Williams scores 28 as Nets cruise by Suns 108-95

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 17, 2014 at 9:09 pm •  Published: March 17, 2014
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The Nets made eight of their first 11 shots, hit 70 percent in the first quarter, and led by as much as 14 in the period before taking a 30-20 lead to the second. With a couple of huge dunks by Green to answer some by Shaun Livingston, Phoenix was able to match Brooklyn in first-half highlights but not in baskets.

Williams made all three of his shots in the second quarter, including a layup that gave the Nets a 62-49 lead at the break.

Phoenix cut it to 76-67 on Morris' three-point play, but Johnson and Paul Pierce hit consecutive 3-pointers to start a 14-0 burst and gave the Nets a 90-67 lead with 1:20 remaining in the third quarter.

Williams stopped one last Phoenix attempt to get close in the fourth, nailing a 3-pointer after the Suns had closed within 12.

NOTES: Brooklyn has won the last five meetings. ... New Jersey's Jorge Gutierrez played 7 scoreless minutes on the day he signed a second 10-day contract. He played in only one game during the first deal. ... The game featured two sets of brothers, with the Suns' Morris twins, Markieff and Marcus, and the Plumlees.