Sixers Down Lakers for First Win
Posted Jul 15 2008 10:34PM
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.
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.
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.