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    Last-place Nets continue resurgence with rare blowout win over hapless Sixers

    Apr 5, 2017
    Jeremy Lin led Brooklyn to its third straight win with 16 points. AP

    PHILADELPHIA — Brook Lopez and Jeremy Lin each scored 16 points to lead Brooklyn to a rare rout over Philadelphia, 141-118, on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).

    The 19-win Nets have been buried in last place in the NBA standings for most of the season and not even a recent surge could budge them out of the cellar.

    Against the Sixers, Brooklyn scored buckets in the first half at the rapid rate of an All-Star Game. The Nets matched a franchise record for points in a first half with 81.

    Brooklyn has won six of the last nine games and is a respectable 10-10 since March 1.

    Philadelphia forward Dario Saric, one of the top contenders for NBA Rookie of the Year, only scored 10 points in 19 minutes; his playing time limited by plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

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    Jeremy Lin led Brooklyn to its third straight win with 16 points. AP
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