Brooklyn Nets News Beat, 3/24/17: A Winning Streak, Washington Wizards Present Test
Mar 23, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) dribbles the ball as Phoenix Suns guard Tyler Ulis (8) defends during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

What? A winning streak? That’s right, the Brooklyn Nets have now won two games in a row after defeating the Phoenix Suns. That and more …

Alright, so the Phoenix Suns are one of the worst teams in the NBA. With just 22 wins, we know this.

It simply doesn’t matter.

Any win from the Brooklyn Nets should turn into a grand celebration. How about two wins in consecutive games? Grand celebration? I don’t think so. At this level, we’re talking about Brooklyn riots.

After completing Thursday night, these Nets are owners of a two-game winning streak, their first such streak of the season. In the 126-98 victory over the Suns at the Barclays Center, Brook Lopez led the way with 19 points through an extremely balanced scoring attack. Jeremy Lin poured in 13 while adding five dimes and Trevor Booker added 14 accompanying a +25 mark on the court.

To be honest, now is not the time to start winning (if looking for ping pong balls). Also, to be honest, that snide remark is nothing compared to Peter Vesey’s when he commented on Comcast, the YES Network and Nets playoff action:

Anthony Puccio and Bryan Fonseca of Nets Daily recently spoke with youngster Archie Goodwin who expressed interested in wanting to be a part of the organization’s long-term plans.

“When I first got here I told Sean Marks ‘You know from the beginning of the season I’ve watched your team play.’ To be truthful, I watched 90 percent of their games. The other ones I couldn’t watch because I was playing in Greensboro,” Goodwin told Nets Daily.

Mike Ozanian of Forbes mans up and admits a mistake regarding the Nets and the Barclays Center.

After winning back-to-back games, Brooklyn will turn around quickly and put the streak on the line in D.C. against the Wizards tonight. It’ll be a fantastic test for a team who can, arguably, now be called the best team in New York.

Should Brooklyn win its third straight game, get ready to take your shirt off and start running through the streets.

 NEXT: Nets Top Pistons on Brook Lopez Game-Winner (Highlights) 


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