The New Jersey Nets headed into Philadelphia with one thing on their mind and that was to come away with a victory anyway possible. The Nets did just that as they defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 97-90 in overtime to capture their sixth win of the season.
The good came from the Nets as a whole as the team picked up their second win in three games. Deron Williams came up big in the win as well. He contributed 34 points, 11 assists and four rebounds as he almost gets that coveted triple-double mark again. Anthony Morrow and Jordan Farmar both came through filling-in for the injured rookie MarShon Brooks. Morrow scored 16 points while Farmar had 12 off the bench. The Sixers are a team that is now 12-6 and this win could give the Nets some confidence.
The only bad I could find in this game is that lack of play from DeShawn Stevenson. In 29 minutes he only managed to score three points and grab one rebound. Stevenson has to play better if he wants to see his playing time increase. Other than that, I found nothing wrong other than the blown lead in the fourth quarter that allowed the game to head into overtime. The Nets lost steam but won the OT quarter 15-8 and ultimately, the game.
The Nets will continue their road trip against the Cleveland Cavaliers who are coming off an upset victory against the New York Knicks. Philadelphia plays host to Charlotte next.