Brandon Davies saw his first action in a Brooklyn uniform as the Nets used a dominating fourth quarter to knock off the Philadelphia 76ers 88-70 on Friday night. Brooklyn outscored the 76ers 25-10 in the decisive last quarter to improve to 9-12 on the season.
Without the services of Brook Lopez, Mason Plumlee had a big performance with 18 points on 9 of 14 shooting from the floor as well as 10 rebounds and two steals to pace the Nets. Joe Johnson and Alan Anderson chipped in with 12 points apiece while Sergey Karasev added 11. While not an impressive night in the scoring department for either Kevin Garnett and Deron Williams, both still made an impact in the win. Garnett had 12 rebounds and four assists as well as seven points while Williams had a game-high 10 assists, four rebounds and three steals.
Robert Covington led the way for Philadelphia with 20 points on the strength of a 6 for 10 shooting night from beyond the arc. He also had six rebounds, three steals and two assists. The Sixers got solid outings out of Michael Carter-Williams and Henry Sims as well. Carter-Williams finished with 19 points, nine assists and six rebounds while Sims contributed 14 points on 6 of 8 shooting and four boards.
Davies played just 1:17 in his first game with the Nets, but was remarkably productive. He scored four points while making his only field goal attempt and both of his free-throws. He also registered a rebound, an assist and a steal.
Up next for Davies and the Nets is a road test against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night.