NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 13 in Las Vegas

July 13th, 2016 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

LAS VEGAS — In the honest-to-goodness NBA, the stars shine brightest during the playoffs. In the version put forth at Las Vegas Summer League, the postseason is as good a time as any to sit top talent.

At least, that's how things unfolded Wednesday—and not at all to the detriment of the teams proceeding sans studs.

The Philadelphia 76ers had no trouble advancing to the next round without Ben Simmons, this year's No. 1 overall pick. It helped that they were up against the D-League Select squad, but Philly's 108-71 stomping at the Thomas & Mack Center was no less effective or efficient.

The Sixers, who had been 0-3 in Sin City, shot 53.9 percent from the field and 43.9 percent from three, with five players in double figures. Among those was Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, the 2016 draft's 24th pick, who finished with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting.

Across the way at Cox Pavilion, the Minnesota Timberwolves dispatched the San Antonio Spurs, 80-71. Both teams took the floor without their top performers—Kris Dunn for the T-Wolves, reigning S ...

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