NBA – Brooklyn crushed Philadelphia

Within the NBA Recreation of the Day, the Brooklyn Nets crushed the Philadelphia 76ers by practically 30 factors in a bomb-filled crossover. Embiid and Durant confronted off, Harden wrestled his former workforce, and Simmons was booed by the complete area.

By Facundo Di Bona (@facudibona).

The sport between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets didn’t dwell as much as expectations: the Nets’ beating stunned everybody, with a convincing 129-100 victory led by Kevin Durant over Joel Embiid and James Harden, his former teammate.

The Brooklyn Nets performed a dream sport and confirmed they might be the identical workforce that was the most effective within the East within the first sport of the NBA common season. It stays to be seen whether or not they are going to have the ability to play the identical match in opposition to the present finalists and such compact groups: the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns.

The temper was on the NBA Playoffs on the Sixers’ Wells Fargo Heart, with the spice of Ben Simmons’ go to to Philadelphia following his tumultuous departure from the workforce within the commerce for Harden.

With Brooklyn Nets constructing a 75-51 lead and enjoying spectacular offense and protection, the sport was settled because the groups entered at halftime.

The Nets hit 56% of their photographs from the sector and 45% of their three-point photographs, whereas the Sixers had been restricted to 32.3% from the sector and simply 26 factors within the paint, a little bit too showy for them.

Durant was distinctive with 25 factors, 14 rebounds and seven assists, whereas Kyrie Irving contributed 24 factors and 5 assists and Seth Curry, one other who performed in opposition to his former workforce, was the bench issue with 24 factors and 5 interceptions.

For such a distinction it was important that from the bench they added a lot: between James Johnson and Patty Mills signed 26 factors.

Embiid was the highest scorer with a double-double of 27 factors, 12 rebounds and a pair of assists, however the important thing to the Brooklyn Nets’ victory over the Philadelphia 76ers was within the arms of Durant, a participant who since his return has proved to be essentially the most decisive within the NBA.

Philadelphia noticed a extremely weak model of Harden -11+5+4 and three of 17 from the sector β€” a -4-point Tyrese Maxey, his lowest regular-season quantity since Could 2021 β€” and an Embiid, who was a nuisance and effectively defended, who solely managed to generate hazard on free throws (15-19): he shot 5 of 17 from the sector, pressured to shoot from outdoors.

On the court docket, the morbidity grew: first Embiid and Durant clashed within the first quarter, then the Nets despatched Simmons on a warm-up – an odd transfer by Steve Nash? – and Harden was very weak in opposition to a former workforce during which he virtually did not even greet Irving and Kevin.

The win leaves Brooklyn with a 34-33 file, nonetheless in eighth place within the Japanese Convention and 5 video games out of the direct NBA Playoff qualifying zone.

The Philadelphia 76ers stay third within the East with their robust 40-25, however missed the chance to maneuver as much as second place which is within the arms of the Milwaukee Bucks.

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