I know its only Summer League, but when can you say the Sixers are undefeated?
In the second game of their Orlando Summer League schedule, the Philadelphia 76ers topped the Boston Celtics 86-69 to stay perfect at 2-0.
The Sixers were led by an unlikely player in second year point guard Jodie Meeks, who dropped 18 points on 6-11 shooting. Meeks was the main pickup at last year's trade deadline for the Sixers when he came to Philly from the Milwaukee Bucks.
But the most impressive part of the game was the play of third year forward Marreese Speights, as the big man finished with a solid double-double of 12 points and 11 boards. I never put much stock into the summer league, but Speights has shown up leaner and almost 20 pounds lighter than he was last season.
No. 2 overall pick Evan Turner finished with 13 points, while expected starting point guard Jrue Holiday finished with 10 points and five assists.
Because the Celtics are such a solid, veteran team, there were no real game tested players involved for Boston. The Celtics did receive a solid effort from former Notre Dame power forward Luke Harangody, their second roud pick, who finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Hopefully some of the Sixers' success will transfer over to the regular season. But for right now, its good knowing that three potential starters are going to come into camp with a winning feeling—something that was lacking a bit last year.
The Sixers are back in action in Orlando today as they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 5 p.m. The Thunder should be a good test for this team, as they will feature many of their higher profile players from last season such as James Harden and Serge Ibaka.
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