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Final: Nets, on the back of Sean Kilpatrick, beat the 76ers, 87-84

Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets entered Thursday evening as the 6th seed in the 2016 Las Vegas Summer League, taking on a Philadelphia 76ers team who was playing without the number one overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Ben Simmons.

It was probably a bit closer than the Nets would have liked, but, they were able to make key stops down the stretch, hit their free throws, and win a close game against the 76ers, 87-84.

For the Nets, they were led by Sean Kilpatrick, who scored a game-high 24 points in 29 minutes, on 9-of-19 shooting. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who hit the game-clinching free throws, scored 13 points with 8 rebounds in 29 minutes, while Chris McCullough went for 13 and 10 in 25 minutes.

Jerrelle Benimon scored 10 points off the bench 22 minutes. Not bad. The Nets won the battle of the boards, picking 41 rebounds to the 76ers 27 rebounds.

The 76ers were led by guard Brandon Paul, who scored 18 points on, gulp, 6-of-20 shooting. Again, it wasn't the best possible 76ers lineup, but this is Summer League, and more games means more looks and experience. So, we move on.

On Saturday, the Nets play the winner of Thursday night's game against the Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers.