Nets take on Sixers in Philly
(Sports Network) – The New Jersey Nets try and stop a three-game losing
streak this evening when they travel to Philadelphia to take on the
Atlantic Division-rival Sixers at the Wachovia Center.
New Jersey, which opens a three-game road trip, suffered a 101-99 loss in
overtime to the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday at Continental Airlines Arena. Tyronn
Lue hit the game-winning shot as the clock expired to down the Nets, who are
three games off the lead in the Atlantic Division.
Vince Carter poured in 27 points, dished out eight assists and grabbed seven
rebounds and Marcus Williams chipped in 18 points, as the Nets dropped their
sixth game in eight tries. Mikki Moore and Jason Kidd each scored 13 points.
New Jersey will also Atlanta and Boston on the trek and is 9-14 away from the
Meadowlands this season.
The Sixers, meanwhile, continue a seven-game homestand tonight and lost
the opener on Friday versus the Golden State Warriors. Al Harrington hit a
runner in the lane in the waning seconds of the contest to lift Golden State
to a 102-101 victory, while Andre Iguodala missed on the other end for a
chance to win the game.
Iguodala posted a triple-double with 25 points, a career-high 13 assists and
10 rebounds. Andre Miller had 19 points and rookie Rodney Carney added 15 for
the Sixers, who have lost two of three.
Philadelphia is 10 games off the lead in the Atlantic and will also host the
Bobcats, Clippers, Mavericks, Wizards and Knicks on the homestand. Philly is
7-12 as the host this season.
The Nets defeated Philadelphia, 112-107, on December 2nd this season in New
Jersey, and have won five of the last eight encounters. New Jersey has won
three of its last five trips to the City of Brotherly Love.