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Sixers get Smoked by Kobe; Lose Brand in the Process

Kobe Bryant torched his hometown team again, scoring 32 to help the Lake-show rebound from a last-second loss with a 114-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.  Pau Gasol had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Andrew Bynum scored 18 points for the Lakers.


Andre Miller scored 26 points and Iguodala had 19 for the Sixers, who played the entire fourth quarter and the last 4:50 of the third without Elton Brand.  Brand left early with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

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The Sixers said Brand had a strained right hamstring amnd only finished with three points on 1-for-7 shooting in 25 ineffective minutes. Brand will be evaluated on Thursday.

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Some Afternoon Dunks

Jordan Farmar lays one off the glass for Trevor Ariza.

And Sean Williams hasn’t been this HIGH since he was kicked out of Boston College.

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76ers Summer League Action

The Sixers trio of young bigs dominated the Lakers and the glass as the Sixers summer league squad cruised to an easy victory Tuesday night in Vegas.

Rookie PF Mareese Speights played as advertised bruising the Lakers inside and finished with 16 points and 9 boards.  Second year guys Jason Smith and Thaddeus Young also added 16 each in the win.  Local guy Pat Carroll started at the 2 guard for the Sixers.  The former Hatboro-Horsham Hatter had 3 points on 1-3 shooting from the field in 15 minutes of action.

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