The Philadelphia 76ers were finally able to end their seven-game losing streak against the Brooklyn Nets at the Wells Fargo Center thanks to a solid team effort in a close game that was only decided in a thrilling overtime.
Neither team was able to generate a consistent lead in a contest where there were almost 30 different lead changes overall, but the Sixers stepped it up right when it mattered the most in order to win 121-120.
The Sixers couldn’t create separation on the scoreboard and both teams went back and forth all night long, but Philadelphia’s offensive weapons clicked right when they needed to. Rookie sensation Michael Carter-Williams returned after a seven-game absence, and even though he logged over 30 minutes and struggled at times he finally finished with 15 points and 10 assists after he made some great plays in the overtime period.
Thankfully for the Sixers, some of their other offensive options came through as well. Tony Wroten sparked the offense with 19 points off the bench – making some clutch baskets in the second half – and Evan Turner led the team with 29 points, including the final layup in overtime. Thaddeus Young also contributed with 25 points.
The Sixers ended up winning a tight contest which should bode well for the team’s confidence right before a six-game road trip. It’s clear the team has a lot of things that need to be corrected sooner rather than later, but this performance, especially on the offensive side of the ball, was definitely a step in the right direction.