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Phoenix Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Phoenix Suns (16-3) play against the Brooklyn Nets (5-5) at Barclays Center

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Saturday November 27, 2021

Phoenix Suns 21, Brooklyn Nets 12 (Q1 04:39)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
It would appear that winning 15 games in a row gets you in a certain type of rhythm.
Couple jumpers not falling for the Nets but the Suns’ offense is flowing already. They’ve got 21 points six minutes in. – 7:51 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets trail the Suns 21-8 with 6:10 left in the first quarter. Devin Booker has 12 points in six minutes. Phoenix is a well-oiled machine. They guard, they space the floor and have a lot of options offensively. A good reminder that the Nets aren’t known for their starts. – 7:50 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
After that James Harden turnover midway through the first, the #Nets trail the #Suns 21-8. Booker already has a dozen for Phoenix. – 7:50 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton turnaround jumper.
#Suns up 21-8 as they’re 8-of-12.
They’ve nearly made shots than Brooklyn has attempted (4-of-9).
Timeout #Nets midway though first quarter. – 7:50 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Timeout, Steve Nash: The Suns are out to an early 21-8 lead here in Brooklyn. Do the Nets still have the itis? My column. – 7:49 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker: 12
Brooklyn Nets: 8 – 7:49 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Devin Booker already in double figures less than five minutes into the game in Brooklyn, where Phoenix is looking for its 16th straight victory. – 7:49 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
DeAndre’ serving leftover YAMS pic.twitter.com/aDXyYywF887:49 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Crowd starting applaud Booker after last bucket, a 3.
Has 12 on 4-of-5 shooting.
Durant answers. #Suns up 17-8. – 7:49 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bridges on Harden, got help from Crowder, who picks up foul, but they had Harden in a tight trap.
Very tight. Harden fell down. #Suns7:48 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash leaving Patty Mills in with 2 fouls. Have to think he comes in with Cam Thomas if Mills picks up No. 3 early. – 7:48 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
The Suns are off to an incredibly hot start ☀️
Frank Isola & Brian Scalabrine are sold on the Western Conference Champs
#ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/30WH52DYyY7:48 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Booker going downhill with KD or Harden on him. Bridges picking up Harden full court. Suns are going to make them earn it.
14-6 early lead. Booker with 9. – 7:47 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Durant can get a shot off from anywhere on the floor.
#Suns trying to make them as tough as possible. Durant 0-for-3 to start. #Suns up 14-6. – 7:47 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Savvy CP3 flop gets a second foul on Patty Mills. #Suns already up 14-6 early. – 7:47 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker bucket. Has 9 early on 3-of-3 shooting. #Suns up eight as Patty Mills picks up 2nd foul. – 7:46 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Oh. Mikal Bridges is hitting THOSE shots now? – 7:46 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Mills on Bridges so the Suns post up Mikal off a make and Bridges hits the and-1 fadeaway – 7:46 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Mikal Bridges just hit a $90M shot. – 7:45 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Mikal Bridges in the post, scores, fouled by Mills. #Suns7:45 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker: 7
Brooklyn Nets: 4 – 7:44 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker 3, then a quick word for the courtside seaters.
#Suns up 9-4 as Paul scores. – 7:44 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant’s passing is so underrated. He just created an open dunk for DeAndre’ Bembry by looking off his man. – 7:44 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
KD on Booker
Harden on Crowder
Crowder on KD
Bridges on Harden
Booker on Mills – 7:44 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Book gets us started! pic.twitter.com/WmAGWhSOT67:42 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets gave up open shots and offensive rebounds in the opening minute. – 7:42 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Kevin Durant being guarded by Jae Crowder.
#Suns up 2-0 with Mikal Bridges running around with crazy energy tracking down loose balls. – 7:42 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Game night in Brooklyn.
Wearing my Kangol in honor of Notorious B.I.G.
Biggie Smalls will forever be the illest. pic.twitter.com/DZAwRZEuqt7:41 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
LET’S GET IT. pic.twitter.com/1Yl3aBVAUn7:40 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
1⃣2⃣3⃣4⃣5⃣
#AllFly | @CrumblCookies pic.twitter.com/DQoWTQQaXA7:40 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Is a Landry Shamet revenge game loading? Ex-Nets always seem to get theirs. – 7:39 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Correction: The Harden rally game wasn’t the last time the Nets and Suns played. They played in April. Forgive me. – 7:36 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Greetings from Barclays. Nets-Suns tip shortly. Bruce Brown is back. The Suns have won 15 straight. The Nets have won four in a row. This should be a good one. Buckle up. – 7:36 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
INJURY REPORT vs HOU
Mason Plumlee (R Calf Strain) is OUT.
#AllFly | @NovantHealth pic.twitter.com/0bMgSFCllL7:27 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Jevon Carter getting ready to face his former team tonight. #Suns #NetsWorld #Nets. pic.twitter.com/LXiRyHnlVp7:26 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Congrats to our rooks @James Bouknight and @Kai Jones on scoring their first NBA points last night!
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/goCurM9pl47:26 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Big game on deck.
Nets Suns
| @YESNetwork pic.twitter.com/tnMfkyWmYa7:20 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
We in here. #Suns #Nets pic.twitter.com/iaDqvGNMZy7:19 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“It depends on if you’re winning.”
That brought laughter into the room as Monty Williams was asked about having joy in seeing young players develop. #Suns pic.twitter.com/A7vTE1aSmW7:06 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Jevon is just a grinder and a good good dude. He was with us from Day 1.” Monty Williams on forner #Suns guard Jevon Carter, who is with #Nets after trade brought Landry Shamet to Phoenix.
“I still stay in touch with him. I just love him. He’s what the league should be about.” pic.twitter.com/EJba9oVMof7:05 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“There’s a joy being in the #NBA. I think it would be a lot tougher if you didn’t look at it that way, but we have guys who genuinely love to play basketball.”
Monty Williams on this November schedule (16 games in 30 days) as #Suns finish 4-game road trip tonight at Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/o98Q8QLBKr7:03 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
That’s the same lineup that posted the #Nets best win of the season: a 123-104 road victory over the #Celtics two days ago. – 7:03 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Beard
Patty
KD
Bembry
LA pic.twitter.com/wdNe8ziuRO7:02 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets will start Harden, Mills, Durant, Bembry and Aldridge vs. the red-hot #Suns. #NBA7:02 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets starting James Harden, Patty Mills, Kevin Durant, DeAndre’ Bembry and LaMarcus Aldridge. Interesting to see how long Steve Nash will ride DeAndre’ Bembry over Bruce Brown for. Brown is available and Nash said he will play. – 7:01 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets starters vs. Phoenix: Harden, Mills, Durant, Bembry and Aldridge. – 7:01 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
The Nets’ Starters vs. the Suns:
‍ James Harden
‍♂️Patty Mills
DeAndre’ Bembry
Kevin Durant
LaMarcus Aldridge – 7:01 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Starters in Brooklyn.
#ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/jIVlWA6OxJ7:00 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Things To L k Out For In The Nets vs. Suns Game:
▪️The Nets are the second best defensive team in league for opponent field goal percentage at 42.5%.
▪️Devin Booker is fresh off of scoring a game-high 32 points last night versus the Knicks.
▪️Irving, Harris & Claxton are out. – 6:59 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Suns coach Monty Williams on Patty Mills’ spirit: “If you’re on the other side you want to break his neck. But if you are with him its like man I love that guy. When I used to compete against the #Spurs & he was down there waving that towel I just wanted to go tackle him.” #Nets6:57 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Worked out today✅
Ate right today ✅
Filed some heat to @NYDNSports just now ✅
Nets beat hottest team in NBA? TBD – 6:54 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Beard Ball pic.twitter.com/yiKMA2SoX66:51 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Tonight’s @BannerHealth Health Update: pic.twitter.com/y5x6bfGR9R6:51 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Saying hello to an old face.
@Mikal Bridges @Jevon Carter pic.twitter.com/Sdek7QoaZ76:49 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Since before the season began, this squad has been all the way locked in.
The next episode of Reel Access is coming soon pic.twitter.com/JNbdhNhLtA6:42 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Thankful for all y’all
@SociosHoops pic.twitter.com/r7Qsd5KQVL6:36 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“It’s just depends. Some nights it catches up with you. Some nights you play better on the second night than you did the first.”
Nets coach Steve Nash as #Suns are on 2nd night of back-to-back in Brooklyn.
If Suns play better than they did in Friday’s 21-point win vs. Knicks? pic.twitter.com/fqoto8GzyX6:34 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“You have to be a really good team. You just can’t get hot for 15 games. ” Nets coach Steve Nash as he was part of #Suns franchise record 17-game win streak in 2006-07 season.
#Suns on current 15-game win streak going into tonight’s game in Brooklyn. #NetsWorld . pic.twitter.com/GoejMZ6Z5H6:31 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
DeAndre Bembry on Kyrie: “I try to give him his space because I know he’s just one of those people that needs his space sometimes to collect his thoughts & his energy.” Adds he’s checked in & “I know he’ll figure this out and get through it.” #Nets #NBA nypost.com/2021/11/27/net…6:29 PM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Noel is out tonight in Hotlanta. No Noel. No Gibson. No Kemba. No Derrick. Bring on the Nets Tuesday. – 6:29 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
IQ.
Competitive spirit.
Toughness.
Qualities Steve Nash appreciates about Chris Paul. #Suns #NBA75 #NetsWorld pic.twitter.com/CQVZwP7AFN6:27 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
DB // CT pic.twitter.com/WyT2m3YLI86:27 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets continue to support Kyrie Irving, but know he ‘needs his space’ #NBA nypost.com/2021/11/27/net… via @nypostsports6:18 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Monty Williams said he’s indebted to the guys who helped build the Suns’ program, and he puts Jevon Carter right alongside guys like Ricky Rubio in that regard. He still stays in touch with Carter and said guys who work as hard as he does are what the league is all about. – 6:09 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“We’ll see.” Monty Williams on JaVale McGee (ankle soreness) availability tonight. #Suns6:05 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Getting chilly in the Borough.
@goatapp pic.twitter.com/G2oYa0Fl4W6:04 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Monty Williams said “We’ll see” when asked about JaVale McGee’s availability tonight. He was listed as questionable – 6:02 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Monty Williams said “we’ll see” on JaVale McGee. – 6:02 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Life without Kyrie Irving?
Nets coach Steve Nash addresses questions in relation to their offense. #Suns #NetsWorld pic.twitter.com/x3jRizBdrt6:02 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Bruce is AVAILABLE for tonight’s game pic.twitter.com/KAPjVlamlx5:56 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Nets coach Steve Nash, of course, was the star of the Suns’ 2006-07 team that won 15 games in a row and then started a streak of a franchise-record 17 straight less than two weeks later. Phoenix went 33-2 across 35 games in that stretch and won 61 games that year. – 5:56 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash admits Bruce Brown and DeAndre’ Bembry are not historically great shooters, but they always find a way to impact the team with their natural awareness on when to cut to the basket. – 5:55 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“For a 6’3 guy, he rolls extremely well.”
⁃Steve Nash on Bruce Brown. – 5:52 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Bruce Brown is in, according to Steve Nash. #Nets5:52 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash on Bruce Brown: “Bruce is in. Bruce will play.” #Nets5:51 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“It’s fools gold to say we have a big advantage — They know what it’s like to play off a back to back.”
⁃Steve Nash on the Phoenix Suns not allowing fatigue to impact their dominate play. – 5:51 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Steve Nash says Bruce Brown will return tonight. – 5:51 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Steve Nash says facing the Suns, winners of 15 straight, will be a great measuring stick for the Nets while they are still finding out about themselves and tinkering with rotations and roles with Kyrie Irving out and others like Joe Harris out due to injury. – 5:50 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“This team has great balance, depth and options.”
⁃Steve Nash on the Phoenix Suns. – 5:49 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“This is great. These are the exciting regular season games — There’s a little more in the building tonight with them playing light outs.”
⁃Steve Nash on playing the Phoenix Suns. – 5:49 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Netsgiving Night pic.twitter.com/ni12lqV5eT5:39 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns coach Monty Williams thankful for rookie year with #Knicks (w/videos) https://t.co/YROwcR4t1D via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/1KrMMAQokx5:37 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Bruce Brown is available for tonight’s game against the Suns, the Nets say. – 5:25 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets rule Bruce Brown available for tonight’s game against the Suns. – 5:23 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Always in the right place at the right time
@LaMelo Ball | @ArrowExt pic.twitter.com/KtQSzstfy14:48 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
JaVale McGee (right ankle soreness) is listed as questionable for tonight’s Suns game in Brooklyn. Abdel Nader (right knee injury management) is just listed as out now after being questionable the last two games. – 4:35 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Warriors Wire lists the team’s top salary for each season since 1990-91, including Chris Mullin, Baron Davis, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. warriorswire.usatoday.com/lists/who-was-…4:00 PM

Ishmail Wainwright @Wainright24
Yesssiiiiirrrrrrrr !!!!!!!!!! – 3:46 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
I loathe the NCAA with, as the saying goes, the white hot intensity of a thousands suns and have no interest at all in its football
But Michigan-Ohio State today seems quite fun – 3:33 PM

Ishmail Wainwright @Wainright24
Let’s go UG !!! – 3:25 PM

Ishmail Wainwright @Wainright24
Offensive foul dawg !! What are y’all watching ?? – 3:13 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
“I mean we’re playing for our life bro. This is what we do. We can be tired after the game… I’m leading the league in minutes and miles ran per game and I’m OK. So anything under that, you should be OK.” pic.twitter.com/ugMbZ0O1Xq2:47 PM