Nets Have Consecutive Wins For The First Time This Season
With much of America squarely focused on March Madness right now, where some team’s streaks are in jeopardy, it’s easy to forget about the NBA, but the Brooklyn Nets trounced the Phoenix Suns, 126-98, on Thursday night to give them consecutive victories for the first time this season. The Nets hadn’t won two straight games since March 24 of last season. Amazing.
The Nets got a strong output from the bench – 81 points total – and Jeremy Lin, who returned to the Nets lineup after a sprained ankle forced him to miss the previous game, praised the second unit’s performance.
“Honestly, our bench was amazing. This might have been their best game of the season. They completely saved the first unit,” said Lin, who finished with 13 points and five assists in 21 minutes.
Nets Have Won More Games In March Than The Cavaliers
With the win over Phoenix, Brooklyn are now 6-7 for the month of March and have just five more wins than the league-worst Los Angeles Lakers, but hey, it’s not all negative for Brooklyn. The Nets still have more wins this month than the Eastern Conference leading Cleveland Cavaliers!
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Phoenix Suns Used Youngest Starting Lineup In NBA History
According to ESPN Stats and Info, the average age of the Suns starting unit (21 years, 14 days) was younger than all but one of the eight teams that played in the Sweet 16 on Thursday.
Now, THAT is a young NBA team.
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