PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 35 points, Mikal Bridges added a season-high 27 and the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns extended their winning streak to 11 games after beating the Nets 121-111 on Tuesday night. Brooklyn.
The Suns (41-9) continued their best start to a season in franchise history and are already on two double-digit streaks this season. They won 18 games in a row between October 30 and December 2.
Bridges posted a season-high 26 points against the Spurs on Sunday for the second straight game, and he was arguably even better against the Nets with 10-for-14 shooting from the field, eight rebounds and four assists.
The Suns opened up a 91-82 lead in the fourth quarter and never looked down. Chris Paul finished with 20 points and 14 assists. Cam Johnson came off the bench to score 16 points.
Brooklyn has lost five in a row. Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 26 points, while James Harden had 22. Blake Griffin had 17 points on 6-for-10 shooting off the bench.
Irving was playing just his ninth game of the season, all away from home. The star remains one of the few NBA players not vaccinated against the coronavirus, and cannot play at home due to COVID-19 regulations in public venues in New York City.