The BROOKLYN and the PHOENIX will both be gunning for a victory on 11/6/2018 at 9:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
BROOKLYN NETS vs PHOENIX SUNS
When: 9:00 PM ET, Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
TV: 9:05 PM
PREDICTION: PHOENIX , BROOKLYN
Oddsmakers currently have the PHOENIX listed as 1.5 point favorites versus the BROOKLYN, while the game’s total is sitting at 219.5.
The Phoenix Suns missed Devin Booker when he wasn’t in the lineup and look to post a second straight win when they host the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. Booker drained the decisive shot in Sunday’s 102-100 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies to end Phoenix’s seven-game slide.
The star shooting guard missed three games with a hamstring injury before returning for Friday’s loss against the Toronto Raptors and looked on his game Sunday when he scored 25 points and hit the game-winning shot with 1.7 seconds remaining. “It’s new life around here,” Booker told reporters. “New energy. You see a lot of smiles. Hopefully, we like this feeling and want to come out and play that much harder versus Brooklyn.” The Nets are just 1-4 on the road as they begin a stretch in which they play four straight and seven of nine in enemy venues. Brooklyn is coming off a strong performance in which it rolled to a 122-97 triumph over the Philadelphia 76ers.
TV: 9 p.m. ET, YES (Brooklyn), FS Arizona (Phoenix)
ABOUT THE NETS (4-6): Forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson enjoyed his top offensive performance of the season against Philadelphia by scoring 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Hollis-Jefferson is just finding his stride after missing all of the preseason due to an adductor strain and anything he provides offensively is a bonus as he typically makes a big impact on the defensive end. “Whatever he adds on the offensive end or wherever else, I think that’s just the cherry on top,” point guard D’Angelo Russell told reporters. “But he’s always going to be that work hard, scrappy guy, make the play, but he has offensive skills as well. I think he’s falling into his rhythm. He needed that game just to get that confidence right.”
ABOUT THE SUNS (2-7): Rookie forward Mikal Bridges contributed 14 points in the win over Memphis, two games after scoring a season-high 16 against the San Antonio Spurs. Bridges has played more than 20 minutes in four of the past five games and is carving himself a role while impressing his teammates. “I love being on the floor with him,” Booker told reporters. “He does everything it takes to win. He spaces the floor, he defends, he’s long and lanky, he has really good instincts that not a lot of people have and he’s well-coached at Villanova. They know how to win.”
1. The Nets have won five of the past six meetings.
2. Brooklyn SG Caris LeVert has scored 20 or more points in back-to-back games and six times overall this season.
3. Phoenix waived C Tyson Chandler after agreeing to a buyout of his contract.
PREDICTION: Suns 114, Nets 111