Mike Scott Sealed The Sixers’ Comeback Win Over The Nets In Game 4

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Mike Scott was just what the Philadelphia 76ers needed. Just like we all predicted.

The sharpshooter hit the game-winning three for the Sixers in the final moments of Game 4 in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon to give the Sixers a 3-1 series lead. In a game that featured an actual fight, the final moments truly felt like a heavyweight bout.

A third quarter scuffle between Joel Embiid and Jared Dudley saw Dudley and Jimmy Butler ejected from the game and saw the Sixers fall behind by double digits. But the away team fought back in the fourth to get within striking distance, setting up a wild final two minutes in Brooklyn like we haven’t seen yet this postseason.

What a wild finish to Game 4 in Brooklyn. 🍿#NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/5MesaLG0Nc

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 20, 2019

Caris LeVert led the Nets with 25 points and D’Angelo Russell was brilliant for Brooklyn, with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the loss. He set up a number of plays down the stretch to give Brooklyn a lead despite the Sixers comeback. But JJ Reddick gave the Sixers a 1-point lead with 50 seconds left, hitting the Sixers’ first three in nearly 27 minutes after a long shooting funk for himself as well.

The inbound pass for the Nets was botched, and the Sixers turned the ball over as well, setting up Russell to hit Joe Harris with a pass inside to give the Nets the lead again with 25 seconds left

Embiid was a monster on the night, with 31 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 blocks on the night.

Joel Embiid was dominant in the @sixers' Game 4 win in Brooklyn! 😤

📊: 31 PTS | 16 REB | 7 AST | 6 BLK#PhilaUnite | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/Md6mt91Wyr

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 20, 2019

His biggest assist came with under 20 seconds to play. He bobbled the ball in the paint and dished it to Scott, who caught and shot right away to give the Sixers a rare lead.


Sixers back up 2!#PhilaUnite | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/eyNjPRkJZI

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 20, 2019

Disaster then struck for the Nets, as Jarrett Allen (21 points) got caught inside and trapped, with Ben Simmons (15 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists) coming up with the steal. Tobias Harris then hit two free throws to give the Sixers a four-point lead — their largest of the game — and the Nets ran out of time to answer.

Embiid’s game-changing performance came just hours after the Sixers were unsure whether he would even play on Saturday. He did, and now the Nets are on the brink of elimination.

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