By Michael Donovan
It was only the consolation game of the Las Vegas Summer League, but maybe blowhard Isiah Thomas will be happy now!
The Sixers defeated the Heat, 74-66, in the consolation round last night, and Ben Simmons played after sitting out the past two games for rest. He recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. But it was the undrafted Shawn Long who led all players with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
The Sixers began to pull away in the second quarter, and fought off a late-game comeback attempt from the Heat. They finished Las Vegas action with a 2-4 record.
Simmons went 5 for 15 from the field and 5 for 7 from the line. He dished six assists and committed six turnovers.
Long shot 8 for 13 from the field to tally his 18 points. Richaun Holmes scored 14 points and snared six rebounds off the bench.