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Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers proved to be too much as they crush the Brooklyn Nets and company by the final of 121-95.

  • Brooklyn Nets 95 (25-53)
  • Philadelphia 76ers 121 (47-30)
  • NBA, Final, Box Score
  • Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Brooklyn Nets were in for a long night against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. It quickly became a disaster as the Nets had no answer for the blazing hot Sixers as they ran away with it, handing the Nets a 95-121 loss.

Ben Simmons only needed 25 minutes tonight to drop 15 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists on 7-10 shooting. He was the catalyst for the Sixers offense and Philadelphia outplayed Brooklyn in every major stat.

Even though it was a defeat, there were some bright spots in this game for Brooklyn. They maintained their heavy dose of three-point shooting, connecting on 17 of 42 for a fantastic 40.5 percent success rate. Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris, DeMarre Carroll, and Nik Stauskus each hit three.

Stauskus, who has seen limited court time recently, had a nice showing. He had 13 points and two assists in 20 minutes.

Dinwiddie did his best to get Brooklyn going as he posted 16 points with 6 rebounds and assists. The Sixers’ defense was impenetrable. The only Net with 50 percent shooting on more than three field goal attempts was Jahlil Okafor, who also has seen very limited court time since joining the Nets. He managed to put up 15 points and five boards, but this came when they contest was already all but over.

The 76ers were monsters on the glass in this one, as well. They won the rebound battle 56-36 with six players on Philly getting five or more rebounds.

All the starters had a really tough time. Jarrett Allen had 5 points and only one field goal attempt. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson also had five. Dinwiddie played by far the best game, but he shot a very inefficient 36.4 percent from the floor.

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The free throws were also inexplicably off for Brooklyn. They were 10-for-23 from the charity stripe.

In one of the weirdest random statistical anomalies this season, Brooklyn did not score a two-point paint basket until the 6:42 mark of the second quarter when RHJ hit a lay-up off a D’Angelo Russell assist. During the first 17 minutes and 18 seconds of the game, Brooklyn made ten threes. They also got a free throw.

The Brooklyn Nets can look to right the ship on Thursday when they play Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks at 8 p.m. ET.

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