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

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

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

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The Philadelphia 76ers (1-0) play against the Brooklyn Nets (1-1) at Barclays Center

Game Time: 7:30 PM EDT on Monday October 3, 2022

Philadelphia 76ers 127, Brooklyn Nets 108 (Final)

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John Hollinger @johnhollinger
top of the square rejection by Shaedon Sharpe on a Xavier Moon drive. That was fun. – 12:49 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
The first highlight play of Shaedon Sharpe’s career, jumping HIGH for a block. – 12:48 AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Ben Simmons finally takes court for #Nets in first look at new Big 3 nypost.com/2022/10/03/ben… via @nypostsports12:39 AM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
wondering if Shaedon Sharpe just auditing this game – 12:38 AM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Shaedon Sharpe about to check in for (probably) the final 10:19. Let’s see if he actually touches the ball this half. – 12:33 AM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Ben Simmons made his long awaited debut with the Nets on Monday night. The glimpses of promise are there offensively — especially with KD, Kyrie and Simmons together on the floor. espn.com/nba/story/_/id…12:32 AM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Ben Simmons is a fan favorite in Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/yQhz05LooQ11:59 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tyrese Maxey and Doc Rivers react to the offensive success in the win tonight #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2022/10/03/tyr… via @SixersWire11:41 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
LeBron is 0 for 7 tonight late in the half.
The last time he was 0 for 7 at halftime of a game was Feb. 19, 2008.
That year, the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series.
LFG. – 11:37 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The Nets undoubtedly have a lot of work to do if they’re going to reach the NBA Finals stage that’s eluded them each of the past two seasons, but for stretches of their 127-108 loss to a shorthanded 76ers team, they looked promising. nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…11:31 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Shaedon Sharpe, in his first 4:47 of action, has not recorded a stat. – 11:30 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
trying to figure out what would have to happen for somebody to pass Shaedon Sharpe the ball. – 11:29 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers handle Simmons and Nets in preseason opener inquirer.com/sports/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 11:21 PM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
Rookie Shaedon Sharpe getting his first run for the Blazers midway through the second quarter. Excited to see him in person after his summer league ended early due to injury. – 11:21 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Shaedon Sharpe checking in with Hart alongside Lillard, Winslow and Nurkic. – 11:17 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Shaedon Sharpe has entered the game at the 8:54 mark of the 2nd quarter. – 11:17 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Shaedon Sharpe time. He’s Portland’s 5th sub to go with Johnson, Little, Winslow, Eubanks. – 11:17 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Shaedon Sharpe time. – 11:17 PM
Edmond Sumner @EdmondSumner
🙏🏾 Thank You God! So much work just to get back on the court and compete again. So many emotions on achieving another milestone. pic.twitter.com/MvaCIDapMf11:14 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
The Philadelphia Phillies have clinched a playoff berth. The drought is over.
22-29 when Joe Girardi was fired. 65-44 since Rob Thomson took over. Wild turnaround. What a season. – 11:10 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Ben Simmons, Kawhi Leonard, Jamal Murray back among NBA happy returns (from @AP) apnews.com/article/18c301…11:04 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Keon Johnson the first sub tonight.
Shaedon Sharpe fans react! @ChadinRipCity10:54 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Former Pacers guard Edmond Sumner, playing in his first game in 17 months due to a torn Achilles injury, finished with 12pts, 3rebs and 2asts in 15mins off the bench for the Nets tonight.
So good to see.
Here’s what the last year was like for him:
fieldhousefiles.com/p/exclusive-ed…10:43 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Few dunks here. Sharpe. Simons. Johnson. Lillard missed a couple. pic.twitter.com/5qbeyQK8N810:26 PM

Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Kyrie on Ben Simmons’ debut:
“I was telling him at halftime, when you’re playing with some high level players — despite what you’ve heard — we’re going to make the game easier for you and he’s gonna love playing with us.” – 10:23 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
KD on Ben Simmons: “You spend a year off from the game and you play organized basketball again, that’s a nerve wracking feeling. To wake up that morning…you’re thinking about those minutes you’re going to play. So it’s good to see him get over those nerves.” #Nets10:21 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tyrese Maxey on his strengthening bond with backcourt partner James Harden:
“It’s great to have a big brother like that.” 🥹 – 10:20 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Ben Simmons: “I thought I was gonna be nervous, but I wasn’t nervous. I was excited.” – 10:18 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
“It’s always good to get back to playing basketball,” Kevin Durant said. “It’s the best job anyone can ask for.” – 10:17 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Ben Simmons: “It’s been a while. That’s the one thing I thought I was gonna be nervous, but I wasn’t nervous. I was excited.” #Nets10:17 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Trevelin Queen tells me that he feels OK after taking the hard fall and grabbed the back of his head #Sixers10:16 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Ben Simmons on playing for the first time in 18 months: “I felt good out there. shit I felt great.” pic.twitter.com/Xcp6zPNs4R10:16 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
How did Ben Simmons feel after 470 days away from the #NBA? “Amazing. I’m grateful just to be able to step on that floor in the NBA. So yeah, a lot of fun out there.” #Nets10:15 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Ben Simmons on his return to the court for the first time in 15+ months: “Amazing.” pic.twitter.com/FbuqCAALo310:14 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
20 PTS | 3 AST | 1 BLK
all in 14 minutes. @Tyrese Maxey was in mid-season form tn.
🎥 presented by @PALottery pic.twitter.com/Hc2EvsdPsk10:09 PM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Steve Nash may be an interior designer on the side. Of Royce O’Neal with the Nets, Nash just said:
“He’s going to tie the room together on many occasions.” – 10:07 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
and that’s a dub 😤
🪙 @cryptocom pic.twitter.com/gBgWxeV3AN9:57 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The player grades following a preseason win over the Nets on the road #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/lists/player-g… via @SixersWire #NBA9:56 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
The @Philadelphia 76ers win in Brooklyn, 127-108.
Maxey: 20 PTS / 3 AST / 6-8 fg
Korkmaz: 15 PTS / 2 REB / 4 AST
Harris: 9 PTS / 4 REB / 4 AST
Reed: 10 PTS / 5 REB
Champagnie: 15 PTS / 6 REB – 9:53 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
FINAL: Sixers 127, Nets 108. Sixers started hot from the floor, held off the Nets’ second-quarter burst and reserves played the second half. Maxey: 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting, 3 assists. Korkmaz: 15 points, 4 assists.
We are underway. – 9:53 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Trevelin Queen was down in pain after throwing that pass for the alley-oop, but he’s up now and walking toward the bench. It looked like he was grabbing the back of his head. #Sixers9:37 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Kevin Durant ending his career as the headliner for an expansion Seattle SuperSonics would be incredible.
It’s the most fitting outcome and that city would embrace and welcome him as if he’s played his entire career there. – 9:27 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
This one goes out to (a very specific group of followers):
Matisse Thybulle just gave Furkan Korkmaz an overly long standing ovation as Furk returned to the bench.
(to that very specific group), you’re welcome for this information. – 9:26 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
🎶Juju on that three
now slide, drop 🎶 pic.twitter.com/nLx2DE94D19:26 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
Springing into a triple digit score! pic.twitter.com/ghtR9QOCS19:23 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers 101, Nets 86 at the end of the third. Maxey: 20 points. Korkmaz: 15 points. Both teams are deep in their bench now. – 9:20 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Enjoying watching ex-Pacer Edmond Sumner play for the Nets. Promising player with a horribly timed injury. Doing well in his first game action in years. – 9:20 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Charles Bassey and Jaden Springer now getting some run with Korkmaz, Joe and Champagnie. Preseason! – 9:16 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Montrezl Harrell picks up his sixth foul with 2:57 to go in the third quarter. Activity has been great, has been super helpful on offense, but that will be it for him tonight haha – 9:13 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Montrezl Harrell fouled out in 12 minutes of action in the preseason opener. That’s getting his money’s worth out there. #Nets #Sixers9:13 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Montrezl Harrell has fouled out after 12 minutes. He had 10 points and 5 rebounds with 3 assists. He was 4/4 from the foul line. #Sixers9:12 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Montrezl Harrell has fouled out in 12 minutes of a preseason game. – 9:12 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Julian Champagnie will get his 1st run of the game in this 3rd quarter. #Sixers9:06 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
After subbing out of the game, Matisse Thybulle looked a bit frustrated with himself and did a few push-ups before taking a seat. – 9:00 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Nets-Sixers quickly turned into the last game of a 3-hour pick-up run. – 8:58 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Tyrese Maxey checks out after 14 minutes.
20 PTS
3 AST
6-8 FG
2-4 3P
6-6 FT
He’s 21 years old. pic.twitter.com/pqsfvYnM668:58 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Georges Niang got the offensive board off of his own missed 3 and took it right to the cup for a layup. Preseason, indeed. – 8:58 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
There are high expectations for the Nets this season. A lot of that will depend on Kyrie Irving, according to Justin Termine
@TermineRadio | @Eddie Johnson pic.twitter.com/oWeZLwYP4d8:57 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Ben Simmons first game in Nets uniform:
6 PTS
4 REB
5 AST
1 STL
3-6 FG
0-2 FT
in 19 minutes. pic.twitter.com/89cKqr2wme8:56 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Milton, Joe, Thybulle, Niang and Reed starting the second half. Looks like Maxey and Harris are done. Ditto for the Nets’ starters. – 8:56 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Looks like Maxey, Harris, and Melton are done, along with the big name Nets guys. Let the bench battles begin – 8:55 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tyrese Maxey appears done for the night. He’ll finish with 20 points on 6/8 shooting and 6/6 from the foul line while knocking down 2 triples. #Sixers8:55 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Markieff Morris, Edmond Sumner, Yuta Watanabe, Cam Thomas and David Duke Jr. are your second-half starters. Brooklyn Big 3 is done for the night. – 8:55 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Along with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons, the night is also over for Tyrese Maxey, De’Anthony Melton and Tobias Harris, as all of them are in warmups for the start of the second half. – 8:54 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
12 points for @Nic Claxton in the first half 💥 pic.twitter.com/ypHnLJoqar8:51 PM

Austin Kent @AustinKent
KD the real MVP for making sure Nic Claxton got his assist for this. pic.twitter.com/NyxlHlLFKZ8:49 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
This is taking place at halftime of Nets-Sixers. There’s a movie being filmed here. Fans were told to cheer as if the Nets won the championship pic.twitter.com/4hdlyW4jSo8:43 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
at the half.
🪙 @cryptocom pic.twitter.com/4vphKAsVmt8:43 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
first half takeaways:
1) Ben Simmons still defends like a menace
2) Majority of BKN’s half court sets were initiated w/Ben on ball
3) Ben in open court w/these weapons is scary
4) The FT stroke does not look any healthier
5) Tyrese Maxey might make the all-star team this season – 8:43 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Will be interesting to see how much key players, for either team, plays in the 2nd half. Might be time to turn on the @phillies game.
Regardless, Sixers up 65-62 at the break, even despite giving up a 36-23 edge in the 2nd. Maxey has 20 on 8 shots. Harris 9. Harrell 8 off bench. – 8:43 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Sixers lead the Nets 65-62 at the break. Tyrese Maxey had 20 points on eight shots to go with three assists. His night is probably done, along with Brooklyn’s starters. Ben Simmons played. Go Phils. – 8:41 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
You know you’re in New York when: They’re shooting a movie scene at halftime, with fake Nets and Sixers, asking fans to cheer for a scripted game-winning dunk. – 8:41 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
At the end of the first half:
KD: 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 19 minutes.
Kyrie: 9 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 19 minutes.
Simmons: 6 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds in 19 minutes.
That’s probably it for the Nets’ big three tonight. – 8:41 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
The Hulu series based loosely on the #Nets fictional GM is filming now at the half. – 8:40 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Halftime: Sixers 65, Nets 62
Brooklyn scored 36 points in the second quarter, as Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons should all be done for the night.
Durant: 13-4-4
Irving: 9-4-4
Simmons: 6-4-5 – 8:40 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Halftime: Sixers 65, Nets 62. Brooklyn showed how it can score in bunches in that second quarter. Maxey with 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting and three assists. Harris with 9-4-4. Doubt we’ll see much of either player in the second half because preseason. – 8:40 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Brooklyn trailed 55-35 but closed the half on a 27-10 run. They trail by three. Their 3s seem more inside-out. – 8:40 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Halftime: 76ers 65, Nets 62
Nets trailed by 20 before fighting back. I presume Ben Simmons, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, who have each tallied 19 minutes, won’t play in the 2nd half. Tyrese Maxey has 20 points on just two missed shots. Simmons with 6 PTS, 5 AST, 4 REB. – 8:40 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
65-62 Sixers lead the Nets at halftime. Probably the type of halftime score we’re going to see a lot in Brooklyn. – 8:39 PM
Mike Lynch @SportInfo247
Tyrese Maxey is so good he looks like a glitch – 8:35 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tyrese Maxey has been far and away the best player on the floor tonight in a game that includes Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Ben Simmons. He’s been terrific in this one so far. #Sixers8:34 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
the nets are finally playing their best lineup – 8:34 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nic Claxton comes out for Joe Harris, meaning Ben Simmons is presumably the 5 for this lineup. – 8:34 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Nets have ripped off an 18-2 run here midway through the second, including hitting a few threes. This team will be able to score in very big and quick bunches when triples start falling. – 8:32 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Live NOW talking #Celtics, Blake and a little #Nets8:32 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Sixers needed a bucket to answer a wild sequence that got the Nets a Durant 3. Of course, Maxey is there to go right at Nic Claxton for a tough finish attacking at a weird corner angle through contact. – 8:32 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Those Tobias Harris free throws snapped the #Nets 15-0 run – 8:30 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
The transition game has helped the #Nets offense wake up. They’ve scored ten unanswered with Patty Mills going to the line looking for a 4-point play. #Sixers #76ers8:26 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
The ball movement you love to see pic.twitter.com/V80bTUJDMG8:22 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
tyrese maxey is never taking a pay cut – 8:19 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tonight’s second unit feeding Montrezl Harrell early and often.
Harrell thus far:
8 PTS / 3 REB / 2-3 fg / 4-4 FT – 8:17 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Montrezl Harrell has looked really good on offense. Devouring Brooklyn on the interior. Sealed off a Net off a Spain action, rebounded his own miss, and put it back up and in. Pure motor. – 8:14 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Montrezl Harrell is giving Day’Ron Sharpe a tough time – 8:13 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
this guy in Q1: 14 PTS | 3 AST | 1 STL pic.twitter.com/NFucngWoya8:12 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Sixers up 42-26 at the end of 1. Furkan Korkmaz is freezing dudes with pass fakes. Isaiah Joe hits a pair of 3s. Preseason basketball out in full force so far.
Also: Tyrese Maxey with 14/3 on 4-5 shooting. – 8:11 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
After 1: Sixers 42, Nets 26
Philly went 14-25 overall and 8-14 from 3 in the first quarter, as Brooklyn didn’t offer much resistance.
Ben Simmons had four points and two assists in his first action since Game 7 of the 2021 EC semifinals. Tyrese Maxey had 14 points & 3 assists. – 8:10 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Raise your hand if you had Ben Simmons taking more shots than Kyrie Irving in the first quarter? pic.twitter.com/ZNoXYs6a7T8:10 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
All 10 Sixers who played in the first got in the scorebook during a 42-point quarter.
Isaiah Joe, who averaged a team-high 16.8 PPG last preseason, made 2 of 3 triples.
Sixers as a team went 8 for 14 from 3-point range. Nets just 1 for 9. – 8:10 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers 42, Nets 26 at the end of the first. Sixers shot 56 percent from the floor and 8-of-14 from 3. Maxey with 14 points on 4-of-5 shooting and three assists in seven minutes. – 8:09 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
The 36ers hit 24/43 three-point attempts last night against the Suns.
The 76ers are on pace for 32/56 from 3. – 8:09 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
The #Nets trail Embiid and Harden-less Philadelphia 42-26 after one. They shot 1-of-9 from deep and saw the #Sixers hit 8-of-14. – 8:09 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The Sixers — with no James Harden, Joel Embiid, PJ Tucker or Danuel house — are taking a 42-26 lead over the Nets into the second quarter. Ben Simmons hounded Philly’s DeAnthony Melton on defense on final possession of first quarter. Nets look rusty/still figuring it out. – 8:09 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philadelphia was 8/14 from deep in that 1st quarter. Tyrese Maxey and Isaiah Joe have 2 each, and Matisse Thybulle, Georges Niang, Tobias Harris, and De’Anthony Melton have 1 each. Philly leads it 42-26 after 1 with Maxey up to 14 and 3 assists. #Sixers8:09 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
It’s 42-26 Sixers after the 1st quarter here at Barclays.
The Nets are going to have some issues this year defensively. – 8:09 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Boos during Ben Simmons trip to the line from Philly fans in Brooklyn. Then cheers after the misses. – 8:08 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Breaking: Ben Simmons missed his first two free throws, which drew groans and cheers from a crowd peppered with Sixers fans. – 8:08 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Ben Simmons misses his first two free throws. (On a positive note, he’s looked aggressive and unafraid). – 8:08 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Ben Simmons misses both FTs while getting booed in his own home arena – 8:07 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Looking at the scoreboard, one would think the Nets are team playing without three starters. The undermanned Sixers are up 40-23 with 54.8 seconds left in the first quarter. – 8:06 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Whole lot of flipping back and forth between Monday Night Football, Yankees (Judge), and Nets preseason.
I’d say it’s the best time of the year but this weather sucks lmao – 8:06 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t remember the Nets running Spain p&r last season. pic.twitter.com/2TsHHxfxUV8:02 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Preseason Isaiah Joe, reporting for duty. – 8:00 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Isaiah Joe has such a smooth stroke. Once he gains some consistency, he’s gonna be a big time shooter in this league. #Sixers8:00 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Ben Simmons makes his Nets debut in a Nike Zoom GT Run PE 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/49qVUmiOyC7:59 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Reminder: Ben Simmons is right-handed. pic.twitter.com/K8daD9dbwa7:58 PM

Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Tyrese Maxey already in mid-season form, while the TV broadcast talks nothing but Ben Simmons(who’s game hasn’t changed). – 7:58 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Tyrese Maxey scored or assisted 22 points in 7 minutes.
Whew. pic.twitter.com/aWpWQSlChO7:58 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
We’ve watched Tobias Harris (@Tobias Harris) practice this exact shot at least 1,000 times this week.
Very cool to finally see the team’s hard work in actual action. pic.twitter.com/q9Ai8Ec1kR7:57 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Georges Niang and Shake Milton were the first players off the Sixers’ bench. Important to note that Melton and Reed started, and House is out with a neck injury. – 7:57 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Playmaking from the post 🪙 pic.twitter.com/DKxLJH2t1n7:57 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
The Nets traded for Ben Simmons in order to slow down Maxey over the coming years. Pretty clever. – 7:56 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets allowing 9-of-13 shooting, and 5-of-6 from deep. Tyrese Maxey looks like a menace. Brooklyn’s ball movement is ok, but can’t hit a shot. – 7:56 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
20 players got picked before Tyrese Maxey. – 7:55 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Tyrese Maxey up to 14 points in seven minutes already for the 76ers with Embiid and Harden getting the night off. – 7:55 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Tyrese Maxey has been the best player on the floor by a wide margin in a game with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant – 7:54 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Tobias Harris just came off of a screen and rose up for a quick, confident, decisive 3 and I’m not entirely sure how to process that. – 7:54 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Maxey on pace for 75 pts. Too good for these summer league guys Brooklyn is playing tonite. – 7:52 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Tyrese Maxey is off to a terrific start, hitting a couple 3s and scoring 12 points in the first six minutes. This Nets team has a chance to be a devastating offensive team, but it’s going to have to be to be as good as they hope to be. – 7:52 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Simmons is gon be just fine w/the Nets. – 7:51 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Tyrese Maxey has 12 of the Sixers’ first 17 points, is 4 for 4 at the foul line.
Continues to seem like drawing more FTs is a significant area where he’s poised to improve — added muscle, learning nuances of getting whistles from James Harden, etc. – 7:51 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Talking #Celtics on spaces @ 8:30 with @Joe_Sway and YOU. Preseason, Blake & we’ll watch some #Nets.
Stay tuned @CelticsCLNS7:48 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
No shortage of explosiveness from Ben Simmons. Nets should be a ton of fun in transition this season.
Video: @YESNetwork pic.twitter.com/3zPEqN8DN67:48 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Matisse Thybulle knocks down his 1st triple attempt of the night and he didn’t hesitate on it. Good defense by the Nets on the shot too. Great sign for Thybulle. #Sixers7:48 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Ben Simmons gets his first bucket as a Net — on a fastbreak pass from Kyrie. Simmons pays back the favor a few minutes later on a crosscourt pass to Kyrie for a three in the corner. – 7:47 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Royce O’Neale checks in for Joe Harris as Steve Nash’s first off the bench. Ben Simmons immediately rifles a pass out the post to the opposite corner to find O’Neale for a three. – 7:47 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Someone check on @btoporek with this Maxey start. – 7:45 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Maxey: 10
Sixers: 10
Nets: 6 – 7:45 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Ben Simmons throws down a dunk in transition on his first shot attempt. – 7:45 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Ben Simmons scores his first points as a Net with a dunk in transition – 7:44 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Ben Simmons has dunked – 7:44 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
I know I’ve been far from his biggest fan, but thrilled to see Ben Simmons back on the floor. Best of luck. – 7:44 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
A pair of pull-up 3s from Maxey in the first 80 seconds is just about exactly what Sixers fans wanted to see. – 7:43 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Tyrese Maxey is still nasty – 7:43 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Joe Harris’ second shot is also an airball. Preseason for everybody. – 7:43 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Tyrese Maxey, who was a fantastic three-point shooter last season, confidently buries his first two attempts from deep and then hits a jumper. Eight quick points for him. – 7:43 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Two pull up transition threes in the first minute of the game for Tyrese Maxey. Not bad. – 7:43 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
A pair of pull-up triples now for Tyrese Maxey. The light is fully green. – 7:43 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Pull-up triple for Tyrese Maxey to open the preseason for the Sixers. – 7:42 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Joe Harris with an airball on Ben Simmons’ first possession of competitive basketball in 15+ months – 7:42 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
We’re watching the Nets-Sixers game (NBATV) on @RocketsWatch and will probably flip over to Paolo Banchero’s debut at 7pm …
getplayback.com/room/rocketswa…7:42 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Nets’ first shot is a Joe Harris airball. Things can only get better. – 7:42 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
The first bucket for these @Philadelphia 76ers:
Tyrese Maxey for 3. – 7:42 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Joe Harris airballs first three, Kyrie is deferring to Simmons as point guard to start game. – 7:42 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tyrese Maxey drills a triple on Philly’s 1st possession #Sixers7:42 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
There were a good amount of boos for Ben Simmons during pregame introductions, compared to the relative ovation that Kyrie Irving got. Weird reception for the Nets’ newest player, though decent amount of Philly fans here.
SImmons gives Tobias Harris a dap and hugs Tyrese Maxey. – 7:41 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Even though it’s a preseason game, it’s surreal seeing Ben Simmons out on the court in a Nets uniform – and especially seeing it for the first time against his old team. – 7:41 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Ben Simmons’ introduction #Sixers #Nets pic.twitter.com/hXWHoSpTxs7:40 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Ben Simmons introduced for his Nets (preseason) debut: pic.twitter.com/ELTyGr6inb7:40 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Ben Simmons got a very loud ovation from the Barclays Center crowd tonight as he got introduced for the 1st time #Nets #Sixers7:39 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
How 76ers/Nets is gonna be tonight pic.twitter.com/7JyMPlfjzm7:37 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
double the dunk, double the fun. 🤩
cc: @MikeFoster_ & @Trev_up pic.twitter.com/ZT5ZRFq8D87:32 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Nets going with their probable best starting lineup tonight in their preseason opener: Simmons, Irving, Durant, Harris and Claxton.
Can beat a lot of teams with that. Not sure could beat Milwaukee or Boston in seven games with it. But it’s Oct. 3. – 7:31 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Hey #NetsWorld…
We’re back. pic.twitter.com/TWXlgPDtc27:30 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
About that time!
📱 @YESNetwork App
📺 @NBATV pic.twitter.com/C05Lgl5cWO7:19 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers’ Isaiah Joe sits on roster bubble entering preseason — but he’s keeping his eye on the ball inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 7:18 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Nets say Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Joe Harris and Nic Claxton will start tonight. – 7:03 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Brooklyn Nets are starting Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris, Kevin Durant and Nic Claxton in tonight’s preseason game against Philadelphia 76ers. – 7:01 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Tonight’s starters vs. @Philadelphia 76ers:
🔹 @Ben Simmons
🔹 @Kyrie Irving
🔹 @Kevin Durant
🔹 Joe Harris
🔹 @Nic Claxton7:00 PM
NBA Math @NBA_Math
🗣NEW @HardwoodKnocks
📋 Blazers Lookahead w/ @tcbbiggs
Clarity (3:39)
Dame (14:36)
Grant/GP2 (19:46)
Simons (29:13)
Sharpe (35:00)
Rotation (39:36)
🎧 https://t.co/WEyMp5jRHT
🍎 https://t.co/YmyynhGn4h
✳️ https://t.co/nM5ObxvfZz
📺 https://t.co/uyJBAUFUSc
FULL BREAKDOWN⬇️ pic.twitter.com/ATCOU0DPgG6:56 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Who’s ready for some hoops? pic.twitter.com/5GOeDTu3da6:55 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
P.J. Tucker gets some work in before Sixers-Nets: pic.twitter.com/8A8ITvKfgB6:49 PM

Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Ay look man, idc if it’s preseason or what. we get to watch Kevin Durant hoop tonight. And Kyrie Irving. And Ben Simmons. – 6:40 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Joe Harris starting after a Nov. ankle injury ended last season: “There’s more of an appreciation now when you realize it can be taken away from you from something out of your control…(Its) a bit of that childlike feeling, a lot of appreciation just to be able to play.” #Nets6:34 PM
TJ Warren @TonyWarrenJr
Pierre Bourne album run isn’t being talked about enough – 6:29 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Ben Simmons #pregameworkoutflow #Nets #Sixers pic.twitter.com/RL0934UJdA6:26 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Ben Simmons getting some pregame work in prior to his first game in over a year. pic.twitter.com/pabVMv9haA6:25 PM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Ben Simmons warming up for his first game on 440 days. pic.twitter.com/n5LUmXz4NL6:25 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Sixers will start Maxey, Melton, Thybulle, Harris, Reed in their preseason opener. – 6:23 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Projected starters for the @Philadelphia 76ers’ first preseason game vs. BKN:
-Tyrese Maxey
-Matisse Thybulle
-Paul Reed
-De’Anthony Melton
-Tobias Harris – 6:23 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Starters tonight:
Tyrese Maxey
De’Anthony Melton
Matisse Thybulle
Tobias Harris
Paul Reed #Sixers6:22 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
2 things I’m watching for in Sixers/Nets tonight:
– what De’Anthony Melton does as a ball-handler, if anything
– whether Paul Reed plays at the 4 – 6:21 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Ben Simmons feeding Nic Claxton corner 3s in pregame warmups pic.twitter.com/KR48DbMhQF6:14 PM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb
No Embiid and no James Harden tonight. pic.twitter.com/BlKePeF8ha6:07 PM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Doc Rivers when asked how he reflects back on his time coaching Ben Simmons: “I don’t right now.” pic.twitter.com/M0EtUZvOLW6:05 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
I asked Doc Rivers about how he reflects on his time coaching Ben Simmons: “I don’t right now. I’m focused on our guys.” – 6:04 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
No Embiid or James Harden tonight for the #76ers against the #Nets. Brooklyn fans will have to wait for Harden’s return to Barclays Center. #sixers6:02 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
No PJ Tucker, James Harden, Joel Embiid or Danuel House for the 76ers tonight against the Nets. – 6:02 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
No James Harden, Joel Embiid, PJ Tucker, and Danuel House Jr. in tonight’s preseason opener #Sixers6:01 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Sixers will not play Embiid, Harden, House and Tucker tonight in Brooklyn. – 6:01 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
No Joel Embiid, James Harden, PJ Tucker or Danuel House for the 76ers tonight against the Nets. – 6:01 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid, James Harden,Danuel House and P.J. Tucker will all miss tonight’s game against the #Nets, #Sixers coach Doc Rivers says. pic.twitter.com/MX7SfH9aWJ6:01 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
stacked slate tonight for a preseason Monday…
• Ben Simmons vs. Sixers
• Banchero
• Jamal Murray return
• Kawhi Leonard return
• Kent Bazemore return pic.twitter.com/aOC9J7alMX6:01 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash on minutes for KD, Kyrie and Ben Simmons: “I don’t want to overburden them… somewhere in that 15-20 minute range.” #Nets5:54 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash says KD, Kyrie & Ben Simmons will log 15-20 minutes each. #Nets5:53 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The #Nets starters will be Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Joe Harris and Nic Claxton. – 5:52 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Nets starters are Ben, Kyrie, KD, Nic Claxton and Joe Harris. pic.twitter.com/74TML4hWst5:51 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash on #Nets Big 3 playing together: “Its great to take advantage of the opportunity for those guys to play together & keep developing the understanding between them. But you definitely also dont want to overdo it. The goal is for everyone to land safely on Opening Night.” – 5:51 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Nash says his starters tonight are: KD, Kyrie, Simmons, Joe Harris and Nic Claxton. – 5:51 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Nash says the Nets will start Joe Harris and Nic Claxton with Ben Simmons, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. – 5:50 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Per Steve Nash, the starting lineup for the #Nets is Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons, Joe Harris, Kevin Durant, and Nic Claxton – 5:50 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Ben Simmons, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris and Nic Claxton will start for the Nets tonight against the 76ers – 5:50 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Joe Harris and Nic Claxton start with the Big 3. #Nets5:50 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Steve Nash: “A year ago is a long time in Nets world.”
He isnt wrong. – 5:48 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Nets coach Steve Nash says preseason is “a little more important” to Brooklyn than other teams, given how little this team has played together. Said he’s excited to see Ben Simmons, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving all play together tonight. – 5:47 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Matisse Thybulle #pregameflow #Sixers pic.twitter.com/7U9qaZpbnN5:43 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Matisse Thybulle is working on a floater in pregame warm ups #Sixers pic.twitter.com/eRILYqRMFM5:32 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Just watched Paul Reed drill 12 of 14 triples in pregame warm ups tonight #Sixers5:30 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Some Paul Reed pregame work in Brooklyn #Sixers pic.twitter.com/IuYHms4fhC5:19 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
New addition to the home floor 👀 pic.twitter.com/qYsNniN5Qc5:04 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Story @RoseGardenReprt from shootaround in Seattle (free and unlocked) — Josh Hart gets the first crack at small forward, and Damian Lillard is excited about Shaedon Sharpe rosegardenreport.com/p/josh-hart-ge…4:26 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
for a moment there, thought we’d never see the day.
Ben Simmons pick ‘ems are now available @UnderdogFantasy for tonight’s game.
https://t.co/pU9Em4uMTC pic.twitter.com/eW1S6mVFZZ4:25 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
PJ Tucker played some small-ball center for his last 3 teams, so we’re not having a Doc Rivers victory tour yet.
Still, it was nice to hear the Sixers will experiment with small ball lineups.
As we get ready for tonight’s game, some takeaways from camp: dailysix.com/sixers-trainin…4:06 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Damian Lillard on seeing Shaedon Sharpe in action Monday night vs. the Clippers and who he thinks would have win in 1-on-1: Dame at 19 or Sharpe now?
“Shaedon. He would have had a hard time because we probably would have gotten into a fight.” – Lillard said.
@Damian Lillard pic.twitter.com/Pr9QiihlDt3:32 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Damian Lillard says Shaedon Sharpe is “way more talented” than he was at 19. – 3:26 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers’ Isaiah Joe sits on roster bubble entering preseason — but he’s keeping his eye on the ball inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 3:24 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Ben Simmons will play against the #Sixers for first time Monday in Brooklyn inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 3:20 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
#Cavs head coach JB Bickerstaff says that everybody that is healthy will play in the team’s preseason opener Wednesday in Philadelphia. – 2:13 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Trevelin Queen looks to begin his 1st season in Philly on the right foot. As an example, he looks up to PJ Tucker as he looks to find his role with his new team. #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2022/10/03/tre… via @SixersWire1:51 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
a few things to watch for in Sixers-Nets tonight phillyvoice.com/sixers-preseas…1:50 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar rips Kyrie Irving over Alex Jones video #Nets nypost.com/2022/10/03/kar… via @nypostsports1:44 PM

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