The Philadelphia 76ers picked up a preseason win on Friday night when they made their first ever trip to the Barclays Center for a matchup against the Nets. The Sixers played their best available players for a majority of the game, and executed well on the offensive end to secure a 106-96 win. It was a strong showing for Doug Collins's group in a preview of the season opener.
The Sixers shot well from the field, hitting 49 percent of their shots. Philly finished with seven players in double figures, as Thaddeus Young led the way with 24 points. Young took quality shots all evening, hitting 11 of 15 attempts. He also pulled down nine boards, matching up well with Brooklyn's wing defenders.
Undrafted rookie and Villanova product Maalik Wayns hit double figures for the second straight game. He led the Sixers with 19 points on Wednesday night, and he held his own against the Nets' backcourt, adding 10 points. Starting point guard Jrue Holliday chipped in with a double-double, facilitating the offense all night to finish with 12 assists.
Head coach Doug Collins did not have his full compliment of players, with Andrew Bynum being shut down and Evan Turner getting the night off. But it was still an encouraging evening against a division foe.
The Sixers will now head north for a Sunday evening game against the Celtics.