Summer League: Bulls 77, Sixers 68
LAS VEGAS –– The Sixers’ run at summer league supremacy ended Thursday night, as the team fell to the top-seeded Chicago Bulls, 79-68, in single-elimination play.
Jordan McRae led Philadelphia, scoring 25 points on 7-of-8 from the floor and 10-of-10 from the free-throw line. Nerlens Noel contributed 14 points (5/13 FG), five rebounds, and a pair of assists in 24 minutes of action, and K.J. McDaniels added 11 points (3/8 FG), three rebounds, and three blocks.
The Sixers will face the NBA D-League Select team in a consolation game Friday at 8pm (EST).
• Through four summer league games in Las Vegas, Jordan McRae is averaging a team-high 21.0 points per game. He currently ranks third amongst Samsung NBA Summer League participants in that category (Glen Rice, Jr. – 22.5 PPG, Tim Hardaway, Jr. – 21.8 PPG).
• McRae is not only scoring in high volume, but also with high efficiency. He’s shooting 50.0% from the field, 37.8% from beyond the arc, and 86.5% from the free-throw line (9.3 FTA/g).
• Thursday’s game marked Nerlens Noel’s first without a block or steal. In his first four summer league games, he averaged 3.3 blocks and 2.3 steals per game.