Summer League Recap: Orlando Day One

Luke Kennard Detroit Pistons Summer League

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

With four games yesterday in Orlando, the NBA Summer League has officially started.

Here are the finals and box scores:

Hornets: 74 Heat: 67

Charlotte Notables:

Briante Weber: 17 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals

Torian Graham: 16 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals,

Johnny O’Bryant III: 12 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 3 blocks

Dwayne Bacon: 9 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist


Miami Notables:

Okaro White: 20 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 blocks

Bam Adebayo: 14 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 3 blocks

Gian Clavell: 13 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block

London Perrantes: 10 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal


Charlotte rides a huge first quarter to the win, as Miami only holds two leads the whole game. Miami rookie Bam Adebayo put up a double-double in his first pro game, but he struggled at times to guard Johnny O’Bryant in the post. Torian Graham and Okaro White put up great performances, and Briante Weber put together a great performance on offense and defense.


Magic: 74 Pacers: 85

Orlando Notables:

Marcus Georges-Hunt: 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steal

Derrick Walton Jr: 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2/3 on threes

Kalin Lucas: 10 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists

Stephen Zimmerman: 9 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block

Wesley Iwundu: 8 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Jonathan Isaac: 7 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks


Indiana Notables:

Travis Leslie: 20 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Naz Long: 16 points, 3 rebounds, 4/9 on threes

Joe Young: 11 points, 1 rebound, 6 assists

Trey McKinney-Jones: 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2/3 on threes

Jarnell Stokes: 10 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 blocks

Chris Johnson: 9 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

T.J. Leaf: DNP


Indiana went up by sixteen at the half, and they never looked back, winning by eleven. Travis Leslie led all scorers with 20, while former Viper Chris Johnson grabbed twelve boards.

Number 6 overall pick, Jonathan Isaac, disappointed on offense, going just 2/10 from the field. He was active on the glass though, grabbing 8 rebounds and swatting 2 shots. Indiana’s first round pick, T.J. Leaf, did not receive any game action.


Knicks: 75 Mavericks: 80

New York Notables:

Chasson Randle: 14 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 steal

Luke Kornet: 12 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 4/7 on threes

Xavier Rathan-Mayes: 11 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists

Damyean Dotson: 10 points, 8 rebounds

Marshall Plumlee: 8 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 blocks

Frank Ntilikina: DNP


Dallas Notables:

Dwight Buycks: 16 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 7 steals

Cat Barber: 14 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 2/2 on threes

Brandon Paul: 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists,

Jameel Warney: 10 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks

Dennis Smith Jr: DNP


The Mavs come out on top in a back-and-forth affair in Orlando. Cat Barber (14 points) hit a three at the third quarter buzzer to pull the Mavericks to within two. Dallas would then outscore New York by seven in the fourth to win by five.

Mavericks guard Dwight Buycks was sensational, as he had a game high 16 points, including a key go-ahead bucket in the fourth. He also recorded a ridiculous seven steals.

A pair of New York rookies, Nigel Hayes and Ognen Jaramaz, posted 0/6 and 0/5’s from the field respectively. Undrafted center Luke Kornet scored twelve for New York, all on threes.


Thunder: 92 Pistons: 91

Oklahoma City Notables:

Vince Hunter: 21 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 2/3 on threes

Dakari Johnson: 18 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block

Daniel Hamilton: 17 rebounds, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal

Marcus Paige: 10 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 2/2 on threes

Markel Brown: 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals

Semaj Christon: 8 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal

Terrance Ferguson: DNP


Detroit Notables:

Henry Ellenson: 21 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist

Luke Kennard: 16 points, 1 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 4/6 on threes

Pierre Jackson: 13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists

Hollis Thompson: 12 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Eric Moreland: 10 points, 11 rebounds, 1 steal, 4 blocks

Lorenzo Brown: 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal


Luke Kennard did not disappoint in his first NBA action. Kennard hit four threes and a flashy pull-up jumper en route to sixteen points. Ultimately, Kennard’s performance was not enough to pull out a Pistons victory in an exciting game.

Henry Ellenson’s tough turn-around jumper to beat the shot clock put the Pistons up by four with just over a minute to go. OKC had possession of the ball down two with ten seconds to go.

Josh Huestis took a pull-up jumper at the free throw and missed. Daniel Hamilton flew in, grabbed the rebound and tipped it in, plus the foul. Hamilton would hit the free throw to win the game for the Thunder.

Thunder forward Vince Hunter was the surprise of the day. After playing overseas last year, Hunter returned to the States to play for OKC in Orlando. The former G-League All-Star scored twenty-one points and grabbed seven rebounds.


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