Charlotte Hornets v Philadelphia 76ers
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 2: Danny Green #14 of the Philadelphia 76ers hi-fives his teammates during the game against the Charlotte Hornets on January 2, 2021 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Philadelphia 76ers were able to get the win over the injury-riddled Brooklyn Nets Wednesday as the Sixers went atop of the Eastern Conference.

Danny Green spoke on facing Brooklyn without their star players claiming that it’s hard to get a feel of where a team is standing, when they’re never 100% when you play against them.

(via Sixerswire):

“I respect every team regardless of who’s on the floor,” Green said. “They also have other guys that are have been All-Stars, have been All-NBA Team type players. We got to come out the same focus, same energy, but it’s hard to gauge and get a feel for a team when they’re never 100% when you play them.”

The Nets headed to the Eastern Conference showdown vs. Philadelphia without Kevin Durant, James Harden, LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin.

Kyrie Irving was the only superstar available, going for 37 points against the Sixers’ tough defensive plan. For the Sixers, Joel Embiid was unstoppable finishing the contest with 39 points and 13 rebounds.

“For the future, I think this is the last time we play them for the rest of the season,” Green continued. “We won’t know how if we come to that meeting with them in the playoffs, how we’ll match up, but it’s never easy.”