Okafor Leads 76ers Past Nets 103-98 | NBC New York

Okafor Leads 76ers Past Nets 103-98

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    Sixers center Jahlil Okafor goes up for the shot as Nets forward Thaddeus Young attempts a block during the second half. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Jahlil Okafor had 22 points and 17 rebounds and Nerlens Noel added 18 points, including a key dunk late in the fourth quarter, to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 103-98 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

    Rookie T.J. McConnell, filling in for injured point guard Ish Smith, tied his career-high with 17 points to go with six assists for the 76ers, who earned their eighth win of the season while snapping a four-game losing streak.

    Thaddeus Young scored all 22 of his points after halftime for Brooklyn, which was trying to win consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 10. Young added 10 rebounds and Brook Lopez had 17 points for the Nets. Markel Brown, who entered averaging just 2.5 per game, was perfect from the field while setting a season-high with 15 points for the Nets. Brown made all five of his shots, including three 3-pointers.

    Brooklyn dropped to 4-19 on the road. 

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