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PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 22: Tobias Harris #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts in front of Ben Simmons #10 of the Brooklyn Nets in the fourth quarter of the game at the Wells Fargo Center on November 22, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Nets 115-106.

In The Post: Sixers 115, Nets 106 

  • The absence of Embiid was evident immediately as all five of the Nets’ first baskets were uncontested layups. Center Nik Claxton with eight of Brooklyn’s ten points early. The Sixers coaching staff made adjustments afterward where it wasn’t just a parade to the lane for easy buckets. The Nets finished with 54 points in the paint.
  • Shake Milton and De’Anthony Melton handled the ball a lot for the 76ers. Yet they did not commit a turnover in the first quarter. Milton with seven early, Melton six. Playing good ball and that carried over throughout the entire game. Milton (16) and Melton (22) combined for 38 points on the night. They also handed out nine assists collectively with just three turnovers. Melton was in a good groove from deep making a game-high six triples. These types of performances should help them later down the line when everyone returns from injury.
  • 10 made three-pointers for the 76ers in the first half. Five different players hit from deep to make that a weapon against the Nets. Opening driving lanes as Brooklyn had to close out on the shooter. Melton was 4 for 6 from beyond at halftime, leading the team with 14 points. Sixers were a plus-7 from deep connecting on 16 of 32 tries. The Nets made just nine of their 28 attempts.
  • Paul Reed did not get the start, but his activity through the first two quarters was on full display on both ends of the floor. He played 12 first-half minutes, scoring 10 on 4 for 4 shooting. He also added three rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot. The reserve big man finished with the only double-double of the night – 19 points and 10 rebounds, five on the offensive glass.
  • Tobias Harris, back after missing two games due to left hip soreness, was locked in and shined in the second half for Philadelphia. Harris played just under 15 minutes in the first half and scored just six points. But in the second half he asserted himself as the go-to guy. Fighting through the hip pain. He also tweaked his left ankle in the third which looked pretty bad but he came back and stepped up in a big way. 18 points in the second half to help carry the team to victory. He netted a game-high 24.
  • Getting stops on the defensive end and limiting Brooklyn’s chances on the offensive glass. Philadelphia, though, really used that to their advantage on their end of the floor with a season-high 20 offensive rebounds, resulting in 25 second chance points for the 76ers. Really good effort from the Sixers in that category since it has gone the other way for them many times this season. The Nets had four offensive boards.

An impressive win for Philadelphia tonight as they were shorthanded against Brooklyn, missing starters Joel Embiid, James Harden and Tyrese Maxey. The Sixers will take on the Charlotte Hornets (4-14) on Wednesday… the second night of a back-to-back.