NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets finally have a winning streak.
Brook Lopez scored 19 points, K.J. McDaniels had a season-high 16 and the Nets beat the Phoenix Suns 126-98 on Thursday night to give them consecutive victories for the first time this season.
“I think for us, on the outside looking in it’s like, ‘Man, that’s pretty sad,'” guard Jeremy Lin said. “I guess it is. But on the inside, we’ll take every step in the right direction, we’ll continue to take and appreciate it and be grateful for it. I think what’s happening right now is we are raising our standards slowly.”
Trevor Booker added 14 points for the league-worst Nets (15-56), who beat Detroit on Tuesday. They are 6-9 since the All-Star break — not bad considering that started with an eight-game road trip.
The Nets scored a season-high 81 bench points in the first game in their NBA history where they had six…