The Brooklyn Nets sure didn’t look like they missed Brook Lopez very much on Monday night. Playing without Lopez, who re-sprained his ankle in a victory over the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday, the Nets rolled to a 130-94 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Nets were led by Joe Johnson, who exploded for 37 points on 13-of-20 shooting, including 10 three-pointers, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists. Andray Blatche came off the bench to score 20 points and Deron Williams had 13 points and 13 assists.
James Anderson led the 76ers with 17 points off of the bench.
The Nets did what they are supposed to do against a team that is missing both of their lottery picks (Michael Carter-Williams, who has a knee infection and should be back soon and Nerlens Noel, who tore his ACL last season) and has roster lacking talent while the 76ers showed just how badly they are missing Carter-Williams.
The Nets absolutely could not miss. They shot 60.3% from the field and knocked down 21(!!!) of their 35 three-point attempts.
The Nets improve to 9-15 while the 76ers fall to 7-19.