The Brooklyn Nets destroyed the Philadelphia 76ers Monday by a score of 130-94. The loss is the Sixers 7th in a row, but this is a team that they could have beat. The Nets have been a major disappointment this season, and I really thought the Sixers could go into Brooklyn and steal one. However, my prediction was well off, and the Nets improved their record to 9-15.
James Anderson led the way for the Sixers as he scored 17 points off the bench. It appears Anderson it out to prove he deserves a spot in the starting line-up once again, but that opportunity likely won’t come with Tony Wroten continuing to play well. Wroten started for the Sixers and scored 13 points. Evan Turner was disappointing to say the least Monday night. The Sixers leading scorer was only able to score 9 points and was only 3-11 from the field.
Joe Johnson had himself a night for the Nets by scoring 37 points. Johnson hit 10 3′s and was on fire all night long. Also having good games for the Nets were Andray Blatche and Paul Pierce. The two scored a combined 34 off the bench and made an impact for the Nets. Kevin Garnett failed to find his groove once again, and Deron WIlliams finished with a double-double.
The losses keep piling up for the Sixers and the question needs to be asked. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? A high draft pick next year would be great, but the team is beginning to become hard to watch. The Sixers will have a rematch with the Nets this friday at 7:00 at home.
The Sixers couldn’t pull of the win this time, but there’s plenty of games coming up soon. Get your 76ers tickets here.