Trey Lyles
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#UtahJazzSL - Jazz 75, 76ers 86

by matt payne

The 2016 Utah Jazz Summer League came to an end Thursday night as the Jazz fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 86-75 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.

The Sixers used a strong third quarter to take command, and then back-to-back threes by Christian Wood and Maodo Lo pushed their lead to 14 early in the fourth quarter.

Wood had 17 points and led Philadelphia in scoring for the third straight game.

Ben Simmons started for Philadelphia after missing Tuesday’s game because of leg cramps. The No. 1 overall pick once again struggled with his shot (going 2-for-8 from the field and 2-for-6 from the line for six points) but was a maestro running the offense, racking up six assists on a variety of highlight-worthy passes. 

Utah’s Trey Lyles led all scorers with 23 points. The second-year forward averaged 20.7 points and 10.3 rebounds over the three games this week.

“The guys had great effort throughout the entire week,” Jazz coach Johnnie Bryant said. “That’s all you can ask for as a coach. They went out and competed and played hard, and they’ll continue to get better.” 

Notable

Tibor Pleiss drilled two straight threes from the top of the key in the second quarter before throwing down an emphatic two-handed dunk. Pleiss finished with 14 points, six rebounds, one steal and one block in 22 minutes. … Wood averaged 18.7 points for Philadelphia this week. … Richaun Holmes added 17 points, seven rebounds and two blocks for the Sixers. … The Sixers outrebounded the Jazz 47-36.

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