The Nets had no answer for Ben Simmons on Monday, who finished with a triple-double (34 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists) as the Sixers knocked off Brooklyn 117-111.
Despite Simmons' big game, head coach Kenny Atkinson spotted some other areas of concern for his team.
"Obviously there are two big keys to this game," Atkinson said. "Give them credit for the first one, they turned us over a ton, 22 turnovers. Then I thought they really hurt us on the glass."
The Nets had seven players commit multiple turnovers in the loss, including five apiece from both Spencer Dinwiddie and Joe Harris. Philadelphia took advantage of those turnovers in transition, outscoring the Nets 23-9 in points off of fast breaks.
"We didn't hold on to the ball," Jarrett Allen said. "It wasn't anybody in particular, everybody was turning it over."
The Nets led by one going into the fourth, but six straight points to open the quarter gave the Sixers a five-point lead, one which the Nets would never regain.
"I think we could have brought it to another level," Allen said. "I think they did outmatch us in terms of intensity in the fourth quarter."