Bargnani Scores Season-Best 23, Nets Beat 76ers 100-91 - NBC New York

Bargnani Scores Season-Best 23, Nets Beat 76ers 100-91



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    Philadelphia 76ers' Jerami Grant, left, and Robert Covington, right, fight for control of the ball with Brooklyn Nets' Andrea Bargnani, center, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in New York. The Nets won 100-91. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Andrea Bargnani scored a season-high 23 points, Thaddeus Young had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 100-91 on Thursday night.

    Brooklyn won for the sixth time in its last seven home games. Philadelphia fell to 0-13 on the road.

    Shane Larkin scored 14 points and Bojan Bogdanovic had 10 for the Nets.

    Jahlil Okafor had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and T.J McConnell scored 17 points for the 76ers.

    The Nets set the tone early by allowing only 13 points in the first quarter, the fewest they've given up in any period this season. Philadelphia began the game 0 for 15 on 3-pointers before McConnell made one with 4:11 left in the second quarter.

    Brooklyn opened the fourth quarter with an 18-6 run and never looked back. Larkin scored eight during that run.


    76ers: Michael Preston, Philadelphia's director of public relations, denied a report of owner Josh Harris having any intention of selling the team. "Josh has said repeatedly that he hopes to own the Sixers for many years and keep it in the family for many years. He loves owning the team and the (report) is inaccurate and not true." . Okafor drew a Hall-of-Fame comparison from coach Brett Brown. "There are times I think he's as much a 4 man as much as he is a 5," Brown said. "To think we're going to go post Brook Lopez with Jahlil I think would be a mistake. I think his strength is more of a face up. I think I have to do a better job of getting him rolling. People like Karl Malone and (Carlos) Boozer come to mind." . Tony Wroten started his first game this season and is on a 16-minute restriction.

    Nets: Young fell just shy of this third straight 20-point game. That would have been his longest streak since he had six straight for Philadelphia in March 2014. ... Coach Lionel Hollins wants more ball movement on offense. "I try to put some stuff in that would get the ball from side to side so we could initiate, take the ball from one side, bring the ball back versus just come down one shot, a quick shot or just a pass and a shot," he said.


    Kris Bryant, the Chicago Cubs 2015 National League Rookie of the Year, was courtside at Barclays Center.


    76ers: Host Detroit on Friday.

    NETS: Hosts the Clippers on Saturday.