Nets vs. 76ers: Philadelphia Fourth Quarter Explosion Dooms New Jersey

November 27th, 2010 by Ryan Comstock Leave a reply »
After playing to a 66-66 standstill after three quarters, the Philadelphia 76ers blew the doors off the New Jersey Nets in the fourth, going on to win 102-86.

Philadelphia went 15-of-19 from the field in the final frame, outscoring New Jersey 36-20.

Louis Williams and Thaddeus Young combined to go 8-for-10 during that stretch, as the Nets had no answer for them. Williams finished the night with 15 points and Young had 13.

The Nets were not awful in the fourth, shooting at 45 percent, but obviously could have played better. After making it to the free-throw line 15 times in the first half, New Jersey had just five free throw attempts in the second half, with none of them coming in the last 12 minutes.

Particularly egregious in that regard was Brook Lopez, who scored 17 points in the first half on the strength of a 9-of-10 performance at the line. Lopez did not attempt a single free throw in the second, finishing the night with 25 points on 8-for-16 shooting.

Lopez was not the main problem, though, as his teammates combined to shoot just 38 percent, with Devin Harris being the only other Net in double figures at 19. He also ...

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