Philadelphia 76ers Summer League Game 2

July 6th, 2010 by Alec Beckman Leave a reply »

Today at 5 o'clock EST, the Philadelphia 76ers' summer league team took on the Boston Celtics, rolling to a 86-69 victory.

The 76ers showed great improvement on the defensive end with 10 total steals, mostly coming from the outstanding perimeter defense set up by Evan Turner, Jrue Holliday, and Jodie Meeks.

The entire team played well, not one player standing above the rest. However, Philadelpia got off to a slow start, being down 15-3 at one point, but eventually caught fire and clearly outplayed the Celtics.

Meeks and Marreese Speights both played extremely well combining for 30 points (Meeks with 18, Speights with 12).  Speights also collected a team-high 11 rebounds to have his first double-double of the summer.  Meeks looked tremendous on defense and on transition offense, really showing that he has stepped up and improved greatly from last year.  This is his second consecutive game with 18 points, which was a game high.

Holliday played well and showed high energy, but didn’t rip up the stat shee ...

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