Nets Down Phoenix 100-98 - Match Report

Brook Lopez went off for 27 points and added 7 rebounds leading Brooklyn over Phoenix, 100-98, on Friday at US Airways Center.

Bettors who backed the Nets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 1 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 197.5.

Shaun Livingston had 18 points for Brooklyn and Paul Pierce chipped in with 14 points. Shaun Livingston had 6 assists for the Nets, while Kevin Garnett was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 14 boards.

Phoenix got 19 points from Goran Dragic in a losing cause and another 17 points from P.J. Tucker. Goran Dragic contributed 10 assists for the Suns, while Marcus Morris had 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Phoenix were victorious, as the score was 50-46 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Brooklyn as they grabbed 49 boards, while Phoenix only had 42.

Brooklyn looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Clippers. The Suns will aim to get back on the winning track at Sacramento.