It was a tough end to the Orland Pro Summer League for the 76ers, who lost their fourth game of the week to the Detroit Pistons 71-67 this afternoon.
The Sixers were once again led by big man Devin Searcy who recorded his second straight double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
It was a total team effort early on for the 7-6, with seven different players scoring in a first quarter that had the Sixers leading 24-18. The full effort was epitomized by coach Aaron McKie’s five-man rotation.
“We just wanted to even the minutes out,” McKie said. “I wasn’t going to sit over there and wreck my brain. Towards the end of the week guys start to get tired, and they try to tell you they’re good but I can see out on the floor they’re not.”
Lavoy Allen got off to a nice start for the Sixers and finished with six points and four rebounds. Justin Holiday only had two points in the first half and finished with five for the game on a tough 1-8 shooting performance. It was clear that some players were losing their legs a bit.
After a wonderful performance yesterday Searcy once again made his best pitch for the 76ers roster. The former Dayton Flyer not only recorded a double-double but added three blocks while playing good defense against Andre Drummond, the ninth overall pick in this year’s Draft.