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.
“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.”