The Brooklyn Nets shook off a slow start Sunday, forcing an NBA-season high turnovers by the Philadelphia 76ers in a 122-97 romp. Here are the player grades.
It was the type of game the Brooklyn Nets at one point in their rebuilding project might have let get away from them.
Ice-cold from the floor in the first quarter, the Nets persevered, staying with the Philadelphia 76ers long enough Sunday night to get hot late in the first half before running away with a 122-97 victory to improve to 4-6 before embarking on a four-game road trip through the Western Conference.
The Nets were just 5-for-28 in the first quarter and trailed 21-18 at the quarter break, helped in part by the generosity of the 76ers, who committed 10 of their NBA season-high 28 turnovers in the period.
Brooklyn hung around but still trailed 37-33 with 3:49 left in the first half, with its shooting still a frigid 13-for-46. From there, the Nets made seven of their last eight shots of the second quarter, closed the half with an 18-10 burst and led 51-47 at the break.
Then the Nets exploded in the often-problematic third quarter for 41 points to put the game away, leading 92-75 at the break. The 41 points were their most in a single quarter this season and their most in a quarter since scoring 42 last Nov. 19 against the Golden State Warriors, also in the third, per Basketball-Reference.com.
Every Net on the active roster saw action Sunday in the blowout.
The inactives included two-way contract players Theo Pinson and Alan Williams, both with the G League’s Long Island Nets, as well as injured DeMarre Carroll (right ankle arthroscopy) and Treveon Graham (strained left hamstring).
Here are the player grades from the victory: