Evan Turner finished with 29 points and registered 10 rebounds, while Thaddeus Young added 25 points and 6 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a close victory over the Brooklyn Nets, 121-120. The 76ers shot lights out in this game, finishing 51-100 (51.0%). This is only the second win for Philadelphia (8-19) in its last 10 games.
Turner went 13-22 from the field (1-4 on 3-point attempts) in a solid performance. Other top performers for Philadelphia were Michael Carter-Williams with 15 points and 10 assists, and Lavoy Allen with 10 points and 7 rebounds. Alan Anderson had a strong performance for Brooklyn despite the loss, scoring 26 points on 9-17 shooting, including 5-11 from behind the arc. Paul Pierce chipped in 24 points and 10 rebounds, Brook Lopez finished with 22 points and 7 rebounds, and Deron Williams put up 17 points and 14 assists.
This drops Brooklyn (9-17) to 1-1 versus Philadelphia on the season.
Coming up next, the 76ers square off against the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 5-20 on the year. The Nets meet the Indiana Pacers, currently 20-5 this season. The 76ers have a 1-0 record against Milwaukee this season. The Nets are 0-1 versus Indiana this season.