The marquee names weren’t available for the 76ers, but many young men fighting to make the NBA were available and came through for Philadelphia.
Nerlens Noel, K.J. McDaniels and Jordan McRae were sitting for the 76ers, which means that players had to step up in order for the 76ers to come out victorious. Oh boy did that happen. Tied for the lead in scoring were Elijah Millsap — brother of Paul Millsap of the ATL Hawks — and Sean Kilpatrick formerly of the University of Cincinnati.
Millsap and Kilpatrick both dropped 19 points. Millsap was a respectable 5-of-7 from the field and 9-0f-12 from the line, while Kilpatrick knocked in 8-of-17 and 3-of-8 from three. Millsap put on his best Chris Paul performance with seven steals, which ties the mark for the all-time individual performances in steals at Summer League.
Drew Gordon, who is the brother of Orlando Magic’s draft pick Aaron Gordon, finished with eight points and 10 boards. Gordon also missed time after being hit with an elbow from Julius Randle which required stitches, but he returned to the game.
Casper Ware only played 15 minutes but scored seven points, which including his own personal 5-0 run to start the game. He’s looking more and more like someone that is bound to make this team. This game was never really close, as the 76ers ousted the Lakers 85-63.
With the victory, the 76ers advance in the winner’s bracket. The Sixers will play the Chicago Bulls Thursday at 7:00 in the championship bracket.