Game Preview | Back in Brooklyn
Following an important win against the Knicks Saturday, the 76ers (28-16) continue their tour of NYC by visiting the Brooklyn Nets (18-23) for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee.
Tobias Harris (15 pts, 8 reb, 3 ast) delivered the game-winner Saturday at The Garden - a quick 3-pointer off a Ben Simmons inbounds pass with 28.2 seconds remaining.
Simmons (21 pts, 7 reb, 8 ast, 2 stl) applauded Harris postgame.
“He’s been locked in - being aggressive, taking shots. He’s a great player.”
Brett Brown has looked for Harris to continue attacking as a scorer, and Harris has delivered consistently.
“I always want to take over,” Harris said. “That’s part of my game, being a scorer, is being able to find mismatches and plays to take over. If I’m put in those positions to make things happen, I can do a lot of damage.”
The Sixers held the Knicks to just 87 points in the matchup, rising to 13-1 in games when holding opponents to fewer than 100 points.
“I thought our defense really fueled us. We did a good job defensively of getting our stops, and getting out in transition. Our defense was solid,” Harris said.
“There was a real sense of urgency, of getting a win on the road, and getting stops down the stretch defensively,” said Al Horford. “Felt good to come out on top.”
Meeting the Nets for the second time in a week, the Sixers will look for their second straight win over Brooklyn and their fourth win in a row overall.
Monday’s contest tips at 3:00 p.m. ET.
The Nets have lost their last three straight to the Jazz, Sixers, and Bucks.
Saturday against Milwaukee, Kyrie Irving led the way for Brooklyn despite a tough shooting night, finishing with 17 points (6-15 fg), six rebounds, six assists, and four steals.
Brooklyn currently occupies the No. 8 seed in the East.
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