Joe Johnson leads Nets over Suns, 99-79

Joe Johnson leads Nets over Suns, 99-79
January 11, 2013, 10:33 pm
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BROOKLYN, NY - JANUARY 11: MarShon Brooks #9 of the Brooklyn Nets takes a shot against Marcin Gortat #4 of the Phoenix Suns during the game at the Barclays Center on January 11, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)


NEW YORK (AP) Joe Johnson scored 19 points and MarShon Brooks added 17 points off the bench Friday night, leading the Brooklyn Nets to its fifth straight victory, 99-79 over the struggling Phoenix Suns.

The Nets have won three straight games by 20 or more points for the first time in the team's NBA history.

Deron Williams added 14 points and Andray Blatche chipped in 15 points and eight rebounds as the Nets ended a five game home losing streak against Phoenix.

Jared Dudley led the Suns with 18 points and Shannon Brown had 15 off the bench as Phoenix lost its fifth straight and for the 11th time in 12 games.