2021 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League
Las Vegas Summer League: Tyrese Maxey's big game lifts 76ers over Hawks in OT
Philadelphia's 2nd-year guard scores a game-high 31 points in win; Sharife Cooper paces Atlanta with 21 points and 12 assists.
Dan Bruno, RotoWire.com
Tyrese Maxey scored a game-high 31 points to lead the 76ers to a 96-88 win over the Hawks in the MGM Resorts Summer League on Thursday at Cox Pavilion.
The Hawks got out to a strong start with a 23-14 lead after one quarter and stayed on top throughout the second, but the Sixers cut it to an eight-point game by halftime. The Hawks maintained an eight-point lead mid-way through the third, but the Sixers closed the quarter on a 14-6 run to tie it up heading into the final quarter.
After trading buckets down the stretch, a Sharife Cooper jumper with seven seconds left sent the game to overtime. The 76ers took total control in the extra period, outscoring the Hawks 10-2 to run away with the win.
Maxey added six rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal to his 31 points. Only two other players scored in double digits for the Sixers, as Isaiah Joe tallied 21 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal, while Paul Reed totaled 20 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block.
Cooper led the Hawks with 21 points and 12 assists, in 33 minutes. Skylar Mays followed up with 20 points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block, while rookie Jalen Johnson tallied his third consecutive double-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and a block.