Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2021-2022 Regular Season between the Phoenix Suns (PHX) vs the Brooklyn Nets (BKN) on February 2, 2022 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Footprint Center.
The Phoenix Suns pull away with a win against the Brooklyn Nets, earning their 11th straight win.
The Suns are on another winning run. Currently, the top team in the western conference is enjoying their eleventh straight win. Their last loss was on January 9 against the Heat. This is Phoenix’s second double-digit winning streak within this season. Previously, the Suns won 18 games in a row from October 30 to December 2.
In this contest, Crowder returns for the Suns after missing four consecutive matchups. In the first seconds of the matchup, the returning forward then spots up a three-pointer and makes it.
Devin Booker led the team with 35 points, six rebounds and made three three-pointers. All throughout the game, Booker displayed his scoring prowess as he hit contested three-point shots and sank down pull-up jumpers. Mikhail Bridges added a season-high 27 points while shooting with extreme efficiency as he went 10-14 on his shots.
Chris Paul showed a stellar performance as he recorded a double-double, tallying 20 points and 14 dishes for the team, including a flashy no-look pass to Bridges for an and-one opportunity on the break. The veteran guard also stole two possessions from the Nets. Cam Johnson racked up 16 points off the bench and knocked down four of his eight attempts from outside the three-point arc.
Meanwhile, the Nets are facing another struggling loss after this game. This is their fifth straight contest that has resulted in a loss. Irving finished the game with 26 points while shooting 10-20 from the field while James Harden recorded 22 points and 10 assists on their efforts to snap their losing streak.
Griffin provided 17 points from the bench and made two shots from the three-point area.
The Nets are still playing without Durant who is currently suffering an MCL sprain.
This is just Irving’s ninth matchup of the season and all of them are road games because of strict COVID-19 protocols in New York City and him not being vaccinated. Because of this, the star guard of the Nets is not allowed to play within the Barclays Center for a home game.
Suns vs Nets
29-39; 29-36; 24-26; 29-30
Suns (121) – Booker 35, Bridges 27, Paul 20, Johnson 16, Ayton 12
Nets (111) – Irving 26, Harden 22, Griffin 17, Edwards 13, Mills 9