Nets vs. 76ers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Nets vs. 76ers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Nets vs. 76ers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Brooklyn Nets (34-33) play against the Philadelphia 76ers (25-25) at Wells Fargo Center

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Thursday March 10, 2022

Brooklyn Nets 129, Philadelphia 76ers 100 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
X-Factor: Seth Curry vs Nets & Sixers this year: 25.3 ppg on 70% FG. – 1:21 AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Ben Simmons is not expected to play 5-on-5 or be a full participant in practice on Saturday. #Nets #NBA1:16 AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kyrie Irving: “Ben was on our heart, you could see it. He was wearing it & we just wanted to go out there and play for him and play well…If you come at Ben, you come at us. You come at anyone else on our team, you come at all of us.” #nets #NBA #Sixers nypost.com/2022/03/11/net…1:12 AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets rallying around Ben Simmons provides blueprint for rest of season’s drama nypost.com/2022/03/11/net… via @nypostsports1:06 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
James Wiseman: “I was nervous. But I meditated this morning to chill, calm me down. And also I played 2K last night. Got buckets with KD.” pic.twitter.com/T4rYVykdf712:57 AM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
The Nets played for Ben Simmons on Thursday night because he wasn’t able to be out there with them. In the process, they also found out a little about their group — and picked up their best win of the year.
espn.com/nba/story/_/id…12:53 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
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• Sixers/Nets
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• MVP
• Playoffs?
• The Dropout
• Super Pumped
• Survivor Ep. 1
Get up in here, let’s ride
➡️ https://t.co/dUd7mmbWKn pic.twitter.com/gnGXFPBUwy12:49 AM

Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
A disappointing 3-1 NBA night. 76ers were awful 4% loser. Warriors-Nuggets stays UNDER for 2%, Seth Curry & Tobias Harris go OVER on scoring props, 1% each. Lost juice. Friday’s card is massive – college & pro – a 5% winner & FREE play at wt.buzz/tm will be available – 12:45 AM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
The night began about Ben Simmons but ended up being a referendum on James Harden and the 76ers ghosts coming back to haunt them. New for ⁦@YahooSportssports.yahoo.com/ben-simmons-re…12:39 AM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
If you accounted for era, how much different would the all-time 3-point list look like?
James Harden just passed Reggie Miller for 3rd.
Miller is the only player inside the top 25 who played most of his career prior to the 2000s.
Obviously the game has changed.
But how much? – 12:35 AM
J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
KD and embiid are birds of a feather, the sport needs them to face off in a series – 12:33 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Jumping on @ESPNRadio in five minutes with @egoldie80 and @Mike Wells to talk Nets-Sixers. – 12:25 AM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Seth Curry and the Nets came to the defense of Ben Simmons from the tough Philly crowd #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/lists/seth-cur… via @SixersWire #NBA12:25 AM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philly got off to a slow start on Thursday. The team explains what went wrong in the loss to the Nets. #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/lists/multiple… via @SixersWire12:24 AM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
James Harden reacts to his offensive struggles in a blowout loss to the Nets at home #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2022/03/10/jam… via @SixersWire #NBA12:21 AM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets rally around Ben Simmons for statement win vs. 76ers: ‘If you come at Ben, you come at us.’
nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…12:18 AM
Kevin Durant @KDTrey5
Stove God one of the best rappers in the world. Appreciate that man – 12:17 AM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
“Kevin Durant is the best offensive player I’ve ever seen!”
(Waits two hours)
“Steph Curry is the best offensive player I’ve ever seen!” – 12:03 AM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
New BS Podcast including…
—Sixers-Nets reactions + the Legend of Small Game James w/ @BigWos
—The NFL’s QB Roulette + Next Trade Predictions w/ @pschrags
—The Streaming Wars + Disney’s new era w/ @MattBelloni
https://t.co/fGLaalfEjC pic.twitter.com/c6xQEK5Zl412:02 AM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Updated #NBA column: Even with Thursday’s one-sided loss to the #Nets, the #Sixers facing Brooklyn in the playoffs would be terrific theater: https://t.co/krGCCUxzKC #76ers pic.twitter.com/m3Xfrrk6Z611:50 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Nets’ Kevin Durant on ‘quiet’ 76ers fans: ‘Hard to chant at Ben Simmons when you’re losing by that much’
cbssports.com/nba/news/nets-…11:31 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Thanks for showing up and showing OUT tonight, #NetsWorld! pic.twitter.com/gKAZjvp4vH11:19 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
“When we played tonight, we definitely felt like Ben [Simmons] was on our heart, you could see it, he was wearing it, and we just wanted to go out there and play for him…. you come at Ben, you come at us. You come at anyone else on our team you come at all of us.”
-Kyrie Irving pic.twitter.com/Jz1oCMbg1H11:15 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
James Harden: “Tonight was good for us, man. We got our ass kicked. And since I’ve been here, everything has been sweet and we’ve been winning games. And so tonight was good for us and we get an opportunity to come down to reality, watch film and continue to get better.” pic.twitter.com/qVl7d7sqdl11:09 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
“Most definitely, I think all of us were. We look at Ben as our brother so we knew this was the hostile environment and we knew that he didn’t have the opportunity to play… it’s hard for you to chant at Ben Simmons when you’re losing by that much.”
-KD on playing for Simmons pic.twitter.com/5KL9MKy8NW11:06 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Kyrie Irving: “We definitely felt like Ben was on our heart… If you come at Ben, you come at us.”
Kevin Durant: “I think all of us look at Ben as our brother. We knew this was a hostile environment. It’s hard to chant at Ben Simmons when you’re losing by that much.” pic.twitter.com/BRtNbzRXeT11:00 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Durant, Nets end Harden honeymoon with 76ers, win in blowout 129-100 nba.nbcsports.com/2022/03/10/dur…10:57 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Plenty of buckets to go around 🔥 pic.twitter.com/EL6IYYqWTW10:56 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
“He told me like ‘yo, you was on the floor though. [Because] I was like beating my chest and excited.”
-Kevin Durant on his exchange with Joel Embiid. KD said he wanted to do something to spark his team.
#NetsWorld pic.twitter.com/8jBtsrjTv010:56 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
James Harden on tonight’s lopsided loss: “We got our ass kicked. Since I’ve been here, everything has been sweet and we’ve been winning games. And so tonight was good for us. We get an opportunity to come down to reality, watch film and just continue to get better.” – 10:55 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
“He told me like ‘yo, you was on the floor though. [Because] I was like beating my chest and excited.”
Kevin Durant shared what Joel Embiid said to him on this back and forth.
pic.twitter.com/Hu3le0gFrI10:55 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“He’s got things that nobody in this league can do — I’m really the only one that knows how it is to be out there with him.”
⁃Seth Curry on Ben Simmons. – 10:53 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Seth Curry on Ben Simmons: “For all his flaws, he’s got things that nobody else in the NBA can do.” – 10:52 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Seth Curry says he wasn’t surprised by the space he had in their win tonight. He said it’s a pick your poison type of effect for the offense #Sixers #Nets pic.twitter.com/MFEuEb5y2Q10:52 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Seth Curry also says,
“Everybody knew this wasn’t your typical regular season game.” – 10:51 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“Sean (Marks) wanted me for a reason — They trust me.”
⁃Seth Curry on the Nets organization trusting him. – 10:50 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Kyrie said he did not get a chance to catch up with Harden before the game.
As much as KD tried to brush the importance of this one off — it’s very clear this one meant a little extra to a lot of Nets personnel. – 10:49 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Seth Curry says,
“We’re getting better — It’s just a regular season game, but it’s a big stepping stone for us.” – 10:49 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Seth Curry says they could see Joel Embiid had that look in his eye he wanted to dominate. – 10:48 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“It’s a big time game — Just matched their intensity.”
⁃Seth Curry on playing his former team. – 10:48 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
“If you come at Ben, you come at us.”
-Kyrie Irving – 10:47 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Kyrie: “If you come at Ben, you come at us.” – 10:47 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
back at it Sunday.
📝⤵️ | @NJMIns10:46 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“The noise is going to continue, but we just have that focus — We’ll all be right there to support each other.”
⁃Kyrie Irving on the noise heading into tonight’s matchup. – 10:45 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving did not catch up with James Harden. – 10:45 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kyrie Irving says,
“We just got to pick up more (wins). The mentality in the locker room is take it one day at a time.” – 10:44 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kyrie Irving praises the fans who chanted “Brooklyn” tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. – 10:42 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving thought Ben Simmons handled the situation with fans well. Said the Nets have his back. “Ben’s safe here.” – 10:42 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kyrie Irving also says,
“We’re battling — We just want to come out and play for one another.” – 10:40 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Kyrie on the win: “it was lovely.” pic.twitter.com/D1MXDC0M0f10:40 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kyrie Irving says,
“We committed ourselves to playing aggressive defense.” – 10:40 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Kyrie Irving says the environment was lovely. – 10:39 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving picks up where he left off in Charlotte on the atmosphere: “It was lovely. It was lovely.” – 10:39 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
James Harden: “Tonight was good for us. We got our ass kicked.”
Harden says things had been “sweet” for the Sixers until now. He says the team will watch film and learn from tonight. – 10:39 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Kevin Durant: “It’s hard to chant at Ben Simmons when you’re losing by that much.” – 10:38 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
KD on Sixers fans: “It’s hard to chant at Ben Simmons when you’re losing by that much.”: – 10:38 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Kevin Durant on Sixers fans:” It’s hard to chant at Ben Simmons when you are losing by that much.” pic.twitter.com/lZnVvNRx7010:38 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
James Harden: “Tonight was good for us. We got our ass kicked.” – 10:38 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
James Harden: “We got our (butt) kicked.” #Nets #Sixers10:37 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
James Harden on tonight’s big loss:
“Tonight was good for us.. we got our ass kicked…. We get an opportunity to watch film and come out better” #Sixers10:37 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard James Harden: ‘Tonight was good for us. We got our a— kicked.’ – 10:37 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant on Nets fans in Philly: “Our fans traveled. It was pretty remarkable for us to see Brooklyn fans because the label on us is that we don’t have any fans.” – 10:37 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“Our fans traveled — They warn us and say we have no fans.”
⁃Kevin Durant on Nets fans making it out to the Wells Fargo Center. – 10:37 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
James Harden said tonight’s loss was good for them. They got their ass kicked and now they have to learn and grow from it. #Sixers10:37 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant said he saw AI and Dr. J sitting baseline after his first quarter dunk and wanted to let them know he was here, too. – 10:37 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Harden: “tonight was good for us, we got our ass kicked.” Says it should help give them a wake up call and show them what they need to work on – 10:37 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
KD admits the Nets were a little more locked in because they wanted to play well for Simmons because he couldn’t be out there himself. “We look at Ben as our brother … it’s hard for you to chant at Ben Simmons when you’re losing that much.” – 10:37 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
James Harden said the #Sixers ‘didn’t have any pop’ pic.twitter.com/INCWpsMv0310:36 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
James Harden: “Just missed shots, I’ve got to be better individually.” #Sixers #Nets10:36 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant: “It’s hard for you to chant at Ben Simmons when you’re losing by so much.” – 10:36 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant admits every play felt more meaningful tonight with all the hype going into the game. – 10:35 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
James Harden says the #Sixers just didn’t have the pop tonight. – 10:35 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant just wants to see how Ben Simmons complements this team when he returns. – 10:34 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers forward Tobias Harris on the team’s lack of intensity from the start vs #Nets: pic.twitter.com/dOJEi70fLl10:34 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“We didn’t get discouraged when he hit a few — It’s a group effort.”
⁃Kevin Durant on containing Joel Embiid. – 10:33 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant admits the hype going into tonight’s game represents the entertaining aspect of media. – 10:32 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
“Did we win a championship tonight? No.”
Kevin Durant says they’re onto the next one, another regular season game. – 10:32 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on the one-sided loss to the #Nets, who are scrambling to get in playoffs: pic.twitter.com/txTWGkEN7310:31 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“It was good environment to start. It didn’t finish that way — It felt like a regular game … We were locked in.”
⁃Kevin Durant on tonight against the Sixers. – 10:31 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Kevin Durant said it was a great environment to start but it didn’t finish that way. Said it would up sounding like a regular game. – 10:31 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
KD: “It was a good environment to start — it didn’t finish that way.” – 10:31 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Doc was very direct about his team’s performance tonight, saying the Nets dominated with their physicality and by playing in the Sixers’ “airspace.”
Then, a dose of perspective. He picked up his granddaughter (Seth Curry’s daughter), wearing a Nets shirt, and said “traitor!” – 10:23 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Hold on, did I just hear quote from Steve Kerr that the Warriors’ medical staff will not allow Draymond Green to be on the court Monday if he isn’t 100%. I do believe that’s almost exactly what was said prior to Durant and Klay re-injuring themselves!!! – 10:22 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Ben Simmons isn’t likely to do full court at Saturday’s practice. #nets10:22 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Steve Nash doesn’t think Ben Simmons will be full practice on Saturday. – 10:21 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash indicated that Ben Simmons won’t be playing five-on-five or be a full participant in Saturday’s practice. – 10:20 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash also says,
“James (Harden) is so crafty at drawing fouls — That’s a challenge.” – 10:20 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers said the Nets were much more physical than his team tonight and they need to be better in this situations #Sixers10:19 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers: “Everything tough, they did tonight.” Said the Nets did everything better than the Sixers, including that Brooklyn is, right now, the more physical team, and that tonight proved that. – 10:18 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Nets vs. 76ers score: James Harden flops, Kevin Durant dominates as Brooklyn sends message in blowout win
cbssports.com/nba/news/nets-…10:18 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“It’s always a difficult game — That’s kind of the nature of being traded.”
⁃Steve Nash on the recent Nets-Sixers trade. – 10:17 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash also praises Kyrie Irving’s defensive effort tonight. – 10:15 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
“The guys arose to the the occasion,” Nash said of the Nets wire to wire domination of Sixers. – 10:14 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Couldn’t get a video in time but Kevin Durant was charged up coming off the court and going into the locker room. – 10:13 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant confirms that the team was going to have Ben Simmons’ back tonight. – 10:11 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
This man Harden really went 3-for-17??? – 10:11 PM
Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
Ben Simmons made as many 2s as James Harden did tonight. pic.twitter.com/GsCljIHUAu10:11 PM

Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
KD said postgame that he thinks Joel getting to the free throw line so much actually slowed down the Sixers offense and kept them from getting into a rhythm. Interesting way to look at it – 10:10 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“He’s a solid defender — He can pretty much score on all levels.”
⁃Kevin Durant on Seth Curry. – 10:09 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Observations on the Sixers’ brutal home loss to the Nets:
nbcsports.com/philadelphia/s…10:09 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Playoff Harden was absolutely killing it tonight. pic.twitter.com/MChrZAvYyu10:09 PM

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
James Harden went 0/10 on 2s tonight. First time in his career he failed to make a two-point basket with at least 10 two-point attempts (401 qualifying games).
via @Stathead10:08 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“I thought we did a good job at not fouling — They’re not a really good transition team.”
⁃Kevin Durant on the Philadelphia 76ers. – 10:08 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
The night ends with Nets fans chanting “Brooklyn” and “Ben Simmons.” Not many post-game handshakes, Embiid and Harden went right to the locker room.
Sixers had about as juiced of a crowd you’ll see for a regular season game and got run off the floor. Really rough night. – 10:07 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: Could the Ben Simmons saga help turn #Sixers and #Nets turn into a real rivalry? https://t.co/RsbzARYhEl #76ers pic.twitter.com/QYtAVFrwsu10:07 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Nets win 129-200 – 10:06 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
FINAL: Nets 129, 76ers 100
Utterly dominant performance by the Nets, completely unraveling the Sixers on their own home floor.
James Harden: 11 points, 3-of-17 shooting from the field – 10:06 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
Tonight, in James Harden’s first game against his most recent former team since his latest big trade, he attempted 15 or more shots for the 576th time in his career. His 3-17 FG shooting night was tied for the 4th-worst (17.6%) in such games. Nets crushed the Sixers, 129-100. – 10:06 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Nets fans near the team’s bench are now showering Simmons in a celebratory “Ben Simmons!” chant.
Quite a change of events on the night. Smiles all around for the Nets. – 10:06 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
dare Ben Simmons to post the meme as soon as he gets to his phone – 10:06 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Final: Nets blow out the Sixers 129-100. Kevin Durant with 25, Seth Curry with 24 and Kyrie Irving with 22. Best win of the year. Brooklyn has won two in a row and should be able to make it four by Monday. Ben Simmons took some f-bombs but walks out with a W in his return. – 10:06 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets fans are here chanting Ben Simmons’ name – 10:06 PM
Eric Patten @EricPatten
Maybe Harden is quitting on the Sixers to make it up to the Nets for quitting on them last month – 10:04 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
The most complete win of the year for the Nets.
Focused from the beginning and never took their foot off the gas. KD, Kyrie and Seth were awesome all night — combining for 71 points. The Nets also forced Harden to go 3-for-17 from the field.
Dominant from start to finish. – 10:02 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Well, James Harden showed up just about as much as Ben Simmons did. – 10:00 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets have silenced two of the loudest arena’s in the NBA this year. TD Garden in Boston right before Thanksgiving and now Wells Fargo Center. – 10:00 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Don’t write off the 76ers due to one awful loss.
Last years Bucks lost by 31 to Denver with Giannis and Middleton in the lineup.
Won title.
2019-20 Lakers lost by 32 to Boston with LeBron and AD in the lineup.
Won title.
It’s an UGLY loss no doubt. But it’s one game. – 10:00 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Who had Johnson over Harden for the James with the most points in this game? – 9:58 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime mini solo pod: BRK/PHI. Join me duncdon.supportingcast.fm9:57 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Philadelphia fans have exited the arena and Brooklyn Nets fans are staying back, chanting Brooklyn for the last 4:32 of this blowout game. – 9:57 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Paul Reed is in the game for Philly. @John Hollinger is beaming somewhere. – 9:56 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Paul Reed just doubled his career 3ptm total. Gotta find the positives. – 9:55 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
The Sixers starters didn’t take a single shot in tonight’s fourth quarter.
A touching tribute to Ben Simmons in his return to Philly. pic.twitter.com/bdwL7qxSlq9:55 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
So far tonight:
🚫 Season-high 15 blocks
🚫 13 steals (ties season-high) – 9:55 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
With the game over, the fans are saying a lot of stuff to Ben Simmons. Another fan has just been kicked out by security. #Sixers9:53 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Cam Thomas in the game for the first time since his back injury in Boston. – 9:52 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
They continue to show Kevin Durant laughing on the bench in fourth quarter of this Philly slaughter. Someone must be telling some good “Beard” jokes. Knicks in Brooklyn Sunday after returning from Memphis. – 9:51 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
If you’re a #Nets fan you have to feel pretty good that if you came back to Philly for the playoffs and Ben Simmons was in the lineup, an insane atmosphere wouldn’t be some big disadvantage. Heck, Durant and Irving might even prefer that. – 9:51 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Seth Curry revenge game:
24 PTS
5 STL
10-14 FG
4-8 3P pic.twitter.com/wKzXBP6jWg9:49 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
With the Nets blowing out the Sixers, here’s the East with 31 days left in the season.
Not much head-to-head left for the Celtics, just 4 of their final 15 against the East top 10.
The Sixers loss also clinches the Boston-Philadelphia tie-breaker for the Celtics. pic.twitter.com/BuyUFaLZir9:48 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
A Philadelphia fan who has been yelling toward Nets’ Ben Simmons has been removed from his seat to exit the arena. – 9:48 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
James Harden tonight:
11 PTS
3-17 FG
5 AST
4 TOV
-30 +/-
Played like it was a playoff game. pic.twitter.com/4h3JT3F1w39:47 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
How many pick-2’s have the 76ers thrown tonight? – 9:46 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Philly was awful, but Brooklyn has been good defensively the last two games (and they don’t have Ben Simmons yet). Their schedule gets easier now.
With 15 games left, the best chance for that pick to improve is likely to come from Toronto (7th seed) keeping the Nets in 8th. – 9:43 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Has Patty Mills ever missed an open 3? – 9:42 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Nets defense has held Joel Embiid and James Harden to just 8 of 34 from the floor with 10:44 left. A total beating. – 9:41 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers vs. #Nets thru three quarters pic.twitter.com/LrSZ5w6EPC9:40 PM

Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
I realize its one game and whatever but harden just aint got what Kd and Kyrie got in terms of being a straight killer ready for any and all challenges. He was right to bail on them.He didnt belong. – 9:40 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Nets’ Big 3 of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Seth Curry have combined for 67 points on 61 percent shooting in first 3 quarters against PHI. BKN is up by 32 heading into the 4th. – 9:39 PM
Mike Lynch @SportInfo247
Epic defensive performance by Nets (and the 3 blind mice helping them). Could be 2nd team in the @stath db with 13 blocks, steals while allowing 25% or worse on 2-pointers stathead.com/tiny/TMLFp9:39 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Barring they blow this lead, there is a path for the Nets to get hot. Have the Knicks and Magic next. A four-game winning streak isn’t crazy at all. – 9:38 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
What a shock to see Harden on the bench being worked on by a psychiatrist, er, chaplain, er, trainer!!! – 9:38 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
“I’m Kevin Durant. You know who I am.” – 9:37 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
KD, Seth, Kyrie… 67 points
76ers… 70 points – 9:37 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
doesn’t count, they didn’t have Danny Green. – 9:37 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Maybe Ben Simmons should have suited up at halftime and slipped in and let Sixers fans booing of their own team blend in. – 9:37 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
tyrese maxey has 4 points in 29 minutes – 9:36 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
.End of the third quarter: Nets lead the Sixers 102-70. This is the Nets’ largest lead of the game. Durant has 25, Curry has 24 and Irving has 18. Embiid has 27, 15 off of free throws. Tobias Harris has probably been Philly’s best player. – 9:36 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Sixers trail the Nets by 32 points after three quarters. Their worst margin of defeat this season is a 48-point loss to Boston.
James Harden, who didn’t play in that game, is 3 for 17 from the floor. – 9:36 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
1) I don’t agree that Nets won’t ever need Simmons to score
2) Damn Sixers are getting boat raced. An uncompetitive ass boat race, too. – 9:35 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
You can hear Brooklyn chants at the Well Fargo Center. That’s how quiet it is when the Nets are up by 32. – 9:35 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
Did Sixers fans boo Ben Simmons or their own team more tonight? – 9:35 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Seth is EVERYWHERE – 9:35 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
With Joe Harris’ injury and Patty Mills’ struggles imagine if the Nets got Thybulle instead of Seth Curry. – 9:34 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Ben Simmons neck tells me he’s finna win a lawsuit. pic.twitter.com/k3CQ9WGH3d9:34 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
LeBron’s return to Cleveland and Durant’s to OKC were blowouts, but they came back with powerhouses against weakened teams. Wasn’t expecting Simmons’ return to Philadelphia to go the same way. – 9:33 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Plot twist: more boos directed at the Sixers than Ben Simmons – 9:32 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Andre Drummond doing a hell of a job on Embiid. Turned him into a jump shooter – 9:32 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Furkan Korkmaz enters game to scattered boos. #Sixers down 31 – 9:32 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Furkan Korkmaz will get some playing time – 9:32 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
This game would have been way better if Ben Simmons or James Harden played – 9:31 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Pregame lounge is live! 4th lounge in 5 nights.
✅ What to expect from Jokic
✅ Deal with the Devil
✅ 76ers look good
✅ Drinking wine from @TheHamburglar77
youtube.com/watch?v=O9Yzhw…9:30 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
“Who’s getting booed now?” – Ben Simmons on the bench, probably pic.twitter.com/oiTwNw9wt29:30 PM

Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
Seth Curry revenge game – 9:30 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Dear Ben Simmons,
Please set the internet on fire and tweet this meme after the game tonight.
Signed,
Basketball Twitter pic.twitter.com/exjdKZEMe29:29 PM

Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Game started with the fans booing Ben Simmons. Now they’re booing the 76ers… pic.twitter.com/BZlMnvZxdI9:28 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Philly is somehow shooting 9/38 from 2-point range. Harden leading the way with 0-10. – 9:27 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Embiid’s 5-for-15 is made to look better next to James Harden’s 3-for-17. #Nets #Sixers9:27 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The Nets are up 94-65 and James Harden is having an off night. Pull Joel Embiid and call it a day. #Sixers pic.twitter.com/oQx7O0YMjJ9:26 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Boos are raining down on the 76ers as the Nets have opened up an 94-65 lead here in the 3rd quarter. – 9:26 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
I legitimately do not think it’s possible to put into words how bad James Harden is playing. – 9:25 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
He knows a thing or two about getting buckets in Philly pic.twitter.com/JArn3ZE7f09:25 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Bruce Brown up to 10 points, most of them on angry dunks. – 9:25 PM
Jabari Davis @JabariDavisNBA
others may want a Philly/Brooklyn series for the Ben/Jim side of things, but I’m here for scorched Earth Seth for 4-7 – 9:24 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Those Ben Simmons boos were a bigger boost for KD & Kyrie than anyone associated with the 76ers. – 9:24 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Curry and KD putting away James Harden, why does that sound familiar? 🤔 – 9:24 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
A perfect match: Seth Curry + @Brooklyn Nets9:23 PM
Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
Kevin Durant back to MVP frontrunner? Masterful – 9:22 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philly is guarding Seth Curry like they haven’t played with him the past season and a half. He’s up to 20 points, Kevin Durant has 23, 12, and 5, and Kyrie Irving has 18. The Nets lead it 90-65. #Sixers9:22 PM
Jabari Young @JabariJYoung
Watching Fanatics owner Michael Rubin sitting next to Travis Scott and Meek near #76ers bench… and he looks stunned … #Nets up 90-65 – 9:22 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Lots of baffling things about this one. The Sixers’ inability to attack Curry with Maxey is up there, though. They’re not even trying to make him work.
The Nets are not struggling to hunt that matchup on the other end, to put it politely. – 9:21 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
The Nets were ready to show Harden what he’s missing, win in Philly for Ben Simmons/Curry, and just shut everyone the hell up. – 9:21 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
well hello S3TH – 9:21 PM
Kane Pitman @KanePitman
Brooklyn are 6.5 games behind Boston in the five seed. In all likelihood the Nets are getting one of Miami, Milwaukee or Philadelphia in the first round.
Which matchup provides the most drama? Who do you want to see? – 9:21 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Timeout, Sixers: The Nets lead 90-65 here with 6:01 to go in the third quarter. An absolute unpacking of the 76ers, similar to how the Nets embarrassed the Bulls on their own home floor in Chicago. Incredible performance. – 9:21 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving with a fullcourt bounce pass to Seth Curry for the 3. That was something. Duke connection has the Nets up 90-65 with 6:01 left in the third. – 9:20 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
You know it’s a bad night when son-in-law is crossing dudes over like he’s Kyrie. – 9:19 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
philadelphia’s spacing is non-existent – 9:19 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Isn’t it a bit awkward for Simmons to be getting all jacked up about Nets killing the Sixers? Like, what have you had to do with it? – 9:18 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets fan the play of Durant and Irving has me thinking. If given a do-over would you have: – 9:17 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Ohhhhh my Kevin stop it – 9:14 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
KD crossed Tobias completely out of the frame 🚸 – 9:14 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Nets are determined to to get a fourth foul on in Imbiid… – 9:14 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Harden is playing as if Moses Malone Jr is sitting at courtside… – 9:10 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Harden is playing as if he’s saving his testosterone for the after party… – 9:02 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
18 points.
9 rebounds.
5 assists.
In the first half. pic.twitter.com/TjVcgZVkh69:01 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers vs. #Nets halftime box pic.twitter.com/pVOu9GWDdg9:00 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
KD/Kyrie really made as many shots from the field as the entire 76ers team in first half – 9:00 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
In what is surely the biggest basketball game happening between teams from New York and Philadelphia right now, Villanova is clinging to 61-60 lead over St. John’s heading into the under-4 timeout. – 8:59 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Half: Nets 72 | Sixers 51
• KD: 18 points & 9 rebounds (7/9)
• Kyrie: 16 points (6/10)
• Embiid: 21 points (15/19 FT)
• Harden: 11 points (3/15)
It was all Nets. Chants of “MVP” and “Brooooklynnn” loud and clear. – 8:57 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
James Harden had a half to forget. The #Sixers PG has 11 points on 3-15 shooting and is a minus 22. – 8:57 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Nets at the half are 64.4% from the floor. Sixers are 27.1%.
Most positive part of Sixers’ nightmarish first half was Joel Embiid drawing a bunch of free throws (15 of 19) … and he picked up his third foul charging into Goran Dragic with 2.3 seconds left in the second. – 8:57 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Back for more after the break pic.twitter.com/yyBE48V7Xr8:56 PM

John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Brooklyn: 72 points on 51 possessions (1.41 per). 👀 – 8:55 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
19 first-half free-throws for Joel Embiid in Philly. – 8:55 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Complete domination from the Nets in the first half. KD, Kyrie and Seth have combined for 49 points. Brooklyn’s defense has been solid all night. Claxton has come in and played some big minutes off the bench.
Reminiscent of the second half in Chicago in January. – 8:55 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Halftime: Nets 72, Sixers 51. Nets shot 64.4 percent from the floor and 11-of-20 from the floor, and also scored 15 points off 10 Sixers turnovers. Embiid has 21 on 15-of-19 from the FT line. Harden has 11 but is just 3-of-15 from the floor. – 8:55 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets lead 72-51 at the half. They’ve hit 11 3s on 20 attempts and have 19 assists on 29 made shots. Durant, Curry and Irving have combined for 49. Harden: 3/15 FG. Embiid: 21 PTS, 15/19 FT. – 8:55 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Dragic taking that charge on Embiid before the half was for Pat Riley possibly watching – 8:55 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Halftime: Nets lead the Sixers 72-51. This has been an ass-whooping. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have combined for 34. Seth Curry has shown his father-in-law he shouldn’t have traded him. James Harden is 3-for-15 and looks like he’s still in Sacramento. Joel Embiid has 21. – 8:55 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The Nets are going to be a nightmare first-round opponent for some poor team at the top of the East standings. – 8:55 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Those of us who cover the NBA should brace for a lot of emails from gambling sites tomorrow that the Nets are again the favorites to win everything. – 8:55 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Just one half of one game, but that will be nightmare fuel for Sixers fans for weeks.
Defense looked hopeless, Harden looked hopeless. – 8:55 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
76ers could easily be down 40 – 8:55 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Harden is playing as if he wants out of Philly… – 8:55 PM
Frank Isola @TheFrankIsola
Remember, James Harden left Kevin Durant to improve his chances of winning a championship. Interesting strategy. – 8:54 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
The Good: Embiid
The Bad: Everyone/thing else
The Ugly: See above – 8:54 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
A miserable half comes to an end with Joel Embiid picking up his 3rd foul with that charge. He does have 21 and 8 at the half, but the Nets have a 72-51 lead at halftime. James Harden is 3/15. #Sixers8:54 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
I cannot believe Goran Dragic just stood there and took a charge on Joel Embiid running full speed. – 8:54 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid made as many free throws in that half of basketball (15) as Ben Simmons did in the entire 7 game series against the Hawks last year, and on 26 fewer attempts.
And the Sixers still trail the Nets by 21 at the break. Brooklyn leads 72-51 at the half. – 8:54 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Goran Dragic draws a charge on Joel Embiid. If bucket hat boys were still a thing, he’d get inducted. – 8:54 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
☔️☔️☔️ – 8:54 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Strategically, the 76ers looked outmatched so far – 8:53 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden’s heating up to end the first half. He’s hit each of his last 2 3s. – 8:53 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers fans came to boo Ben Simmons. I wonder if his former teammates will avoid getting booed. They trail 69-48 with. 42.7 seconds left in the half. – 8:53 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Joel Embiid is down on the floor after a tough shot from Claxton. – 8:51 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Harden shot chart so far. Wow. pic.twitter.com/ROthqWm2oY8:51 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Oh, wow. A very loud “Broooooooklyn” chant has taken over the Wells Fargo Center. The Nets have a 69-47 lead. #Sixers8:51 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Harden is playing as if it’s a must win playoff game… – 8:51 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
It looked like the Nets wanted to challenge but Steve Nash had a quick conversation with his officials and decided against it. Probably smart given teams only get one. – 8:50 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
I think every Harden drive tonight has ended in either a blocked shot, turnover, or deflection. – 8:49 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
First half analysis: the Nets are pissed with James Harden. – 8:49 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
“DURANT. WOW.”
What a finish by KD against Embiid 💪
pic.twitter.com/CvzjyGLz6t8:49 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Philadelphia looks…overwhelmed – 8:49 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The #Nets are shooting 75.0% from the field this quarter. – 8:48 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
KD with the acrobatic finish over Embiid!
(📼 @NBA)
pic.twitter.com/rwJ3ycuHEE8:48 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
There’s a section of Nets fans here who are chanting “MVP” with Kevin Durant at the line. The Philly fans are trying to drown that out with boos. #Sixers8:48 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Picking up James Harden, waving off the switch? Yeah, this energy from Kyrie Irving? That’s exactly what the #Nets need going forward. – 8:46 PM
Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
The 76ers should take their loss tonight and then do everything they can to enter the Playoffs as the 3rd seed
The 2nd seed likely means playing the 7th seeded Nets and Philadelphia would be the underdog in that matchup – 8:46 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
From @BKN_NETSPR: The Nets have recorded nine blocks in the first half (six in the second quarter), marking their most blocked shots in any half this season.
James Johnson has led the way for the Nets, blocking a season-high four shots off the bench. – 8:45 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Lost in all the spice is Brooklyn playing wonderful team basketball right now. So many good looks through movement on and off the ball while Philly’s offense is uhhh yeah – 8:45 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Nets are shooting 26-for-38 (68.4 percent) overall and 9-for-15 from 3-point range tonight. Will they be that hot every time these two teams play? No. But they are also getting a *lot* of open looks, and are exposing the holes in Philadelphia’s defense. – 8:45 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Seth Curry combined: 44
76ers: 42 – 8:44 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving hits his fourth 3 and then waits around to pick up Harden full court. He and Durant are a combined 13-for-17 in the first half. – 8:43 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kyrie Irving just hit a 3 that extends the Nets’ lead back to 20. We’ve got a 62-42 game here in Philadelphia and James Harden has been a ghost: 5 points on 1-of-12 FG. – 8:43 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
MVP chants for Kevin Durant at Wells Fargo 👀 – 8:43 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
KD in that mode!! – 8:42 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
KD got them Sixers fans booing already. – 8:42 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant just got a layup in transition over Joel Embiid, plus the foul. Kyrie Irving daps him up while helping him up. The Nets want this one badly. – 8:42 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant with the reverse layup and the foul. He’s got 16 points, five assists and eight rebounds. I bet he ends up with a triple-double. – 8:42 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Harden picking a bad time to have his first bad game as a Sixer. He is 1-for-12 against his former team and it’s only the middle of the second quarter. – 8:40 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
If the Sixers can simply foul out most of Brooklyn’s starters they’ll be right back in this – 8:40 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden is 1-of-12 from the field so far tonight. Kyrie Irving just picked up his 3rd foul, but the Nets hold a 17-point lead with 4:39 to go in the 2nd quarter. – 8:40 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving just picked up his third foul. He joins Brown and Drummond with the hat tricks. – 8:40 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Bruce Brown has 4 fouls and at least 3 of them were reaching in trying to help on Embiid – 8:39 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
James Harden has hit all but 10 of his 11 field goal attempts. – 8:39 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Bruce Brown’s just picked up his 4th foul here in the 2nd quarter. James Johnson coming in. – 8:38 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
If you made James Harden playoff performance jokes tonight, congratulations, you made the overworked Twitter joke of the week. – 8:38 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
76ers’ James Harden passes Reggie Miller for third on NBA’s all-time made three-pointers list
cbssports.com/nba/news/76ers…8:38 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
James Harden is 1-of-11 from the field. Kyrie taking this matchup personally. – 8:37 PM
Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider
James Harden slander all over the TL. – 8:35 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Embiid cannot play at the level against Durant. The pocket pass is open every time. – 8:35 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
embiid might as well just switch onto kd – 8:34 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I’m probably piling on at this point, but why play Niang and Harris together with a center?
I like Niang a lot. I don’t hate Harris, like some seem to. But that’s an odd pairing. Get a real wing in there.
These defensive groupings are just way too easy for the Nets to attack. – 8:34 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nic Claxton 3-for-3 in eight minutes. Giving the Nets good run with Drummond on the bench in foul trouble. – 8:34 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nic Claxton just scored twice in a row on pick-and-roll layups over James Harden. – 8:34 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Only way to slow KD down is to make him work on defense. Tobias has to put pressure on him. Especially with 2 fouls. – 8:34 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
DeAndre Jordan getting fouled under the rim takes the possession from an expected value of ~1.9 to ~0.9 in the span of a second. That’s tough. Made both of them there tho. – 8:32 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
You could hear the crowd groan as Dragic kicked out to Durant for an open 3. They already knew it was going in. – 8:31 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
The big Nets at Sixers game tonight. With 7:18 left til halftime, Ben Simmons & James Harden have combined to make just 1 of their first 10 shots! Nets up 16. #SimmonsIsntPlaying. – 8:31 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Dragic a Petrovic look-a-like… – 8:30 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Did not think I’d see Ben Simmons give his team more than James Harden tonight – 8:30 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Good news for James Harden: He moved into third all-time in 3-pointers.
Bad news for James Harden: He’s missed his other nine shots so far tonight. – 8:30 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Absolutely miserable start for James Harden. He’s now 1/10 from the floor. #Sixers8:29 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
WHAT VERSION OF KEVIN DURANT HAS JOEL EMBIID UNLOCKED!? pic.twitter.com/Ft1WC7iTcZ8:28 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Nets should go small when Jordan is in the game. Don’t give him an easy out by guarding Claxton. Make him guard someone who can attack him off the bounce. – 8:27 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers vs. #Nets first-quarter box pic.twitter.com/pqL1u0BITR8:27 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant have both started 5-for-6 from the floor. – 8:26 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
This really was the best way for Ben Simmons to reintroduce himself to Philadelphia. No pressure to perform. He only has to absorb a few loud boos. He’s been nodding his head to the “F— Ben Simmons” chant like it’s a sweet serenade. He’s embracing the hate & appears unbothered. – 8:24 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Tobias put up a first quarter Snell – 8:24 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Defense ➡️ offense to end the quarter 🚨 pic.twitter.com/ycIbi3KJvk8:24 PM

LeBron James @KingJames
I love that the refs let KD and JE talk that talk to each other and didn’t TECH them up! That’s DOPE!! Understanding the assignment – 8:24 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
it’s ok DeAndre Jordan is in. – 8:23 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Harden gonna Harden, eh? – 8:23 PM
Alan Hahn @alanhahn
KD set a tone from the start. He has looked locked in from the start. – 8:23 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
76ers down 17 after a quarter that saw Embiid make 10 free throws 😬😬😬😬😬 – 8:23 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
all we had to do was not piss off the Nets for like ONE MORE MONTH just let apathy be their biggest enemy and now look at what has happened. – 8:22 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Joel Embiid attempted 13 free throws in the first quarter.
That’s the most FTA in a quarter since…
His teammate James Harden in 2019. pic.twitter.com/vdxLVEXEFJ8:21 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
The @Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid attempted 13 free throws in the first quarter tonight.
He’s averaging 12.7 FTA per 36 minutes this season, the highest such rate in a single season in NBA history among players with at least 200 minutes played. – 8:21 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
#sixers getting smoked so far in this one, with the Nets ending the quarter on a 7-0 run to go up 40-23 at the end of 1. Durant and Irving both have 11 for the Nets, with Embiid leading both teams at 16. Harden is just 1-5 from the field with so far. – 8:21 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Just a casual 40-point first quarter from the Nets.
Sixers have to figure out their defense. And Jordan isn’t the answer to any of those defense questions. – 8:21 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Nets drop 40 on the Sixers in the 1st. Joel Embiid with 16 of Philly’s 23 points. James Harden with… 3.
KD & Kyrie with 11 each on combined 9-of-11 shooting. – 8:21 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
So in the 1st quarter, the Sixers outscored the Nets by 9 points at the line … & the Nets outscored the Sixers by 26 points from the field. – 8:21 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
“DeAndre Jordan in to play some defense*
James Johnson dribbles straight down a completely abandoned lane for an uncontested dunk – 8:21 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Nets couldn’t have had a much better start. They’re up 40-23 after 1. KD and Kyrie each have 11. Harden has been a non-factor so far and their defense has been solid. The moment hasn’t been too big for this team early. – 8:20 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Nets are going to be an 8th seed and favorites to win the NBA title. – 8:20 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Nets 40, Sixers 23 at the end of the first. Nets are shooting 65.4 percent from the floor, while the Sixers are just 6-of-22. Embiid has 16 on 10-of-13 from the FT line (!) but not getting much help. Harden is 1-for-6. – 8:20 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Kyrie! Wow!! – 8:20 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Joel is going to need some help from his teammates! He won’t be able to do it all by himself when everyone is getting involved for the Nets! – 8:20 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kyrie Irving just hit a pull-up 3 at the buzzer to give the Nets a 40-23 lead at the end of the first quarter. That’s about as sharp a quarter of basketball the Nets have played since the Feb. 10 James Harden trade.
They shot 65% from the field, 50% from 3 and had 9 AST on 17 FG – 8:20 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers trail the #Nets by 17 (40-23) after one quarter. Durant and Irving have 11 apiece for Brooklyn. – 8:20 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the first quarter: Kyrie Irving drains a 3 before the buzzer and stares down the Sixers. Nets are up 40-23. Durant and Irving have 11 each. On the other side, Embiid has 16. James Harden is 1-for-6. – 8:20 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Kyrie Irving walks into a triple and the Nets score 40 in the opening quarter. Kevin Durant and Irving have 11 points each for the Nets. Joel Embiid has 16 for Philly and is 10/13 from the line. James Harden is shooting 1/6. #Sixers8:20 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
TALK TO ME KYRIE!!!!!! – 8:20 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Free throws after 1Q:
13 — Joel Embiid
3 — Brooklyn Nets
Unguardable. pic.twitter.com/KGlC0uqyt78:20 PM

Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Embiid shot 13 free throws in the 1st quarter.
The Sixers are somehow down 17 – 8:20 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
40 in the first quarter from the Nets? – 8:20 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
That dunk is a reminder: DeAndre Jordan is not your answer for backup 5 minutes. – 8:19 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Harden has played better quarters. – 8:19 PM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
James Harden has done jackshit so far — this really does feel like a playoff game! – 8:19 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
DeAndre Jordan the Sixer is in the game against Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. #CleanSweep8:19 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Kevin Durant immediately got DeAndre Jordan into a pick and roll, setting up James Johnson for an uncontested dunk. – 8:19 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Joel Embiid (16 points, 4 rebounds) has kept the #Sixers in the game. He has all but 7 of their points in the final minute of first quarter. – 8:18 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Andre Drummond is back on the bench. – 8:18 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Andre Drummond is back on the bench. – 8:18 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Reggie Miller shows love to James Harden, who just passed him for third place on the NBA’s all-time 3PT list 🤝
pic.twitter.com/9fLmNcteNe8:18 PM
David Thorpe @coachthorpe
Durant vs Embiid. Can’t wait to break it down tomorrow with @jshector on BRING IT IN. Truehoop.com8:18 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
KD and Embiid jawing.
Let’s go man pic.twitter.com/rdYfnfV0Rk8:17 PM

Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
This Nets-Sixers game is 🔥. Most of these regular-season games are a complete waste of time but this is great – 8:17 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Believe Embiid just told KD “Your ass was on the ground” when they were jawing. The crowd went nuts. KD has been fantastic to start.
The Sixers are getting smoked early on but the atmosphere is unlike any regular season game I’ve seen. – 8:17 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
The energy in this Nets Sixers game is beautiful – 8:17 PM
David Baumann @DavidBaumannORL
Embiid just broke a flopping Durant like he was a toothpick – 8:17 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Round 3 of F— Ben Simmons – 8:17 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
I’m loving this energy from KD!!! Real Killa!! – 8:16 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Kevin Durant and Joel Embiid go back and forth a bit after Embiid drew a foul. 3 fouls on Andre Drummond and 3 fouls on Bruce Brown for the Nets already. Embiid has now shot 13 free throws. #Sixers8:16 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Embiid vs. KD!!!!! – 8:16 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Kevin Durant and Joel Embiid have a very healthy respect for each other – and also have a very healthy amount of trash talking on a consistent basis when they are on the court together. – 8:16 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Kevin Durant is the perfect villain for this game – 8:16 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant and Joel Embiid are having some friendly trash talk right now. The crowd is into it. This is playoff basketball. In March. – 8:16 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Bruce Brown just picked up his third foul, too. Nash going to have to go deep into the bench tonight. – 8:16 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Impressive start from the Nets here in Philadelphia. Kevin Durant just walked into a 3 that gave the Nets a 33-21 lead with under 2 minutes to go. The Nets are focused here early. – 8:15 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Neither of these teams has an answer for the other’s best offensive players. Which, I mean, yeah. It’s KD, Kyrie, Embiid and Harden. – 8:15 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Andre Drummond 6’10” 280 and Joel just made him look like a bug against a windshield on the Autobahn. – 8:15 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Drummond appears to have gone to the locker room after that collision. – 8:14 PM
John Gonzalez @JohnGonzalez
Welcome back, Embiid Embarrassing Drummond szn pic.twitter.com/u4B3cashce8:14 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Drummond just picked up his third foul — and appeared to fall awkwardly on his right ankle after fouling Embiid. He is headed straight back to the locker room to get it looked at. – 8:13 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
It’s almost like Embiid gets offended when Drummond makes an effort to stop him. – 8:13 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Thought Drummond had picked up his third on that call on Bruce Brown. Now a couple seconds later he has three with 3:27 left in the first. Thats huge. #Nets8:13 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Embiid just drew the third foul of the first quarter on Drummond on that powerful and-1 finish. – 8:13 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Andre Drummond has to be having nightmares again defending Joel Embiid. That’s now 3 fouls on Dre in this 1st quarter. #Sixers8:13 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Joel Embiid just bulldozed Andre Drummond on a drive to the rim. Drummond was slow to get up and walked straight to the bench. He appears to be dealing with something in his right ankle. – 8:13 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
That’s 11 free throws for Joel Embiid in 8.5 minutes. And three fouls on his former teammate, too. – 8:13 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Andre Drummond just picked up his third foul. Nets frontcourt is thin tonight. In comes Nic Claxton. – 8:13 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Embiid just bulldozed Drummond and it looks like Drummond got hurt on the play. – 8:13 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Andre Drummond already has three fouls, and Joel Embiid just sent him flying across the court like a rag doll on that and-one layup. – 8:13 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Takes the contact… still gets it to fall 💪 pic.twitter.com/f9NKylL9rW8:12 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Drummond is BBQ chicken – 8:12 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Goran Dragic and Patty Mills are Nash’s first two subs tonight. – 8:12 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Joel Embiid just got a stop on one end, brought the ball up the floor, created an open look Georges Niang, then grabbed Niang’s offensive rebound and drew a foul that sent him to the line. He can do literally everything on the floor. – 8:12 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid is at the line for his 9th and 10th free throws tonight.
We’re 8 minutes into the first quarter. – 8:11 PM
Greg Dickerson @gregdickerson13
A @Brooklyn Nets vs @Philadelphia 76ers playoff series might end up being one of the all time greats….not that I’m overstating anything – 8:11 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
James Harden continues to make history. 3rd all-time in 3-points made and counting! #HereTheyCome #fearthebeard
sdna.gr/mpasket/942755…8:11 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Biggest takeaway early is how flawed these teams are. These defensive matchups are comical. Kyrie guarding Harden. Harris on KD. Maxey can’t guard Curry either. Loving the intensity of the game though. – 8:10 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Philadelphia fans boo Simmons during pregame warmups — but cheer his dunk (VIDEO) nba.nbcsports.com/2022/03/10/phi…8:10 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
A little back and forth as the teams headed to their benches between Georges Niang and Kevin Durant.
Sixers have been rushed, not executed well early, and Durant, Kyrie Irving and Seth Curry have 25 of Brooklyn’s 26 points. – 8:07 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Great start for Curry. Got Maxey on two pumpfakes, hit a running hook shot and even hit a 3 off the Iverson cut for good measure. – 8:07 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
a Seth Curry revenge game was like 6th at best on the list of topics. – 8:07 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Sixers rightly put Thybulle on Kyrie Irving, but Seth Curry is getting good looks against Maxey. Irving is checking James Harden on the other end, and holding up so far. #Nets shooting 11-of-15 and up 26-15 with 4:50 left in the first. #NBA #76ers8:06 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Seth Curry first quarter percolating…for the Nets. He’s already got 9 points on 4-of-5 shooting including that nifty off-the-dribble make to put the Nets up 26-15 with less than 5 to play in the first. – 8:06 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
I knew Kyrie was going to be in his bag tonight. Him and KD thrive off hate. – 8:06 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
are they playing a seth curry tribute video right now? – 8:06 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Timeout, Sixers: The Nets have jumped out to a 26-15 first quarter lead. Brooklyn looks poised and about business tonight. Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Seth Curry have scored 25 of the Nets’ 26 points. – 8:06 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Seth Curry prompts his father-in-law to call timeout. Nets up 26-15 with 4:50 left in the first quarter. Durant and Irving each have eight, Curry has nine on 4-for-5 shooting. – 8:06 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
Kyrie already in his 💼 – 8:05 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kyrie Irving’s up to eight points, his last shot a fading and-1 that gives the Nets a 24-15 lead. – 8:05 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Nets going at Maxey a ton and having lots of success – 8:05 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
This man Uncle Drew us putting on a clinic right now. Kyrie Irving is carving Philly up. #Sixers8:05 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
THEM BROOKLYN BOYS AINT MESSING AROUND! – 8:05 PM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Tyrese Maxey is 12/12 at the rim in his minutes with James Harden. – 8:04 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
At least through the first several minutes of this game, the concerns about Philadelphia’s ability to guard Brooklyn are showing. Seth Curry is getting one open look after another against Tyrese Maxey, and he, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have 21 of Brooklyn’s 22 points. – 8:04 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
The F— Ben Simmons chants have returned. Have a feeling we’re going to see a lot of those tonight. Hope the kids here aren’t learning new words. – 7:59 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
James Harden hit a 3-pointer, passing Reggie Miller for 3rd place on the NBA’s all-time list. Miller is in attendance.
It was, naturally, a step-back. – 7:59 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
They just showed @Reggie Miller wearing a custom Sixers jersey commemorating Harden passing him on the all-time threes made list. Cool moment, amongst all this craziness lol – 7:59 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
KD with a full head of steam 😤
pic.twitter.com/61rLmNVSnO7:59 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Loud cheers for James Harden after that last three. Reggie Miller is in the building to see it #Sixers pic.twitter.com/Vs0yGJNVOu7:58 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
James Harden just passed Reggie Miller for third most 3s in NBA history. Miller is in the house rocking a special Harden jersey for the occasion. – 7:58 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
James Harden has passed up Reggie Miller for the third most made threes of all time. – 7:58 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden just passed Reggie Miller for 3rd place on the NBA’s all-time leading 3s made list. – 7:58 PM
Philadelphia 76ers PR @SixersStats
With the 2,561st three-pointer of his career, @Philadelphia 76ers @James Harden has moved past Hall of Famer @Reggie Miller for third place all-time in @NBAHistory in three-point field goals made. – 7:58 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
𝐻𝒶𝓇𝒹𝑒𝓃 𝐻𝒾𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓇𝓎. pic.twitter.com/BNUvZSwZsz7:57 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
James Harden has moved to No. 3 in all-time three-pointers.
3,097— Steph Curry
2,973 — Ray Allen
2,561 — James Harden pic.twitter.com/YYEDkibLv17:57 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
James Harden drills a step back triple and that’s history. He has passed Reggie Miller now for 3rd all-time in made 3-pointers. The Nets have a 16-11 lead. #Sixers7:57 PM
Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider
James Harden has moved to 3rd on the NBA All Time 3 Pointers Made List. – 7:57 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
76ers’ James Harden has surpassed Reggie Miller for third place on the NBA’s all-time 3-pointers list.
Stephen Curry, Ray Allen, Harden. – 7:57 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
With his first 3-pointer tonight, James Harden has passed Reggie Miller for 3rd all-time in 3-pointers made (2,561).
Harden trails only Ray Allen (2,973) and Stephen Curry (3,102). – 7:57 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
The way those Kevin Durant jumpers are hitting back rim and going down. 👀 – 7:57 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
forgot that this radioactively toxic atmosphere is 93 octane for Durant. – 7:57 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Kevin Durant is present tonight – 7:56 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Drummond with one of those ‘I’m going to make y’all pay for trading me’ starts. – 7:55 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant starts off 4-for-4. – 7:55 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Embiid seems VERY excited to be able to go at Andre Drummond again – 7:55 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Bruce Brown is on Harden. Drummond just blocked Embiid. Doc wanted goaltending. – 7:54 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
KD has that look on his face🔒 – 7:54 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
A loud “F*** Ben Simmons” chant starts for a few moments. KD throws down a dunk and then starts talking to some fans courtside. There is some serious energy in the building early. Nets have done a nice job maintaining their composure. There was no doubt KD would be ready to play. – 7:53 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
🔔 Julius “THE DOCTOR” Erving 🔔
⌚️@TISSOT pic.twitter.com/YAIXaLsQvI7:53 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kyrie Irving just danced on James Harden then hit a side-step 3 on him. – 7:52 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie hits a 3 over Harden. – 7:52 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
I’m here for this Nets-Sixers game ALL NIGHT – 7:52 PM
Jabari Young @JabariJYoung
Meanwhile in Philly… #76ers #Nets game is packed
Figure a market like Philly brings in $1 million to around $1.7 million range in tix revenue…tonight though..maybe closer to $2 million with secondary market tixs in demand for a just a glimpse of Ben Simmons
#Sports #Business pic.twitter.com/QALPdMffbL7:52 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Sixers fans chant “F— Ben Simmons.” Kevin Durant with a dunk down the line, said something to someone sitting courtside. He roared as that one went thorough. – 7:51 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
The first “F Ben Simmons” chant of the night with 10:19 left in the first quarter. – 7:51 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
We’ve got “F**k Ben Simmons chants.” As an early good sign, Kevin Durant is pumped right now. – 7:51 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Dude, Drummond is gonna get absolutely roasted tonight if that’s the level he’s gonna contest Embiid. – 7:51 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Bruce Brown told the official nearby that’s 2 missed calls: the foul then the out of bounds. – 7:51 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Notable early matchups:
Thybulle on Irving
Harris on Durant
Curry on Thybulle
Irving on Harden – 7:50 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Booing Kyrie is strange. He got you Harden lol – 7:49 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
More boos for Ben Simmons before the game #Sixers pic.twitter.com/JVCUlokt3C7:49 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Tobias Harris opens up on KD. – 7:49 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
James Harden greets his former teammates prior to tipoff. pic.twitter.com/ATNaRii4or7:49 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
TNT not showing the Harden and Durant/Kyrie handshake (or lack thereof) is an egregious mistake. – 7:49 PM
Jonah Ballow @jonahballow
This Sixers-Nets game feels like a game 7. – 7:48 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Let’s do this. – 7:48 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden just dapped up a few members of the Nets bench – 7:48 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
SIXERS TWITTER…WHO’S WITH US?! – 7:47 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Plenty of boos being directed at Ben Simmons after introductions. #Sixers7:46 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Boos for Simmons when the lights came up from starting intros and he was in the Nets’ huddle. – 7:46 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ben Simmons, wearing a double zero Louis Vuitton hockey jersey, walked out the court at the same time that James Harden, the man he was traded for, was introduced to a huge ovation. – 7:46 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Whoever thought Ben Simmons sitting courtside/on the bench tonight was a good idea… pic.twitter.com/LOFoFLr8ku7:43 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Seth Curry and Andre Drummond cheered upon introduction. Everyone else booed. – 7:43 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Cheers for Seth Curry and Andre Drummond…. Boos for everybody else #Sixers #Nets7:43 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Tonight’s bell-ringer, someone who despite playing for the Sixers and Nets, did not get booed: Julius Erving. – 7:43 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Seth Curry and Andre Drummond got some cheers from the crowd during their introduction. The other 3 starters got boos. #Sixers7:43 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Seth Curry and Andre Drummond got some nice cheers in intros. – 7:43 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
my wife: so philadelphia is more excited to boo a guy who isn’t playing than they were to cheer for their own team in the playoffs?
me: pic.twitter.com/cL31sTux0m7:40 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
This is the most in demand 76ers ticket in over a decade going by ticket prices.
All to boo Ben Simmons, a player WHO ISN’T EVEN PLAYING!
The NBA is going full Raw and I love it.
Pro Wrestling Power Rankings:
1. NBA
2. WWE
3. AEW
4. PGA Tour – 7:39 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Andre Drummond just hugged Franklin the mascot #reporting7:39 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Julius Erving and Allen Iverson with the hug. #Sixers royalty. And in Dr. J’s case, #Nets royalty too. pic.twitter.com/cCU47RgylF7:38 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Both Allen Iverson and Julius Erving are in the house tonight for this game, which absolutely has the feel of a late-round playoff game. Every single person in the lower bowl is on their feet waiting for Ben Simmons to come out to the court. – 7:38 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
Stephanie Ready just reported that tonight is the most in-demand ticket in the last decade of 76ers games, which means Sixers fans are willing to pay more to yell at Ben Simmons than to attend a playoff game.
You kind of have to respect how perfectly Philly that anecdote is lol – 7:37 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Allen Iverson is here for tonight’s Nets vs. Sixers game – 7:36 PM
Terrence Ross @TerrenceRoss
Who you got Philly or Brooklyn – 7:35 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Statement game from KD in this one, me thinks. – 7:35 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
No Danny Green for the Sixers tonight. – 7:35 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
focus
📱@SociosUSA pic.twitter.com/oSS0IYj0OP7:34 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Ben Simmons in 4th quarter of his final 4 playoff games with the 76ers:
0-0 FG
34 minutes
If you try making a shot chart on NBA stats page, you can’t… because he took zero shots. – 7:32 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Patty Mills talking pregame with Matisse Thybulle who won a bronze medal with him in Tokyo. – 7:32 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
all i want is for kd to call harden’s man into a screen 85 times tonight – 7:32 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
The Nets and 76ers are tipping off in minutes for the first time since the James Harden/Ben Simmons trade!
Ian Eagle tells @Rick Kamla and @adaniels33 this could be a fierce rivalry for years to come.
Hear the game now on NBA Radio! https://t.co/Wir3FS92Ki pic.twitter.com/pMs9YUecFg7:30 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Greetings from the City of Brotherly Love. To quote The Black Eyed Peas, “Where is the love?” Ben Simmons has been booed on a Kyrie/Boston level and the game hasn’t even started. Nets-Sixers. James Harden and Joel Embiid vs. KD and Kyrie. Updates to come. Bring. It. On. – 7:20 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
I’ve got you for all things Ben Simmons, Sixers-Nets after the game on @SportsRadioWIP! 10’clock. – 7:15 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Panthers 0, Flyers 0 early on, as I cover the biggest game involving a Philadelphia sports team this evening. (disclaimer: may not be the biggest game involving a Philadelphia sports team this evening.) – 7:13 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Ben Simmons spent somewhere north of 20 minutes on the floor with Patty Mills warming up. It’s easily the most visible he’s been pregame since the trade to Brooklyn. – 7:10 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
I did not see Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid acknowledge each other when they were on the court together for pregame warmups. – 7:09 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Ben Simmons makes the long walk back to the Nets’ locker room. pic.twitter.com/yT4xQnJKh67:09 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Ben Simmons went over and hugged the #76ers team security, then departed the court, showered with more boos. #nets #nba pic.twitter.com/4YBLuHWFZn7:09 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Simmons back in the tunnel now, exiting to boos after saying hello to a couple members of Sixers security (notably, did not head over until after Joel Embiid left the floor for his own warmup) – 7:07 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Seth Curry, Bruce Brown and Andre Drummond will start for the Nets against the 76ers tonight. – 7:01 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets starters against the Sixers: Irving, Curry, Durant, Brown and Drummond. – 7:01 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
The duality of man in Philadelphia, via @Rich Hoffman. pic.twitter.com/nAgsQgBcjL6:58 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The WiFi here in Philly is awful, but here’s what’s happened:
– Kevin Durant and James Harden warmed up pregame at the same time. Neither acknowledged the other.
– Sixers fans have largely booed Ben Simmons, but cheered him after a made layup.
– Simmons is warming up w/Patty. – 6:58 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Patty Mills has said repeatedly he wants to be there to support Simmons in any way he can. It’s no accident that Simmons came out at the same time as Mills and has been rebounding for him and throwing Mills some passes to get him ready for tonight. – 6:56 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Ben Simmons is mostly here rebounding & passing to Patty Mills but he just threw down a dunk. The crowd cheered. Pleased to see him do what he wouldn’t with Trae Young approaching in Game 7. – 6:55 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Never seen this kind of fanfare for Patty Mills’ pregame routine. Really speaks to the year he’s having. – 6:55 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Ben Simmons on one end, Joel Embiid on the other. No interaction at all. #Sixers pic.twitter.com/OdWcbz3D3g6:55 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Ben Simmons dunks and the entire crowd erupts in a cheer #Sixers pic.twitter.com/AoJ3mkYLJA6:54 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Predictable boos for Ben Simmons during #Nets warmups. #76ers pic.twitter.com/UuwkLigkr26:54 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Ben Simmons is essentially just being a ball boy for Patty Mills in warm ups, but the crowd is chanting at him to shoot the ball and calling him a coward every time he gets the ball #Sixers6:53 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Ben Simmons already getting heavily booed on the court while with Patty Mills for pregame warmups. Mills has said he has his fellow Aussie’s back as he goes through this. pic.twitter.com/v9Uex2HR3R6:52 PM

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Ben Simmons arrives for his first boos of the night. Fellow Aussie Patty Mills at his side. But it’s rather tame for now. Crowd just now trickling in. pic.twitter.com/8H4pEVQfV26:52 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The boos grow louder again for Ben Simmons #Sixers pic.twitter.com/oEaDID5z0J6:50 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Crowd is chanting “Shoot the ball” at Ben Simmons as he continues to pass to Patty Mills during his warmup – 6:50 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Ben Simmons is out on the floor rebounding as Patty Mills goes through his unique warmup routine. To no one’s surprise, loud boos when Simmons walked out. pic.twitter.com/2vzasBCFJV6:49 PM

Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Ben Simmons passing the ball to teammates from under the net is just too good. – 6:49 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Ben Simmons is on the court for warmups. Fans are still arriving at the Wells Fargo Center, but there was a strong chorus of boos to start the evening. pic.twitter.com/bv8ibpt5wu6:47 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Aussies Ben Simmons and Patty Mills together at the free throw line, with Simmons rebounding. Boos died out after a short time. pic.twitter.com/IFj3ANOTHr6:47 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Ben Simmons is out before the game working out pic.twitter.com/i8gYqai6PR6:47 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Today in “the jokes write themselves”: Ben Simmons is standing under the basket passing to Patty Mills while he warms up – 6:47 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Ben Simmons steps on the floor to get a little walkthrough in pregame and gets booed loudly by the Philly fans already in the building. – 6:46 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Ben Simmons just walked out on the court for warmups. Arena is only like 1/4 full but he was lustily booed. – 6:46 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
A very loud chorus of boos for Ben Simmons as he comes out of the tunnel #Sixers pic.twitter.com/8hX75ZlHl36:45 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Ben Simmons is back #Sixers #Nets pic.twitter.com/wNUaaGn7qX6:45 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ben Simmons has come out to warm up before tonight’s game. – 6:44 PM
Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel
The gaudy Nos. don’t tell the whole story about Embiid (29.7 pts, 11.2 rebs.1.4 blocks) and Jokic (26.1, 13.9 & 8.1 assts). Embiid was without a wing man virtually all season and Jokic excelled without Murray and Porter Jr. Yet, Sixers and Nuggets are 3rd and 5th in East and West – 6:42 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
time to guess whose shoes…👀
👟 @SoleSavy6:41 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant getting pregame work ahead of the Sixers game. pic.twitter.com/6uDrmVuwtX6:33 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Former Sixers Seth Curry and Andre Drummond out for warm ups #Sixers pic.twitter.com/oBZLmODWuI6:22 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
Steve Nash explained why Ben Simmons wasn’t on the Nets road trip but is in PHI with his “little back incident.”
Said this one was a drive not a flight, planes don’t help. Adds it’s a “good thing for him to come back and experience it and get some of it out of the way.”
#nets pic.twitter.com/WUtx69RGm56:22 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Andre Drummond and Seth Curry getting some shots up ahead of tonight’s game #Sixers #Nets pic.twitter.com/EAijJiQThd6:18 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Seth Curry back in the building to face the #Sixers pic.twitter.com/4ZUlpv4ZWx6:16 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
It’s pretty funny that Seth Curry (Sixers’ second-best player for long stretches this year) and Andre Drummond (solved backup center problem) are returning tonight, actually playing in the game and I’m not sure it has been mentioned. – 6:15 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Nets coach Steve Nash: ‘Seth (Curry) has really helped our team and Andre (Drummond) is an elite rebounder.’ #Sixers6:08 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash said the Nets didn’t think it made sense for Ben Simmons to fly with them given his back, which is why he wasn’t in Boston or Charlotte. Philly is drivable, which is why he’s here. – 6:08 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Steve Nash says the decision to keep Ben Simmons home was back-related in the prior games. But this game was a drive away. – 6:07 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Steve Nash confirms that the plan is still for Ben Simmons to be on the Nets bench tonight. – 6:07 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Steve Nash says Ben Simmons will be on the bench. – 6:06 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Nets coach Steve Nash says he wishes he could play tonight in this environment vs #Sixers. – 6:06 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Nets coach Steve Nash says he’s been impressed with Tyrese Maxey. He mentioned his speed going to the basket and his shooting ability. #Sixers6:05 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Nets coach Steve Nash is looking forward to facing the #Sixers and a hostile crowd tonight: pic.twitter.com/OrIVUQUNXx6:05 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
I asked Doc Rivers if the circumstances surrounding the James Harden trade to Philly make Nets-Sixers a rivalry: “Let’s make it one.” – 5:56 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Doc Rivers on the potential for a Sixers-Nets rivalry post-trade: “Let’s make it one” because of both teams’ championship aspirations. – 5:56 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Doc Rivers doesn’t think Sixers-Nets are a rivalry yet. “Let’s make it one,” he said pic.twitter.com/6AmDoSlAg65:56 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on what would make it a rivalry with the #Nets: ‘If we played in and the playoffs and we won.’ – 5:55 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers pregame:
-Expects Matisse Thybulle will see time on both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant tonight
-Calls backup center situation “game-to-game” and “fluctuating” with DeAndre Jordan and Paul Millsap – 5:54 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Doc Rivers doesn’t look at Nets-Sixers as a rivalry…yet. Said he knows Red Sox-Yankees, Duke-North Carolina, those are rivalries. Said if they meet in the playoffs it’s different. – 5:54 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers isn’t sure if #Sixers vs. #Nets is a rivalry but says “Let’s make it one” – 5:54 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers on the potential for the Nets and Sixers to become rivals: “Let’s make it one.” – 5:53 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on Matisse Thybulle likely getting a chance to defend the #Nets’ Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving tonight: pic.twitter.com/33vfqB8WSJ5:53 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers says Matisse Thybulle will get a look against both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant tonight. Thybulle this morning said he’s only faced Irving for a half in his NBA career so far. #Sixers5:51 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on facing the talented #Nets tonight: pic.twitter.com/QDmk0E9kQN5:49 PM

Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
You guys asked for the 2021-22 Brooklyn Nets dictionary… Here it is pic.twitter.com/5lJgqntcfc5:44 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Curious to see how #Sixers‘ fans react with Ben Simmons expected to sit on the #Nets‘ bench but not being shown on the scoreboard. – 5:37 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
For ⁦@NYDNSports⁩: Take a look, Brooklyn. These are the opps. nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…5:26 PM
Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR
INJURY UPDATE: @Charlotte Hornets vs. NOP 3/11
Hayward (L Ankle) is out
Bouknight (Neck Soreness) is out
McDaniels (L Ankle Soreness) is probable
#AllFly5:15 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
30-point games as a Sixer:
6 — Tyrese Maxey
6 — Ben Simmons
Maxey’s o/u is 17.5 points tonight. Get up to $100 deposit match with @PrizePicks ➡️ https://t.co/XnNv4j6Dhs #ad pic.twitter.com/qMa1hSkM9c5:08 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
💯 The new-look Mavs’ plans to make a playoff push
💯 Russell Westbrook vs. “Westbrick”
💯 The upcoming 76ers-Nets game
#RealOnes with @Logan Murdock, @Bell19Raja, and @JonathanTjarks: open.spotify.com/episode/2ZzGCL…5:01 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Which Hornets player would you want to be your charades partner? 🎭
#AllFly | @sociosusa – 4:57 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving warming up ahead of tonight’s game in Philly. pic.twitter.com/qazdj3PrvX4:48 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Rumor has it there’s a big game in South Philly tonight. #Sixers #Nets pic.twitter.com/I8ZqlUhNoq4:21 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
My silly Nets-76ers-Ben Simmons predictions tonight.
Via @betonline_ag pic.twitter.com/rY8ewyx1663:38 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
One of the best times of the year! We partnered with @SONorthCarolina to put on a Hornets Hoops clinic to provide athletes an opportunity to be a professional for a day 🤩.
#SwarmToServe x #AllFly pic.twitter.com/13lhTdD7302:56 PM

Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
Made it to the Garden just in time for the Marquette-Creighton tipoff at the Big East tournament – a lot of scouts made the trip to Manhattan from Brooklyn. Taking another look at potential first-rounder Justin Lewis. Also my first live Creighton viewing this season. pic.twitter.com/vFnWplNQtk2:56 PM

Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
As if past six months weren’t enough, here are some quotes from Ben Simmons to get you fired up for tonight:
“When you can hoop, you can hoop. I feel like my IQ is very high… it’s a mismatch every time I step on the floor.”
“My creativity is probably something you can’t teach” – 2:54 PM
Alvaro Martin @AlvaroNBAMartin
El Morbómetro disparado hoy en Philadelphia. #AmorFraternal pic.twitter.com/01FOLh9PUT2:52 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
live footage of everyone in Philly heading to The Center tonight. 💨 pic.twitter.com/J9SKv0jTSp2:33 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Andre Drummond opens up on the team trading him, his relationship with Joel Embiid, and how he expects the fans to treat Ben Simmons #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/lists/andre-dr… via @SixersWire2:11 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Ben Simmons will not take the court tonight in Philadelphia, but he’ll be on the bench.
@Eddie Johnson tells @TermineRadio it’s a good decision. We’re getting you ready for tonight all day and you can hear the game on NBA Radio at 7:30p ET! Listen here – https://t.co/AYipQpeyBw pic.twitter.com/EqGFMuEyVe1:45 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Name a current or former #NBA player who played for both the #Sixers and #Nets. pic.twitter.com/WVhcAkdgEh1:41 PM

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