By Jack Ryan
The Sixers finally gave their home fans a win last night!
Carl Landry scored 16 points, Nerlens Noel had 13 points and 11 rebounds and the Sixers snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 95-89 victory over the Brooklyn Nets last night at the Wells.
Ish Smith added 10 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Sixers (9-56), who won their first game since Feb. 6 – also against Brooklyn – despite dealing with several injuries.
Robert Covington finished with 12 points for the Sixers before exiting with 9:40 left in the third quarter. He was kicked in the face by teammate Jerami Grant (above) in a collision under the basket, and was taken off on a stretcher and transported to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he’ll be evaluated for a possible neck injury.
Brook Lopez scored 24 points for the Nets (18-47), who have lost three straight and finished the longest road trip of the NBA season with a 3-6 mark.