NBASL GM4: Crush and Advance

Posted by: C. Smith
07/17/14 11:28 am EST

nbaslgm4editedDespite not having Nerlens Noel, K.J. McDaniels and Jordan McRae — all out with ankle sprains — the Summer Sixers posted a  85-63 win over the Los Angeles Lakers last night to advance in the elimination round of play at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

After a stalemate first quarter (20-20l), Casper Ware and the 76ers summer reserves opened the 2nd qurter with a 16-0 run that extended out to a 24-4 stretch.  That 22 point cushion helped the Sixers (2-2) keep the Lakers at arm’s length for the rest of the game.   

The Sixers were led in scoring by Sean Kilpatrick and Elijah Millsap who each posted 19 points.

The huge 2nd quarter burst was led Elijah Millsap (10 points) and Sean Kilpatrick (7 points).   Kilpatrick continues to impress with hi smooth touch (8-17 on FGAs).  The dominating 2nd Q produced a 22 point Sixers lead at half time, but the 7-6 still had some work to put in. 

It’s NBA Summer League so every team makes a run and he Lakers came out came out of the locker room after the half with a big push.  During a 20-7 run in the 3rd Q, the Lakers were able to cut the Sixers lead to 7 points.  However that was a close as LA would get.

In the 3rd quarter the Sixers out scored the Lakers by 12 and led 66-56 after three stanzas.  That lead exploded when the Summer Sixers staged a 17-3 run to open the 4th quarter that allowed Philadunnkia nation’s home team to put this game on ice.  Kilpatrick had 7 points and Milsapp scored 6 during this stretch.     

Jerami Grant finished with 11 points and seven rebounds.  Drew Gordon had a solid night with 8 points and 10 rebounds.

According to NBA.com, Millsap set a 2014 Summer League mark in steals with seven and that figure also tied Brandon Jennings (2009 vs. Sacramento) and Josh Selby (2012 vs. Washington) atop the list for all-time individual performances in steals at the NBA SL.

Former Delaware 87ers fan favorite Kendall Marshall played nearly 27 minutes for Lakers, but scored just 7 points on 2-9 shooting.

With their win, the 76ers advance in the championship bracket to play the Chicago Bulls  Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Thomas & Mack Center. 

 

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2 Responses to “NBASL GM4: Crush and Advance”

  1. Alex
    18. July 2014 at 00:35

    Looks like Sixers have a bunch of so called decent assets in both Summer events.
    The question is what Sixers will do with all of these kids? There are 15 spots on the roster and only a few may find spots there. With the exception of Noel, Ware, Grant, and perhaps McRae, there are at least 6 or 7 Sixers players in the summer league that I believe are at the same level based on a few games played.
    With Sam Hinkie being in an asset collection and development mode, he may have to hang on to a bunch of these kids for at least another year. Can Sam sign a few of them for a decent salary (300 to 400K) and send them to the D-League? D-League Salaries are horrible (24 to 40K range based on what I saw on the web.

  2. johnny W
    19. July 2014 at 01:54

    Yes indeed…Let’s add McDaniels and high flyer Roberts to your list Mr. Alex as well. All for anyway to hang on to em and see who becomes the better ballers.

    I’ve noted how some of the more clever General Managers have learned how to stash players in Europe and when they are ready can bring em to the team because they retain the rights…unlike the D League players who any team may take a crack at?

    We should have a deeper much improved roster than last year. jw

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