Game stream: Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Game stream: Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers

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Game stream: Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers

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The Brooklyn Nets (1-1) play against the Philadelphia 76ers (1-1) at Wells Fargo Center

Game Time: 7:30 PM EDT on Friday October 22, 2021

Brooklyn Nets 114, Philadelphia 76ers 109 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
Some Russ/Lakers talk on the Lowe Post podcast today — among many other topics in a look around the first week of the NBA. (And somehow no Kyrie or Simmons talk!!!!):
Apple: apple.co/2XCJUnZ
Spotify: spoti.fi/2Zd7Bn811:38 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Tobias Harris had some lengthy thoughts on his belief that Ben Simmons deserves space. pic.twitter.com/UCqQ2FYLMa11:29 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Joel Embiid on Ben Simmons this morning: “It was good. Finally, it was the first time any of us heard him. I thought it was good for the group.”
Hopeful? “That’s a first step, that’s a start… We are better with him. I wouldn’t mind playing with him…” pic.twitter.com/wc82ffK1Jx11:20 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Embiid on late-game offense: “You see it in the playoffs too. That’s where you need elite shot creators… In the future I think we’ll be fine.”
On future rest: “We’ll see. That was a good hit by the big fella… Want to keep playing as long as there’s not any real damage on it.” pic.twitter.com/lnjOIHjx7111:07 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
James Harden on Kevin Durant,
“He’s one of the best to ever touch a basketball.” – 10:57 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“We don’t like it all — Because ultimately if we jump out, it’s going to be hard for other teams.”
⁃James Harden on having slow starts in these first two games. – 10:56 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
LaMarcus Aldridge is 25 points from 20K. Said he’s not thinking about it. Believes once he does he’ll have a bad night. – 10:55 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“They bring a different dynamic. They bring shooting. They bring the speed that we need.”
⁃James Harden on Jevon Carter and Patty Mills. – 10:55 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“We knew there was a lot of emotion here, but we wanted to win.”
⁃James Harden on playing the Sixers at Wells Fargo Center amidst the Ben Simmons drama. – 10:54 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
James Harden says,
“We continued to fight, continued to fight — In that fourth quarter we turned it into a different level. We got any shot we wanted.” – 10:53 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
LaMarcus Aldridge says,
“In this day and age, the midrange shot is a bad shot — You can say it’s a bad shot, but I won’t believe you.” – 10:52 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
LaMarcus Aldridge: “I’d be lying if I said I knew I was going to do what I did.” – 10:51 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Tobias Harris as part of long answer on Simmons: “In this space, you’re depicted as superhuman, not really supposed to have feelings or go through anything. I think we have to really understand he’s human first.” – 10:50 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant says,
“I enjoy playing with LaMarcus (Aldridge), he a force down there.” – 10:47 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant refers to Barclays Center as ‘The Clays.’ That’s a first for me. Reminds me of The Barclays golf tournament. – 10:46 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant says,
“It’s good for guys who weren’t expecting to play bigger roles to step into those roles.” – 10:46 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“We got to build on this effort — Hopefully we bring that same type of intensity.”
⁃Kevin Durant on playing the Charlotte Hornets next. – 10:46 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant says,
“JC (Jevon Carter) and his ball pressure was huge for us. Patty (Mills) and his ball pressure was huge for us.” – 10:45 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant says,
“We had good intentions on the defensive side — I liked the energy we came in with on both ends.” – 10:44 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant also says,
“It might not be my night scoring, it might not be might be assisting … I just got to be ready.” – 10:43 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers power forward Tobias Harris talks about the team’s meeting with Ben Simmons and why everyone, including the media, should support him: pic.twitter.com/izCxffj30N10:43 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant thought the Sixers made a lot of timely shots early in the game and by the fourth quarter the Nets had locked down on defense to prevent those. – 10:43 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“They just kept hitting timely shots — By the time the fourth quarter came, those shots didn’t fall for them.”
⁃Kevin Durant on the Philadelphia 76ers. – 10:42 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers Seth Curry on Tyrese Maxey’s first two starts: ‘He’s been solid.’ Likes Maxey’s defensive progress. – 10:42 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Tobias Harris gave an impassioned defense of Ben Simmons, saying he needs to be given space and treated like a human being, and that his teammates have his back. – 10:40 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard Seth Curry: ‘We didn’t get into any good actions like we did for the rest of the game (late in the loss).’ – 10:40 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
No Ben Simmons provides cover for Ls but the real issue for Philly is the same one that’s existed for some time. The 76ers don’t have a closer. Haven’t had one since Jimmy Butler skipped town. Ben doesn’t solve that problem. Daryl Morey must crave one in return in any Ben deal. – 10:39 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers center Joel Embiid on the meeting with Ben Simmons this morning: pic.twitter.com/aLCo1Vi9FL10:39 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tobias Harris has a real message about Ben Simmons’ situation. Adding that he is a human being and that he has a family and emotions need to be considered. #Sixers10:38 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Tobias Harris on Ben Simmons: “We have to respect that he’s a human first.”
Harris says Simmons needs support and the Sixers have to be there for him as a team. He asks everyone, including media, to respect Simmons. – 10:38 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers forward Tobias Harris on Ben Simmons: ‘At this time he needs more support than neglect.’ – 10:37 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Tobias Harris says that Ben Simmons needs support more than neglect at this time #Sixers10:37 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers Tobias Harris: ‘I think it was well-needed for us and for him as well’ to hear from Ben Simmons this morning. ‘It’s a good start. We have to respect his privacy and his space and be there for him.’ – 10:36 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers forward Tobias Harris: The inability to get defensive stops impacted not being able to run late in the game. Also need to move the ball more. – 10:34 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid said it was good to hear from Ben Simmons this morning, and that he both still hopes things can go in the right direction and that both he and his teammates would still welcome Simmons back to the team. – 10:33 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers Joel Embiid: ‘It was good to finally hear from (Ben Simmons this morning). Hopefully this was the first step. … I wouldn’t mind playing with him.’ – 10:31 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers Joel Embiid: ‘That was probably the kind of game I should have sat.’ Said knee is sore but not planning to miss games. – 10:29 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid says this is is an example of game he probably should not have played in but insists “I’m going to keep playing” and wants to be here for the rest of his teammates – 10:29 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Embiid says tonight was probably one of those nights where he “shouldn’t have played”. Says he doesn’t plan on sitting future games though, wants to keep playing #Sixers10:29 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Joel Embiid says tonight “was one of those nights where I probably shouldn’t even have played.”
He says he wants to keep playing but his right knee has been sore. – 10:29 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid said his knee is “alright”, but he added that it does feel a little “extremely sore” #Sixers10:28 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers Joel Embiid on the offensive struggles during the last 5 minutes: pic.twitter.com/BwmqTvJ9GM10:27 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid says his knee is alright but “extremely sore” but he hopes that it gets better soon #Sixers10:27 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Patty Mills and LaMarcus Aldridge, longtime teammates and friends, both had a team-high +/- of 21 tonight. – 10:26 PM
Bill Herenda @billherenda
Paraphrasing Steve Nash postgame says can’t pass up midrange shots because mathematicians are gonna yell at us citing KD and Aldridge proficiency in midrange – 10:22 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Nets and Sixers still hanging close to division-leading Knicks in the Atlantic pic.twitter.com/PUsIQ8cAgB10:21 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“It’s not just the new pieces, it is the void that we’re used to playing with.”
⁃Steve Nash on how losing pieces going into the season has impacted the Nets. – 10:20 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Proposed Headline: Bean Bro Bakes Beantown – 10:20 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers said that he has a guy behind their bench on challenge calls and he thumbs downed both of the plays with Kevin Durant #Sixers10:18 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Nash on LaMarcus Aldridge: “He shot the ball well.” Looks down, checks stats, sees LMA was 10-for-12. “Very well.” #Nets10:18 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers says he had to sit Joel Embiid longer than he wanted to in the fourth — would’ve subbed him in earlier if he was able. – 10:18 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers says that he had to sit Joel Embiid longer than he wanted to tonight. Believes that stretch without him hurt them #Sixers10:17 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash: “We were relentless in our competition.” #Nets10:17 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Nets prevail in Philly — Both teams missing integral players.
Philly had the momentum. Brooklyn clamped down in the 4th quarter, and finished on a 16-1 run in final 5 min.
➖KD: 29 PTS, 15 REB, 12 AST
➖Harden: 20 PTS, 8 AST, 7 REB
➖X Factor: LaMarcus Aldridge (23points) – 10:16 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“He impacted the game on the defensive side of the floor.”
⁃Steve Nash on LaMarcus Aldridge. – 10:16 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash on LaMarcus: “He shot the ball well. (Looks at the stats sheet.) Very well.” – 10:16 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
LaMarcus Aldridge tonight:
23 PTS
5 REB
2 BLK
10-12 FG
The Nets were +21 with LMA on the floor tonight, the highest +/-. pic.twitter.com/dbaXkZgGxC10:15 PM

Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Rivers pays more attention to the paper in his hands than the game. Which partially explains him not challenging offensive foul on KD!! – 10:13 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Kevin Durant tonight:
✅ 29 PTS
✅ 15 REB
✅ 12 AST
Durant is the first @Brooklyn Nets player to record at least 25p/15r/10a in a regular season game since Vince Carter on April 7, 2007. – 10:12 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: The #Sixers are figuring things out with a smaller lineup and no true point guard early in the season: https://t.co/orTedjBoyv #76ers pic.twitter.com/ciDKlowM4t10:12 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
KD tonight:
29 PTS
15 REB
12 AST
It’s his 2nd triple-double in his last 5 games (remember 49/17/10?) pic.twitter.com/Hmz4aJ7Jy710:12 PM

Alvaro Martin @AlvaroNBAMartin
Durant MVPeando en Philly esta noche….. – 10:09 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
The #Sixers shot 6 for 23 from the field (2 of 12 on 3-pointers) in their 114-109 loss to the #Nets. – 10:09 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The game ends with Joel Embiid shooting an airball and limping off on that right knee. Ugly, ugly end to the game for the Sixers, who lose 114-109, and blow a golden opportunity to start the season 2-0. Nets, meanwhile, get a triple-double from Kevin Durant to avoid going 0-2. – 10:08 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
FINAL: Nets 114, Sixers 109
Kevin Durant (29 PTS, 14 REBS, 12 ASTS), LaMarcus Aldridge (23 PTS, 10-12 FG), James Harden (20 PTS, 8 ASTS, 8 REBS) & the Nets RALLY BACK FROM DOWN 14. Brooklyn trailed by as many as 12 in the fourth quarter alone, but ended the game on a 16-1 run. – 10:08 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Patty Mills: first player in NBA history to be 10 for 10 on 3’s in a season’s first two games. – 10:07 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Final: Nets beat the Sixers 114-109. What a theft. An absolute theft. Kevin Durant with a triple-double and LaMarcus Aldridge with 23 points off the bench. First win of the season for Brooklyn. More to come from us. See you Sunday at Barclays. – 10:07 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Sixers score just 1 point in the final 5:32 of play, and that was on an intentional foul, as they lose to the Nets 114-109. Brooklyn’s first lead of the night came with less than a minute left. Complete collapse. – 10:07 PM
Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
I love how Doc Rivers not doing smart things as a coach, which is nothing new, somehow equates to Ben Simmons being right for some people. – 10:07 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
In order:
1) Doc Rivers
2) Nets talent on display
3) Danny Green
42mins of great basketball wiped away in final six. – 10:06 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Fans headed for the exits after that one. Tough sledding down the stretch as the offense couldn’t get any shots to drop and they couldn’t stop LaMarcus Aldridge down the stretch. – 10:06 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Last year, LaMarcus Aldridge announced his retirement after 15 NBA seasons due to an irregular heartbeat.
He was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome as a rookie.
It’s great to see him back on the court doing what he loves after receiving medical clearance to return. pic.twitter.com/4mUiB48sUy10:05 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
LaMarcus Aldridge’s career is far from done. There’s absolutely no way the Nets stick around in this game without him. – 10:04 PM
Nate Jones @JonesOnTheNBA
Man, you gotta go at LMA in pick and roll over and over again if they are gonna rely on him like that. – 10:04 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Ben Simmons Doc Rivers
🤝
Not challenging good defense – 10:04 PM
Bill Herenda @billherenda
Steve Nash and #Nets win an early #FoulorDefend scenario @TimCapstraw & @ChrisCarrino breaking it down @WFAN660 #Brooklyn10:03 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
LaMarcus Aldridge looking so much better in Game 2. Would help Brooklyn’s small-ish front line on both ends if he can play to this level. – 10:03 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nash deploying a closing lineup of Durant, Harden, Aldridge, Harris and Griffin. – 10:02 PM
Nate Jones @JonesOnTheNBA
Getting cooked by old LMA 🤦🏽‍♂️ – 10:00 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
It’s now a 13-0 run for the Nets over the last 5-plus minutes. The Sixers haven’t scored since the 5:33 mark of the fourth quarter. They now trail 111-108 and have the ball with 16.7 seconds to go. – 10:00 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
From @BKN_NETSPR: In his seventh game as a Net (second this season), LaMarcus Aldridge has scored a Nets-high 23 points (10-of-12 FG, 3-of-3 FT) off the bench.
His previous high was 22 points on 4/7/21 vs. New Orleans. – 9:59 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Gotta imagine Seth Curry or Tobias Harris gets a look from deep here – 9:59 PM
Nate Jones @JonesOnTheNBA
How does Harden get away with using his off arm is such blatant ways on drives? Is it because refs are used to defending right handlers? 🤣🤣🤣 – 9:59 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets lead 109-108 with 16.7 seconds left. Aldridge shooting two free throws. – 9:58 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
The 76ers completely choking offensively down the stretch without Ben Simmons feels about right. – 9:58 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
The Nets have captured their FIRST LEAD of the game. It’s also their first lead since the opening stages of the season opener versus the Bucks. – 9:58 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Out of bounds on Durant not challenged.
Clear charge not challenged. – 9:57 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
The Sixers’ last point was Matisse Thybulle’s alley-oop with 5:33 left. Collapse offensively and now they trail. – 9:57 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE TURNS BACK THE CLOCK TO TIE THE GAME ON A DUNK! COUNT IT, AND THE FOUL! – 9:57 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
LaMarcus Aldridge dunk and the foul. Tie game at 108 with 48 seconds left. – 9:56 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Myles Turner career-high night:
40 PTS
10 REB
5 3PT
3 BLK
He joins LeBron, Harden, Durant, Boogie, Vince and T-Mac as the only players in NBA history to put up those numbers (or better). pic.twitter.com/vIJnFEvIEy9:55 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
LaMarcus Aldridge should’ve shot that. – 9:55 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Naw Danny Green point shaving 💀💀💀💀 – 9:54 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Fans letting #Sixers wing Danny Green hear it after his third airball of the fourth quarter. – 9:54 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Danny Green’s gonna want to forget this 4th quarter. – 9:54 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Danny Green has three airballs this quarter. – 9:54 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Danny Green has missed three 3-pointers here in the fourth quarter that have missed the rim by about a combined 15 feet. – 9:54 PM
Zach Kram @zachkram
Goodness, the 76ers really must miss Ben Simmons more than expected pic.twitter.com/qqBXnJK1Xo9:54 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
THE NETS ARE ON A 8-0 RUN! IT’S A TWO-POINT GAME! – 9:53 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Danny Green bricks a 3 and Patty Mills scurries down the court for a layup. Nets down two with two left. – 9:53 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
That was the Celtics’ first game with 25+ TOs and under 20 assists since March 7, 2014 vs. Brooklyn, per @Stathead9:51 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets call timeout down 108-104 with 3:18 left. HUGE possession coming up. Aldridge has quietly been great for Brooklyn, but Nash needs his stars here. – 9:50 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
THE NETS ARE DOWN FOUR WITH 3:18 REMAINING IN THE GAME 👀 – 9:49 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Sixers have been getting a little bit lucky midway through the 4th, as the Nets are missing some pretty good looks at the basket. But the Sixers have done a good job of turning those misses into points, and are now up 108-98 with 5:32 left. – 9:43 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Didn’t score, but Georges Niang deserves credit during that run. Nets are running one play every possession (screen for Harden with Harris) and he did a nice job hedging and recovering to Harris every time. – 9:43 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Philly got a bought in backup Drummond just outside his prime while everyone was distracted by the drama… funny how that worked out… – 9:43 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Couple of big plays there from Tobias Harris. After Nets get within four, he hits a tough iso jumper to get the lead back to six, then a couple possessions later hits Matisse Thybulle with a perfect kick-ahead pass for a dunk on the break. Philly back up by 10 with 5:32 to go. – 9:42 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers mentioned during training camp that he thinks Matisse Thybulle should have at least one fast-break dunk per game. There we go. – 9:42 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
The Sixers have pushed the lead 10 without Joel Embiid in the game. – 9:42 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Sixers lead is back to 10 after a ally-hoop from Thybulle. Joe Harris missing some good looks there and then turns it over. 108-98 with 5:32 left. – 9:42 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tobias Harris comes back in and the lead is stretched back to 10. He’s been very efficient as always in this one. #Sixers9:42 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
LaMarcus Aldridge headed to the scorers table right with Joel Embiid. – 9:40 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Kevin Durant checks in with eight minutes to go and the Nets down 102-96. Philly has been in control for most of this game, but Brooklyn’s got a chance to take it here down the stretch. – 9:38 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
LaMarcus Aldridge’s shot chart. He’s got 14 points on 7-for-9 shooting. The man has taken up residence in the mid-range for the evening. pic.twitter.com/DZRtBJbKM09:38 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets trail 102-96 with 7:50 left. Kevin Durant is back in the game. Not a bad job by Brooklyn weathering the storm with Durant on the bench. Came out down six, back in down six. Can he get them over the hump? – 9:36 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Does James Harden seem like himself off the dribble to you? – 9:36 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
The Jevon Carter vs Furkan Korkmaz matchup has become an unexpectedly intriguing game within the game here in the second half. – 9:34 PM
Michael De Leon @mdeleon
Thaddeus Young showing off that Aldridge 3pt defense – 9:34 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Embiid asks 76ers fans to “support our teammate, Ben, because he’s still our brother” nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/22/emb…9:32 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
I don’t know if Tyrese Maxey will be quite the shooter the Sixers need for him to be a lead guard *this year*, but I’m relatively confident he’ll eventually become competent enough from perimeter. Think the bigger long-term question mark in reaching his ceiling is foul drawing. – 9:31 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
No fear from Maxey. Can’t teach that. – 9:30 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Patty Mills is apparently the biggest #NBA75 snub. – 9:30 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
5 straight points from @Tyrese Maxey extend the @Philadelphia 76ers‘ lead from 6 to 11 out of the timeout.
The crowd adores him.
Sixers lead, 96-85, 11:00 to play. – 9:30 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
2 huge Tyrese Maxey hoops to start the 4th. A floater and a triple to put Philly up 96-85. #Sixers9:29 PM
Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR
INJURY UPDATE: @Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier left in the 4Q of tonight’s win at CLE with a mild right ankle sprain. He’s day to day moving forward. #AllFly9:28 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
The Seth Curry vs Kevin Durant showdown has been fun to watch, as expected. Curry is up to 22 on 12 shots and Durant has a 25/11/10 triple double through 3 quarters. Embiid (19/8/4 with great defense) and Harris (21 on 9-16) big as well. Sixers up 91-85 with 12 mins left. – 9:28 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers 91, Nets 85 at the end of the third. Brooklyn had cut the lead to 85-83, but Philly finished on a 6-2 spurt to create some distance. Harris with 21-5-3, Curry with 22 points, four rebounds and two blocks (?!).
Should be a fun finish! – 9:27 PM
Mike Lynch @SportInfo247
Brooklyn native Marat Kogut must be wearing a Nets jersey underneath his ref uni tonight – 9:27 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the third quarter: Nets trail the Sixers 91-85. Kevin Durant with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 dimes. Nets can’t get over the two-possession hump. Maybe an entertaining fourth coming? – 9:26 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
After Q3, @Philadelphia 76ers lead 91-85.
Curry: 22 PTS / 4 REB / 2 BLK
Harris: 21 PTS / 5 REB / 3 AST
Embiid: 19 PTS / 8 REB / 4 AST / 3 BLK
Team: 54.4% FG / 50.0% 3fg – 9:26 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
End of 3rd QTR: Nets 85, Sixers 91
Kevin Durant (23 PTS, 11 REBS, 10 ASTS), James Harden (16 PTS) & the Nets have the Sixers where they want them. Despite giving the ball up 11 times, the team is outrebounding the Sixers 33-26. Now, prepare for the first session of Scary Hours. – 9:25 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Believe Georges Niang pointed at Kevin Hayes after that 3. – 9:23 PM
Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR
With the win at Cleveland tonight, the Hornets move to 2-0 to start the season for the first time since the 2016-17 season #AllFly9:22 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Kevin Durant casually has already racked up a triple-double and the third quarter isn’t even over. – 9:20 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Think Embiid’s defense has been strong all night, got it going offensively that quarter. Key Drummond minutes coming up. – 9:20 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant now has his 13th career triple double #Nets9:20 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Final: #Hornets 123, Cavs 112
Miles Bridges 30 points, 7 rebounds
Kelly Oubre 25 points
Up next: at Brooklyn on Sunday – 9:19 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets trail the Sixers 85-81 with 1:48 left in the third quarter. Feels like every time the Nets make it a two-possession game, Philly pulls away again. Let’s see if the Nets can prevent that coming out of the timeout. Nets getting good minutes from LA and Millsap tonight. – 9:18 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Kevin Durant (21, 10 and 10) has his triple-double. The #Sixers hold an 85-81 lead over the #Nets with 1:48 left in the third quarter. – 9:18 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Not always resulting in a bucket, but great to see Tobias Harris using the body to his advantage. – 9:17 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Kevin Durant has 21 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists with 1:48 left in the third quarter. – 9:17 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant ALREADY has a triple-double with two minutes remaining in the third quarter. – 9:16 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant has a triple-double so far. 21-10-10 – 9:16 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Patty Mills is now 10-for-10 from downtown as a Net through 2 regular season games. Ridiculous. – 9:15 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid’s rim protection has been absolutely insane most of tonight – 9:12 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets trail 75-66 with 6:33 left in the third. Brooklyn is shooting 4-for-11 in the restricted area. Feels like they couldn’t get anything going there against Milwaukee, either. Not getting stops either. – 9:10 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Sixers are operating pretty well offensively. One potential concern moving forward: Outside of Joel Embiid, zero free-throw attempts for the rest of the roster through 2.5 quarters. – 9:09 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
James Harden has passed Kyle Korver (2,450) for fourth-most 3-pointers made in NBA history. Reggie Miller is in third place with 2,560 3’s. – 9:08 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
From @BKN_NETSPR: James Harden (2,451) has moved into sole possession of fourth place in NBA history in 3-pointers made, passing Kyle Korver (2,450).
Next up: Reggie Miller (2,560). – 9:06 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Triple-double watch: Kevin Durant has 19 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists midway through the 3rd quarter against the #Sixers. #Nets9:06 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
James Harden has now passed Kyle Korver for 4th place in the #NBA‘s all-time 3-point list. #Nets9:06 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
The #Nets are 4-for-11 in the restricted area. Its hard to describe how horrible that is. League average is 61%. – 9:05 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Predictably, Joel Embiid is on the court for the start of the second half, though he came back out with a large wrap on that right knee that he took off before the third quarter began. – 9:00 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid has a wrap around his knee to begin the half #Sixers pic.twitter.com/gTcq4Xvnpm8:59 PM

Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Maybe I’m nitpicking, but I don’t understand why Jevon Carter is getting Bruce Brown’s minutes. – 8:56 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
That was a great sequence at the end of the half. Perfect touch on the pass by Thybulle after the steal to lay it out for Maxey and then Durant answers with a cold-blooded 3 with Harris right in his grill.
Sixers lead 62-55 at half. Entertaining first half. – 8:48 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Sixers up 62-55 at the half, in a game which they have yet to trail. Tobias Harris (19) and Seth Curry (16) lead the way for the Sixers. – 8:47 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant saunters up court and hits a pull-up 3 to make it a 62-55 game entering halftime. The Sixers have been the better team, and the Nets have bent, but they haven’t broken.
Durant has 17 points and 7 assists but no other Net is in double figures. Embiid has left early – 8:46 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Halftime: Sixers lead the Nets 62-55. Kevin Durant has 17 points and has looked awesome. Nets have missed a lot of open 3s and don’t have answers for Tobias Harris or Seth Curry among others. Philly killing them in transition. We’ll see if Joel Embiid returns for the second half. – 8:46 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Matisse Thybulle with the strip and home run pass for a layup – only to be matched by a Kevin Durant 3-pointer at the other end.
Halftime: Sixers 62, Nets 55
Tobias Harris has 19 points for Philly, and Kevin Durant has 17 for Brooklyn. Fun half in a typically great atmosphere. – 8:45 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Halftime: Sixers 62, Nets 55. Harris with 19 and 4, Curry with 16 on 7-of-9 shooting. – 8:45 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Half: Nets 55, Sixers 62
Kevin Durant (17 PTS, 7 ASTS, 4 REBS), James Harden (9 PTS, 3 ASTS) and the Nets are within striking distance. Brooklyn’s bench has stepped up, already notching 19 points. Last game, Patty Mills had 21 of the bench’s 25 points. – 8:45 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Embiid just came off the floor and headed straight to the locker room. He was questionable coming into tonight after knocking knees in the opener. – 8:44 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Joel Embiid is heading back to locker room after grabbing his knee. – 8:44 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Embiid checked out after that block of Harris. Appears to be limping. #Nets #76ers8:44 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joe Harris has had a couple of collisions at the rim with Joel Embiid, and he hasn’t come out the winner in any of them so far. – 8:44 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Joel Embiid just checked out of the game and went straight to the locker room. Looked to be limping. – 8:44 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid is walking a bit gingerly as he goes to the bench. Grabbed at his right knee a bit, and now is walking right back to the locker room – though there are only 54 seconds left in the first half. – 8:43 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid headed into the locker room early. – 8:43 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Triple-double watch for Joel Embiid in the 2nd quarter. He has 9, 7, and 4. #Sixers8:43 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Embiid just called for Drummond to sub for him. Right knee is clearly bothering him. – 8:43 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Patty Mills is now 9-for-9 from downtown in his first 2 games as a Net after getting the 2K roll on his last attempt. – 8:39 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Blake Griffin is scoreless. Tobias Harris has 16. But I’ll give Blake this; he has some Denzel- Meryl Streep acting ability. Definitely deserves a SAG card. #Nets #NBA8:36 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Technical foul called on Joel Embiid. I didn’t see it. – 8:36 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Technical foul on Embiid after review, no “hostile act” – 8:36 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Joel Embiid has received a technical foul after elbowing Blake Griffin after the whistle. – 8:34 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Blake Griffin with an early flop of the year candidate. Refs are going to review it. That’s getting reversed easily. – 8:34 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid called for a technical foul there after hitting Blake Griffin a little after the foul call #Sixers8:34 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Sixers starting to pull away. Up 52-40 with 5:04 left in the first half. Kevin Durant running some point at times, has a team-high five assists. – 8:29 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Timeout, Nash: The Sixers have extended their lead back to 12. One team is getting stops, the other isn’t. Sometimes it’s that simple. Nets still figuring each other out on offense, haven’t been able to keep up without KD on the floor. – 8:29 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Seth Curry has been nearly flawless for the @Philadelphia 76ers tonight.
16 PTS / 7-8 FG / 3 REB / 1 STL
…in 13 minutes. – 8:29 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The way Tobias Harris just goes about his work is so impressive. You wouldn’t know it, but the man already has 14 points. Just quietly efficient. #Sixers8:23 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
James Harden’s first 3-pointer of the game was the 2,450th of his career, moving him into a tie with Kyle Korver for fourth place on the NBA’s all-time 3-pointers made list via Nets PR. – 8:22 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
From @BKN_NETSPR: James Harden’s first 3-pointer of the game was the 2,450th of his career, moving him into a tie with Kyle Korver for fourth place on the NBA’s all-time 3-pointers made list. – 8:21 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Watch Drummond and Joe on this one.
The @Philadelphia 76ers‘ second unit’s defensive potential 👀 pic.twitter.com/p4xGh0vcrh8:20 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
I hear ESPN was just talking about a certain Drummond story written by a certain somebody in a certain media outlet this week 😏
inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-…8:19 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Sixers fan while Joe Harris is at the line: “Hey! UVA sucks!” cc @cwdarney8:19 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The Sixers have definitely been the more well-rounded team tonight. Nets relying on offensive spurts, not stops. – 8:18 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Some only believe Klay Thompson should be top 75 because he played with Curry and Durant and won 3 titles (two with KD).
But there were far better all-round players left off that list. Guys who had to carry their teams.
T-Mac, Nique, Vince, etc.
Klay wasn’t snubbed. – 8:18 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Drummond is on some Sloot-type ish so far – 8:17 PM
Mike Lynch @SportInfo247
Nets ‘center’ getting absolutely bodied by Korky at the rim is *chef’s kiss* – 8:17 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
I’m going to be tweeting an unhealthy amount about Andre Drummond’s passing this season. – 8:17 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Hahaha this place would have exploded if that behind-the-back pass from Drummond would have resulted in that corner 3 from Niang. – 8:17 PM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
if you get a spot on behind the back pass from andre drummond, you better hit that freaking shot. – 8:17 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Andre Drummond, point center. #Sixers8:16 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Georges Niang should also be suspended a game for messing up such a gorgeous pass from Andre Drummond. – 8:16 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Andre Drummond’s 3 minute stint has included a beautiful bounce pass to a cutter, an out of control spin move resulting in a turnover, and a nice block on the other end. The variance between his good plays and his bad plays is astounding, and it seems to be about a 50-50 split. – 8:15 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant played all 12 minutes of the first quarter. #Nets8:14 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Sixers with just one turnover in the first quarter. Kevin Durant said after Milwaukee that the Bucks had just three for most of the game before ending with seven. – 8:13 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
End 1Q: Sixers 34, Nets 28. Philly twice built double-digit leads thanks to hot shooting from deep. They’re 6 of 9, and one miss was that heave by Drummond at the end of the period. Harris has 12, Curry with 10 and Embiid with 6 points, 4 assists and 2 steals. – 8:11 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
After Q1, @Philadelphia 76ers lead, 34-28.
Harris: 12 PTS / 2 REB
Curry: 10 PTS / 4-5 FG
Green: 6 PTS / 2-2 3fg
Embiid: 6 PTS / 4 AST / 2 STL – 8:11 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
End of Q1: Sixers 34, Nets 28
Nets pulled it together after falling behind 14 early, running everything through Kevin Durant during the rally. Later down the stretch, James Harden abused the LaMarcus Aldridge mid-range pick & pop. That’s going to be a staple of the offense. – 8:11 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
#sixers up 34-28 at the end of 1. Tobias Harris has 12 on 5-8. Seth Curry with 10 on 5 shots. Embiid with 6 points and 4 assists. Sixers are shooting 6-9 from 3-point range so far with only 1 turnover. – 8:11 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the first quarter: Nets trail the Sixers 34-28. Once again Brooklyn started off slow and the second unit came in and made it a game again. Both Durant and Aldridge lead the Nets with eight apiece. Hook’em. – 8:10 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
End of 1st QTR: Nets 28, Sixers 34
Kevin Durant (8 PTS, 5 ASTS), LaMarcus Aldridge (8 PTS) and the Nets are trying to recover from a slow start yet again. Philadelphia is getting out on the fast break so far too, outscoring Brooklyn 11-0 in fast break points. – 8:09 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant, after swiping through: “That’s not a foul no more?” – 8:09 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
LaMarcus is cookin right now and ya gotta love seeing it – 8:09 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
LMA is spamming shots from midrange, I love it. – 8:09 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
LaMarcus Aldridge, “the midrange specialist” as Harden calls him is on a roll right now. Nets continue to feed him in his sweet spots and he’s hitting. – 8:08 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
LaMarcus Aldridge in the mid-range = money in the bank – 8:07 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
All roads lead through Kevin Durant in the first quarter, where he’s been scorer, facilitator and rim protector for the Nets here in Philly. – 8:06 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Not not noteworthy:
Kevin Durant and Matisse Thybulle share a nod as Thybulle comes over to cover Durant’s inbounds pass.
Respect. – 8:05 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Understand James Harden is trying to get everyone involved, but Nets need him to be aggressive. A little too passive when he gets in the lane. – 8:04 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Seth Curry this season: 8 for 10 from the floor, 4 for 5 from 3-point range – 8:02 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
James Harden goes with a @MeekMill nod in Philly.
🎨: @realSIERATO pic.twitter.com/5Ofd096QTt8:01 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Embiid was not happy with Maxey there. Passing up open 3s for pull-ups is no good. – 8:00 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Furkan Korkmaz is the @Philadelphia 76ers‘ first sub, replacing Danny Green. – 7:59 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant is doing it all for the Nets. Has eight of their 16 points and just met Tobias Harris at the rim. Feeds Millsap for a 3 as I type this. – 7:59 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Another slow start for the Nets. Steve Nash subs in four guys with just over five minutes left in the first around Kevin Durant, who has been aggressive to start this game and has eight early points. – 7:59 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The #Sixers new intro video courtesy of @Gina Mizell has Ben Simmons in it a couple of times. pic.twitter.com/FwvVZdLF2O7:58 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
For the second time in as many games, Joel Embiid has 4 first-quarter assists.
Something cool to watch for, and something cool to see. – 7:57 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Durant stays in with the reserves. It’s KD, Carter, Millsap, Patty Mills and Aldridge out there. – 7:57 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Just let KD take every shot. – 7:56 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Nice touch by the #Sixers to save a seat for the great ⁦@BigDaddyGraham⁩ at tonight’s home opener. Big Daddy was a huge #76ers fan and a great guy. pic.twitter.com/DoLbJNajbc7:56 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Updated Sixers intro video. Ben Simmons is in it a couple times, drawing some books.
Joel Embiid also alluded to Simmons in his pregame address to the crowd, and asked them to support Simmons. pic.twitter.com/MuPgZScHTl7:55 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Sixers start out hot. Danny Green hitting deep 3s like he’s Steph Curry and they’re getting out in transition. Kevin Durant with two early baskets, Nets don’t have much else. Timeout Steve Nash with BK trailing 15-6. – 7:52 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Early timeout Brooklyn after a Sixers flurry to start this one. It’s 15-6 Philly and the home crowd is rockin’. Sixers are 3-of-4 from 3, have two steals, have three assists on six made FGs and eight fastbreak points. – 7:52 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
#sixers up 15-6 early on here against the Nets. A trio of deep 3s from Green and Seth Curry got them started, and they’ve been able to get out in transition here over the last few possessions. Sixers shooting 3-4 from deep early on in this one. – 7:51 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Timeout Steve Nash: Nets too busy complaining about no-calls and not getting back on defense. The result is an early 15-6 Sixers lead. – 7:50 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid just ran the break there beautifully and hit Tobias Harris for a dunk. Seth Curry now has a fastbreak layup and Philly leads it 15-6 now. Timeout Steve Nash. #Sixers7:50 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Harden’s holding his left arm after last offensive possession. #Nets #Sixers7:49 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Danny Green with 2 triples to start this game. He went scoreless in the opener in New Orleans. Good start for him. #Sixers7:48 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Danny Green with a pair of pull up transition 3s. – 7:48 PM
Serena Winters @SerenaWinters
Joel Embiid to @CassidyHubbarth about the Ben Simmons situation uniting the #Sixers as a team: “As a team, we got closer, especially me, it brought up the point of me trying to become a way better leader than I was in the past & trying to keep the team together.” – 7:48 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
As expected, Tyrese Maxey is defending James Harden. Danny Green starts on Kevin Durant. #Sixers #Nets7:47 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Joel Embiid speaks to Sixers fans pregame, says Ben Simmons is “still our brother”: pic.twitter.com/XJ5L8nfVbz7:47 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Wasn’t positive with all the other noise going on in here but I believe Joel Embiid finished off the season opening intro by thanking the crowd in part for continuing to support the team and Ben Simmons “because he’s still our brother.” – 7:46 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid addresses the fans pregame and he ends it off with “support our teammate, Ben because he’s still our brother” #Sixers pic.twitter.com/ue4WkTGKoG7:46 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Joel Embiid, in a pregame speech before Nets-Sixers, tells 76ers fans to continue supporting the team “and Ben Simmons, because he’s still our brother.” – 7:46 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid addresses the crowd before tonight’s game and asks #Sixers fans to support Ben Simmons – 7:46 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers center Joel Embiid addressing fans at center court: ‘What’s up, guys? It’s good to have you back … A lot has happened the last few months.’ Asks them to support ‘our teammate Ben – he’s still our brother.’ – 7:45 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid calls for the crowd to continue supporting Simmons during pre-game address to the crowd. “He’s still our brother” – 7:45 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
On ESPN just now Joel Embiid said when he looked around the arena during Wednesday’s opener at Smoothie King Center “it would be hard to play at a place like that”, because he feeds off the energy in Philly. – 7:42 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
NYC protesters who held ‘freedom rally’ at Times Square to march in support of Kyrie Irving. #Nets #NBA foxnews.com/us/nyc-protest… #FoxNews7:36 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Don’t be surprised if Joel Embiid, who is starting, addresses #Sixers fans before tonight’s home opener. – 7:34 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Ben Simmons is no victim but Daryl Morey is no hero. Actions and reactions. Petty games and this Tom and Jerry act. But a resolution is no closer, and that’s largely on Morey sports.yahoo.com/the-ben-simmon…7:32 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Reporting on NBA Countdown on Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving. pic.twitter.com/tBwxrljKZp7:31 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Greetings from Wells Fargo Center. Nets-Sixers tip in 20. Brooklyn owner Joe Tsai is in the house. Joel Embiid is a go for Philly and we’ll see how the Nets’ big lineup to start handles the Sixers’ center. Updates to follow. – 7:14 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Starters for Sixers-Nets. Joel Embiid is a go: pic.twitter.com/GsH1KgovBO7:09 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
It has been confirmed that Joel Embiid will play and start for the Sixers according to Woj. – 7:08 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid is in tonight #Sixers7:08 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid will play tonight #Sixers7:07 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Joel Embiid (knee) will play vs. Nets tonight, source tells ESPN. – 7:07 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets going big again with Harden, Harris, Durant, Griffin and Claxton vs. the #76ers. The same unit they used against the #Bucks. – 7:05 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets going with the same starters as last game tonight in Philadelphia: James Harden, Joe Harris, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Nic Claxton #Nets7:05 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Nets starting five tonight: Harden, Harris, Durant, Griffin and Claxton – 7:04 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Things To L👀k Out For In The Nets vs Sixers Game:
▪️The Nets gave up 13 offensive rebounds last game. They will have to clean that up against the Sixers to win.
▪️Ben Simmons, Shake Milton and Grant Riller are out for Philadelphia.
▪️Kyrie Irving is out for Brooklyn. – 7:01 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Joel Embiid just started his pregame workout: pic.twitter.com/rggPRLYM8G6:51 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid just took the court for warmups. He’s got no visible wrap on his right knee, which he is listed as questionable for tonight’s game with knee soreness. pic.twitter.com/ZLNGy3DCk96:51 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Going live on IG from Philly while KD and LMA warm up. Pull up, bring a drink, your questions, and a plate. IG: Krisplashed – 6:42 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers called this morning’s meeting with Ben Simmons a “positive” for everybody #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/22/doc… via @SixersWire #NBA6:31 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Doc Rivers on Ben Simmons: “It was a productive day, but it was a start.”
Later said on the near-term timeline: “I don’t know yet, I really don’t. We’re going to make sure Ben is with the right people and see where it goes.” pic.twitter.com/L0S5iZqrHd6:14 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash on why Bruce Brown has been outside the main rotation: “We know what Bruce can do.. we don’t know how we can look with the bigger lineups.” #Nets6:06 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“It’s nothing Bruce (Brown) has done.”
⁃Steve Nash on why Bruce Brown has not been having a big role. – 6:06 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tobias Harris getting his pregame work in #Sixers pic.twitter.com/nQ7UXrm8MU6:05 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers forward Tobias Harris shooting baseline 3-pointers prior to home opener vs #Nets: pic.twitter.com/Lm4wGwsVw76:04 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid’s status tonight after getting knee to knee contact in the first quarter the other night: “Don’t know yet. He didn’t do a lot this morning but towards the end, I thought he started doing more. Honestly, I’ll put it at 50/50.” – 6:04 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on what’ll happen with his smaller group if the #Nets start a big lineup that they used in the season opener: pic.twitter.com/Q0Rhsc0SOt6:02 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘We don’t have a day set’ to discuss things again with Ben Simmons. – 5:50 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers says today was a “productive day” as far as the meeting with Ben Simmons this morning. Says he wants him around the team, but doesn’t have a timeline for when he will be on the court with the team again.
“Today was a good day,” Rivers said. – 5:49 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers says Ben Simmons addressing the team at shootaround ‘was productive and a start.’ pic.twitter.com/UxpBpLEY1P5:49 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers says that he feels good after this morning’s meeting with Ben Simmons. Says it’s a good start #Sixers5:48 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers says Joel Embiid is “50-50” to play tonight. Said he did a little bit more by the end of shootaround, but he got hit at the beginning of Wednesday’s game and they are being careful with it. – 5:48 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘I don’t know’ if Joel Embiid will play tonight. Puts it at 50-50. – 5:47 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers says Joel Embiid didn’t do much at shootaround this morning and he will go through a pregame workout to determine his status for tonight. Rivers says he’s “50/50”. #Sixers5:47 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers: Joel Embiid (right knee soreness) is 50-50 to play tonight. He’ll go through a workout pregame. – 5:47 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers isn’t sure if Joel Embiid is good to go yet or not. Says Embiid is 50/50 to play tonight #Sixers5:47 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Unseld said he anticipates Beal being available for Monday’s game in Brooklyn. – 5:29 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Tyrese Maxey is out there ahead of his first home opener with fans: pic.twitter.com/objXPIqraU5:27 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
76ers president Daryl Morey on Ben Simmons standoff: ‘This could be four years’ nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/22/76e…5:20 PM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Joel Embiid probably plays tonight but I’d be cautious if I were the 76ers. That’s one of the reasons I liked the Nets to rebound. My thoughts on the @WagerTalk NBA show, which wrapped up a productive week: pic.twitter.com/c7Ckacuwne5:04 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons are two peas in separate pods.
“I think we have to live in the here and now and not expect for things to change. We have to be the best team we can be with the pieces that we have available right now.” #Nets
nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…4:59 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Will be interesting to see if Maxey starts defending Harden tonight, should #Nets go big as in opener (Harden, Joe Harris, Durant, Claxton, Griffin). Figure Curry on J Harris in that scenario. #Sixers star Joel Embiid will be a huge problem for Brooklyn at other end. – 4:45 PM
Jonathan Wasserman @NBADraftWass
Friday night NBA, rookie/sophomore storylines
LaMelo vs Garland…Mobley 2nd game after 17-9-6 debut
Duarte facing Beal after 27-pt debut
Maxey vs Harden, Nets after 20-7-5 debut
Scottie Barnes guarding Tatum, Brown
Jalen Green vs Josh Giddey
D Mitchell vs D Mitchell
Suggs vs NY – 4:19 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Here’s a sneak peak at the Warhol piece of Jean-Michael Basquiat (courtesy Christie’s Images LTD 2021). But if you want to see the real thing, you’d have to get into the Crown Club at Sunday’s #Nets home opener or Monday’s game. Or maybe have a spare $20 million to bid next month pic.twitter.com/df8UCMePDA3:32 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Patrick Beverley on Anthony Edwards potentially reaching the levels of James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George — Beverley’s former teammates: pic.twitter.com/cQtwSXFFDa3:29 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Dwight Howard responded to Jason Kelce’s comments about Ben Simmons #Sixers pic.twitter.com/Cknhx6OOwI3:27 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#CalmBeforeTheStorm This is the Wells Fargo Center 4 hours, 9 minutes before the #Sixers’ home-opener against the #BrooklynNets. pic.twitter.com/o3TrEW7pWQ3:23 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
The #Nets and Barclays Center will debut the Crown Club at Sunday’s and Monday’s games with a two-day showing of Andy Warhol’s iconic portrait of Jean-Michael Basquiat. The piece is slated to be auctioned at Christie’s on Nov. 11 – opening bid over $20 million. #nba #basquiat3:23 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Other excuses, please, Simmons might use next not to join 76ers and avoid fine? So far, it’s his back, mind and he’s too pooped to participate… – 3:05 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
💭 The ongoing Ben Simmons saga
💭 The return of Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors
💭 Draymond Green’s role on the Warriors with @Logan Murdock
#TheAnswer with @ChrisRyan77 and @Seerat Sohi: open.spotify.com/episode/705bHy…2:47 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Daryl Morey says 76ers are prepared four years to trade Ben Simmons sportando.basketball/en/daryl-morey…2:43 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Updated #NBA story: Ben Simmons is out due to personal reasons for tonight’s #Sixers home opener vs. the #Nets: https://t.co/tZHfMaCdr4 pic.twitter.com/eeMIS7luu12:33 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Joel Embiid asked 76ers co-star Ben Simmons the question: Why do you want a trade? sportando.basketball/en/joel-embiid…2:26 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Sources say Joel Embiid today asked 76ers co-star Ben Simmons the question: Why do you want a trade? Simmons responded that he isn’t feeling mentally himself and needs time to get right. Details: pic.twitter.com/oevLl2hXB22:18 PM

Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
Fun stuff with @jshector and @David Thorpe overreacting to the first few days of the season–when the Nets have not been great. https://t.co/bcrGpTJz8b pic.twitter.com/gi8y7IKyPe1:59 PM

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