Despite not having Ben Simmons or Tobias Harris, the Sixers played a complete game for all 48 minutes against the Nets. Joel Embiid (14 PTS) sparked an early lead for Philly in the opening minutes, but then Furkan Kormaz (27 PTS) went off.
The Sixers were making things uncomfortable for Brooklyn defensively, however Kevin Durant (23 PTS) and James Harden (21 PTS) found ways to work around it. Though, Philadelphia still compiled 20 steals to show proof of their defensive activity
The Nets are back at it again in an exhibition game on Thursday against the Minnesota Timberwolves at 8 p.m. ET in Brooklyn. Here are three takeaways from Monday’s loss: