2014 NBA Summer League: Sixers-Thunder Recap

In their second Orlando Summer League game, the Philadelphia 76ers (1-1) defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 84-73 (0-2). The Sixers ended the first quarter with a 25-17 lead; Talib Zanna led the way with 6 points (all of which came from the free throw line). The Sixers maintained a solid lead throughout the first half as the score at the end of the half was 46-30. The intensity of the game began to pick up in the final minutes as a Perry Jones 3-point shot closed the Thunder deficit to 7 with 1:18 left in the game.



However, Casper Ware was too much for the Thunder to handle and his running shot with 57 seconds left put the game away for good.

Game News and Notes:

  • Nerlens Noel did not play due to precautionary reasons
  • Pierre Jackson did not play due to a right achilles injury sustained yesterday, believed to be a rupture
  • Casper Ware put on a solid passing, scoring and rebounding display (20 pts, 5 reb, 5 asts)
  • Ware also played well defensively, putting pressure on the offense at halfcourt
  • Ron Roberts showed great athleticism with a posterizing dunk on Andre Roberson and a nice reverse jam
  • The Sixers struggled guarding players without fouling and as result, two players fouled out (McDaniels and Grant) and they had 34 team fouls
  • Holding onto the ball is something the Sixers did not do well as they had 22 total turnovers (5 from Casper Ware, 3 from JaKarr Sampson)

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