‘Coach Lost the Game’: Twitter Reacts to Kevin Durant & Brooklyn Nets Comeback Win vs Philadelphia 76ers

Published 10/22/2021, 10:46 PM EDT
Oct 22, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) drives against Philadelphia 76ers forward Danny Green (14) during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


The Philadelphia 76ers have their issues off the floor. However, their on court performances have been great so far. They took care of the Pelicans in their first game, winning by 20 points. This time the story is far different from just Joel Embiid carrying the team. Multiple players are stepping up for them. Now, they even gave the Brooklyn Nets a run for their money.

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The Nets are one of the best teams on paper in the entire league. Even without Kyrie, the combination of Durant and Harden can do serious damage. Moreover, they have some serious depth as well. After a loss in the opener to the Milwaukee Bucks, they were keen on bouncing back. Fitting to the purpose, they pulled off a miracle comeback against Philly to get their first regular season win of the season.

Oct 22, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) reacts to a foul call against him during the fourth quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

With the two teams having an intense battle, fans were also on the edge of their seats. While the Nets did show some serious fight, the fans had another 76ers coach, Doc Rivers to blame.

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The Brooklyn Nets put up a valiant effort in the final two quarters. At one point, the 76ers had a double digit lead in the third, but Brooklyn found a way. Kevin Durant went off for a big game while the 76ers saw yet another team effort.

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Without a doubt, the star of the show was Kevin Durant. His 29 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists triple double helped lift the Nets. Harden put up 20 points along with 8 assists in the win as well. Off the bench, NBA veteran LaMarcus Aldridge went off for 23 points shooting 10-12 from the field. His efficiency played a key part in helping them comeback.

Stars on both ends had a bad night from the field. Embiid ended the game with 19 points while shooting just 6-15. Tobias Harris continues to impress as he drops 23 points with 7 rebounds. Seth Curry had an efficient night scoring 23 points while going a perfect 4/4 from downtown.

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All in all, both teams had a shaky performance on the offensive end with a few good players emerging. However, the Nets managed to hold their nerves at the end and complete a successful turnaround. But Philly has been impressive without All-Star point guard, Ben Simmons.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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