LAS VEGAS – The 76ers squad that impressed in an NBA Summer League opener finally resurfaced seven days later.
It shared the ball and made 14-of-31 three-pointers in its 108-102 consolation-game victory Friday over the Toronto Raptors at Cox Pavilion. The win snapped a three-game skid and concluded the summer league with a 2-3 record.
P.J. Dozier had his best game of the week, finishing with 22 points, while making 4-of-7 three-pointers to go with seven assists, seven rebounds, a steal, and three turnovers. The point guard did most of his damage in the first half, finishing with 13 points on 5-for-7 shooting. He made all three of his three-pointers in the half.
“As a basketball player, once you see one go in, you build up confidence,” Dozier said. “You try to make it. But you start on the defensive end. You bring the energy there, and it flows into the offense.”
Haywood Highsmith, Marial Shayok, A.J. Davis, and Matisse Thybulle also had solid outings.
Highsmith, who the Sixers released from a two-way contract last month, finished with 16 points and a game-high two blocks. Shayok had 14 points to go with four assists and four rebounds, while playing some backup point guard.
Davis made 3 of 4 three-pointers en route to 11 points. Thybulle had 10 points while making 2 of 5 three-pointers. The 20th-overall pick in last month’s draft also had five rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a block.
The Sixers led for most of the game but nearly blew a 19-point lead. The Raptors (2-3) pulled within five points in the final minute.
Raptors point guard Lindell Wigginton led all scorers with 26 points.