Philadelphia fought hard until the end but fell to the Brooklyn Nets by a final of 92-91. The loss drops the Sixers to 2-4 with just one preseason game remaining.
Some notes from today's game:
- Nerlens Noel led all Sixers scorers with 15 points on 6-14 shooting, including 3-7 from the line. Noel did knock down a couple mid-range jump shots, albeit ugly ones, but it was nice to see some improvement in that area. As always, he was solid defensively, finishing with 11 rebounds, six steals, and two blocks.
- Jahlil Okafor returned to the lineup today, finishing with 14 points and five rebounds in 20 minutes of action. His best play came on a lob to Nerlens while on the fast break.
- In regards to the point guard battle, it's still hard to see a front runner, although Scottie WIlbekin and T.J. McConnell may have separated themselves from Pierre Jackson. Pierre played just 11 minutes, finishing with two points and four rebounds. McConnell finished the game with three assists, good for second on the team.
- Furkan Aldemir helped his cause with a solid outing off the bench. He finished with seven points (including 5-5 from the line) and five rebounds in 19 minutes of action. Christian Wood was held out for a second game due to injury but is perfectly fine and could have played today, according to a source.
Let us know what you thought of today's game and the ongoing position battles in the comments below.