The Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night played the New Jersey Nets at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The same Nets team in which they defeated rather easily earlier in the week. The Sixers on Friday night did not play well and undisciplined as they were defeated by the New Jersey Nets, 95-89 in front of a sellout crowd in Philadelphia.
The loss with the New York Knicks win over the Washington Wizards dropped the 76ers to eighth in the Eastern Conference Playoff standings. The Sixers are 31-28 on the season and just hanging onto their playoff spot. The Sixers could very well be out of the playoffs if they don't get their act together and quickly. It looked like for the past couple of games before Friday night they were going in the right direction but Friday night's game and lose well it looks like they have not figured it out yet.
Jrue Holiday led the Sixers with 19 points and Evan Turner had 18 points and seven rebounds. Thaddeus Young had 13 points and seven rebounds.
The New Jersey Nets were led by Gerald Green who had 23 points. Marshall Brooks had 22 points and six rebounds on the night and Kris Humphries had 18 points and 13 rebounds.
The Sixers had 16 turnovers in the game and it did cost them the game. A playoff team just can not commit that many turnovers and expect to win a game. At least a team that wants to make the playoffs. This Sixers team is barely hanging onto their playoff spot. The Sixers need to forget this game and get back to the kind of basketball they played the previous two games before Friday nights game. It was the type of basketball that had this team on top of the Atlantic Division for most of this season. They need to play good team basketball on both ends of the court and defense will win them games especially come playoff time if they make it that far. The Sixers just hope that they do not have to look back at this lose on Friday night as the game that cost them a playoff spot.