Monday, March 30, 2015

Bulls top Sixers in Vegas

LAS VEGAS – The Bulls defeated the 76ers, 79-68, in Thursday night’s NBA Summer League second-round matchup at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Bulls top Sixers in Vegas

LAS VEGAS – The Bulls defeated the 76ers, 79-68, in Thursday night’s NBA Summer League second-round matchup at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The Sixers (2-3) will face the NBA Development League Select Team in Friday's consolation round.

Swingman Jordan McRae had another standout performance in the loss.

The 6-foot-6, 185-pounder finished with a game-high 25 points. He made his first seven shot attempts en route to finishing, 7-for-8.  McRae also went 10-for-10 from the foul line. The former Tennessee standout is averaging 21 in four games. He missed Wednesday’s victory over the Lakers with a sprained-left ankle.

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 Nerlens Noel added 14 points, five rebounds and two assists. KJ McDaniels had 11 points.

Noel left the game in the third quarter after suffering a cramp in his right hamstring.  The 6-11 center went to the locker room to have his left ankle retaped. He returned to the game late in the quarter.

Noel missed the previous two games after tweaking his ankle in Monday’s setback to the Cavaliers.

Tony Snell and Cameron Bairstow scored 18 points apiece to lead the Bulls (4-0). Doug McDermott added 11.

Follow and contact Inquirer 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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