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Booker and Paul shut down the Nets

This Tuesday, February 1, one of the best matchups of the 2021-22 NBA season will take place between two teams with contrasting moments in the league, the Brooklyn Nets and the Phoenix Suns, who will meet at Footprint Center.

23:36 ET - Booker and Bridges shut down the Nets

Despite a Nets' comeback led by Irving and Mills, the Suns' duo, plus Bridges, give the lead back to the home side.

23:28 ET - Third quarter begins

Led by Harden, Irving and Griffin, the Nets look to turn the score around, although to do so they will need to slow down Paul and Booker, who along with Bidges were the Suns' best in the first half.

23:11 ET - End of the second quarter

Chris Paul shocked the Nets by taking the ball to the opposing basket at the buzzer to put a seven-point difference on the scoreboard at halftime.

23:05 ET - Kyrie starting to show up in Arizona

Irving, a modest performer so far, comes up big between threes, including Ayton, and gets to nine points.

22:56 ET - Somebody stop Harden!

In his return to the backcourt, Harden is with the hot hand and after another three-pointer he already has 15 points.

22:45 ET - Elfrid Payton can assist and dunk

Payton shines in this second quarter with assists to Cameron Johnson and spiking the ball to stop the Nets' response.

22:37 ET - Mills, with early foul trouble

With the first quarter about to end, Patty Mills accumulates three fouls in his attempt to stop Booker.

22:20 ET - Booker looks unstoppable

The Suns point guard led the home team in scoring with 13 points and 6-of-6 shooting.

22:10 ET - The Beard begins his show

Harden appears to be in top condition after recovering from injury and sends Claxton flying with an assist.

22:05 ET - The game is underway at Footprint Center

The game between the league-wide leader and an incomplete Big Three has begun.

21:36 ET - Nets' lineup for tonight

Phoenix Suns go out with James Harden, Kessler Edwards, Nic Claxon, Kyrie Irving and Patty Mills.

The game between Nets and Suns will tip-off at 22:00 ET. In this play-by-play, you will find all the latest information before, during, and after the game of the day.

This will be the second meeting between these teams during the current season, in their first game the Suns won 113-107.

Nets, in free fall without Durant and Harden

Although Kyrie Irving has been back with the Nets for a month now, the Brooklyn team has suffered in its last games the absence of the other two members of its Big Three, Kevin Durant and James Harden.

In their last game, against Golden State, Irving had an outstanding performance, although it was not enough to avoid the Nets' loss, their fourth in a row.

The Suns live an opposite reality to their opponent tonight, as in their last game against the Spurs they got their 40th win of the season, the first team to do so, in addition to their second consecutive 10-game winning streak.

Nets vs Suns injury report

In addition to James Harden who is listed as questionable, Durant continues his rehab for a sprained MCL in his left knee and the Nets will be without LaMarcus Aldridge, Joe Harris and Paul Millsap, the latter for personal reasons.

The Suns will also have significant absences for this game, starting with Deandre Ayton and Cameron Payne, both due to a right wrist sprain, in addition to five other absences, Landry Shamet, Dario Saric, Jae Crowder, Frank Kaminsky and Abdel Nader.

Brooklyn Nets starting 5s

Point Guard - Patty Mills | Shooting Guard - Kyrie Irving | Small Forward - DeAndre' Bembry | Power Forward - Kessler Edwards | Center - Nic Claxton

Phoenix Suns starting 5s

Point Guard - Chris Paul | Shooting Guard - Devin Booker | Small Forward - Mikal Bridges | Power Forward - Cameron Johnson | Center - Bismack Biyombo

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