The final score isn’t the most important thing in an NBA summer league game, but the fact that the Sixers’ squad has won their first two games is decent enough evidence that the boys are playing well. Liberty Ballers gave their take on the game.
The Sixers found themselves down 15-3 early in the first quarter, but their tenacious defense allowed them to claw back and eventually defeat the Celtics 86-69. After watching a defense-less, Eddie Jordan-coached team for 82+ games last season, tonight’s effort on defense was a sight for sore eyes. Two Summer League games in and the team is already buying into Coach Collins’ defense-first philosophy. I love it, and cannot wait for the regular season.
Jrue Holiday once again looked like the best player on the floor and finished the night with 10 points and 5 assists. The Sixers were led in scoring by G Jodie Meeks. Evan Turner was second on the team in scoring with 13 points while adding 4 assists, grabbing 3 boards, and 2 steals. Sixers coach Doug Collins had this to say about Turner.
“He’s searching,” Sixers head coach Doug Collins said about Turner. “He’s just trying to figure it all out right now.”
Mareese Speights bounced back from his disappointing first game with a 12 point, 11 board performance.