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Nets Blow Out Suns For Ninth Straight

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The Phoenix Suns are not the team you want to face the night after grinding it out with the Detroit Pistons, but the Nets faired just fine Monday night at the Meadowlands. The game started out similar to Sunday night's game with both teams struggling on the offensive end. Midway through the second quarter, both teams were in the middle of a scoring drought that lasted more than two minutes and the Nets led by five. Then things changed. The Nets finished the half on a 20-6 run, taking a 19-point lead into the break. They continued where they left off to start the third, led by as many as 42 points, and cruised to their most convincing win of the season. Phoenix set a franchise low for field goal percentage at 26.8% and a season low of 72 points. Nenad Krstic led the Nets with 21 points while adding 10 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season and his third in the last five games. Vince Carter added 20 points and eight rebounds, while Jason Kidd contributed nine points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Kidd did his best work on the defensive end however, holding Steve Nash scoreless and taking the Suns out of their offense.