The Nets inflict on the Sixers the worst defeat of the season

Great victory of the Brooklyn with a Dinwiddie that remains in star mode. Horford returned but Embiid was missing due to respiratory problems.


The Brooklyn Nets are having a rare season. Expectations were very high after the great course they completed last season and being one of the great winners of free agency in summer. And although we already knew that they were not going to have Kevin Durant, the incorporation of Kyrie Irving plus what was already on the team made us dream of the team taking a step forward. It has not been like that. If we look at the classification, they are seventh (one place below what they finished last April) and a little in no man's land. And if we look at the calendar, taking away two good victories at home against Rockets and Celtics, the rest of the victories have been achieved against inferior teams, while clashes with rivals of the same level or higher count them for losses.

So a triumphant victory like the one they had last night against the Sixers can be considered one of the best games so far this season, but the best. There was Embiid, everything must be said. The Cameroonian had a rest due to respiratory problems and this absence, which the Sixers usually notice as is logical, does more if possible with this rival. And it is that Embiid has a history of great performances against the Nets, which he usually crushes every time he has them in front. Instead they did have Al Horford, who had missed the last two games. The Dominican started strong and was the leader of his team in a few minutes that did not portend what would happen next.

As of the second quarter the train of the party escaped forever the visitors who did not give foot with ball. Especially in defense and to the surprise of many, since this is one of the great virtues. But the rival had him completely unwound with a man at the controls who, in the absence of other stars, is putting on the superhero cape himself. Spencer Dinwiddie is the player of the moment in Brooklyn and last night he showed it again with 24 points and 6 assists. He even posterized Tobias Harris with a matte that set the entire pavilion on its feet. He is averaging 20.9 points and 6.2 assists in 30 minutes, the season he is playing the most in the six years he has been in the NBA. Until now its growth was unquestionable, but always from the bench. With the casualties of Irving and LeVert, he has been left alone at the controls and his performance is being asked to ask if the substitution should not be his natural state again.

From the second quarter to the end everything went downhill and without brakes for some Sixers who left the game as if they had pulled the chain with them into the toilet. The franchise's Instagram account summed it up perfectly: "It was not our night." And so much. It is the widest defeat so far this season for them. Blur and quick new account is what they need because on Wednesday they receive the Heat in a direct duel for the second place in the East.



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