Summer Sixers finish Salt Lake Summer League against Jazz: Game Thread
Summer Sixers finish Salt Lake Summer League against Jazz: Game Thread

Philadelphia couldn’t get to 2-0 in Salt Lake City, losing to Memphis 87-85 with the final siren sounding last night. Jeff Dowtin Jr. made a strong case for a team to bring him back into the NBA, scoring 18 points and six assists, with a game-high 12-plus. Tonight may be the last time we see him as a Sixer, as he’s the only member of the summer squad not continuing with the team in Las Vegas. Two-way signee Justin Edwards shined after an unremarkable opening game, hitting 3-of-3 threes and adding four sticks. 25-year-old Keve Aluma was the other standout, scoring 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting in 17 minutes. The Sixers have a two-way spot open, and Aluma, who played professionally in South Korea last season, would certainly love to throw his hat in the ring.

With the Sixers now on the court for the third straight season, no one can predict who will play and how many minutes. Tonight’s opponent, Utah, won its opening game in overtime against Memphis and lost to Oklahoma City by 23 last night. However, their three most important players were all undressed last night, perhaps to allow them to return to the court rested tonight. Keyonte George played mostly at point guard for the Jazz last season, Brice Sensabaugh played regularly in March and April of last season, and Walker Kessler was on Team USA at the FIBA ​​World Championship last summer. Essentially, this group feels slightly overqualified for Salt Lake. Here’s the full roster:

The Jazz also have three rookie draft picks in play: Cody Williams (10th pick), Isaiah Collier (29th pick) and Kyle Filipowski (32nd pick). Additionally, Darius Bazley and Kenneth Lofton Jr. both played a handful of games with the Sixers last season. As with the Summer Sixers, we’ll see how the minutes play out in this third game in three nights.

Follow the comments before the action moves to Las Vegas this weekend.

Game details

WHO: (Summer) Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz
When: 9:00 p.m. ET
Where: Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Regard: ESPN2
Consequences: @LibertyBallers

By Isla