Carly Landry scored 16 points, Nerlens Noel had 13 points and 11 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 95-89 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.
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 on 4-for-6 shooting from 3-point range for the Sixers before exiting with 9:40 left in the third quarter. He was kicked in the face by teammate Jerami Grant in a collision under the basket. He remained on the court for several minutes before being taken off on a stretcher and transported to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was being evaluated for a possible neck injury.
Grant also did not return following the collision, and Richaun Holmes later left in the second half with a strained right Achilles. Leading scorer Jahlil Okafor also missed his sixth straight game for the depleted Sixers. It was revealed before the game that Okafor will have season-ending surgery on his right knee.
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. Brooklyn's nine-game, 18-day trek began on Feb. 23 at Portland.
Thaddeus Young, who spent first seven seasons with Philadelphia, had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Nets in a matchup between the two worst teams in the Eastern Conference. >> Read more