Friday, October 9, 2015

Sixers win NBA Summer League opener

LAS VEGAS – The 76ers defeated the Jazz, 74-70, in Saturday night’s NBA Summer League opener for both teams at the Thomas and Mack Center.

Sixers win NBA Summer League opener

The 76ers´ Sean Kilpatrick. (David Becker/AP)
The 76ers' Sean Kilpatrick. (David Becker/AP)

LAS VEGAS – The 76ers defeated the Jazz, 74-70, in Saturday night’s NBA Summer League opener for both teams at the Thomas and Mack Center.

Elijah Millsap gave the Sixers (1-0) their four-point cushion on a pair of foul shots with 4.1 seconds left.

Sean Kilpatrick and Jordan McRae paced the squad with 20 points apiece.

Eleven of Kilpatrick’s points came in the first quarter.  The shooting guard shot 7 of 13 from the field and made 3 of 5 three-pointers.

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McRae struggled from the field, going 4-for-15.  The guard/forward, however, made 10 of 12 foul shots.

Power forward Malcolm Thomas led the Jazz (0-1) with 13 points. Point guard Trey Burke added 11 points on  just 4-for-12 shooting. Dante Exum, a combo guard from Australia, finished with 10 points.    

The Sixers will face the Cavaliers (1-0) at 8 p.m. Monday at Cox Pavilion.

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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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