RECAP – FINAL: #Nets 105 – #Sixers 101

Updated: April 5, 2014


The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Philadelphia Sixers by a score of 105-101 in Philly.


The Nets hit their first eight shots and looked to be focused on putting the Sixers away early.  The ball moved in the first half where Brooklyn shot 62% and led 57-42 at half .  Deron Williams scored nine points and handed out four of the Nets 18 assists in the first half.  The third started out the same way and the Nets were up 73-53 and then the defense faded and the Sixers made a run and got it closer to 81-69 after three.  Williams and Mirza Teletovic hit bigs shots down the stretch along with Marcus Thornton free throws to beat the tanking Sixers 105-101.  The game turned out to be much closer than it needed to be but a win is a win.

Momentum Changers:

The lead dwindled to 90-87 with three minutes to play when D-Will hit a huge 3-pointer only to be fouled on the play as well to make it 94-87.  It gave Brooklyn some breathing room and they held on from that point on.


Kevin Garnett has moved past Alex English into 14th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list (25,614 career points).

The Nets scored 60 points in the paint tonight, just 2 points shy of matching their season-high (62 points vs. BOS 3/21).

Brooklyn improves to 21-4 this season when out-rebounding their opponent (Nets – 41-40 edge on the glass tonight).

The Nets have won back-to-back games for the 3rd time this season & have now won 4 of their last 6 2nd games of a back-to-back set.

The Nets improve to 18-1 when shooting 50.0% or better this season.

It’s the 4th time the Nets shot 50.0% or better on the road this season.

Williams (19) – Plumlee (16) – Johnson (12) – Pierce (11) – Garnett (10) – Blatche (10)

Kidd’s Corner:

On KG’s return to action after missing 19 games.

“I thought he was great,” coach Jason Kidd said. “He looked like he didn’t miss a day.”

“Man, that looked good,” coach Jason Kidd said. “It looked like he was 18, 19 years old. He looked great. He was dunking the ball, his jump shot looked great, so he looked like he was playing at a very high level. He understands what this time of the year means.”




NEXT UP: The Nets will be back in action Tuesday night when they travel to play the Miami Heat in Miami.  The game can be seen on TNT at 8:00.


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