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- NBA Summer League action in Las Vegas continues Friday at 4 p.m. ET.
- Below are spreads, totals, betting notes and player news to watch for in all eight games today.
The Summer League Vegas playoffs will begin tomorrow with an eight-team single elimination tournament. The rest of the teams that didn’t make the playoffs will play consolation games, starting today and continuing tomorrow. Motivation (or lack thereof) will be a key element in today’s affairs.
Below I’ll go through each game, hitting on the spread and total, as well as player news to keep your eye on.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors: 4 p.m. ET
- Spread: 76ers -1.5
- Total: 174
- Players to watch for: The 76ers have continued to play their main prospect, Zhaire Smith. Two other draft picks, Matisse Thybulle and Marial Shayok, have gotten sustained run as well, but it’s unclear whether they’ll trot out those guys in a meaningless consolation game, especially Smith, who could be a part of the main rotation this season. The Raptors don’t have any high-level prospects playing right now, led by some older fringe prospects and basketball journeymen. Their second-round pick in June, Dewan Hernandez, as well as 22-year-old Terence Davis, had excellent games yesterday in a blowout win over a bad Pacers team. I would expect the Raps guys to all play.