A sizable advantage for Sixers in victory over Brooklyn Nets
InquirerIt was anybody’s game, past the midway point of the fourth quarter, and the Brooklyn Nets were going to their strength, using their three gun-slinging guards.
The 76ers answered with their strength, which even without injured center Joel Embiid is their size. And in Wednesday’s 117-106 win over the visiting Nets, size won out.
The Nets were leading, 101-100, when they brought Kyrie Irving and Caris LeVert back into the game to join Spencer Dinwiddie in the backcourt with 5 minutes, 19 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Tobias Harris immediately posted up and scored to give the Sixers 102-101 lead. The Sixers (26-16) continued to pound the ball low, with center Al Horford earning two free throws, which he hit, and then sinking a 5-foot hook shot.
Then when Brooklyn adjusted by trying to take away the inside, Harris hit a three-pointer that gave the Sixers a 109-104 lead and they were on their way.