Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas faced their old 76ers team for the first time since being shipped off to the Nets. And they not only got a 116-108 victory, but also played key roles in the game-deciding 11-0 fourth-quarter run. “Yeah, if I were to say that win didn’t feel great I’d be lying,” said Okafor, who played just twice for the 76ers before the Dec. 7 deal. “It felt awesome to be able to pull it out. “For Nik and I to be able to go out there and help win was great. That being said, I’m pulling for those guys, and I hope they make the playoffs.” Stauskas made a corner 3-pointer to put the Nets up 94-92 with 8:51 to play, and they never trailed again. Okafor, who had eight points on 4-of-5 shooting, capped the run with a floater for a 102-92 lead. “It was back-and-forth and then that last seven or eight minutes we took control of the game,” Stauskas said. “That’s always great. More than anything we just wanted to win. It’s always a good feeling being able to beat your former team, so that was the most important thing. We were both excited to get out there against former teammates and coaches.” D’Angelo Russell, who is close with Okafor, said he knew how much the victory meant to his friend.
Jahlil Okafor was waiting for this sweet revenge
New York Post | Feb 1