The 76ers defeat the injured Nets thanks to Joel’s double-double.

The Brooklyn Nets were short seven players when they walked the court, including elite players like James Harden and Kevin Durant. Due to a left hamstring injury management day, Kevin Durant is unavailable.

James Harden has already missed most of the games due to a strained right hamstring. Tyler Johnson is also currently dealing with right knee pain. LaMarcus Aldridge was sidelined due to an ailment other than COVID-19. Additionally, Blake Griffin is taking a day off from sports to handle an existing knee problem.

Worst of all, the Nets had to play the Philadelphia Sixers, their competition for first place in the Eastern Conference.

The injury-plagued Brooklyn Nets ultimately fall short in Wednesday night’s 123-117 loss to the 76ers.

With 17 games left in the season, the victory gave the Sixers a one-game lead over the 37-18 Nets.

The 76ers had a Solid Beginning and a Strong End

With a four-point disparity at the outset of play between the two teams, the Nets took the lead.

Before Irving started making plays for the Brooklyn Nets, the 76ers had a 15-6 advantage.

In the first 10 minutes of the game, he scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting, and as a result of his straight baskets, the Nets seized a 24-23 lead.

However, the Sixers went into the second quarter with a 32-28 lead and quickly grew that lead to 12 points by the halfway point.

Irving then made four free throws, cutting the 76er’s advantage to seven points as the game entered the half.

Before halftime, he scored 23 points for the Nets on 8 of 11 shooting while also dishing out seven assists.

Brooklyn made just two of its eight 3-point attempts throughout the first quarter while shooting 56.4 percent overall.

In contrast, the Sixers shot 7 of 12 3-pointers for a 58.3 percent overall and overall percentage.

The 76ers led by seven points going into the third quarter, and they increased it with 4:30 remaining.

Irving Providing the Nets with Unbelievable Plays

It was up to Kyrie Irving to step up and score in the absence of James and Durant. He ran well and even managed to take the lead.

Even yet, it wasn’t enough to acquire control of the 76ers owned by Embid.

The 76ers increased their advantage over the Nets to 16 points, winning 85-69. Irving then went on an amazing run, scoring six points during an 8-0 run.

The Nets were within 85-77 after he made two free throws, but the Sixers went into the fourth quarter leading 94-84 after he did so.

However, the 76ers quickly went on a 15-4 run to start the fourth and eventually increased their lead to 21 points.

Nine minutes remained in the game, and they had a 109-88 lead after making six of their first seven shots during the run.

Before the Nets cut the Sixers’ advantage with a 21-2 run, they quickly led 112-90. The run was sparked by a 3-pointer and two free throws by Bruce Brown Jr.

With 3:37 remaining, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scored on the break off a Brooklyn steal to pull the Nets within 114-106.

With 2:18 left, Alize Johnson converted a rebound into a basket to make the score 114-111. The Nets, however, were unable to seize the lead.

With just over a minute left, the 76ers were still within striking distance at 118-115.

Before grabbing the lead against the Nets at the foul line to end the game.

With a 123–117 victory over the Nets, the 76ers took a 6-point advantage and secured first place by seizing sole control.

With 37 points, Kyrie Irving led Brooklyn and had his 13th game of the season with at least 30 points. Irving had 13 of 21 total shots and nine assists.

In addition to his double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds, DeAndre Jordan also contributed five assists.

Jeff Green had 15, Landry Shamet had 17, and Bruce Brown had 14 points.

The Winner is Joel Embed

The 76ers are doing quite well now that Joel Embid has returned from injury.

Even with the star of the Nets, Deandre Jordan, guarding him, Joel Embid made great plays that led to the 76ers’ victory.

The big guy for the 76ers received some rough treatment from Jordan, who also prevented him from scoring.

However, Embid made excellent plays and earned easy baskets, so it was insufficient to stop him.

finished with a massive double-double of 39 points, 13 rebounds, and 2 assists.

Embed completed 33 minutes of play to record a double-double.

26 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists were scored by Tobias Harris. Ben Simmons performed similarly, finishing with 4 rebounds and 9 assists.

Nash remarked, “We feel good about the way we played tonight. “We had a great time. We had game time.

Our gang fought for one another, and that was obvious. The players on the bench could be seen supporting the bench team that played in the second half.

It demonstrates our kinship and group development, as well as the fact that these guys genuinely care about one another, which is very significant.

We never want there to be any doubt about it, win or lose. We were all quite pleased for the group to see that tonight and to witness their performance in a difficult defeat.

Now, the 76ers play the LA Clippers, and on Saturday, the Nets play the Charlotte Hornets.

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