The Nets got off to a slow start and trailed 10-4 with 8:21 to play in the first quarter. Brooklyn then went on a run over the next six minutes that saw them take a 22-12 lead. The Sixers kept the game close but were not able to regain control of it as the Nets were constantly finding their way to the free throw line. By the end of the contest, the Nets had a 30 to 10 advantage in free throw attempts.
The Nets had six players score in double figures, led by 22 points by Joe Johnson. Jrue Holiday of the Sixers led all scorers with 24 points. Thaddeus Young had a double-double (18 points, 10 rebounds) for the Sixers.
Brooklyn will play their next game on Christmas Day against the Boston Celtics at the Barclays Center.