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Las Vegas Summer League: Sixers-Lakers Preview/Game Thread

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Former future Sixer D'Angelo Russell takes on Philadelphia.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

After a disappointing team showing in the Utah Summer League, the Philadelphia 76ers are looking for some redemption in Las Vegas Summer League. They kick off their first game against D'Angelo Russell and the Los Angeles Lakers, which tips off at 5:30.

The Lakers played their first game on Friday, falling 81-68 to the Minnesota Timberwolves. D'Angelo Russell had 8 points on 3-8 shooting in 26 minutes. Julius Randle made his first on court appearance since breaking his leg in the season opener of his rookie year, contributing 11 points on 3-9 shooting.

Los Angeles will likely trot out a starting lineup of Russell, Clarkson, Anthony Brown, Julius Randle, and Tarik Black.

On the flip side, the Sixers have brought some new faces with them to Vegas. That includes local son Pierre Jackson, who will start for Philadelphia at point guard tonight. He's apparently been dealing with a nagging groin injury this week, but is healthy enough to give it a go.

Jahlil Okafor is also expected to play throughout the Las Vegas Summer League, after averaging 14 points and 8.3 rebounds during his time in Utah. Second year small forward JaKarr Sampson is another notable player joining the team.

Here's tonight's lineup:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SummerSixers?src=hash">#SummerSixers</a> are going with Pierre Jackson, JaKarr Sampson, J.P. Tokoto, Arsalan Kazemi, and Jahlil Okafor as their starters tonight.</p>&mdash; Max Rappaport (@MaxRappaport) <a href="https://twitter.com/MaxRappaport/status/620022952638087168">July 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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