Team effort lifts 76ers over Nets

 Posted by at 2:06 pm
Nov 282010
Sixers G Lou Williams

Sixers G Lou Williams

November 28 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“Everybody chipped in Saturday night for the 76ers.

There was point guard Jrue Holiday getting a team-high 20 points to go with 13 assists to tie his career-high. Swingman Andre Iguodala, in his fourth game back since missing time with an Achilles tendon injury, got the team out of the gate and finished with 16 points and seven rebounds. Elton Brand came through with a double-double, and the trio of Lou Williams, Thaddeus Young, and Tony Battie combined for 37 points.

It all added up to a 102-86 victory over the New Jersey Nets before 14,150 fans at the Wells Fargo Center.

“We got so many contributions from so many guys, but ace of spades tonight was Jrue Holiday,” said Sixers coach Doug Collins, whose team snapped a three-game losing streak and upped its record to 4-13. “He’s growing every day. I can just see it.”

Nets 7-footer Brook Lopez, who finished with 25 points, had 17 points at the break to give the Nets the lead by a basket. Going into the fourth period, the score was knotted at 66.

That was when the home team took over. Young scored three straight points to put the Sixers up for good. And Williams later converted a four-point play after draining a three from the left corner while being fouled by Lopez. That gave the Sixers an 82-74 lead with under seven minutes to go.”

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