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This time, the defense wasn't quite the problem. The Nets held the Suns to 11 points below their average and 42% shooting. It was the offense that did them in. The Nets shot just 12-41 (29%) in the first half and trailed by as many as 20 points in the second quarter. They came back in the third, shooting 13-19, and cut the Phoenix lead to four early in the fourth. The Suns then went on a 14-6 run to seize control of the game. The Nets shot 5-19 from the field, 4-9 from the line, and committed 5 turnovers in the fourth. They got very little from their bench all night, just 8 points from Clifford Robinson. The rest of the reserves combined to shoot 0-9 from the field. Two days after leading the Nets with 21 points and 9 rebounds in Sacramento, Marc Jackson did not play at all. Jason Kidd led New Jersey with 25 points and 13 rebounds. The Nets have not won in Phoenix since March of 1993.