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Summer League recap: Sixers fall to Celtics in summer league rematch

Jayson Tatum and the Celtics were just too much for the lowly Sixers.

NBA: Summer League-Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Sixers and Boston Celtics faced off on Tuesday in their second summer league meeting to date. Jayson Tatum got the best of the Sixers back in Utah Summer League, and his performance in Las Vegas helped Boston secure another win against their Atlantic Division foe. He finished with 14 points, including a layup with 41.8 to ice a 88-83 victory.

Some Sixers notes:

  • In his first game back from suffering a lacerated lip, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot led the Sixers with 16 points, but didn’t shoot the ball well. He was just 4-13 from the field, and especially struggled to finish around the rim, having multiple layup attempts blocked. Three-point shooting will be a large determinant of how much playing time he’ll see this season, and unfortunately he’s been up and down in that department. Losing the playmaking abilities of Markelle Fultz certainly hasn’t helped things.
  • Jonah Bolden finished with 13 points (4-12 FG) to go with eight rebounds. The rookie continues to impress in extended run with the Sixers this summer. He continues to display NBA range on his jumper, going 3-6 from three. And after struggling to rebound to start summer league, Bolden was all over the boards on both ends of the floor. He pulled down three offensive rebounds, and five defensive rebounds. The 21-year-old forward also finished the game with two steals, including a strip of Tatum that resulted in a tough layup on the other end.
  • Former Maryland point guard Melo Trimble also stood out from the pack in the Sixers victory. He finished with 13 points, and was 4-8 from the field and 3-5 from three-point range.
  • Second-round pick Mathias Lessort made his debut for the summer Sixers on Tuesday, finishing with four points (1-2 FG), four rebounds and a block.

Philadelphia now falls to 1-2 in Las Vegas this summer.

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