Nets hand Sixers their 11th straight road loss

Posted: December 18, 2013

NEW YORK - The 76ers tried to send a message that Monday night would not end in another rollover defeat.

The Brooklyn Nets rolled over them anyway.

After pulling within 10 points at intermission, the Sixers were unable to avoid the inevitable: their 11th straight road loss.

This time, it was a 130-94 setback to the Nets at the Barclays Center. The Sixers (7-19) lost their seventh in a row overall.

"I think we were just being exposed," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "We can't guard anybody. We can't guard our own man. It starts with individual breakdowns and we were just trying to put out fires all behind it.

"We give Brooklyn credit, because they shot the hell out of the ball. I think it started with our ability to guard our man."

Like Saturday's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, this was one for the record books.

Brooklyn guard Joe Johnson made eight three-pointers in the third quarter to tie the NBA record for three-pointers in a quarter set by Milwaukee's Michael Redd on Feb. 20, 2002.

Johnson scored 29 of his game-high 37 points in the quarter.

The Nets (9-15) made 21 of 35 three-pointers to set a franchise record. This was the second straight game in which the Sixers surrendered 21 threes, matching their team record for the most given up in a game. They also surrendered 21 three-pointers against Toronto on March 13, 2005.

The Sixers also set an NBA record by giving up 15 or more three-pointers in six games in one season.

Johnson's final points of the third quarter came on a four-point play with 27.7 seconds left. He did not play in the fourth.

"It just seems as though you're in the right spot at the right time," Johnson said of his third-quarter performance. "You know, I had a lot of wide-open shots and it was like when I was coming off pick-and-rolls, guys weren't even guarding me. So I made a couple of tough shots. But for the most part, it was just being at the right sport at the right time."

Nets point guard Deron Williams finished with 13 points and 13 assists.

Anderson led the Sixers with 17 points. Thaddeus Young had 14 points and Tony Wroten 13. Spencer Hawes was held to two points on 1-for-5 shooting.

The Sixers were without injured point guard Michael Carter-Williams and reserve center Daniel Orton.

Orton served a one-game suspension without pay for his altercation with Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard in Saturday's game.


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