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Nets 129 vs. 100 Sixers summary: stats, scores and highlights | NBA

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The Brooklyn Nets smashed the 76ers in Philly. It what was tabbed as the game of the regular season but the Nets led wire to wire in the blowout win.

It was the marquee matchup in the NBA this regular season, but only one team showed up in the much anticipated match that was dominated from start to finish. The Brooklyn Nets got off to a hot start and never looked back in the 129-100 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Rivalry just starting to heat up

Nets-Sixers is always going to be a heated rivalry. Two conference rivals who were preseason favorites to come out of the East in this years’ playoffs, but just one of them  has looked like contenders of late, and it wasn’t the Nets.

The blockbuster trade made in the middle of last month sent seismic waves throughout the rest of the league, and everyone in the NBA went straight to their calendar to highlight this showcase matchup.

James Harden came to Philly in exchange for Ben Simmons, among others. Much of the pregame talk revolved around those two even though Simmons wouldn’t even play in the place he used to call home.

Curry steals Harden/Simmons spotlight

Instead it was another former Sixer dealt to the Nets who stole the show and silenced the talks about the “Harden/Simmons” trade. Seth Curry erupted for 24 points on 10-14 shooting.

Curry started quick, hitting a couple quick buckets to give the Nets an early lead that they would never relinquish.

Despite Joel Embiid going to the line 13 times in the first quarter and hitting 10 of those shots from the charity stripe, the Sixers struggled to find their groove on offense. They hit just six field goals in the opening 12 minutes and allowed a 14-2 run to end the quarter which put the Nets up 40-23.

Brooklyn's dominant defense

Philadelphia’s shooting struggles continued in the second quarter. James Harden wasn’t the only one not seeing the ball drop, but he had the roughest start to the game hitting just one of his first ten shots. He ended the night 3/17 from the field as the Sixers team shot a total of 38.9% on Thursday night.

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving led the way out of the break and the Nets were able to build the lead to 35 points as boos bellowing from crowd at Wells Fargo Center  began to shower the Sixers.

Those weren’t the only boos heard in Philly. Former Sixer Ben Simmons is yet to make his Nets debut still nursing a bad back, but was on the Brooklyn bench and got plenty of jeers from the Sixers fans in his return to the place he used to call home.

Durant and co sat in comfortable fourth quarter

By the fourth quarter the game was so out of hand that both coaches pulled their starters and let the bench players get some run. In the end the Nets topped the Sixers 129-100 to win their third in four tries over Embiid and Philly.  

Durant led the way for Brooklyn with 25, 14 and 7 while Curry had 24 and Irving had 22.

The Nets need a win like this to boost morale, and prove that they could compete with the top teams in the league. They got exactly what they were looking for on Thursday, but only time will tell if this has a momentum changing affect on a Brooklyn side that has looked very average recently.

Simmons was pumed watching his new team stomp his old team.

Drummond letting everyone know, just in case they forgot.

KD will always have you on broken ankle alert.

Brown got into the action with this steal and slam.

Curry had something to say after hitting the three in front of the Sixers bench.

KD with the crossover of the night.

Kyrie with a three to seal a 14-2 run to end a 40 quarter.

Curry was eager to make a statement infront of his old team.

Who loves the spotlight of a big game more than KD?

It was the marquee matchup in the NBA this regular season, but only one team showed up in the much anticipated match that was dominated from start to finish. The Brooklyn Nets got off to a hot start and never looked back in the 129-100 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Rivalry just starting to heat up

Nets-Sixers is always going to be a heated rivalry. Two conference rivals who were preseason favorites to come out of the East in this years’ playoffs, but just one of them  has looked like contenders of late, and it wasn’t the Nets.

The blockbuster trade made in the middle of last month sent seismic waves throughout the rest of the league, and everyone in the NBA went straight to their calendar to highlight this showcase matchup.

James Harden came to Philly in exchange for Ben Simmons, among others. Much of the pregame talk revolved around those two even though Simmons wouldn’t even play in the place he used to call home.

Curry steals Harden/Simmons spotlight

Instead it was another former Sixer dealt to the Nets who stole the show and silenced the talks about the “Harden/Simmons” trade. Seth Curry erupted for 24 points on 10-14 shooting.

Curry started quick, hitting a couple quick buckets to give the Nets an early lead that they would never relinquish.

Despite Joel Embiid going to the line 13 times in the first quarter and hitting 10 of those shots from the charity stripe, the Sixers struggled to find their groove on offense. They hit just six field goals in the opening 12 minutes and allowed a 14-2 run to end the quarter which put the Nets up 40-23.

Brooklyn's dominant defense

Philadelphia’s shooting struggles continued in the second quarter. James Harden wasn’t the only one not seeing the ball drop, but he had the roughest start to the game hitting just one of his first ten shots. He ended the night 3/17 from the field as the Sixers team shot a total of 38.9% on Thursday night.

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving led the way out of the break and the Nets were able to build the lead to 35 points as boos bellowing from crowd at Wells Fargo Center  began to shower the Sixers.

Those weren’t the only boos heard in Philly. Former Sixer Ben Simmons is yet to make his Nets debut still nursing a bad back, but was on the Brooklyn bench and got plenty of jeers from the Sixers fans in his return to the place he used to call home.

Durant and co sat in comfortable fourth quarter

By the fourth quarter the game was so out of hand that both coaches pulled their starters and let the bench players get some run. In the end the Nets topped the Sixers 129-100 to win their third in four tries over Embiid and Philly.  

Durant led the way for Brooklyn with 25, 14 and 7 while Curry had 24 and Irving had 22.

The Nets need a win like this to boost morale, and prove that they could compete with the top teams in the league. They got exactly what they were looking for on Thursday, but only time will tell if this has a momentum changing affect on a Brooklyn side that has looked very average recently.

129-100

It's all over from Philly! It's been over since the end of the first quarter, as the Nets gave their most convincing performance of the season.

123-93

People started leaving the Wells Fargo Center since about the ten minute mark. Those who are staying are doing it to get their money's worth. None of the stars for either team are in the game.

117-84

28 points off TO's, 28 fast break points and 14 blocked shots. Those are all season highs for the Nets.

109-79

The scoring and intensity has gone way down in this fourth quarter as the result is all but settled here from Philly.

105-76

NIang with a three ball, but all that does is bring the lead under 30.

105-73

Mills hitting the deck to scoop up a loose ball, and that kind of effort up 32 is nothing short of impressive.

102-70

The 3rd quarter comes to a close and what a disaster that was for the home side. They trail by 32 and have even heard some boos come from this Wells Fargo Center crowd.

102-70

There's Harris again. He's got 3 threes in this quarter, but he's flying solo since the start of the half.

96-67

The Nets have unplugged this crowd, and the Sixers look like they have hit the snooze button coming out of the half.

94-65

The worst thing you can do after a timeout when your getting blown out is turn the ball over and give up a an easy bucket. They did it on two straight possession, and the boos start to ring out in Philly as the Sixers go down by 29.

90-65

Curry again with the quick trigger and then walks slowly the wrong way in front of the Philly bench just reminding the Sixers what they traded away. He's got 20 on 8-11 shooting

85-65

There's Harris again, dropping a three ball off the Harden assist.

83-59

Curry has 17 after the pull up, and he has been the story of this first match up after the trade. Not Harden. Not Simmons.

79-57

Embiid strings his first three ball of the night, and that's one way to get back in the game. Back to back threes for Philly

79-54

Harris nails a three ball, and if Harden is going to have an off night Harris has to be the one to help out Embiid.

7-51

We are back in action from Philly and how are the Sixers going to get back in this game?

And the traveling fans are loving it.

KD is ruthless

72-51

Embiid has been the only producing for the Sixers. He's got 21 points and 8 rebounds while Harden has struggled from the field. He is just 3/15 from the field tonight.

72-51

KD leads the Nets with 18, Irving has 16 and Curry has 15.

72-51

We are headed to halftime and that could not have been a better two quarters for the visiting Brooklyn Nets. KD, Kyrie and Curry were on fire while the defense was incredible in that first half.

The Nets held the Sixers to 27% from the field. If it wasn't for Embiid's 15 made FTs Philly would be in even more trouble.

69-48

We are 23 minutes into the game and the Sixers have just 12 field goals all night. The good news is Embiid has been living at the line tonight. He hit two on that trip to the stripe, and he's got 21 points on 15/18 shooting.

69-45

Harden finally gets a bucket in this second quarter, and he is now 2/13

Irving with the buzzer beater to close out a perfect first half.

62-42

Iriving strings it from the corner and he's got 4 threes and 16 points. Brooklyn are back up by 20.

59-42

I don't know if there is a more fierce competitor than Durant in the league. He will not back down from anyone especially not a potential league MVP in Embiddid.

54-38

Harden is 1/11 from the field tonight. MIght be time for him to play more of a distributor role until he sorts his shot out.

52-36

A rare mistake by the Nets as Curry throws the ball away and the Sixers must capitalize on those turnovers.

47-34

Harden at the line knocks both down, and he has just 5 tonight.

47-32

There have been a few too many missed baskets from close range, and too many give aways for the Sixers. Hard to comeback from 15 down if you don't make easy buckets and hang on to the ball.

45-25

The Nets are up 20 early in the second quarter!!

40-23

KD and Kyrie have 11 a piece, while Curry has 9 and Embiid has 16 points off of 10-13 FTs

40-23

Kyrie hits the buzzer beating three after the steal and that sends the Nets into the second quarter on a 14-2 run after Brooklyn put up 40 in the first.

35-23

The Sixers have made just 6 FGs all quarter, but Embiid has been to the line 13 times already.

33-23

KD and Embiid jawing face to face and the Wells Fargo Center is up on it's feet.

MVP chants ring out around the stadium as Embiid goes back to the free throw line and hits both.

33-21

The Nets haven't missed from downtown. They are 5/5 and they lead by 12.

28-21

Drummond not only picked up his third foul on that Embiid and-1, he also twisted his ankle and is headed back to the locker room.

26-21

The Sixers are getting the ball to Embiid and clearing out. Drummond can't guard the Philly Big man who takes it to the rack, gets the bucket and the foul.

Drummoun already has 3 fouls, so in comes Claxton.

Look at this move from KD.

26-17

Embiid is back at the free throw line, and he now had eight FT attempts eight minutes into the game. He averages 12, and looks well on his way.

26-15

Curry has started 4/5 and he's got 9 points. Curry was part of the trade between the Nets and the Sixers, but hasn't got much publicity in the build up to the game today. He's trying to change that early on.

24-15

Kyrie is starting to feel it. That time he got  the defender up in the air absorbed the contact and hit the near impossble mid range jumper.

19-11

Is there any doubt that Kyrie is back to his best? The 50 point performance should be enough to let you know he's back, but if you just saw that three from the corner that is just more proof in the pudding.

16-11

The former Sixer Curry has got off to quite the start in the place he used to call home. He's got 5 points while KD already has 8.

13-8

Embiid is unstoppable. His midrange game is up there with the best shooters in the game, and around the rim he is a punisher. We haven't seen a center as dominant under the basket since Shaq.

11-4

When the Nets were at their best last year during their run in the Playoffs, they beat teams with defense. They are playing an air tight defense to start the night.

7-2

Kyrie is back on the board with a three ball, while the Sixers have started cold.

4-2

What a cross over from Durant!!! Big men should not be able to handle the rock like that. Big dunk on the back side of the dribble drive.

2-2

Already a bit of chippiness with Drumond and Embiid, the former teammates.

2-0

Durant gets the scoring started on the offensive rebound.

0-0

We are underway from Philly and the atmostphere is that of a Game 7 of the Playoffs. This is the game of the regular season.

The Sixers starters for tonight's marquee matchup

The Nets starting 5 in Philly

Dr. J ringing the Liberty Bell to get the festivities started before the game. The Sixers are bringing out the big guns for tonight's game.

Toinght's odds

According to Bet365.com the Sixers are a 4 point favorite with the Over/Under set at 236.5

Nets lead season series

The Nets won the first two of the matchups between by similar score lines. KD led all scorers with 29 in a 114-109 win in Philly. The Nets won the next game in Brooklyn 114-105 with KD putting up 34, 11, and 8. Philly won the last match up between these two teams on the road thanks to Joel Embiid’s 34 points and seven rebounds.

Kyrie is fresh off his 50 point performance against the Hornets. How will he follow it up tonight?

The Nets are not to be out done in the drip department. Check Blake Griffins shirt, think that's a message to worried Brooklyn fans?

Philly showing some prime time drip.

Simmons won't play but will be center of attention

Simmons will not be making his debut tonight in Philly against his former team, but he is expected to be on the Brooklyn bench, which will add a little extra zing to this rekindled rivalry. The Philly fans are never short of words and will surely have plenty to say to their former point guard.

Simmons still sidelined

The other member involved in the blockbuster trade just before the All-Star Game was Ben Simmons, who has yet to make his Nets debut, or his season debut for that matter. It’s not secret that Simmons declined to play for the Sixers until getting traded to the Nets.

This one's a big one. Maybe the regular game of the season. Even though Ben Simmons isn't playing tonight the tension is palpable in Philly.

Harden has Philly ever stronger

Harden has been sensational since making his debut in Philly late last month. Despite battling against a nagging hamstring injury he is averaging 24.6 points a night and 12.4 assists and 7.6 rebounds a game. He sat out the game against Miami last week to rest his hamstring, but came back with a fantastic performance against the Bulls posting 16 and 14 assists.

Nets get out of losing knot

Brooklyn snapped a four game losing streak in Charlotte with a 132-121 win over the Hornets. Kyrie Irving had the breakout performance of his young season with 50 points and 6 assists in the road win.

Sixers suffer rare loss

The Sixers are coming off of a bounce back win over the the Chicago Bulls on Monday night after losing to the Heat 99-82 on Saturday. Joel Embiid added to his MVP credentials with a brilliant night in which he scored 43 points and 14 rebounds while Harden dished out 14 assists and had 16 points in the 121-106 win.

We are live from Philly

Hello everyone and welcome to Philadelphia where we will get our first glimpse at this new look rivalry in the Eastern Confernce. The blockbuster trade the sent James Harden to Philly and Ben Simmons to the Brooklyn made shockwaves through the league, and tonight the two will square off for the first time since the trade deadline.

Nets vs. Sixers

It is the marquee matchup in the Eastern Conference as two of the preseason favorites to win it all go head to head in a clash of the titans from Well Fargo Center. AS English will be with you all night long with live coverage, stats, scores and analysis as the Nets and the Sixers get set to battle in the City of Brotherly Love.

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