Having won one of their last thirteen games, the Sixers returned home for a game against the Brooklyn Nets. The Sixers, who have lost thirteen straight road games, went 0-3 on their last road trip. Their most recent loss was to a struggling Magic team, who won six out of their last thirty-nine games. Things were not looking any better for the Sixers against the 4th-seeded Nets.
After falling behind early, the Sixers used a big second quarter to jump out in front and held off Brooklyn in the final two quarters. The Sixers claimed a surprising nine-point win over the hot Nets to end their monumental losing streak.
Player(s) of the Game
Spencer Hawes had 24 points (10/15 FG) and 10 rebounds in tonight’s game. He played a crucial part in the Sixers’ win.
Dorell Wright and Damien Wilkins both contributed 15 points in the win and sparked the team with clutch three-point shooting.
Deron Williams remained red-hot for the Nets. He scored 27 more points and dished out 13 assists.
Joe Johnson, although he hit a couple of threes, was basically a non-factor. But, he did have 20 points.
Play of the Game
Damien Wilkins, who has been a very good player for the Sixers this year, saw Brook Lopez getting ready to make a move to the basket. He timed the double-team perfectly and spiked Brook Lopez’s jumper like a volleyball.
Stat of the Game
Altough they missed nine of them, the Sixers shot twelve more free throws than the Nets. They made seven more free throws and two more three-pointers. These two stats decided the outcome of the game.
The Sixers (24-39) play the Heat (47-14), who have won 18 straight games, on Wednesday.