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NEW YORK – Mason Plumlee had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-88 on Monday night.
"That's the aggressiveness and toughness we need from him every night," coach Hollins said. "That's the expectation for him. Not to get 17 points, not to get 20, but to go out and be aggressive."
Deron Williams added 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.
After the game, Williams expressed praise for Plumlee's performance and what it could can forecast for the season.
"We're going to need that type of effort from him, especially when Brook (Lopez) and Kevin (Garnett) are out," Williams said.
Henry Sims and Tony Wroten scored 13 points apiece to lead the 76ers.
Brooklyn led 68-67 heading into the fourth before Plumlee and Jerome Jordan took over. The pair combined for 13 points in the final period. Brooklyn improved to 4-1 with the victory while Philadelphia dropped to 2-5 with the loss.
Nets: Kevin Garnett and Markel Brown remained sidelined stomach virus. Brook Lopez remains sidelined by a right mid-foot sprain. Plumlee and Mirza Teletovic started in place of Lopez and Garnett.
76ers: Philadelphia was without Joel Embiid, Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams. ... Before the game, coach Brett Brown said Jakarr Sampson was a player that has impressed him particularly when evaluating the roster with final cuts coming in the next few days.
Nets: Brooklyn will conclude the preseason on the road against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night at TD Garden.
76ers: Philadelphia will conclude the preseason on the road against the Detroit Pistons Thursday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.