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Sixers drop Nets to 0-3 in Summer League

07/11/2012 6:12 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
While they were big winners off the court on Wednesday, the Brooklyn Nets were unable to come up with their first win in the Orlando Summer League, dropping a 79-71 decision to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Brooklyn (0-3) led by as many as 12 at one point, but could not overcome the sharp shooting of the Sixers’ Justin Holiday, who went a perfect 4-for-4 from three-point range en route to a game-high 18 points. Justin, the younger brother of current Philly star Jrue Holiday, also added a team-high six rebounds, and Xavier Silas chipped in 12 points and four boards for the Sixers (1-2) as well.

MarShon Brooks had a solid all-around game for the Nets, who had four players score in double figures. Brooks led the team by matching Holiday’s game-high 18, while also contributing three rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

Tornike Songaila, who was taken by Philly in the second round of the 2012 Draft but immediately traded to Brooklyn, added 17 points and six boards against his “old” team, while Fordham product Bryant Dunston (14) and fellow second-rounder Tyshawn Taylor (12) also reached double digits for the Nets.

The Nets have two more chances to score a Summer League victory. They will play the Oklahoma City Thunder (1-2) on Thursday at 1 p.m., and then finish out their slate with a 2 p.m. Friday tilt against the 2-1 Indiana Pacers that will officially conclude the Orlando Summer League schedule.

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