The Philadelphia 76ers come into Brooklyn to face off against the Nets. They are playing with a moment from their big win over the Atlanta Hawks. Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets are coming off a tough loss in Miami against the Heat. They are looking to rebound back in the win column without their top point scorer, Cam Thomas, who averages 26 points per game. When Kelly Obrure went down with his injury, the 76ers were looking for someone to step up. De’ Anthony Melton has answered the bell. He has become more of a consistent shooter from the perimeter. When Melton gets spacing, he makes the best of his opportunity. De’ Anthony Melton is definitely bringing his A-game.
The Blue Print Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid is playing on another planet right now. The things he does on the court are just remarkable. He was a complete mismatch for the Brooklyn Nets. That wasn’t good enough when the Nets would run a triple zone coverage on Joel Embiid. Do you want to know why De’ Anthony Melton got his open looks at the three-point line or in the paint? It’s because of Joel Embiid. Joel Embiid was finding De’ Anthony Melton open on the floor. The play that stood out to me was when Joel Embiid got triple coverage and found De’ Anthony Melton open in transition. Melton took the ball to the rim for the finish.
Beveling in the Message
Just when the Nets were mounting a comeback in the first half, they gave the 76ers the fits. They were out-rebounding the 76ers. Small-forward Mikal Bridges was making a strong push. He was getting a lot of his points in the paint. However, The Net’s most productive player came from their bench, with Lonnie Walker the 4th. Walker dropped 26 points. 6-11 from the three-point land with six defensive rebounds. I don’t know what the message was at halftime, but the 76ers would come out in the third quarter with pulling apart the lead. As good as De’ Anthony was from the perimeter. Tyreese Maxey was much better being a quiet shooter from beyond the arch as he goes 6-11. Jaden Springer had an excellent 10-point game from the bench. From Joel Embiid to the mop boy, the whole team contributes to the win column.
Pat Bernard has four years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and four years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux Sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a for 6 Philly sports fan. Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Wings, and Union. The Gobbler is a former pro wrestler and ACPW Hall of Famer! He is originally out of Ambler from Northeast Philly (by the Tacony Bridge). Pat is a credentialed Philadelphia Wings Beat Reported under Edge of Philly Sports.