Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2020-2021 regular season match between the Philadelphia 76ers (PHI) vs Brooklyn Nets (BKN) on April 15, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia.
The number one and the number two seed of the Eastern Conference had a very crucial game throughout the matchup.
Within the fourth quarter, the 76ers enjoyed what was a 20-point lead against the Nets. But, the Nets later cut down the lead and nearly took the lead for themselves.
Harris and the big man Embiid were the key players in this head-to-head game. Embiid finished with 39 big points and grabbed 13 rebounds, ending his game with a double-double performance while also playing for 33 minutes for his team. Harris added 26 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Not only that, but Harris also knocked down 2 three-pointers.
Ben Simmons, the tall point guard for the 76ers, finished with 17 points and had 9 dimes.
Shake Milton, who came out of the bench, had an excellent game, tallying 15 points while hitting 6 out of his 8 attempts from the floor while also hitting 3 of his 4 attempts from outside the three-point arc.
Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets remains a team that is short-handed. They are playing without Kevin Durant who is now having a left hamstring injury while Blake Griffin has a left knee injury.
Knowing that his team needs a lift, Kyrie Irving does it all again for his squad. He finished with 37 markers and dished out 9 assists. Despite his beautiful output, it was still not enough to take down the 76ers.
Green added 15 points while Shamet had 17. Jordan, their big man, finished with 12 points and grabbed 14 boards.
“I didn’t want to take the group out that was doing so well,” Nets coach Steve Nash said. “I wanted to reward those guys for playing as well as they did.”
Throughout the game, the Nets only converted 4 three-point shots out of their 21 attempts.
The Sixers regain the number one seed of the Eastern Conference as they move up to 38-17 while the Nets drop down to 37-18.
Nets vs 76ers
28-32; 30-33; 26-29; 33-29
76ers (123) – Embiid 39, Harris 26, Simmons 17, Milton 15, Korkmaz 9
Nets (117) – Irving 37, Green 15, Brown 14, Jordan 12, Johnson 8