LAS VEGAS, July 12 – Dahntay Jones tallied a team-high 21-points as the Denver Nuggets routed the Philadelphia 76ers, 99-85, at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas on Saturday. The win was an impressive debut for the Nuggets in the 10-day hoop classic presented by EA Sports.
"We had a good game,” said Jones. “We came out and did some things right and it went our way.”
Sonny Weems had a stellar debut for the Nuggets with 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field, while Elton Brown racked up 13 points and 11 rebounds in the victory.
Meanwhile for the 76ers, who just signed Elton Brand to a multi-year contract, Thaddeus Young starred with a game-high 22 points. Young played a vital role in Philadelphia's surprise 2007-08 season.
The game was close in the first half as no team led by more than five before the break. In fact, there were 10 lead changes and nine ties.
- Sunny Weems went 8-15(17 pts) in 21 minutes.
- Dahntay Jones also went 8-15(21 pts) in 29 minutes.
- Elton Brown, 4-6(13 pts) + 11 Rebounds in 24 minutes.
- Bobby Jones, 2-5(9 pts) in 23 minutes.
- Taurean Green, 1-9(4 pts) in 25 minutes.
Next game: Tomorrow vs Toronto.
P.S. Anyone know where I can watch them play online?