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Russell scores 21, Nets defeat sloppy Sixers 122-97

November 5, 2018 Associated Press
Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) shoots a three-point goal past Philadelphia 76ers guard Landry Shamet (23) and forward Mike Muscala (31) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)
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D’Angelo Russell snapped out of a slump with 13 of his 21 points in the second half, and the Brooklyn Nets kept the sloppy Philadelphia 76ers winless on the road with a 122-97 victory on Sunday night.

The 76ers committed 28 turnovers, most in the NBA this season, leading to 39 points for the Nets. They fell to 0-5 away from home. They are 6-0 in Philadelphia.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson also scored 21 points and Caris LeVert had 20 for the Nets. They took a small lead into halftime thanks to 17 Philadelphia turnovers, then blew it open with a 41-point third quarter that was one of the biggest in Barclays Center history.

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They kept pouring it on in the fourth and 76ers coach Brett Brown pulled Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons midway through the period facing a 24-point deficit.

Embiid finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds, taking only eight shots a day after going for 39 points and 17 rebounds in a victory over Detroit. Simmons had 20 points and 12 boards.


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