Nets vs. Sixers: Brooklyn Bounces to Philadelphia on a Back-to-Back

Utah game on Tuesday tipped off tough five-game stretch over 10 days

Brooklyn’s 118-107 loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night was just the start of a five-game stretch of games against some of the league’s top team. The Jazz came into Brooklyn as one of the league’s hottest teams, second in the Western Conference, and stretched their winning streak to 10 games with the win.

The Nets are in Philadelphia on Wednesday night to complete a back-to-back, the first of two games against the Sixers in six days. In between, they’ll host the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. The Bucks are 35-6, the league’s best record. Then the Los Angeles Lakers (33-7) come to Barclays Center on Thursday, Jan. 23.

So in the space of 10 days, the Nets will face both conference leaders, plus the team with the league’s longest winning streak.

“I love it,” said Kyrie Irving. “As a competitor, you want to have these tests at this point in the season where it’s not just about kind of running a team out of the gym or a below .500 team or anything like that. It’s really about making your mark and setting the standards you want heading into All-Star break. I look that far ahead. Games that we’ve got to get and this was a game that we technically had to get, but it was a good test and now we go into Philly. I think that we’ll be in better position as well when we get a few guys back. We’ve just got to weather the storm. But you’re absolutely right. We’re heading into another competitive stretch, and me as one of the leaders of the team I look forward to that and I’ve got to be even more efficient, even more communicative on the defensive end and I feel like we’ll be in great position.

IRVING OFF TO FAST START IN RETURN

After making 10-of-11 shots and scoring 21 points in 20 minutes on Sunday in his first game since Nov. 14, Kyrie Irving scored 32 points Tuesday night against Utah, along with a season-high 11 assists.

Over the two games, Irving is shooting a combined 22-for-30, or 73.3 percent.

“I feel good,” said Irving. “That’s a biggie. Just want to continue to feel good. I think being out for those 25 games or 26 games really gave me time to really slow down and get healthy and really put an emphasis on getting my body to where I needed to get to. Early on in the season, I had three broken bones in my face and I got hit again in China. Had a short preseason. My first preseason game was in Toronto. I played one preseason game and just had to make up that time and I think that’s what attributed to me having my shoulder impingement is just really trying to make up lost time. Now where I am is just trying to stay even-keeled, be as healthy as I can be and just be with these guys and continue to get better.”

ABOUT THE SIXERS

The Nets beat the Sixers 109-89 in their initial meeting of the season at Barclays Center on Dec. 15. Philadelphia is 25-16 after dropping its last two games. Center Joel Embiid, Philadelphia’s leading scorer (23.4 points) and rebounder (12.3 rebounds) has missed the last three games after tearing a ligament in his left hand against Oklahoma City on Jan. 6 and undergoing surgery.

The Sixers’ offense bucks league trends a little bit with a focus inside the 3-point arc. They’re 25th in the NBA in 3-point attempts (30.1) and ninth 2-point attempts per game (57.7), and they lead the league in post-ups per game (13.5) by a huge margin, nearly five more per game than No. 2 San Antonio (8.7). But that’s largely a function of league’s premier post player, with Embiid leading the league with 8.0 post-ups per game, and he’s not available right now. So they’ve been taking a few more threes per game (32.3) in the three games the center has been out.

Ben Simmons is fifth in the league in assists (8.4) and first in steals (2.2), while also averaging 15.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Tobias Harris averages 19.3 points and 6.7 rebounds, while Josh Richardson averages 15.7 points.

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    Jarrett Allen
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    Jeff Green
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    Jarrett Allen
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    Kevin Durant
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    Caris LeVert
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    34PTS
    Kevin Durant
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    Kevin Durant
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    13RBS
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    James Harden
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    K. Durant
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    Bruce Brown
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    12RBS
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    L 117-123

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    J. Harris
    19PTS
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    7RBS
    James Harden
    J. Harden
    12ASTS
    James Harden
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  • away game
    SaturdaySat Feb 06 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
    L 108-124

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    J. Harden
    26PTS
    James Harden
    J. Harden
    8RBS
    James Harden
    J. Harden
    10ASTS
    James Harden
    YES NetworkWFAN
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  • away game
    TuesdayTue Feb 09 Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
    L 111-122

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    K. Irving
    27PTS
    Kyrie Irving
    B. Brown
    9RBS
    Bruce Brown
    J. Harden
    12ASTS
    James Harden
    YES NetworkWFAN
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  • home game
    WednesdayWed Feb 10 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
    W 104-94

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    K. Irving
    35PTS
    Kyrie Irving
    D. Jordan
    13RBS
    DeAndre Jordan
    K. Irving
    8ASTS
    Kyrie Irving
    YES NetworkWFAN
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  • away game
    SaturdaySat Feb 13 Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
    W 134-117

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    K. Irving
    23PTS
    Kyrie Irving
    J. Harden
    8RBS
    James Harden
    J. Harden
    16ASTS
    James Harden
    ABCWFAN
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  • away game
    MondayMon Feb 15 Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA
    W 136-125

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    K. Irving
    40PTS
    Kyrie Irving
    J. Harden
    13RBS
    James Harden
    J. Harden
    14ASTS
    James Harden
    YES NetworkWFAN
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  • away game
    TuesdayTue Feb 16 Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, AZ
    W 128-124

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    J. Harden
    38PTS
    James Harden
    J. Green
    8RBS
    Jeff Green
    J. Harden
    11ASTS
    James Harden
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  • away game
    ThursdayThu Feb 18 STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
    W 109-98

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    J. Harden
    23PTS
    James Harden
    D. Jordan
    8RBS
    DeAndre Jordan
    J. Harden
    11ASTS
    James Harden
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  • away game
    SundaySun Feb 21 STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
    W 112-108

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    J. Harden
    37PTS
    James Harden
    J. Harden
    11RBS
    James Harden
    K. Irving
    8ASTS
    Kyrie Irving
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    TuesdayTue Feb 23 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
    W 127-118

    TEAM LEADERS OF THE GAME

    B. Brown
    29PTS
    Bruce Brown
    J. Harden
    11RBS
    James Harden
    J. Harden
    14ASTS
    James Harden
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  • home game
    ThursdayThu Feb 25 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
    W 129-92

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    K. Irving
    27PTS
    Kyrie Irving
    D. Jordan
    11RBS
    DeAndre Jordan
    K. Irving
    9ASTS
    Kyrie Irving
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    SaturdaySat Feb 27 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
    L 98-115

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    James Harden
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    Bruce Brown
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    James Harden
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    James Harden
    J. Harden
    14RBS
    James Harden
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    15ASTS
    James Harden
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    WednesdayWed Mar 03 Toyota Center, Houston, TX
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