LAS VEGAS, July 15 – The frontline of the Philadelphia 76ers was enough to overcome the Los Angeles Lakers, 81-73, in the second game of the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS.

Philadelphia big men Jason Smith, Marreese Speights, and Thaddeus Young each dropped 16 points in the win, with reserve guard Junior Harrington chipping in 15.

Right from the tip, the Lakers jumped on the 76ers and took a 10-0 lead before Philadelphia called a timeout with 7:26 remaining. The quarter finished in the same fashion as Los Angeles maintained that 10 point lead, 27-17.

The tides turned in the second quarter as Philadelphia shot 8 for 14 from the field, while holding the Lakers to 5 for 17 shooting, helped them climb back within one 38-37 at the halftime horn.

Steady play from both teams was on display in the second half. However, the 76ers took command in the fourth quarter behind 9 for 13 shooting from the field. Harrington helped Philadelphia close out the win with eight points in the final period.

The Lakers were led by first year guard Coby Karl’s 18 points and Joe Crawford’s 16.

Notes: The 76ers will play against the Wizards in Wednesday’s third game inside COX Pavilion and the Lakers will meet up with the Timberwolves in Wednesday’s first game at Thomas & Mack Center.