Meeks, Speights lead Sixers to victory over Boston


Sixers 86 – Celtics 69

After their opening game victory over the New Jersey Nets yesterday, the Sixers continued their dominant play into today’s game against the Boston Celtics, pulling out a 17 point advantage over the Eastern Conference champs. Unlike yesterday, Jrue Holliday didn’t surpass 20 points, but he did however crack double digit scoring figures with 10, and five total assists. But it wasn’t Holliday, or Evan Turner, who led the Sixers in scoring, it was former Kentucky guard, Jodie Meeks.

Against the Nets, Meeks finished with 18 points; today, Meeks did the same, going for a game high 18 points. He converted on two of his three 3-point attempts, and went 6 for 11 from the field.

After a slow start against the Nets, Marreese Speights finally found his touch, finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds, his first double-double in the Summer League.

In his rookie debut, Evan Turner managed to account for 12 points in the Sixers’ win over the Nets. Today, the former Ohio State standout finished with 13 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals. His great all-around play should give Philly fans hope for the upcoming season.

Other notable numbers from the game:

  • Cedric Simmons chipped in 10 points for the Sixers as he attempts to find a spot on the Sixers’ final roster.
  • Former Xavier big man, Jason Love, made all three of his shots, and finished with 8 points.
  • The Celtics outrebounded the Sixers 12 to 8.
  • Boston turned the ball over 20 times, compared to the 12 turnovers for Philly.