The 76ers visiting the Nets offered a great game to the brooklyn crowd, who saw 2 teams go pound for pound all night with a grand finale that had Nerlens Noel throw a crazy dunk down with 3.2 seconds left in the game.
However the Nets took control early in the game and took off to close the 1st quarter by a 32-23 lead. Luc Mbah a Moute – back from a minor toe injury – was showing great discipline and that he has obviously a major role in the Sixers system. He scores his first 3-pointer at the 9th minute mark to finish the game with 16 points ( 2nd leading scorer for the 76ers ), 6 for 10 from the field and 2 for 3 from the 3pt line, 4 rebounds and 3 steals.
Robert Covington will finish with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist. The momentum switches side in the 2nd quarter and will see Luc and co come back outscoring their opponents 22-14 to close out the gap and go back to the locker room down 1. 46-45 Brooklyn.
In the second half, the Nets take a 6pt lead to finish the 3rd quarter with 71-64 before the Sixers pull out an amazing 4th quarter. They take the lead with a play from Tony Wroten (12 pts, 2rbs, 4 ast ) with 2’41 » left in the game. Both teams are scoreless during 2 minutes before Brook Lopez ties the game up with 25″ left. MCW takes his time in the final seconds then gets to the rim by himself. While getting up to the hole he dishes the ball wonderfully to Nerlens Noel next to him who finishes up with a terrific dunk ! Lopez will try a desperate shot at the buzzer and will airball it from the 3pt line. Then the whole team along with the bench jumps out to celebrate this 6th win of the season ( 5th on the road ).
Luc’s return helped tremendously the team on the court and mentally while they still stand at the 14th spot in the Eastern conference with 6 Wins for 29 Losses.