99   79
Game 36 · January 11, 2013 · Barclays Center · Brooklyn
Ben Couch · (@viewfromcouch)
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Suns 25 28 13 13 79
NETS 21 25 28 25 99
TV Companion Enhanced Boxscore | Play-By-Play

By Ben Couch (@viewfromcouch)
BROOKLYN—Joe Johnson couldn’t sleep. Couldn’t really breathe through the congestion and couldn’t pretend he was fine as the sun started leaking out across Friday morning,

Johnson phoned the Brooklyn Nets’ training staff “probably 5 or 6 in the morning” to let them know he was sick. They got him medication, he got rest and the Nets got 19 points in a 99-79 victory against the Suns at Barclays Center.

Read the full View from Couch on brooklynnets.com.

A night after pulling down a career-best 23 rebounds in Philadelphia, Reggie Evans snagged a game-high 15 against Phoenix...The Nets' bench, led by MarShon Brooks (17 points) and Andray Blatche (15 points), outscored an opponent for a fifith straight game...Brooklyn outscored Phoenix 46-32 on points in the paint...The Suns' 26-point second half represented an opponent season-low.

Brooklyn Nets

G · Deron Williams G · Joe Johnson F · Gerald Wallace F · Reggie Evans C · Brook Lopez
Joe Johnson (illness) is a GAMETIME DECISION.
Mirza Teletovic (illness) is a GAMETIME DECISION.
Jerry Stackhouse (sore right hamstring) is OUT.

Phoenix Suns

G · Goran Dragic G · Jared Dudley F · P.J. Tucker F · Luis Scola C · Marcin Gortat
Channing Frye (enlarged heart) is OUT.

By Ben Couch, brooklynnets.com

Reggie Evans just boards. A blue-collar player for a blue-collar town, the kind of player who says scoring doesn't matter to him and means it.

Against the 76ers on Tuesday, Evans again focused his energies on rebounding every errant shot, and pulled down a career-best 23 boards in just 27 minutes, sitting out the fourth quarter with the game out of hand.

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Joe Johnson
8-19 FGs, 3-4 3Ps
4 REb, 3 AST, STL

MarShon Brooks
"Joe’s so unselfish. And a lot of the plays go through him, so when they double him – you have to double him – I just try to get to an open spot; I know the ball is coming."

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