The Brooklyn Nets blew out the Philadelphia 76ers with a 109-89 win in Philly on Tuesday night. Reggie Evans grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds for the Nets, who took control over the game with a 16-2 run in the third quarter.
During that stretch, Brooklyn shot 14-of-19 from the field to extend an one-point lead at halftime to 20 by the fourth quarter. Deron Williams finished the game with a team-high 22 points; Andray Blatche added 20 points and seven rebounds to catapult the Nets to a 6-1 record under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo. Blatche’s performance was a bright spot amid all the negativity surrounding the center. He was questioned by Philadelphia police hours before the game about a possible sexual assault that took place at an upscale hotel. Despite the controversy off the court, Blatche and the Nets came together as a team to play some of their best basketball of the season, especially on the offensive end. I hope that Brooklyn can duplicate its efficiency on offense against the Phoenix Suns at the Barclays center on Friday.
Fact check: In my last post, I said the Nets had lost twice to teams with sub. 500 records. Upon further review, I learned that Brooklyn has not lost a game against sub .500 teams this season. With the win over the Sixers, the Nets are now 13-0 against such teams.
- Evans, Williams lead Nets to 109-89 win over 76ers (sacbee.com)