Sixers’ summer league woes continue in 87-75 loss to Wizards

The 76ers concluded the preliminary portion of the NBA Summer League with an 87-75 loss Monday to the Washington Wizards at the Thomas & Mack Center.

They’ll take a 0-3 record into the tournament play, which begin Wednesday.

On Monday, Chris McCullough paced the Sixers with 20 points on 8-for-12 shooting to go with eight rebounds against his former team. The Wizards declined to pick up his fourth-year option, making him an unrestricted free agent.

“That’s my old team,” he said, “So you know I had to go hard.  But the first game [Friday’s 95-89 loss to Boston Celtics] I went 0-for-6 [from the field]. I didn’t play too good.”

As a team, the Sixers shot a horrid 35.1 percent from the field and made just 6 of 25 (24 percent) three-pointers on Monday.

Furkan Korkmaz struggled mightily for the second consecutive game after scoring 40 points against the Celtics. He scored just one point against the Wizards (1-2) while failing to make a field goal. The Sixers swingman missed all nine of his shot attempts – including going 0-for-5 on three-pointers. Korkmaz was held to four points on Saturday against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Zhaire Smith had two points on 1-for-9 shooting. The rookie shooting guard added three assists, one rebound, one steal and one block. Jonah Bolden had his best outing with 10 points, nine rebounds and a steal in the setback.

Washington’s Troy Brown Jr. led all scorers with 23 points, while Devin Robinson added 22 points on 8-for-10 shooting. Wizards center Thomas Bryant had 16 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks.

from Sports


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