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.