Philadelphians are the most honest fans in sports, so it should come as no surprise that they offered loud boos to a lacklustre 76ers showing on Friday (AEDT).
Still, it was jarring.
The 76ers were without Ben Simmons (back), but were up against a Brooklyn Nets team that just ruled Kyrie Irving (shoulder) out for the remainder of the season, so the home team should’ve had the upper hand.
They did early on, jumping out to a 20-4 lead to start the affair, but things quickly went downhill.
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The Nets went on a 40-8 run, taking a big 50-30 lead over the 76ers in the second quarter, leading to boos from the Philly faithful.
The 76ers managed to cut that deficit slightly going into the main break — going on a 12-2 run — but the team’s deficiencies were being noticed by the crowd.
Al Horford played 11 minutes in the first half, coming off the bench again, and was a -30; the 76ers fans in Wells Fargo Center booking him whenever he took a shot.
At the half, Caris LeVert led the way for the Nets with 13 points.