Suns Dominate Nets 116-92

New Jersey extends its winless streak in Phoenix to 14
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2008 3:11 AM CST
Suns Dominate Nets 116-92
Phoenix Suns guard Raja Bell, right, looks to pass as he is guarded by New Jersey Nets forward Richard Jefferson in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, in Phoenix. Bell scored 20 points as the Suns won 116-92. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The Phoenix Suns' 116-92 dispatching of New Jersey marked the fourth straight time they have held an opponent to under 100 points—their best such streak this season. This win came off a balanced and solid effort from the Suns' starting six, who all scored at least 12 points and combined for 11 three-pointers, the Arizona Republic reports.

Richard Jefferson topped out at 24 points for the Nets, who gave up 17 turnovers to the Suns' 10 and shot just 22% from behind the arc. For the Suns, Raja Bell nailed five three-pointers and Amare Stoudemire led the team's scoring with 28 points while pulling in nine boards; wiry point guard Steve Nash had 13 points and doled out nine assists. (Read more NBA stories.)

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