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Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram faced off in an enthralling Summer League battle

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The 2016 Summer League threw up a treat as the Philadelphia 76ers faced off against the L.A. Lakers and the top two draft picks; Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram went head-to-head for the first time.

The Sixers' future star has been impressing onlookers throughout the tournament with his array of passing and continued in a similar vein as he produced eight dimes for his teammates, including a brilliant no-look pass to T.J. McConnell.

He came close to producing a triple-double, scoring eight points and pulling down ten boards for the Eastern Conference franchise.

The Australian, much like Ingram, struggled from the field and shot 3-8 on the night. Two of his points came from the charity stripe, where he had a 50 percent success rate. His desire to spread the play resulted in seven turnovers.

Los Angeles' number two pick was battling to get it going as he shot just 25 percent from the field on 12 attempts. He was also 0-3 from behind the three-point line.

2016 NBA Draft

The 18-year-old missed a number of mid-range jumpers but found his stroke in the second half, hitting a deep two as the Lakers staged a big comeback. He also had four rebounds, one assist and turned over possession three times.

It was Ingram and his teammates who had the last laugh as they staged a big comeback riding the wave of D'Angelo Russell. Trailing by as many as 13 points at one stage, the Lakers won it at the death with a clutch three from their point guard.

Western Conference
Philadelphia Sixers
Atlantic Division
Eastern Conference
LA Lakers
Pacific Division

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