Philadelphia 76ers Sneak Past Brooklyn Nets in 101-98 Win

By Stephen Ur –

The Brooklyn Nets hosted the Philadelphia 76ers at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. This was a matchup between two of the top five teams in the Eastern Conference as the 76ers came into the game in third place with the Nets in fifth.

For Sixers star James Harden, this was his first game back in Brooklyn since being traded to Philadelphia. Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving had all come together to try and make a superteam in Brooklyn, but now, none remained with the team.

Harden scored 26 in his return, adding six rebounds and six assists in his return to the Barclays Center. Joel Embiid led the way for Philadelphia with 37 points and 13 rebounds in a 76ers 101-98 victory.

While the performance of their two stars was the key factor in their road win, but the real controversy came at the very end of the game. Spencer Dinwiddie made what seemed to be a game-tying three at the buzzer, but in the end, the shot was called off because Dinwiddie still had his hand on the ball at the buzzer.

The Nets also aided in their own loss as they only converted one basket in the final 6:30 and Mikal Bridges missed a layup that would’ve given the Nets the lead with two seconds left.

Brooklyn will take Super Bowl Sunday off before traveling down the road to Manhattan to take on their cross-town rival Knicks on Monday night. The 76ers are also off tomorrow and will return to action Monday as they take on the Houston Rockets.

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