PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andre Iguodala scored 20 points, Jrue Holiday added 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 108-97 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday night.
Philadelphia shot 56 percent from the field and completed a 4-0 sweep of the Nets for the first time in 33 years.
Chris Douglas-Roberts led the Nets (7-61) with 23 points, Keyon Dooling added 15 and Terrence Williams had 13. Brook Lopez and Jarvis Hayes also scored 12 apiece, and Kris Humphries had 10. New Jersey needs to win three of its last 14 games to avoid the NBA record for fewest victories set by the 1972-73 76ers when they went 9-73.
Magic Johnson watched from a front-row seat as two of the worst teams in the league played in the half-empty arena. The Hall of Famer will be a guest speaker at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business on Thursday.
The 76ers quickly extended a 13-point lead to 17 early in the fourth with consecutive baskets by Brand and Williams, giving them an 89-72 lead.
New Jersey never got within single digits the rest of the way.
After the Sixers built a 79-57 lead, the Nets outscored Philadelphia 11-2, with Douglas-Roberts scoring nine points to cut it to 81-68 after the third.
NOTES: The Nets played without G Devin Harris (upper respiratory infection) and F Yi Jianlian (sprained left ankle). Thaddeus Young (fractured right thumb) and F-C Marreese Speights (sprained right knee) sat out for the Sixers. ... Iguodala is 1 for 20 from 3-point range in his last five games. ... The Nets made their first 23 free throws.