Nets raze on offense in 141-118 subjection of 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brooklyn’s medium upswing of late has given a beaten-down authorization a spirit of faith that improved seasons could be ahead.

“It helps a morale,” manager Kenny Atkinson said. “I consider a fans can conclude that they see progress.”

Can Brooklyn Trust a Progress?

Maybe, though a Process loyalists in Philly know a problem of nutritious even medium success over some-more than a few weeks.

Or even, during home, for some-more than a few possessions.

Jeremy Lin and Brook Lopez any scored 16 points to lead a Nets to 141-118 subjection of a 76ers on Tuesday night.

“It starts with Jeremy and Brook,” Atkinson said. “When they get other guys involved, we consider it helps a offense a lot.”

Yeah, usually a bit: Brooklyn had 8 players strike double-digit scoring and shot 64 percent from a floor.

The 19-win Nets have been buried in final place in a NBA standings for many of a deteriorate and not even a new swell could nudge them out of a cellar.

Against a Sixers, Brooklyn scored buckets in a initial half during a fast rate of an All-Star Game. The Nets matched a authorization record for points in a initial half with 81.

And yes, even a squalid Nets led during a mangle with that whopping total. The first-half totals: Brooklyn shot 70 percent (28 of 40), done 12 of 17 3-pointers and had 23 assists on 28 bucks. Lopez had 12 points, Sean Kilpatrick scored 13 and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 11 — with a latter dual relating or commanding their deteriorate scoring average.

“I’d contend a approach we got a shots was like, unequivocally pleasing to me,” Lin said. “Beautiful basketball. Super unselfish.”

With 4:20 left in a third, a Nets led 100-67 and would fume a Sixers for their season-high third true win. The Nets have won 6 of a final 9 games and are a important 10-10 given Mar 1.

Sixers manager Brett Brown talked before a diversion about a deteriorate idea of finishing in a tip 15 in defense. But they competence onslaught to strike that symbol in a final week of a season. The Sixers indispensable a damage difference to finish a deteriorate with a full register and a once-promising center of a deteriorate has strike a roadblock with Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor and Robert Covington streamer adult a list of harmed players.

Dario Saric, one of a tip contenders for NBA Rookie of a Year, usually scored 10 points in 19 minutes; his personification time singular by plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

“I have a notation limitation on him. You know how tough that is to administer,” Brown asked. “It’s like Joel again. In 24 minutes, how do we spend your money? How do we do it where we can finish a diversion with Dario?”

Spencer Dinwiddie goes in for a retreat layup.

Spencer Dinwiddie goes in for a retreat layup.

(Chris Szagola/AP)

Well, a Nets gave Saric copiousness of reason to lay out a fourth.

The Nets stretched a lead early in a second when a lax round was scooped and fed to Archie Goodwin for a large asperse that sent him crashing to a floor. Goodwin, a first-round collect in a 2013 breeze out of Kentucky, tender a Nets on a span of 10-day contracts and was sealed Tuesday to a multiyear contract.

Brooklyn’s starters took a chair in a fourth and played cheerleaders as a likes of K.J. McDaniels and Spencer Dinwiddie did a bulk of a complicated lifting.


Nets: Brooklyn’s 81 points were a record for points in a half during a Wells Fargo Center. … The Nets’ 12 3s also set a building record for a half. Kilpatrick strike 3 3s in a half. … Brooklyn’s largest lead was 39 points.

76ers: Timothy Luwawu-Cabarrot led a Sixers with 19 points. … The Sixers mislaid their fourth true game. … Brown was whistled for a technical tainted in a third. … Brown pronounced a unilateral detriment this late in a deteriorate was like, a “poke in a eye.”


Embiid, a rookie prodigy sidelined by injury, stays in Los Angeles to rehab following medicine on his left knee (torn meniscus). Embiid missed his initial dual seasons with feet injuries and was singular to usually 31 games this season. He was spoofed this week in The Onion with a headline, “Joel Embiid To Undergo Career-Starting Surgery.” Embiid was not benefaction for a group print snapped on a justice before a game.


Markelle Fultz, maybe a expected No. 1 NBA breeze collect out of Washington, sat courtside.


Brooklyn plays Thursday during Orlando.

The Sixers horde Chicago on Thursday and finish a home line-up Saturday opposite Milwaukee and Monday opposite Indiana.

AP-WF-04-05-17 0228GMT

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