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If Any Team Is Going To Get Embarrassed By The Philadelphia 76ers, It’s The Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets embarrassed themselves tonight in Philadelphia in a pathetic loss to the league’s worst team, the 76ers.

  • Philadelphia 76ers 95 (9-56)
  • Brooklyn Nets 89 (18-47)
  • NBA, Atlantic Division, Final, Box Score
  • Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

Losing is always a bad thing in the NBA, but losing to a team in the midst of a 13-game losing streak is flat-out embarrassing. That’s what happened tonight to the visiting Brooklyn Nets tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers, 95-89.

With Bojan Bogdanovic sitting out (rest) all of the momentum that Brooklyn had build up in the last two weeks seemingly dissolved, and against the Sixers of all teams.

Rookie sensation and Sixers leading scorer Jahlil Okafor was ruled out for the season (knee surgery) earlier today, so this was truly a pathetic loss. Philly’s highest scoring starter tonight was Ish Smith, averaging 12.4 points per contest.

The Sixers almost dropped 100 points on the Nets tonight, with Carl Landry (16 pts.) as the team’s high scorer.

Raise your hand if you didn’t know Carl Landry was still in the league. Here’s a tweet from @brianseltzer for verification:

The Nets came out ice cold in the first quarter, with Philly starting the game on a 10-2 run and never looking back. Although Landry was the only Sixer to score more than 15 points, Philly had seven players in double figures.

More than anything however, it looked like the Nets had given up on this game. Brook Lopez scored the most uninspiring 24 points of his career, and Thaddeus Young needed 20 attempts to score 21 points.

Brooklyn’s two top guns combined for 45 points, the rest of team just 44. It was a sad game on both ends in Philadelphia for the Nets.

They were humiliated, having to watch the Sixers bench celebrate breaking their horrific streak like it was a playoff win.

The worst news of the game was the collision between the Sixers’ Robert Covington and Jerami Grant that ended with Covington being helped off the court in a stretcher.

Brooklyn’s next game is Sunday, Mar. 13, at home vs Milwaukee Bucks.

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