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Monday, March 17th (All times Eastern)

Phoenix Suns (38-28) at Brooklyn Nets (33-31), 7:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Brooklyn Nets had a three-game win streak snapped last time out, but they return to The Barclays Center Monday night to meet the Phoenix Suns.

The Nets, who bested the Miami Heat in South Beach on Wednesday, fell in Washington to the Wizards, 101-94, on Saturday night. Brooklyn has slid 3 1/2 games behind the Toronto Raptors in the race for the Atlantic Division title.

Drew Gooden of all people keyed a comeback for the Wiz. The Nets held a 94-92 advantage with just over four minutes to go, then Gooden made a finger roll and a 3-pointer to give Washington the lead for good.

The Nets, who entered the contest having won seven of eight, missed their final eight field goal attempts down the stretch, allowing Washington to complete a three-game season sweep.

"We never could give them that big hit," Paul Pierce said. "And they kept grinding, kept grinding, and got back in the game."

Marcus Thornton led the way with 19 points in a reserve role, while Joe Johnson and Pierce netted 16 and 15 points, respectively, in defeat. Deron Williams chipped in 14 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Kevin Garnett missed yet another game with back spasms.

Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd spent 4 1/2 seasons as a member of the Suns.

The Suns have gotten things straight after a three-game losing streak. Phoenix has won two straight, both on the road, and will finish the short trip Monday night.

On Sunday, the Suns dispatched the Raptors, 121-113.

Gerald Green scored a team-high 28 points to lead the Suns. Green finished 5- of-8 from 3-point range in just under 27 minutes of action.

Goran Dragic added 19 points, Markieff Morris had 16 points and 14 rebounds and P.J. Tucker chipped in with 11 points, seven rebounds and four steals for the Suns.

"The guys seemed focused tonight from the start. We came out with an aggressive attitude on the boards and made shots," said Suns coach Jeff Hornacek.

The Suns led by six at the start of the fourth quarter, but the lead swelled to as many as 15. Toronto never got closer than seven.

Phoenix will return home after Monday's game, but only play two in Arizona before hitting the road again for three straight.

Brooklyn beat the Suns in overtime on Nov. 15 in Phoenix and has won four straight over their Western Conference foes. The Suns are 5-1 in their last six as the visitor in this series.

03/17 10:32:47 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd Intermission
EDM 2
CAR 2
 
Final
SFG 2
KAN 3
 
Final
ORL 92
DAL 117
Final
TOR 83
NYK 80
Final
MEM 98
MIA 104
Final
CHI 112
MIN 113
Final
HOU 96
SAN 87
4th
UTA 93
PHO 99
 
Half
LAL 48
SAC 49
 
2nd
GSW 39
DEN 31
 
2nd
LAC 36
POR 44
 
Final
CIN 34
SFLA 17
Final
SALABAMA 27
TROY 13
 
3rd
BSU 41
BYU 23
 
2nd
CAL 14
OREG 24
 
Final
NJD 2
DAL 3
Final
WIN 2
TAM 4
3rd
COL 6
VAN 3
 
2nd Intermission
EDM 2
CAR 2
 
2nd
ANA 2
CLB 1