Nets capitalize on Sixers’ 28 turnovers to win 122-97
The Nets made the Sixers pay the price of turnovers and handed them a punishing loss.
It was this kind of performance that the Nets needed as they beat the Sixers by 122-97 at the Barclays Center on Sunday night. They had lost four of their previous five games coming into the night and they took full advantage of some bad plays made by the Sixers.
The game was tied at 47-47 with about 40 seconds to go in the second quarter. But by halftime, the Nets pulled away with the lead at 51-47; with a floater by Caris LeVert breaking up the tie. From the second half of the game, they went on to open up a bigger gap in the score.
The Nets blew open as they scored 41 points in the third quarter alone, compared to the Sixers’ 28 points. By the end of the second half, they had outscored the Sixers by 21 points. One of the most crucial factors in the game was the Sixers’ 28 turnovers, which the Nets capitalized on to score a total of 39 points.
D’Angelo Russell, Caris Levert, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson combined for a total of 62 points. Jarrett Allen also added with 15 points, while Joe Harris finished with 11 points. The victory improved the Nets to 4-6 on the season while the Sixers, fell to 6-5. The Sixers have had a tough time on the road, where they are 0-5; compared to 6-0 at home.
Next up, the Nets will head over to take on the Suns in Phoenix on Tuesday night.