The 76ers shot a terrible 32% from the field, and set the record for fewest 2-point shots made in the shot clock era with 11. PHL actually managed to shoot a better percentage from beyond the arc (39%). They scored only 18 points in the paint compared to Brooklyn's 42. Philly also turned the ball over 23 times. Noel committed 5 TOs while Wroten and MCW added 4 each.
Covington was inserted into the starting lineup for the first year this season after providing scoring off the bench. He finished with 20 points (6-10 3PT), 6 rebounds, and 3 steals. Carter-Williams scored 14 points and added 9 assists and 6 boards. Sims also scored 14 off the bench. Nerlens missed all 8 FG attempts and was held scoreless. In his first game back from injury, Wroten provided 12 points and 3 assists but missed 8 of 10 FGs.
Mason Plumlee led the Nets with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Joe Johnson and Alan Anderson both contributed 12 points. Deron Williams added 10 assists but was held to only 3 points.
Before the game it was announced that the Sixers called up Ronald Roberts from the Delaware 87ers. The former SJU Hawks forward has started all 8 games for the Sixers D-League affiliate and has averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds per game. The athletic Roberts played well in both the Summer League and pre-season but was assigned to the 87ers before the start of the NBA season.
Philly waived both Kirilenko and Gutierrez who were acquired in this week's trade with Brooklyn. Former Sixer Brandon Davies played only 1 minute for Brooklyn in this one, but he scored 4 points, recorded 1 rebound, 1 assist, and 1 steal. Talk about efficiency.
The Sixers will face the Grizzlies (18-4) on Saturday in the second game of their back-to-back.
By: Matt Ryan