenix: “We need him to be productive.” trib.al/gtdcOlW – 2:49 PM
In a who is around post-practice check, Josh Okogie is with a shooting group in a mask. Cam Payne is over there but not shooting (we haven’t seen him doing that yet). Chris Paul and Devin Booker continue to. No Landry Shamet out here. pic.twitter.com/d2au1zMrq4 – 2:45 PM
Devin Booker and Chris Paul getting up shots with Josh Okogie, who’s donning a face mask to protect his nasal fracture pic.twitter.com/fV8sJI17TA – 2:42 PM
Saben provided a huge spark off the bench last night! ⚡️
@CarMax Cam | #WeAreTheValley pic.twitter.com/0zaWsmAdwY – 2:25 PM
On Cam Johnson’s memorable return, how he helped open things up for DA, Mikal Bridges’ growth as a playmaker, Saben Lee, and more observations from a much-needed Suns win: https://t.co/1alSS9RSeG pic.twitter.com/bDL0hs3CCk – 2:09 PM
No status report yet, but Nets are bringing in Kessler Edwards from Long Island for tonight’s game in Utah. – 1:50 PM
It’s the last day to TRIPLE your #NBAAllStar vote!
🗳️ https://t.co/a5e0asv7xQ pic.twitter.com/ZTFcoCvH9l – 1:34 PM
“Only 28 coaches in the history of basketball can say they are the all-time wins leader for an NBA organization. Now, Steve Clifford has officially become a member of this exclusive club.”
📝@sam_perley | #LetsFly – 1:31 PM
Teammates say a penitent Jeremy Sochan has been apologetic about his role in Tuesday’s dust-up with Markieff Morris.
Ha ha! Just kidding. He loves it!
Fellow rookie Malaki Branham: “He’s happy that he got his first flagrant (foul). He said, ‘Many more to come.’ ” – 1:06 PM
Knicks are 10th in team merchandise sales and don’t have a player in the top-15 in jersey sales. Nets ahead of them in merch. Who is buying all these LaMelo Ball jerseys? pic.twitter.com/v19BhbqKn1 – 12:50 PM
Top 5 NBA jerseys sold in the first half of the season –
5. Durant – 12:49 PM
🌟 FINAL TRIPLE VOTING DAY 🌟
Let’s get our Suns to the 2023 NBA All-Star Game!
🗳️ VOTE NOW: https://t.co/RrQOCwhmV0 pic.twitter.com/YP6niQ4cFs – 12:44 PM
Phoenix Suns 9th most popular NBA merchandise through first half of season based on https://t.co/5x6Njp2gsZ sales. #Suns #NBA. pic.twitter.com/uHjWU4aq2b – 12:31 PM
Mark the Shark? Let us know which animal you think these guys are. 😂
Presented by @Gatorade | #LetsFly pic.twitter.com/2Cyd4HySzz – 12:30 PM
Devin Booker 8th most popular #NBA jersey through first half of season based on https://t.co/5x6Njp2gsZ sales. #Suns pic.twitter.com/rPLri9Jv7b – 12:29 PM
NBA jersey sales changes from last year.
– Curry up from 3 to 1
– Morant up from 9 to 6
– Booker up from 13 to 8
– Luka up from 8 to 4
– Zion enters top 15
– Harden drops from 2 to outside top 15
– Jokic falls outside the top 15
– LeBron drops 1 to 2
– Tatum drops – 12:19 PM
Steph Curry tops #NBA jersey sales, with Kevin Durant fifth and Kyrie Irving 15th. The #Lakers – led by No. 2 seller LeBron James – top the team list, with the #Nets eighth, according to both the league and NBPA. – 12:16 PM
Top selling NBA jerseys in Canada for the 1st half of the ’22-23 season:
1. Scottie Barnes
2. Pascal Siakam
3. Steph Curry
4. LeBron James
5. Fred VanVleet
6. Luka Doncic
7. Giannis Antetokounmpo
8. Kevin Durant
9. Jayson Tatum
10. Ja Morant – 12:14 PM
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving both rank within the top 15 selling NBA jerseys.
Nets and Lakers the only teams with two players on the list. pic.twitter.com/HnyYMxwjHe – 12:08 PM
Nets (individual and team) and Knicks (team) both appear on top 10 jersey/merchandise sales list for first half of NBA season. Nets best Knicks in team merchandise (numbers based on NBA online sales): pic.twitter.com/Uuph9eLcTf – 12:03 PM
#NBA says #Bulls rank No. 5 in team merchandise sales, but none of their players are in the top 15 in jersey sales. Steph, LeBron, Giannis, Doncic & Durant are top five. – 12:03 PM
Games missed due to injury:
Heat: 170 – 11:41 AM
Defense ➤➤➤ Offense
#LetsFly | @ArrowExt pic.twitter.com/M2Qkj5786g – 11:30 AM
It’s the final 3 FOR 1 voting day 🚨
👉 https://t.co/a5e0asv7xQ pic.twitter.com/Gcqtsoqkju – 11:15 AM
With 17 PTS on 8-10 FG and 5 BLK in 19 MIN at Houston, @Charlotte Hornets C @Mark Williams became the second player since 1973-74 (first year blocks were tracked) to record at least 15 PTS on 80 percent shooting and 5 BLK in fewer than 20 minutes played (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar).
#LetsFly – 11:14 AM
It’s a 3️⃣ for 1️⃣ type of day. Voting ends tomorrow! ⭐
#NBAAllStar | 🔗 https://t.co/e06ejBwq3d pic.twitter.com/B23ZHRkAnn – 10:23 AM
45 of 82.
📻 @WFAN660 pic.twitter.com/4tuDgFNE7s – 10:00 AM
The Nets remain outwardly confident that they’ll be able to turn things around soon — but in order to do that they know they’ve got to get more from Ben Simmons.
Simmons’ struggles continue to be amplified without KD on the floor. espn.com/nba/story/_/id… – 9:58 AM
With Brooklyn’s 24-point comeback attempt coming up short in Phoenix, the Nets have dropped 4-straight for the 1st time since Oct.
And the losing streak after Kevin Durant’s injury draws similarities to struggles leading up to his trade request last year:clutchpoints.com/nets-news-broo… – 9:32 AM
New episode of Bleav in Nets 🎤
I broke down Brooklyn’s failed 24-pt comeback attempt in Phoenix, detailing:
🏀 Kyrie Irving’s sluggish start
🏀 Ben Simmons’ ejection
🏀 Why KD’s past comments make this losing streak alarming
And much more. Listen here:podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ble… – 9:07 AM
Cam Johnson’s return was a breath of fresh air. For @PHNX_Suns, I wrote about how he immediately made life easier for DA, Mikal Bridges’ growth as a playmaker, and more observations from a feel-good night: https://t.co/1alSS9Rkp8 pic.twitter.com/ipDtRrj7fQ – 9:03 AM
My Preseason Pick to cut down the nets, the UCLA Bruins, won their 14th straight last night … at Arizona State.
Haven’t had Amari Bailey for a few weeks also.
Only losses to Illinois and Baylor in Vegas in November.
Big one tomorrow: At Arizona. – 7:39 AM
UPDATED FOR THE EARLY EAST COAST RISERS: 5 takeaways from Phoenix Suns’ nail-biter over Brooklyn Nets in Cam Johnson’s return from knee injury (w/postgame videos) #Suns #NetsWorld azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral – 6:44 AM
HoS Pod (Free): I interviewed @TyDunne, a guy who wrote an entire, highly entertaining book about NFL tight ends houseofstrauss.substack.com/p/hos-pod-tyle… – 5:50 AM
Enjoy Life’s Journey, the ups, the hard lessons that come from failure and success, the sacrifices being away from family, and all of the emotions that come with pursuing goals that you’re beyond determined to accomplish.
Patience is a virtue, I gotta stay poised.
Hélà 🤞🏾 – 3:11 AM
#Nets‘ Ben Simmons ejected after controversial call nypost.com/2023/01/20/net… via @nypostsports – 3:05 AM
#Nets‘ rally not enough as woes continue without Kevin Durant in loss to #Suns nypost.com/2023/01/20/net… via @nypostsports – 3:04 AM
“Glad to see everybody gets their @ChickfilA with those two missed free throws. Game on the line and Chick-fil-A? Crowd goes crazy.”
Cam Johnson as Nic Claxton missed two FTs with 6.6 seconds with #Suns up three in win over #Nets. pic.twitter.com/BpRUVoZqlp – 2:55 AM
The Suns got a handful of great contributions in a good win they needed: arizonasports.com/story/3469245/… – 2:54 AM
“A ton. A ton.”
Cam Johnson when asked how much fun he had in his return after missing 37 games with a knee injury.
Scored 19 points in #Suns win over #Nets. pic.twitter.com/KHl6y8wg9g – 2:47 AM
“It was amazing. I think the fans and the community know who that guy is.”
Deandre Ayton on the ovation Cam Johnson received from the sellout crowd of 17,071 at Footprint Center in his return after missing 37 games with a knee injury. #Suns #Nets pic.twitter.com/EMjUNZjWVR – 2:46 AM
“MIKAL HAD NINE ASSISTS. THE LORD COMING.”
Deandre Ayton in the background as Mikal Bridges tied a career high with nine assists in #Suns win over #Nets. pic.twitter.com/6ge3QlZm6q – 2:44 AM
“My boy twin. Looked like he hadn’t missed a step.”
Mikal Bridges on Cam Johnson, who scored 19 in his return after missing 37 games with a knee injury.
Bridges talked about fan react to Johnson checking into the game.
“They love that boy.”
Wait for Johnson’s reaction. #Suns pic.twitter.com/C2VF3rYEwC – 2:41 AM
Q: What was your initial minute restriction for Cam?
A: I’m not saying.
Q: Did you go over it?
A: Next question.
Q: You put him there late?
A: Yeah, we were, next question.
Monty Williams on Cam Johnson.
“Brought a level of juice to the arena we hadn’t felt in a while.” #Suns pic.twitter.com/2XgpRsDn34 – 2:33 AM
“At halftime, we just talked to the guys and were like, ‘Look, he’s going to get going.'”
Monty Williams on Kyrie Irving, who scored 21 of his game-high 30 points in the 4th on 8-of-11 FGs in #Suns 117-112 win over #Nets after leading by as many as 24. pic.twitter.com/DhrxXrqqIu – 2:29 AM
5 takeaways from #Suns‘ nail-biter over #Nets in Cam Johnson’s return after missing 37 games with knee injury
azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral – 2:12 AM
“Book said it on the bench, ‘Way to get back on track.’ This is what we’re used to doing. We’re used to winning games.” — Monty Williams – 2:08 AM
“When he got off the bench, you could feel the fans and feel the community.”
🗣️ Head Coach Monty Williams on the fans embracing Cam Johnson’s return tonight pic.twitter.com/c5M6uJhHVh – 2:01 AM
Kyrie said last week he felt the comparisons between this year’s team without KD, and last year’s team weren’t the same. Now that the Nets have dropped 4 straight again what gives him the confidence the group can still turn things around?
“Just staying confident. That’s it.” – 1:51 AM
Mikal tied his career high with 9 assists to go along with his team-high 28 points tonight 🔥 pic.twitter.com/P7kApieOvL – 1:45 AM
“A little more, a little less.”
Cam Johnson (knee) when asked if he went over the minute restriction in his return after missing 37 games. #Suns pic.twitter.com/xDv9rXqFH5 – 1:32 AM
Deandre Ayton said he wasn’t surprised Cam Johnson came out and produced like he did in his first game back because he’s seen how he’s been attacking the gym. Said he’s been surrounded by shooters that open things up before his return, but Cam “is *THE* SHOOTER.” – 1:27 AM
Deandre Ayton on Cam Johnson’s return: “It was amazing, but I think who the fans and the community know who that guy is.”
Said it was fun watching him play again and compete at a high level in his first game back – 1:22 AM
🗣️ SUNS FANS, WE HEAR YOU.
WE THANK YOU.
CONTINUE ON THIS JOURNEY WITH US.
🎟️: https://t.co/PbZs1vgjCw pic.twitter.com/iNdWtefTZe – 1:22 AM
🗣️ SUNS FANS, WE HERE YOU.
WE THANK YOU.
CONTINUE ON THIS JOURNEY WITH US. pic.twitter.com/4Qg0JXQ9KQ – 1:19 AM
Mikal Bridges had his ring finger and pinkie finger in a cup of ice water after the game, but he said he’s fine.
“Just bumps and bruises, I’ll be all right.” – 1:15 AM
DominAYTON battled all night down low 😤
Tonight’s @FanDuel Stat Line of the Game! pic.twitter.com/28MA0MBck9 – 1:15 AM
Joe Harris on the Nets change in the fourth quarter: “Just a sense of urgency…we were getting our ass kicked.” – 1:13 AM
Mikal Bridges was being asked about how he is often the recipient of banter when he has high assist totals and seconds later Deandre Ayton was yelling at him across the room making sure we saw Bridges had 9 assists.
“God damn! The lord cometh! Jesus is here!” – 1:11 AM
Monty joked the Suns thought it was “impossible” for Mikal Bridges to get 9 assists, which is similar to what they said last time it happened. Asked Mikal about it and he confirmed they give him crap for it.
Deandre Ayton, hearing that: “Mikal had 9 assists?? Jesus is coming!” – 1:10 AM
That’s OD Episode 13 is out: AD ramp up, Clippers urgency, PJ Tucker’s Back to the Future kicks, Suns/Raptors disappointment and the mouthiest losing teams in league history with @Ohm Youngmisuk bit.ly/3XHQ1k3 – 1:09 AM
Monty Williams said with Cam Johnson and his shooting back, the Suns were able to surround Deandre Ayton with shooters and open things up for him inside. Also praised DA for being a willing passer to find those shooters when the defense collapsed on him – 12:58 AM
Cam Johnson in his return:
@PayPal | #WeAreTheValley pic.twitter.com/cJfNkRf2nP – 12:56 AM
” Next question.”
Monty Williams answer to questions about Cam Johnson’s minute restriction and if he went over the minutes restriction as Johnson checked back in late. #Suns pic.twitter.com/QRLQfol1q1 – 12:54 AM
Shaq when the Inside the NBA crew discussed Nic Claxton’s late missed foul shots:
“Hey, hey, hey… lay off the bad free-throw shooters.” – 12:53 AM
Jacque Vaughn said T.J. Warren picked up his third foul early and given the Nets play at the time, went looking to other players to try and get the team going. – 12:51 AM
Monty Williams on Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges: “DA was big in the paint tonight…and Mikal is just finding different ways to grow his game.” – 12:50 AM
Brooklyn Nets since KD’s injury:
• 0-4 record
• 30th in offensive rating
• 26th in FG%
• 28th in 3P%
• 28th in FT%
• From 2nd to 4th in the East pic.twitter.com/moiprGklWP – 12:50 AM
Deandre Ayton with a “we needed that shit” as he goes into the locker room.
Good win for the Suns, who indeed needed that. – 12:47 AM
Back at home. Back in the W column.
#WeAreTheValley pic.twitter.com/4qHaZWNXQJ – 12:47 AM
Final: Suns 117, Nets 112
Suns end a 3-game losing streak while Nets lose 4th straight without Durant. Kyrie Irving leads furious fourth-quarter comeback but Nets run out of gas in the fourth quarter. Nic Claxton misses 2 key free throws on final possession. Simmons ejected. – 12:46 AM
Final: Suns 117, Nets 112
Suns end a 3-game losing streak while Nets lose 4th straight without Durant. Kyrie Irving leads furious fourth-quarter comeback but Nets run out of gas in the fourth quarter. Nic Claxton misses 2 key free throws on final possession. Simmons fouls out. – 12:44 AM
Deandre Ayton & Mikal Bridges tonight:
Ayton — Bridges —
24 PTS 28 PTS
14 REB 2 REB
4 AST 9 AST
11-20 FG 41 MIN
Phoenix has won 3 straight vs the Nets. pic.twitter.com/ngKNQx1fe8 – 12:44 AM
Sixers win again, Nets lose again.
The Celtics head to Toronto with a 4 1/2 game lead in the East.
1. BOSTON —
2. Milwaukee 4 1/2
3. Philadelphia 4 1/2
4. Brooklyn 6
5. Cleveland 6
Celtics-Raptors 5:30pm Saturday @NBCSCeltics – 12:43 AM
Final: Nets fall to the Suns 117-112. Kyrie Irving went off in the fourth quarter, but three straight turnovers cost them down the stretch. Suns assistant who told Ish Wainright to foul Claxton won them the game. Nets remain winless without Kevin Durant and play in Utah tomorrow. – 12:43 AM
The Nets hung tough down the stretch — but they created too big of a hole early to climb out of late.
They have dropped four straight.
They have three more on the road against Utah, Golden State and Philly.
They are in big trouble. – 12:43 AM
Final: PHX 117, BKN 112
Bridges: 28 Pts, 9 Ast, 9-19 FG
Ayton: 24 Pts, 14 Reb, 4 Ast, 11-20 FG
Johnson: 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 4-10 FG
S. Lee: 15 Pts, 6 Ast, 6-11 FG
Irving: 30-7-7, 11-27 FG – 12:42 AM
Two misses at the free throw line by the opposing team?!
Everyone in attendance gets a free @ChickfilA Chicken Sandwich! pic.twitter.com/uZCfPDyNkU – 12:41 AM
Unbelievable. Nic Claxton’s attempt at an intentional missed free throw hits backboard first. Suns ball. Claxton comes up 0/2 from the line. – 12:41 AM
Such a smart play by the Suns. A great foul by Wainwright to put Claxton on the line. Monty Williams and his staff deserve a ton of credit for reminding their players about that if Bridges missed at the line. – 12:40 AM
FT violation on the Nets and everyone gets free chicken sandwiches for the two consecutive misses! – 12:39 AM
Mikal makes the first, misses the second. Ish Wainright wisely fouls Claxton on the rebound to send the Nets to the FT line – 12:38 AM
Great set from Vaughn capitalizing on the attention being paid to Kyrie, resulting in an open dunk from Claxton that didn’t even take a second off the clock. Mikal Bridges to the FT line, up 2, with 7.4 seconds left – 12:37 AM
Damion Lee hits 1 of 2 FTs and the Suns are up 4 with 9 seconds left. Timeout Nets – 12:35 AM
Kyrie Irving hits a sidestep three to get to 30 points. He’s scored or assisted on Brooklyn’s last 18 points. Nets down three, Suns ball, with under 11 seconds to go. Miracle incoming? – 12:34 AM
Kyrie has the Nets within three of a game most people probably turned off an hour ago. 21 points in the fourth and has scored or assisted on all of the Nets last 18. – 12:34 AM
Not done yet. Kyrie Irving hits a 3 to pull the Nets back within 3. Suns ball with 10.9 seconds left – 12:32 AM
Nets avoiding total embarrassment was important, but there are no moral victories here.
No Booker. No CP3. To be down by 20-plus in this game and only show real intensity after that is embarrassing.
In a game the team really needed nonetheless. – 12:31 AM
Really ugly 4th quarter, but it looks like the Suns are gonna be able to hold on for the win here – 12:29 AM
Why is Nic Claxton shooting 3s in crunch time. This Nets comeback is wild @Alex Schiffer – 12:29 AM
Once down as many as 24, and down 20 going into the 4th, the Nets are fighting hard down the stretch in this one — but three turnovers in a row just doomed them. Too many unforced errors.
Kyrie finally found some offensive rhythm — but it appears too late. He’s got 18 in 4th. – 12:28 AM
Huge steals by Cam Johnson and Ayton and big block by Johnson on Kyrie.
#Suns up seven as Ayton scores on other end – 12:26 AM
Huge steal from Cam Johnson on the Nets fast break there. Then another from DA on the next possession. Deandre Ayton barked at Cam for not throwing him the ball in the post on the next play, then hits a midrange jumper on the next – 12:25 AM
Three straight turnovers for the Nets. Three straight stops too before that Ayton basket. – 12:25 AM
Ayton did not like that immediate pass back out by Johnson when Bridges swung it to Johnson – 12:24 AM
Lee-Lee-Bridges-Johnson-Ayton will close this one out it appears – 12:23 AM
Not sure what the minutes restriction is, but Cam Johnson is coming back into the game as Kyrie Irving has taken over.
Big answers by Bridges and Ayton, timeout Nets with 3:42 left in the game. #Suns up seven. – 12:22 AM
Big hook shot bucket from Ayton to put the Suns back up 7. Timeout Nets. Johnson will be back in after the break. – 12:22 AM
After starting 3-for-16, Kyrie Irving has made 5 of his last 7 shots. DA is 1-for-9 in the 2nd half after going 8-for-9 in the first half. Nets within 5. – 12:21 AM
Nets’ zone has short-circuited Ayton. He’s 1-of-9 in the second half. – 12:20 AM
Where was this from Kyrie in the first half?
The pace, the twitchiness on the drives, the aggressive calls for the ball. Why does it take getting down 20-plus to light a fire under this team in a critical game?
Not questions you want to be asking. – 12:19 AM
Where was this from Kyrie in the first half?
The pace, the twitchiness on the drives, the aggressive calls for the ball. Why does it take Nets getting down 20-plus to light a fire under this team in a critical game?
Not questions you want to be asking. – 12:18 AM
Alright, so the Nets have gone on a run thanks to Kyrie Irving, who has 10 in the fourth quarter and has made it a 103-94 game with under 6 minutes to go in Q4. Can the Nets complete the comeback? – 12:18 AM
Nic Claxton hitting turnaround fadeaway jumpers is definitely something – 12:17 AM
Nets have it down to single digits. Suns take a timeout, up 9, with 5:38 to go. Gotta close this one out strong after the way they’ve played for the majority of the night – 12:16 AM
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Tomorrow get a free Western Bacon Cheeseburger® at a Valley @CarlsJr with the purchase of a large fountain drink. pic.twitter.com/LZpFEWbnbx – 12:15 AM
Cam Johnson is at his 18-minute mark, and Torrey Craig comes and gets him. Even with the lead feeling somewhat precarious, Suns aren’t messing around with his limit tonight – 12:15 AM
KD explaining his trade request at media day:
Said he was unhappy with the team’s fight with him out. Mentioned GSW and DAL fighting through injuries to Steph and Luka. Said Nets’ inability to do that led to doubts in his mind.
Makes you wonder what he’s thinking watching this. pic.twitter.com/KVHciak6Aa – 12:15 AM
Irving missed 3 that would’ve cut #Suns lead to 7.
Then Lee hit 3. #Suns up 13 at midway point of 4th – 12:15 AM
That’s a tough finish, @Nic Claxton pic.twitter.com/GAVb3j6use – 12:15 AM
Suns lead is down to 10. Kyrie will start doing Kyrie things in crunch time if they don’t put this away soon. As I type this, Irving misses an open pull-up 3. On the other end, Damion Lee knocks down a huge 3. Big swing. – 12:15 AM
Deandre Ayton started 8-for-9. He’s 1-for-7 since then. Suns as a whole have missed some makable shots in the last few minutes and the Nets are back within 10 – 12:14 AM
Nets’ last ditch effort is a zone and they just left Ayton alone right under the basket between 3 defenders. Not their night. – 12:13 AM
Deandre Ayton back in at the 8-minute mark with the Suns’ lead down to 13 – 12:12 AM
Kyrie and Ben are the only 2 all-stars on the floor tonight and they are doing the nets a disservice – 12:11 AM
Monty Williams challenged that last foul call and it was successful. No foul on Damion Lee – 12:10 AM
Suns’ lead is down to 15 as Johnson jogs to the scorer’s table. He’s at 15 minutes with 8:56 to go. – 12:06 AM
Nets enter the fourth quarter down to the Suns, 94-74. Aside from a 12-0 run the team couldn’t sustain in the third quarter, Brooklyn has looked awful.
Ben Simmons got ejected with 5 fouls in the 3rd quarter and Kyrie Irving’s struggles continue with 9 points on 3/16 FG. – 12:01 AM
End of the third quarter: Nets trail the Suns 94-74. Cam Thomas beats the buzzer and is up to 15 points. Joe Harris with 16. Kyrie Irving is 3-for-16 from the field. Suns have more than twice as many rebounds as Nets. – 11:59 PM
End of 3Q: PHX 94, BKN 74
Bridges: 23 Pts, 7 Ast, 7-12 FG
Ayton: 19 Pts, 14 Reb, 4 Ast, 9-15 FG
Johnson: 15 Pts, 4-7 FG
S. Lee: 15 Pts, 6-9 FG
Harris: 16 Pts, 6-6 FG – 11:58 PM
Bismack Biyombo took a shot to the throat from Day’Ron Sharpe on that last boxout. Officials rule it a Flagrant 1 – 11:56 PM
Biyombo took shot to throat from Sharpe on box out. Being reviewed for flagrant. #Suns – 11:55 PM
Saben goes 🆙
15 points off the bench tonight on 6-of-8 shooting! pic.twitter.com/qI2pxh9w8a – 11:54 PM
I know it doesn’t really matter (I’m 1/100 out of 25% of the vote)… but I’m legitimately agonizing over the All-Star Starter vote.
2 of 3 of LeBron/Markkanen/Sabonis
3 of 4 of Tatum/Giannis/Embiid/Durant – 11:54 PM
Johnson fell down awkwardly on the drive, but got up and ran back down the floor.
Good sign his knee is good. #Suns up 23 late in 3rd. – 11:53 PM
Nice response from the Suns to push it back to 19. Great minutes from Saben Lee and Cam Johnson off the bench tonight – 11:51 PM
Mikal Bridges draws a non-shooting foul in the bonus. He smiles and nods toward the bench, where a proud Devin Booker and Chris Paul were on their feet. – 11:50 PM
Ben Simmons was ejected from the game after picking up two technical fouls for arguing with an official. pic.twitter.com/j3HhP58KIw – 11:50 PM
On the comeback trail…
12-0 run for the squad pic.twitter.com/rnB1yu2Cz0 – 11:49 PM
Cam Johnson check in, gets on offensive board when #Nets were making a run.
Earns FTs. Hits both #Suns up 82-69 with 4:04 left in 3rd.
Has 15 in 11 minutes. – 11:48 PM
Day’Ron Sharpe checks in for the first time tonight with 4:03 left in the third quarter. – 11:48 PM
Suns in danger of squandering their once 24-point lead in the last few minutes of the 3Q here. Lead down to 12 before Cam Johnson draws a foul on an offensive putback – 11:48 PM
Third-straight 20-point game 🔥
Have you voted Mikal for All-Star today?!
🌟 All-Star vote: https://t.co/RrQOCwhmV0 pic.twitter.com/XfsUeM769Q – 11:46 PM
If you want a bright spot tonight, Joe Harris has made all six shots and has 16 points. – 11:45 PM
Fouled and falling to the ground?
🌟 All-Star vote: https://t.co/RrQOCwhmV0 pic.twitter.com/3h43fI8Alk – 11:41 PM
Nets have committed eight fouls in half the third quarter. Good luck staying awake until the end at this pace. – 11:40 PM
Crazy stat tonight: Nic Claxton does not have a single rebound. He’s been a double-double machine this season. – 11:40 PM
Pretty neat how Mikal Bridges, Deandre Ayton and Cam Johnson are all balling out in the same game. The Nets defense is bad, but it feels like that meniscus tear deprived us of more nights like this with the way the spacing looks – 11:39 PM
And what we are learning — for the second consecutive year — is that a healthy Kevin Durant covers up a whole lot of flaws on an inconsistent Nets roster. – 11:38 PM
Ben Simmons got more technicals than he attempted shots* tonight.
*He didn’t, but the fact that it’s a plausible tweet is probably an issue. – 11:35 PM
Absolutely unacceptable from Ben Simmons.
It’s bad enough to continuously pick up lazy fouls. To compound it and get tossed is ridiculous. – 11:34 PM
Ben Simmons just picked up two quick techs and got tossed.
Simmons picked up his fifth foul in 18 minutes — walked to the bench — kept talking to ref Eric Lewis — and got T’d twice.
The end of a rough night for Simmons. – 11:34 PM
Ben Simmons got his fifth foul (it was suspect), then a technical from the bench, and just got ejected. All in short order. #Nets down 73-55 with 8:47 left in the third. – 11:34 PM
Ben Simmons pick up 5th foul, techs on Simmons as he went to bench, ejected with 8:47 left in 3rd.
Wow. That happened fast.
#Suns #Nets – 11:34 PM
Ben Simmons just picked up his fifth foul, said something and got ejected with 8:47 left in the third quarter. Nets trail by 16. – 11:33 PM
Ben Simmons now has 5 fouls and as he was sitting down on the bench he got two technical fouls and was ejected. – 11:33 PM
Ben Simmons does this thing where he screens and doesn’t roll.
And it’s not very effective. – 11:33 PM
Ben Simmons just got two technicals and has been ejected after complaining about his 5th foul – 11:33 PM
Torrey Craig took a shot to the nose from Royce O’Neale on that last play. Craig got looked at by one trainer during the review (common foul) but was set on staying in and he will – 11:29 PM
Craig takes shot to face from O’Neale, who was called for offensive foul.
Reviewed to see if it’s an offensive foul. #Suns up 18. – 11:28 PM
Jaden McDaniels on D’Angelo Russell: “It’s kind of like Brooklyn D-Lo. I remember when I was in high school and I watched him play one time. Tonight reminded me of that from D-Lo.” – 11:27 PM
Simmons initially looked to pass, but eventually shot his jump hook that looks more like a jump shot over Ayton for two. #Suns up 17. – 11:27 PM
Mikal opens up the second half from deep!
🌟 All-Star vote: https://t.co/RrQOCwhmV0 pic.twitter.com/V8y5qTomL3 – 11:26 PM
#Suns open 2nd half on 5-0 run. Up 70-51 with 11:09 left in 3rd.
Timeout #Nets. – 11:25 PM
#Suns open 2nd half on 7-0 run. Up 70-51 with 11:09 left in 3rd.
Timeout #Nets. – 11:24 PM
Jacque Vaughn takes a timeout 51 seconds into the 3Q as the Suns extend the lead to 19, their largest of the night – 11:23 PM
Nets come out with the same zzzz defense and Vaughn takes a timeout 51 seconds into the second half. Suns now up 19. – 11:23 PM
Ayton: 17 PTS, 9 REB, 3 AST
Bridges: 14 PTS, 6 AST
Johnson: 13 PTS, 2 REB
S. Lee: 9 PTS, 3 AST pic.twitter.com/vaD6LVGv2v – 11:14 PM
#Suns 65 #Nets 51 Half.
PHX: Ayton 17 and 9 rebounds, Bridges 14 and 6 assists, Johnson 13 (first game since Nov. 4). Team: 8-of-18 on 3s.
BKN: Harris 11, Thomas 11, Irving 2 (2-of-10 FGs). Team: 6-of-13 on 3s. – 11:07 PM
Halftime: Nets trail the Suns 65-51. Just four points from Kyrie Irving. Hard for the Nets to hang when he doesn’t have it going. Cam Thomas and Joe Harris each have 11. – 11:06 PM
Kyrie doesn’t look very engaged on a lot of these possessions.
Outside of just missing shots, the body language and intensity has not been great.
KD has been the guy leading and holding guys accountable on the floor all year. Not much leadership out there with Kyrie as the #1. – 11:05 PM
Halftime: PHX 65, BKN 51
Ayton: 17 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 8-9 FG
Bridges: 14 Pts, 6 Ast, 5-7 FG
Johnson: 13 Pts, 4-7 FG
Harris: 11 Pts, 3-3 3P
Cam Johnson at just over 10 minutes at halftime – 11:05 PM
The issue for Vaughn is that he doesn’t have a lot of other cards to play offensively. When Kyrie doesn’t have it going — and can’t create space for everybody else with no KD — the Nets are in trouble. – 11:05 PM
Adjusting through the contact for the and-1! Just like he drew it up 😎
@efirstbank Money Drive of the Game! pic.twitter.com/VVdoaLzrRO – 11:03 PM
Cam Johnson drive, fouled, finish.
FT. #Suns up 15. Biggest lead. – 11:02 PM
Markieff Morris is not providing much of anything these last two games. – 11:02 PM
Suns have done a great job on Kyrie Irving so far. He’s only got 4 points on 2-10 FG – 10:59 PM
If we’re going by the literal name of the award:
Kevin Durant is the unanimous “Most Valuable Player” in the NBA.
Nets looked like one of the best teams in the league while firing all cylinders the last month. They are lost without him right now.
Monumental dropoff. – 10:58 PM
Saben Lee turns corner, finds Ayton for bucket, fouled.
Ayton with 17 and 9. #Suns up 12 with 3:03 left in half. pic.twitter.com/Anpl6nl1ID – 10:56 PM
Kyrie is nowhere to be found when the Nets need him most right now.
Lots of time left, but this has been ugly. – 10:53 PM
Ayton turnaround over Simmons. #Suns up 14 as Ayton has 14 and 9 rebounds. – 10:52 PM
Might be clear skies outside, but it’s raining triples in @FootprintCNTR! 🌧️ pic.twitter.com/MldXoqQhnM – 10:51 PM
Ben Simmons has 5 points on 2-of-3 shooting but has yet to punish #Suns for either switching a big on him or playing him with a small.
He can live in the paint and shoot over the smaller defender or go around the bigger defender.
#Suns up 12 as Saben Lee dives inside. – 10:51 PM
Fouls like that on Deandre Ayton can be aggravating for a player. When he’s even semi-physical like that and gets whistled, what else is he supposed to do? – 10:51 PM
Don’t let Cam Johnson’s return distract you from quietly great nights so far from Deandre Ayton (12 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 6-7 FG) and Mikal Bridges (11 points, 5 assists, 4-6 FG) – 10:46 PM
#Nets allowing 58.1 percent shooting and getting outrebounded 18-7. Tough combo. – 10:45 PM
S. Lee helps off Harris.
Ayton answers with two. ‘
Claxton answer. #Suns up eight. – 10:45 PM
Jabari Walker and Shaedon Sharpe look very much like rookies against this Philadelphia team. – 10:44 PM
Saben Lee has been good again. Certainly earning another 10-day (this is his last game of this run). – 10:44 PM
His form may not be conventional, but Saben Lee looks like he has no problem knocking down those 3s if the defense is gonna let him shoot – 10:43 PM
Cam Thomas can score, never a doubt about that.
But his decision-making and defensive IQ… not so good. – 10:41 PM
DA with 10 PTS, 7 REBS & 3 ASTS 😤
Oh, that was only in the first quarter 👀
🌟 All-Star vote: https://t.co/RrQOCwhmV0 pic.twitter.com/4W520Dgxzs – 10:41 PM
Bridges finds S. Lee for 3.
#Suns up 43-36 as Bridges high off glass. – 10:40 PM
The Nets need to get out of the switch-everything scheme.
Willingly switching Seth and Cam onto Ayton and Biyimbo makes no sense, especially when Phoenix’s top two guards are out. – 10:37 PM
Saben Lee starts 2nd quarter with Bridges, Damion Lee, Ish Wainright
and Biyombo. #Suns – 10:35 PM
Cam came ready to ball!
Already 2-for-2 from D33P! 👌🔥 pic.twitter.com/gGQF2AHTlU – 10:34 PM
LOL at the end of the quarter Devin Booker motioned to Biyombo and I’m guessing he probably said something along the lines of “take that $&$^ in!”
He had a lane! – 10:33 PM
End of the first quarter: Suns lead the Nets 35-29. Kyrie Irving starts 1-for-6 from the field. Rebounding as been the story here. Do we see Day’Ron Sharpe at all? – 10:33 PM
End of 1Q: PHX 35, BKN 29
Ayton: 10 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 5-6 FG
Johnson: 10 Pts, 3-4 FG
Saric: 5 Pts
Harris: 6 Pts, 2-2 3P
Cam Johnson checked in at the 5:45 mark and played the rest of the 1Q – 10:32 PM
Reggie Miller hates the way Ben Simmons plays. The disdain in his voice comes dripping out of the TV. – 10:31 PM
Biyombo denies Simmons at rim, but turnover led to Simmons dunk. – 10:30 PM
CAM KNOCKS DOWN HIS FIRST ATTEMPT SINCE NOV. 4!
and, of course, it’s a triple! 👌 pic.twitter.com/ZO6nz4B87V – 10:30 PM
Kyrie Irving is back, but has just two points so far on 1-of-6 shooting. The #Nets having trouble with the #Suns‘ ball movement. Phoenix has nine assists on 13-of-20 shooting. – 10:26 PM
Cam Johnson 3. Timeout #Nets
2-of-3 on 3s. 8 points in 3 minutes
#Suns up 30-21 with 2:35 left in half. – 10:25 PM
The #Suns are on a 12-2 run. That 3-pointer by Cam Johnson – in his return after missing 37 straight games – sends the #Nets into a timeout down 30-21 with 2:35 in the first. – 10:25 PM
Same old story for the Nets. The defense doesn’t look good. The offense is struggling. Kyrie doesn’t look engaged in the game yet. He’s just 1-for-6 from the field.
Rebounds: Suns 14 Nets 3. – 10:25 PM
Suns winning the rebounding battle 14-3 and already have 9 2nd chance PTS.
Ayton has 7 of the 14 rebounds for the Suns. – 10:24 PM
Nets’ defensive rotations lacking a whole lot of vigor. On that first Johnson 3, Irving lightly jogged back to allow him to be open. This ons ie certainly there for the taking. – 10:24 PM
Suns lead the Nets 30-21. They’re outrebounding the Nets 14-3 with nine second-change points. – 10:24 PM
Things you love to see! 💜🧡
Welcome back on the floor, Cam Johnson 👏 pic.twitter.com/PAprLWxtCt – 10:23 PM
Cam Johnson is back.
#Suns fans happy. pic.twitter.com/bka4GLQQ6X – 10:22 PM
Cam Johnson hits 1st shot.
3. #Suns up 25-19. pic.twitter.com/PJ7T9zujpA – 10:22 PM
Kyrie Irving is 1/6 to start this one.
Nets need him to be much better if they’re going to survive this Durantless period. Hasn’t had the stroke his last three games. – 10:21 PM
8 straight wins for the Celtics. They’ve opened up a 4.5 game lead on the Bucks, 5 game lead on the 76ers, 5.5 game lead on the Nets (Brooklyn is playing right now) and a 6 game lead on the Cavs.
That’s a nice cushion to have built before the end of January. – 10:21 PM
Kyrie Irving 1-of-5 so far.
Ayton 5-of-6. 10 points. #Suns up three. – 10:19 PM
Suns fans give Cam Johnson a huge ovation as he checks into a game for the first time since November 4: pic.twitter.com/XU2n9M8qA7 – 10:19 PM
D’Angelo Russell applies the lessons he learned from the Chris Paul School of Free Throw Grifting to give the Wolves a late lead pic.twitter.com/3Tmmfd6veL – 10:19 PM
Cam Johnson checks in for the #Suns after missing 37 straight games. #Nets – 10:18 PM
Attacking the paint.
🌟 All-Star vote: https://t.co/RrQOCwhmV0 pic.twitter.com/Cfk6SKG35B – 10:17 PM
This was the most aggressive take out of the short roll from Ben Simmons all season.
Night and day from what you saw at the end of the Spurs game. No hesitation, immediately looking to attack. pic.twitter.com/XOP2kVYM4Z – 10:17 PM
Ayton gets loose from Simmons in paint. Scores. Has 6 and 3.
TJ Warren comes in, scores right away. #Suns down one. Been 4 lead changes. 6:22 left in 1st half. – 10:14 PM
Ben Simmons just drove on the short roll and tried to put Dario Saric on a poster.
That may have been his most aggressive drive all season. – 10:13 PM
Lee 3 off Ayton cross court baseline assist.
Ayton look at #Suns bench after assist. #Nets up 15-14 after Claxton breakaway dunk. – 10:12 PM
T.J. Warren is about to check in. He was drafted by the Suns in 2014 in the back of the lottery and played his first five seasons here. – 10:11 PM
This game already has a different feeling than Tuesday night. That’s 3 threes in the first 3 minutes to start the game.
Nets were 3-23 from downtown on Tuesday night vs Spurs. – 10:10 PM
Dario Saric with 5 quick points to start this one. He’s been pretty solid over the last couple weeks, and Monty likes how he hasn’t been hesitating letting shots fly – 10:10 PM
Joe Harris drains back to back threes on the first two possessions of the game.
That’s nice to see. – 10:10 PM
Simmons attacks Saric. Fouled. #Suns down 9-6 as Ayton answers. – 10:09 PM
Mikal Bridges guarding Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons guarding Point Mikal on the other end – 10:05 PM
Game time! @Brooklyn Nets vs Suns on @NBAonTNT! pic.twitter.com/QRs50CCC9p – 10:05 PM
Good evening from Phoenix. I have acquired Benihaha. Nets-Suns tips shortly. Both teams are star-depleted, but Kyrie Irving is playing for Brooklyn. A win would go a long way for the Nets who have the Jazz and Warriors up next. Updates coming. – 10:00 PM
“Testing, testing. 1-2, testing.”
Damion Lee before talking about the return of Cam Johnson (knee). #Suns pic.twitter.com/QtrosK037F – 9:47 PM
“He’s a bucket getter.”
#Nets coach Jacque Vaughn on TJ Warren, who started his career with #Suns. pic.twitter.com/QuffbRBOjL – 9:38 PM
#Suns starters vs. #Nets
Deandre Ayton – 9:35 PM
“He’d rather have 15 assists than 15 points. That’s a dangerous player because he’s so doggone big, he can finish with both hands.”
Monty Williams on Ben Simmons, who he coached in Philadelphia. #Suns #Nets pic.twitter.com/BjnE4LUajF – 9:32 PM
Nets starters tonight at Phoenix:
Simmons, Irving, Harris, O’Neale and Claxton – 9:31 PM
Nets starters for tonight at Phoenix:
Simmons, Irving, Harris, O’Neale and Claxton – 9:31 PM
“Kind of that next man up. Whatever it takes.”
Damion Lee on being w/o players as #Suns are down Chris Paul (hip), Landry Shamet (foot), Josh Okogie (nose), Cameron Payne (foot) and Devin Booker (groin). pic.twitter.com/sYWfSE2XZZ – 9:27 PM
“It’s great. Selfishly, it’s easier for me every time I’m out there with Cam. We just know how each other plays.”
Mikal Bridges on the return of Cam Johnson (knee). #Suns pic.twitter.com/GK8NjoEjuD – 9:24 PM
Home for a while.
@PlayAtGila | #WeAreTheValley pic.twitter.com/cwLq14tgC2 – 9:21 PM
Kyrie Irving is back in the starting lineup, with Simmons, O’Neale, Harris and Claxton. #Nets – 8:39 PM
Jacque Vaughn said the Nets can’t have more mid-range shots than 3s without Kevin Durant. Adds his message has essentially been if you weren’t shooting mid-range shots before Kevin got hurt, now is not the time to start. – 8:39 PM
Monty Williams coached Ben Simmons as an assistant in Philly. Said Simmons would rather have 15 assists than 15 points, adds it’s rare to see someone as big and mobile as Simmons. – 8:24 PM
Monty Williams on #Nets w/o KD: “Without him, they’re playing a lot more ball (movement). It seems like us. When you lose a guy like that it takes away some of your ISOs and pick-and-rolls, so they’re transferring the ball to the second side and trying to attack the paint.” #Suns – 8:22 PM
” He did everything yesterday. It was just a decision that was made.” Monty Williams on Chris Paul (hip) not playing tonight after practicing yesterday. He was listed questionable Wednesday. #Suns pic.twitter.com/TKxjiCpbsh – 8:21 PM
Monty Williams compares the Nets without Kevin Durant to his team without Devin Booker right now. Said losing a guy like that takes away some isos, pick-and-rolls, second-side actions and so on. Have to adapt. – 8:21 PM
Will Duane Washington Jr. or Saben Lee start tonight?
Will Cam Johnson start in his first game back?
Monty Williams is nothing if not consistent – 8:20 PM
Monty Williams said he and James Jones talked about Saben Lee and they both like him. Lee is on the penultimate day of his 10-day contract
“I’m hopeful to keep him around, because he brings something that we need.” – 8:17 PM
Incoming Suns owner Mat Ishbia will attend Phoenix-Brooklyn tonight, his first Suns game since agreeing to buy team. Details on @TheRally about how Ishbia’s impending arrival impacts Suns at the trade deadline, plus his approach to relationships across basketball: pic.twitter.com/uNnEPDge2S – 8:13 PM
Random epiphany I had pregame in Phoenix: Seth Curry plays against his brother-in-law Damion Lee tonight followed by his brother in Golden State on Sunday. Family affair for him this weekend. – 8:05 PM
T.J. Warren back in Phoenix. Good to see him healthy again. Could have a big role for Brooklyn in the playoffs. pic.twitter.com/o6z0z5aD0A – 8:05 PM
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Our latest limited-edition piece from Jeff Hamilton is available now exclusively on game nights in the courtside clubs! pic.twitter.com/3MXluDK0G9 – 7:23 PM
Cam Johnson’s return provides morale boost for Suns despite tempered expectations – https://t.co/Jr6uiwdvDF via @PHNX_Suns pic.twitter.com/8ggLaqKLs7 – 7:02 PM
Should Phoenix #Suns ‘blow it up?’ Charles Barkley thinks so azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral – 6:50 PM
Kelly Olynyk is the only non-two-way Jazz player on the injury report for tomorrow’s game vs. Brooklyn. He remains OUT. – 6:28 PM
My mentions, preparing for a certain faction of Suns Twitter in the event Saben Lee starts tonight: pic.twitter.com/zRcuVljDof – 6:04 PM
“It felt like Brooklyn was really in there.”
Filmmaker Shaka King joins @ChrisCarrino on the latest Voice of the Nets Podcast.
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“I’d rather have Jrue Holiday than guys like Harden, Kyrie, and Brunson…he’s a guy that you can’t take advantage of defensively”
@TermineRadio & @Eddie Johnson on how Jrue’s defense sets him apart
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Clax is putting in WORK this season 😤
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Antetokounmpo passes Durant to be captain in latest All-Star fan voting tally nba.nbcsports.com/2023/01/19/ant… – 4:31 PM
Some tidbits from Suns shootaround this morning, including Chris Paul being out again and Mikal Bridges and Damion Lee on Cam Johnson’s return: pic.twitter.com/d4dOYsDvDa – 4:27 PM
Wynn Las Vegas, a partner of the Las Vegas Raiders, has announced a partnership with Tom Brady and TB12. Guests can now book an appointment with “a TB12 Body Coach for one-on-one instruction in the TB12 Method, the regimen that’s sustained Tom Brady’s champion-level play.” pic.twitter.com/qMdwkTpdkv – 4:24 PM
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“I’m not too sure. Whatever happens, happens, but I’ll be ready for whatever.”
Saben Lee when asked if he’s starting as Chris Paul (hip) and Landry Shamet (foot) are out Thursday vs. #Nets
Lee played Monday at Memphis. Duane Washington Jr. didn’t. Lee’s 10-day ends Friday #Suns pic.twitter.com/US1Wt7LPR4 – 3:27 PM
On Cam Johnson’s long-awaited return, why expectations should be tempered at first, and the morale boost he’s providing the Suns during a difficult time: https://t.co/Jr6uiwe3td pic.twitter.com/8AyJkyHPV9 – 3:15 PM
NBPA voted Devin Booker as one of the first 10 players on the inaugural Top Shot 50 list “based on their performance” from season opener to end of November. #Suns pic.twitter.com/3kLf93TJkY – 3:13 PM
Phoenix #Suns update: Chris Paul (hip) out Thursday vs. Brooklyn #Nets after being listed as questionable after Wednesday’s practice azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral – 3:03 PM
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Nets say Kyrie Irving is available tonight vs PHX after missing previous game due to calf ailment. – 2:52 PM
Nets say Kyrie Irving (right calf soreness) is available to play tonight at Phoenix. – 2:52 PM
The Nets say Kyrie Irving (right calf soreness) is available to play tonight at Phoenix. – 2:51 PM
Nets say Kyrie Irving is available for tonight’s game against the Suns. – 2:50 PM
Bucks fans seem to generally support the work I did as pretend general manager today at @TheAthletic.
Should the Bucks trade for Jae Crowder? How much should they give up for him?
Tried to work through those questions with my friends in Houston/Phoenix: theathletic.com/4100498/2023/0… – 2:45 PM
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Let’s get KD back on top 📈
VOTE: https://t.co/a5e0asv7xQ pic.twitter.com/8QgAonbGia – 2:12 PM
Giannis passes Durant in All-Star Game voting
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/14… – 2:10 PM
“Storms don’t last forever. There’s a silver lining somewhere. The sun’s gonna shine at some point, it’s just weathering that storm.”
Damion Lee on the Suns helping Cam Johnson through his rehab process and a new potential mantra for the team: pic.twitter.com/6q2zvLMeBb – 2:04 PM
#Cavs guard Donovan Mitchell is second among Eastern Conference guards in All-Star voting. He trails Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving by just over 100k votes.
Darius Garland is 10th among East guards. – 1:51 PM
Phoenix #Suns update: Chris Paul (hip) out Thursday vs. Brooklyn Nets https://t.co/cjGZ89ZdnG via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/fh7XH0mCDo – 1:47 PM
Seth Curry on Kyrie Irving’s return: “That’s a lot of offense for us. That’s where we’ve been letting down honestly, not scoring enough points. And Ky is obviously one of the main guys on this team, so we need him out there to be the driving force for us…He is who he is.” #Nets – 1:42 PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo edged ahead of Kevin Durant for the #NBA All-Star voting lead among Eastern Conference players. Antetokounmpo has 5,970,196 votes with KD 132,014 behind at 5,838,182. Kyrie Irving leads all East guards, with Nic Claxton 10th among frontcourt players. #Nets – 1:38 PM
Damion Lee got a kick out of @CamCox12’s infamous mop stick mic today 😂 pic.twitter.com/HGTfv3QFdt – 1:25 PM
Only a couple more days left to get those #NBAAllstar votes in!
🗳️ https://t.co/a5e0asv7xQ pic.twitter.com/K2hr5QZbZD – 1:19 PM
Third All-Star Fan voting results
LeBron and Giannis lead the Western and Eastern Conferences.
Kyrie leads among Eastern guards, Steph among Western guards pic.twitter.com/nhxeB91VM3 – 1:16 PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo jumps Kevin Durant for the top spot in the East All-Star fan vote.
Kyrie Irving still leads the East guards. Nic Claxton comes in at 10 in the frontcourt. pic.twitter.com/QkTSECtXfW – 1:13 PM
Kyrie Irving is on pace to smash his record for most All-Star votes. He currently leads all East guards. pic.twitter.com/loscack4w0 – 1:09 PM
Mikal Bridges told Saben Lee he was going to call him “Sabon” and referred to him as that when asked.
As usual, Bridges does not have a story behind the nickname. Saw his name and anointed him as such.
“I think I’m gonna think his name is Sabon one day and not know it’s Saben.” – 1:08 PM
So LeBron is still leading, which, no surprise.
AD is third in the frontcourt, Russ is sixth in the backcourt and Austin Reaves is ahead of Devin Booker and De’Aaron Fox. pic.twitter.com/9GmEzPHSlE – 1:03 PM
Devin Booker has been passed by Austin Reaves in Western Conference All-Star voting among guards. Book is now in 9th: pic.twitter.com/DfeSSrdF05 – 1:02 PM
With Chris Paul (hip) and Landry Shamet (foot) out, will #Suns start Saben Lee, whose 10-day ends tomorrow or Duane Washington Jr., a two-way player?
Lee played in Monday’s loss at Memphis while Lee didn’t. pic.twitter.com/rHNJenZ8Ys – 1:00 PM
This is a Nets shootaround. Notable because it’s the first one the group has had in almost a month. And the only reason that one happened was because it was a day after Christmas — after they had two days off. Nets looking for a spark in Phoenix. pic.twitter.com/R6XcwGiHol – 12:54 PM
Both are out tonight, but Chris Paul and Devin Booker are getting up shots after shootaround (with Damion Lee): pic.twitter.com/jCLCC5VlCP – 12:47 PM
The Suns are 2.8 points per 100 possessions better when Deandre Ayton isn’t on the floor this season, per @nbastats. – 12:47 PM
Kyrie Irving said he’s good to go against the Suns tonight. – 12:43 PM
You heard @hanxu_521…
Keep getting those #NBAAllStar votes in!
⏩ https://t.co/a5e0asvFno pic.twitter.com/f5yUlRnkct – 12:27 PM
“He’ll have a limited role, but he’ll be back on the floor. He’s had a really good few weeks. We feel like we’ve checked every box possible. It’d be a good time to get him back.”
Cam Johnson (knee) set to return vs. #Nets (w/video) #Suns azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral – 12:22 PM
🚨You can help send Quenton Jackson and Kris Dunn to UTAH for the NBA G League All-Star game.
• Q is a must-see talent that gets everyone up out of their seats.
• KD still has an NBA game, and this event would help further showcase that.
Vote: https://t.co/GbH93igkJA pic.twitter.com/7Rs1StIzxD – 12:13 PM
The San Antonio Spurs got back on the winning track by beating the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night. Here are the final grades: spurstalk.com/spurs-nets-gra… – 11:16 AM
#NBAAllStar | https://t.co/a5e0asv7xQ pic.twitter.com/ZBe2IjwdEq – 11:15 AM
The Bucks have been connected to Jae Crowder for a while, so I got together with @Kelly Iko and @Doug Haller to see if we could figure out a three-team deal between the Bucks, Rockets and Suns.
At @TheAthletic, our work towards a potential trade: theathletic.com/4100498/2023/0… – 10:55 AM
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Jae Crowder is frustrated.
Eric Gordon is frustrated.
What if there was a three-team trade that satisfied all parties?
There might be, but finding a resolution could take a bit of work. New for @The Athletic w/ @Eric Nehm and @Doug Haller
theathletic.com/4100498/2023/0… – 9:55 AM
Jae Crowder is frustrated.
Eric Gordon is frustrated.
What if there was a three-team trade that satisfied all parties?
There might be, but finding a resolution could take a bit of work. New for @The Athletic w/ @Eric Nehm and @Doug Haller – 9:32 AM
After missing 37 games with a torn meniscus, Cam Johnson returns tonight. For @PHNX_Suns, I wrote about his long road back and the boosts he provides for the Suns, even if expectations should be tempered at first: https://t.co/Jr6uiwdvDF pic.twitter.com/xDxmLewr6v – 9:03 AM
Eagles – Giants predictions
Pizza Hut Book it!
Getting off the grid
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Memphis #Grizzlies have won 11 straight and are +850 to win the West. Sacramento #Kings have won 5 straight and are +9000. Phoenix #Suns are 12th, priced at 20-1. Who is the better bet to reach the #NBAFinals? – 3:55 AM