Philadelphia 76ers’ Jerami Grant, left, and Robert Covington, right, fight for control of the ball with Brooklyn’s Andrea Bargnani, who led the Nets with a season-high 23 points.
NEW YORK — Andrea Bargnani scored a season-high 23 points, Thaddeus Young had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 100-91 on Thursday night.
Brooklyn won for the sixth time in its last seven home games. Philadelphia fell to 0-13 on the road.
Shane Larkin scored 14 points and Bojan Bogdanovic had 10 for the Nets.
Jahlil Okafor had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and former Arizona Wildcat T.J McConnell scored 17 points for the 76ers.
The Nets set the tone early by allowing only 13 points in the first quarter, the fewest they’ve given up in any period this season. Philadelphia began the game 0 for 15 on 3-pointers before McConnell made one with 4:11 left in the second quarter.
Brooklyn opened the fourth quarter with an 18-6 run and never looked back. Larkin scored eight during that run.
• In Chicago, Pau Gasol scored 24 points and the Bulls beat the Los Angeles Clippers 83-80 on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak. The Bulls caught a big break midway through the third quarter when Clippers Al-Star Blake Griffin was ejected for a hard foul against Taj Gibson, and they came away with the win after blowing a 16-point lead.
• In Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant had 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in his seventh career triple-double, and the Thunder beat the Atlanta Hawks 107-94.
• Michael Preston, Philadelphia’s director of public relations, denied a report of owner Josh Harris having any intention of selling the team. “Josh has said repeatedly that he hopes to own the Sixers for many years and keep it in the family for many years.”
• Okafor drew a Hall of Fame comparison from Sixers coach Brett Brown. “There are times I think he’s as much a 4 man as much as he is a 5,” Brown said. “To think we’re going to go post Brook Lopez with Jahlil I think would be a mistake. I think his strength is more of a face up. I think I have to do a better job of getting him rolling. People like Karl Malone and (Carlos) Boozer come to mind.”