2024 Salt Lake City Summer League: Keyonte George leads Jazz to victory against Sixers
2024 Salt Lake City Summer League: Keyonte George leads Jazz to victory against Sixers

Keyonte George scored a game-high 31 points and made 11 of 12 free throws, leading the Jazz in scoring.

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SALT LAKE CITY — A Jazz team with plenty of experience and led by Keyonte George’s 31-point run defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 93-85 in a Salt Lake City Summer League game at the Delta Center in Utah on Wednesday night.

A game that would ultimately be described as a rollercoaster ride began as a hard-fought battle, with the Jazz coming out of the first quarter with a slim 19-18 lead. However, each team outscored the other by 11 points in the middle quarters, leaving the lead just one point in the final quarter. Ultimately, Utah tightened up its defense in the final 1:43 minutes, creating an 8-2 run that closed the game and gave itself a solid lead from the 76ers.

Ricky Council IV led the 76ers with 20 points and added an assist and a steal. Jeff Dowtin Jr. totaled 18 points, six assists, four rebounds and a block. Jaylen Sims added 11 points while David Jones added 10 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals.

For the Jazz, George added five assists and two rebounds to his team-high scoring totals. Taylor Hendricks added 18 points, six rebounds, one assist and three blocks. Brice Sensabaugh added 17 points, two rebounds, two assists and one block. Rookie first-round pick Isaiah Collier added 12 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

The two teams are now moving their games to the NBA 2K25 Summer League in Las Vegas and will take to the court for the first time on Saturday evening, with the 76ers facing the Pistons and the Jazz taking on the Dallas Mavericks.

By Isla