Summer League: Sixers 89, Nets 86

Posted on: July 12th, 2013 by Benny Nadeau Comments

Today, the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics' blockbuster trade became official and, thusly, nothing else mattered. However, the Nets played their last Summer League game of the year and literally nobody watched.

The final consolation game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets was not televised today as NBATV opted to switch over to the opening games of the Las Vegas Summer League. Can we blame them?

The Nets only played 6 players today and would eventually fall by three points.

Toko Shengelia scored 11 points in the first quarter, but finished with 14. The Tokomotive chipped in with 5 boards, 4 assists and a steal.

Brooklyn's rookie, Mason Plumlee, had another nice game, scoring 23 points to go along with 5 assists, 5 rebounds and a steal. Plumlee has struggled from the line this week, but shot a nice 9-11 from the charity stripe.

Keith Benson, the lengthy center, easily had his best Summer League game of the year going off for 18 points and 16 rebounds.

But perhaps, most importantly, was the stat line of Chris Wright. Wright poured an efficient 23 points on 50% shooting, adding 7 rebounds and 7 assists and played all 40 minutes. The point guard got a look at a game-tying three at the end of the fourth quarter, but could not convert.

Tyshawn Taylor did not play.

The Nets fell to 0-5, but hey! All things considered, it's nice to read a box score of a game in which the Nets were competitive the entire way through. That's a positive.

And, oh yeah! I don't know if you heard but we acquired Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry, Paul Pierce and Andrei Kirilenko today, so like, Summer League Shmummer League, right?