The Skinny: The first quarter started off ugly with both teams shooting poorly from the field and turning the ball over. Deron Williams showed up to play however, scoring eight of the first 11 Nets? points including hitting two three-pointers. He finished the quarter with 10 points, but Philadelphia?s Jrue Holiday outdid D-Will by scoring 12 points on a perfect 4-of-4 from the field in the quarter. The Nets led by two after one.
Just hours after dealing with the aftermath of Tuesday morning?s incident, Andray Blatche started the second quarter hot, scoring Brooklyn?s first eight points of the quarter in the first four minutes. But the rest of the team couldn?t buy a basket. The 76ers regained the lead midway through the quarter on a Jason Richardson lay-up. The Nets? starters re-entered and orchestrated a 7-0 run to go back on top with Joe Johnson finding his stroke. Despite shooting 38 percent in the half, the Nets held a one-point lead at the break.