By Emilee White:
After handling the San Antonio Spurs during the first day of Summer League, the Utah Jazz was back on the Huntsman floor on Wednesday, July 5, set to face the Philadelphia 76ers. Although Philadelphia fought to pace Utah, it was the Jazz that finished the game on top, 100-94.
The 76ers kept close behind the Jazz for the majority of the first half of the game, but the Jazz managed to keep the lead. Guard Dante Exum put up nine points for his team, contributing to the 48.8 percent of shots made by the Jazz, and by the end of the first half, the Jazz maintained a solid 13-point lead.
The second half started off with a bang with two three-pointers that extended the Jazz’s lead. Guard Donovan Mitchell and Exum were the main shooters of the last half, and at one point, gave their team a 20-point cushion. It became a close game in the last two minutes when the 76ers only trailed by one point, but the Jazz held them off until the final buzzer, and won the game.
Up next for the Jazz, they will be back in the Huntsman Center to play against the Boston Celtics on the final day of Summer League on Thursday, July 6. Game time is set to begin at 7 p.m. MT.
Dante Exum finishes the night with 26 points, 10 assists, 5 rebounds. He spoke with the media following the game:
Utah Jazz Summer League Head Coach Alex Jensen talked with the media after the game as well: