Talk about an UGLY game for both sides, an eight-win Sixer team going up against an 18-win Brooklyn team. The 76ers, however, snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 95-89 win over the Nets with their last win coming on February 6... against the Nets.
Brook Lopez did all he could to get the win, but like usual, his help was limited and Nets fell for the 47th time this season. The big fella finished with 24 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots.
Thaddeus Young chipped in 21 points and nine rebounds, but the Nets' starting wings finished just 5-of-17 from the floor. Not to mention, the bench (excluding Kilpatrick) finished with five points on 1-of-12 shooting.
Meanwhile, Carl Landry -- yes Carl Landry - torched Thaddeus Young and led the Sixers with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting. Nerlens Noel's presence was felt in the paint, as the Sixers big man tallied three blocks to go along with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
The Sixers nailed nine three-pointers. The Nets on the other hand, shot just 5-of-17 from three and 38 percent from teh field. Sigh..
Bojan Bogdanovic sat out due to rest tonight and Markel Brown did NOT take advantage of his opportunity. He shot just 2-of-7 from the floor and was taken out in favor of Sean Kilpatrick (10 points, 4-of-7 shooting) down the stretch. Kilpatrick, on his second 10-day contract, notched his third game in double digits in five appearances with the Nets.
The Nets finish the nine-game circus road-trip with a record of 3-6 and will return home this Sunday night to play the Milwaukee Bucks. They couldn't find a way to beat the Sixers, despite Jahlil Okafor sitting out with a torn meniscus. It was a good win for the Sixers, but an unfortunate and scary day overall.
In the third quarter, Jerami Grant was knocked down and inadvertently kicked Robert Covington in the head. Grant was deemed out for the rest of the game and was later checked for a concussion, while Covington was taken off on a stretcher and was later transported to a nearby hospital.
You can't control stuff like this, but man it's brutal to see. Thoughts to those two guys.
As for the Nets, it doesn't get much worse than this. TWO straight losses against the Sixers and their third straight loss in general.
Thankfully, the circus road-trip is over and the Nets will return back home to Brooklyn. They have only eight games remaining at home.
Next up: Back home Sunday night, 8:00 p.m. against the Milwaukee Bucks.
- Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers, 7:00 PM - NetsDaily
- Nets vs. 76ers - Box Score - ESPN
- Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers - Box Score - NBA.com
- Sixers’ Star Rookie to Have Season-Ending Knee Surgery - AP
- Grant Thunderous Slam (Video) - NBA.com
- Canaan RunsThe Floor (Video) - NBA.com
- Noel Brings The D (Video) - NBA.com
- Lopez Slams Over (Video) - NBA.com
- Brown talks 76ers defense, loss (Video) - YES Network
- Brown talks about the 76ers' effort level (Video) - YES Network
- Kilpatrick on 76ers' constant energy (Video) - YES Network
- Lopez talks lack of energy (Video) - YES Network
- Sluggish Nets fall to Sixers, 95-89 - Andy Vasquez - The Record
- Nets notes: Knee surgery for 76ers Jahlil Okafor - Andy Vasquez - The Record
- 76er’s neck scare overshadows Nets’ unspeakably bad loss - Brian Lewis - New York Post
- Nets get buried alive in Philadelphia, lose 95-89 (Game Grades) - Benny Nadeau - The Brooklyn Game
- Covington taken off on stretcher after collision with Grant - Jessica Camerato - Comcast Sports Net