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The Brooklyn Nets broke their four game losing streak tonight in a fourth quarter win over the Phoenix Suns.

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  • Phoenix Suns (4-7)
  • Talking Stick Resort Arena : Phoenix, Arizona
  • NBA, Final Box Score

Brooklyn got their revenge over Phoenix after taking a hard loss at home last week. Defense was improved, and point guard D’Angelo Russell found his stride again late. He scored 23 on the night, including 13 in the fourth quarter.

For the Suns, forward TJ Warren led the way with 20 points and 9 rebounds. He gave the Nets problems in their first game this year, putting up 20 and 11 the last time they met.

Guard Devin Booker recorded his 3,000th point, becoming the fourth youngest to do so in NBA history. He scored 18 points in total on the night.

Brooklyn forward DeMarre Carroll recorded a double-double, with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Guard Allen Crabbe opened up the night with a three-pointer, finishing with 15 points in only his second start this year.

Guard Joe Harris added some firepower off the bench, with 14 in the first half and 18 on the night. He connected on three shots from deep.

Not to mention this flashy dime he caught from Russell halfway through the third.

Guard Caris LeVert could find his stroke offensively, shooting a lowly 25 percent from the field on eight shots.

It was the Nets lowest scoring game of the season, and the least points they’ve allowed an opponent. Not due to an efficient defensive effort, but frankly it was sloppy basketball from both teams.

Russell and backup point guard Spencer Dinwiddie combined for 15 assists, tying their season-high together. Forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson left the game at halftime with a right hip contusion.

He told The New York Post this was the first step in getting back on track.

“We’re a talented team. It’s the beginning of the season and we hit some bumps in the road. But as far as just locking back in and getting back on the saddle, I feel like we’ll do that.”

Slowly but surely, Russell is proving that he can continue to deliver this team wins. Now averaging 27.4 points in games played, his play is a make or break factor for the Nets success.

Despite the credit he deserves, Russell prefers to pass it along to his teammates. It is them, the point guard told Anthony Puccio of Nets Dailythat should be commended.

Having forward Trevor Booker back will definitely put Brooklyn back at ease, as he’s missed the last two games with back issues.

He’s averaging 10.8 points and 7.4 rebounds off the bench.

Next, the Brooklyn Nets will make their way to game two of a five-game road trip. They’re playing a rematch with the Denver Nuggets, Tuesday at 9:00 PM EST.

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