76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets a glance

TEAMS: Sixers (27-46) vs. Nets (16-57)

WHEN:  Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Barclays Center



411 ON NETS:  The Nets won three of their last four games after cruising to a 107-92 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.  Former Chester High standout Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has a lot to do with Brooklyn's recent success.

The forward averaged 11.7 points and 12.0 rebounds in his past three games.  He grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds in just 15 minutes on Thursday.


SIXERS (27-46)

33 Robert Covington SF 6-9  12.8 ppg. 1.89 rpg.

9 Dario Saric PF 6-10  12.8 ppg. 6.4 rpg.

22 Richaun Holmes C 6-10  8.8 ppg. 5.1 rpg.

20 Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot SF 6-6  4.9 ppg. 1.8 rpg.

1 T.J. McConnell PG 6-2 6.6 ppg. 6.3 apg.

Coach: Brett Brown (fourth season, 74-245)

Injury report: Ben Simmons (right foot fracture, out), Jerryd Bayless (left wrist ligament tear, out), Joel Embiid (left knee meniscus tear, bone bruise, out), Tiago Splitter (right calf strain, questionable), Jahlil Okafor (right knee soreness, out), Sergio Rodriguez (left hamstring, out), Gerald Henderson (left hip, out).

NETS (16-57)

22 Caris Levert SF 6-7 7.6 ppg. 3.1 rpg.

24 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson PF 6-7 8.4 ppg. 5.6 rpg.

11 Brook Lopez C 7-0 20.6 ppg. 5.3 rpg.

2 Randy Foye SG 6-6 5.6 ppg. 2.0 apg.

7  Jeremy Lin PG 6-3  13.9 ppg. 4.9 apg.

Coach: Kenny Atkinson (first season, 16-57)

Injury report: TBD


Sixers own a 107-74 series advantage.


Nets are 3-point favorites.


The bumpy Uber ride from Manhattan to Brooklyn was smoother than the Sixers' performance against the Nets for most of the game on Jan. 8.

The sluggish squad struggled from the three-point line, committed inopportune turnovers, and appeared a step too slow while missing defensive rotations. Something about a noon start brought out the worst in the visitors.

Yet they were able to get a road win over the Nets. Thanks to a late 13-0 run, the Sixers built a sizable lead and held on for a 105-95 victory at the Barclays Center.

The Nets pulled within one point (88-87) after Sean Kilpatrick's layup with 6 minutes, 24 seconds to play. Brooklyn, however, went on to miss six shots and commit three turnovers on its next eight possessions. That enabled the Sixers to build a 14-point cushion before Trevor Booker scored the Nets' next points on a layup with 1:36 remaining.

Embiid paced the Sixers with 20 points to go with five rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and three turnovers.

Saric added 18 points off the bench. Nik Stauskas made 3 of 4 three-pointers in route to scoring 15 points. All of his point came after intermission. Covington finished with 15 points and game highs of 11 rebounds and five steals to go with 13 deflections and three scares. He fell to the court three times after being hit in the head. He suffered a bloody nose after being hit in the face to cause his first fall.

He received a bloody mouth/swollen lip and a pop in the face on the other two falls.


Wednesday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Atlanta Hawks at Sixers

Friday: 7:30 p.m., at Quicken Loans Arena, Sixers at Cleveland Cavaliers

Sunday: 6 p.m., at Air Canada Centre, Sixers at Toronto Raptors

Tuesday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Nets at Sixers

April 6: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Chicago at Sixers

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