Sixers to face Celtics, Lakers in Las Vegas Summer League
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By Christopher Kline

The Philadelphia 76ers’ schedule for the Las Vegas Summer League has been released.

Once again, the Philadelphia 76ers will participate in the annual Las Vegas Summer League, starting on July 6. The tournament will last until the championship game on July 17, with the Los Angeles Lakers looking to defend their title.

The Sixers’ schedule for the preliminary round has already been released, with a handful of intriguing matchups on the docket. They’ll start things off with a primetime game against Boston, a rematch after the Sixers’ second-round elimination last month.

They’ll then go on to face the Lakers, probably using L.A.’s own pick against them. The final game of the preliminary round will be against the Washington Wizards.

After those games, each team will be seeded and the tournament will begin. The Sixers lasted only five games last summer, recording an uninspiring 1-4 record. Part of that can be attributed to the loss of Markelle Fultz, who went down early with an ankle injury.

This summer, the primary question facing the Sixers is whether or not Fultz will participate. He missed most of the 2017-18 season with an apparent shoulder injury, playing 14 games total. He struggled in those 14 games, averaging 7.1 points and 3.8 assists on 40.5 percent shooting. He missed his lone three-point...

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