The Brooklyn Nets had a whole lot of field goal attempts in their win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
In their 122-97 win, the Nets had 105 field goal attempts while the Sixers only had 65. What led to this huge disparity are a couple of factors.
The Nets only had nine turnovers while the Sixers had 27. Perhaps what kept the Sixers close was the fact that they got to the free-throw line a whole lot, too. They had 41 free-throw attempts compared to just 18 by Brooklyn.
D’Angelo Russell and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson led the way with 21 points each. Russell added six dishes to his name. Caris LeVert also chipped in 20 points while Jarrett Allen added 15 markers for the Nets.
The Sixers, meanwhile, only got significant production from Ben Simmons, who posted 20 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and four steals. Joel Embiid had a quiet double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds. He was 8-of-10 from the charity stripe.
Overall, it was a great win for Brooklyn. Not much is expected from them this season as the franchise continues to trek through rebuilding their roster.
Philly, meanwhile, has had a rough start so far after a breakout season last year. The Sixers sit at a respectable 6-5, but they currently have a negative point differential after this ugly loss.