Caris Levert Puts up 29 Points In Nets Win Over Phoenix Suns

Caris LeVert Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Caris LeVert Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Brooklyn Nets took off with Caris Levert at the helm winning 119-97 at Barclays Center Monday night. Levert led with 29 points, tying his career-high, while Joe Harris finished with 16.

The Nets took off late in the third quarter and were able to hold the lead to over fifteen points over most of the fourth.This game resulted in a big win for a team looking to refocus after Kyrie Irving went down in Washington D.C Saturday— he will likely be out a week or more.

After a slow start, the Nets came out in the first half shooting well. Also unlike Saturday, they shot 7 for 7 at the free-throw line. Levert felt a big night coming and ended the first quarter with a buzzer-beater, extending the lead 35-32.

Harris would make the second very interesting with some nice shots and a big three-pointer. The Nets would move the ball for thirty points in the paint while making 10 of 11 free throws. In addition, Caris Levert finished with 9 points in the final three minutes.

In the final quarter, the Nets would keep a strong lead throughout the entire quarter. With Kyrie out, the supporting cast was able to step up in a tremendous way. Players like Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot providing a spark and finished the game with 13 points and 3 rebounds. This display could bode well and serve as a critical performance for Luwawu-Cabarrot for the fact that it was his last game of a 10-day contract.

The biggest factor in last night’s win was 3-point shots made, as well as free throws. The Nets would end the game with 44.1 average on free 3-point shots, or 15/35, and 18/21 on free throw attempts. This victory served as a big improvement from the game on Saturday.

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With the trade deadline coming up Thursday at 3 pm Eastern Time, if you did not already know. The Nets will first face the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. Meanwhile, old friend D’Angelo Russell may or may not play. Moreover, this will be the last time to display some of the talents that could be traded away for bigger pieces; either for this season or next.