NBA News: Jeremy Lin Boasts Beautiful Nets Basketball in 141-118 Win Over Sixers
on Apr 05, 2017 06:21 AM EDT
The Brooklyn Nets won their third game in a row on Tuesday and remained undefeated in the final month of the regular season. Jeremy Lin led the Nets in their 141-118 win over the Philadelphia 76ers and he called their performance beautiful basketball.
The Nets' goal at the moment is to finish the season strong and they are doing exactly that. Jeremy Lin and Brook Lopez are working cohesively and they are making their teammates better. Brooklyn has been playing well since March 1 where they have a decent 10-10 record.
In the 141-118 win over the Sixers, Jeremy Lin scored a team-high 16 points to go along with five boards, seven dimes and two steals. Brook Lopez also scored 16 points while six other Nets players reached double digits in points, per NBA.com.
It was a total team effort for the Nets that still have the worst record in the NBA this season at 19-59. However, they have turned things around and Jeremy Lin called their latest triumph as a brand of beautiful basketball.
"I'd say the way we got the shots was like, really beautiful to me. Beautiful basketball. Super unselfish," Lin said, via Sporting News.
The Nets tied a franchise record for the most points in the first half with 81 after shooting 70 percent from the field. They also hit 12 three-pointers on just 17 attempts while sharing the basketball. They had 23 assists in the first half alone before finishing the game with 36.
On the other hand, the Sixers also made history in their 23-point loss. The 141 points they gave up against Jeremy Lin and the Nets was the most scored by any NBA team in the history of Wells Fargo Center that started hosting Sixers games in 1996, per CSN Philadelphia.
The Nets are looking to continue their win streak towards the end of the regular season where they have to four more games. They will face the Orlando Magic on Thursday, the Chicago Bulls on April 8, the Boston Celtics on April 10 and finally against the Bulls once again on April 13.