Raja Bell scores 22 as red-hot Suns win road game over slumping NetsPosted: Updated:
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- A big road win for the Phoenix Suns.
Raja Bell hit all six of his 3-pointers and scored 22 points, and the Suns shot 63 percent from the field in beating the New Jersey Nets 114-86 last night.
Steve Nash added 12 points and 11 assists, Shaquille O'Neal had 18 points and six rebounds and Amare Stoudemire added 14 points as the Suns won for the third time in four games.
Vince Carter had 19 points and Yi Jianlian added 15 and eight rebounds for the Nets, who lost their second straight game.
The only thing that kept the game interesting and close was the Suns' 20 turnovers and election updates during timeouts.
For the game, the Suns were 43-of-68 from the field, and 12-of-18 from 3-point range.
Phoenix never trailed, scoring the first seven points with Bell and Matt Barnes each hitting 3-pointers.