The Nets led by double digits for most of the night, but were outscored, 38-23, in the final 12 minutes, dropping them to 8-13 on the season. D'Angel Russell led all scorers with 38 points, but the Nets fell to just 3-6 at the Barclays Center this year.
Joel Embiid had another monster game with 32 points and 12 rebounds, while Butler added 12 rebounds to complete his double-double effort. The recently-acquired star also had a game-winning three late in a win over the Charlotte Hornets on November 17th, which was just his second game with Philadelphia. The 76ers have won five of their past six games, and now sit in third place in the East.
Brooklyn led comfortably by 14 points at halftime after shooting 58 percent from the floor, including 46 percent from beyond the arc, in the first 24 minutes of play. Russell led that charge and finished with his highest point total with the Nets, while adding eight rebounds and eight assists. Spencer Dinwiddie added 31 points as his backup, but that was not enough to take advantage of a Sixers team that has struggled away from home. Philadelphia is 10-1 this season at the Wells Fargo Center, but improved to 4-7 away from there with Sunday's win.
Luckily for the 76ers, they will return home on Wednesday night to battle the New York Knicks, who will be on the second night of a back-to-back. Meanwhile, the Nets will stay home to host the Utah Jazz that same night.