Summer League: Sixers-Cavaliers Preview

by Max Rappaport
Sixers.com Writer
@MaxRappaport

LAS VEGAS –– Ten days ago, the Sixers began a two-and-a-half-week long summer league odyssey, arriving first in Central Florida for the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League on July 4. After winning the league’s Championship Game on Friday, the team departed for Las Vegas, the site of the Samsung NBA Summer League.

On Saturday, they won the first of three scheduled contest in Vegas, notching a 74-70 victory over the Utah Jazz. Philadelphia squares off against the Cleveland Cavaliers at 8pm (EST) on Monday and against the Phoenix Suns at 8pm (EST) on Tuesday. Following those two games, the Sixers will be guaranteed at least two more games, but could play as many as five additional contests as part of the league’s single-elimination tournament that begins on Wednesday.

In Saturday’s win over the Jazz, the Sixers were without Nerlens Noel (rest) and K.J. McDaniels (left ankle sprain). Both Noel and McDaniel are expected to play in Monday’s meeting with the Cavaliers.

Fans can catch Monday and Tuesday’s games on The Comcast Network (locally) and NBA TV (nationally) as well as NBA.com via Summer League Live.

Starters Last Time Out

Sixers: Tim Frazier, Sean Kilpatrick, Jordan McRae, Brandon Davies, Mouphtaou Yarou (Sat. vs. UTA)
Cavaliers: Matthew Dellavedova, Joe Harris, Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Jack Cooley (Sun. vs. SAS)