Nets forward Ben Simmons was booed relentlessly, and Brooklyn fell behind by as much as 16 points in the fourth quarter as the 76ers ran away with 115-106 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Tuesday night.
The Nets found themselves down 12 points at one point earlier the game, only to storm back had take a 79-78 lead with 3:09 to go in the third quarter thanks to a three-pointer by Joe Harris and a jumper by Kevin Durant.
However, Tobias Harris’ jump shot that put Philadelphia back in front 80-79 was just the beginning of late second half surge for the Sixers, who outscored the Nets 31-18 over the next quarter, culminating in Shake Milton’s 21-foot jumper to put the Sixers up 109-97.
And the Sixers did this with Joel Embiid and James Harrison out with injuries.
For his part Tobias Harris led all scorers with 24 points. Kyire Irving led the Nets with 23 points, while Kevin Durant, 20, and Ben Simmons had 11 points in defeat.
Brooklyn falls to 8-10 on the year.