Summer League Recap: Orlando Day Five, Utah Day Three

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A champion was crowned in Orlando, while summer out in Utah has come to a close.

Here are the finals and notables:

Orlando Pro Summer League Championship

Pistons: 81 Mavericks: 83 (2OT)

Detroit Notables:

Luke Kennard:  24 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3/3 on threes

Pierre Jackson:  22 points, 8 assists, 1 steal

Eric Moreland:  9 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 blocks

Henry Ellenson:  5 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal


Dallas Notables:

Dwight Buycks:  28 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals

Johnathan Motley:  18 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Ding Yanyuhang:  13 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

Luis Montero:  10 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 2 blocks


Detroit went up by 10 entering the fourth quarter, and they maintained that lead until midway through the fourth. Dallas stormed back, and Keith Hornsby’s three with 4:30 remaining tied the game at 72.

With the game in overtime, Luke Kennard hit a pump-fake, spinning fadeaway jumper to tie the game with under 1:30 to go. With 8.8 seconds left in the first OT, Kennard struck again, tying the game on his third three of the game.

With the clock running down in the sudden death second OT, Johnathan Motley knocked down a jumper in the paint for the win. The Mavericks are your 2017 Orlando Pro Summer League Champions.

Kennard continued his strong showing this summer, scoring 24 points and keeping the Pistons in the game late. Pierre Jackson set up Kennard on many of his buckets, as Jackson finished with 8 assists to go along with 22 points. Henry Ellenson disappointed after four very good performances, as Ellenson went 0 for 5 from three with just 5 points.

Dwight Buycks capped a very good Orlando campaign with 28 points to lead the Mavs. Johnathan Motley finished out the summer strong, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 boards, including the game winner.


Thunder: 80 Pacers: 89

Oklahoma City Notables:

Semaj Christon:  21 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 2 steal

Josh Huestis:  16 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Dakari Johnson:  15 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist

Dylan Ennis:  14 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Daniel Hamilton:  12 points, 7 rebounds, 8 rebounds, 1 steal

Terrance Ferguson:  DNP


Indiana Notables:

Naz Long:  17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist

Jarnell Stokes:  17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists

Travis Leslie:  13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block

Trey McKinney-Jones:  13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal

T.J. Leaf:  DNP


In the “second place game” in Orlando, the game remained close throughout. The Pacers slowly started to pull away in the fourth, and Trey McKinney-Jones’s and-one jumper with just over a minute to go was the dagger for Indiana.

T.J. Leaf picked up a DNP-CD, but the production was spread out between Naz Long, Jarnell Stokes, Travis Leslie, and Trey McKinney-Jones.

Thunder point guard Semaj Christon finished out the summer strong, scoring 21 to lead OKC.


Hornets: 86 Magic: 78

Charlotte Notables:

Dwayne Bacon:  29 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Johnny O’Bryant III:  23 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist

Briante Weber:  16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals

Anthony Gill:  8 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block


Orlando Notables:

Przemek Karnowski:  20 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block

Marcus Georges-Hunt:  18 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists

John Gray:  14 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals

Patricio Garino:  9 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block

Jonathan Isaac:  DNP


Towards the end of the second, Charlotte started to pull away from the Magic. Up by as many as 16, Charlotte went into the fourth up by 10.

The Magic stormed back though, cutting it to two with over one minute remaining. Johnny O’Bryant then knocked down a three, and the Hornets held on to finish the summer with a win.

Dwayne Bacon led all scorers with 29, finishing his first summer league strong. O’Bryant continued his breakout summer, scoring 23 points and grabbing 5 boards.

Przemek Karnowski’s paint dominance in the fourth kept the Magic close, but Orlando could not come out on top. Jonathan Isaac sat again with a hip injury.


Knicks: 91 Heat: 72

New York Notables:

Damyean Dotson:  20 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal

Chasson Randle:  18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal

Nigel Hayes:  13 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block

Luke Kornet:  10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks

Marshall Plumlee:  9 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block

Frank Ntilikina:  DNP


Miami Notables:

Matt Williams:  14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Bam Adebayo:  13 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks

Okaro White:  12 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists

Justin Robinson:  12 points, 2 steals

London Perrantes:  11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists


In the battle of the 0-4 teams, New York dominated from the start to pick up their only win in Orlando, while Miami dropped to 0-5.

Bam Adebayo disappointed after returning from an off day. While Adebayo did score 13 points, he went just 1 for 10 from the floor. Okaro White was impressive once again, getting a 12 point, 12 rebound double-double.

Second rounder Damyean Dotson led the way for New York, scoring 20 and picking up 9 rebounds. Undrafted free agent Nigel Hayes turned in his best performance of the summer, scoring 13 points with 6 boards.


76ers: 94 Spurs: 86

Philadelphia Notables:

Isaiah Miles:  18 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal

Jonah Bolden:  16 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals

Brandon Austin:  15 points, 4 rebounds

Isaiah Briscoe:  10 points, 2 assists, 2 steals

Alex Poythress:  9 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist

Markelle Fultz:  DNP


San Antonio Notables:

Bryn Forbes:  21 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal

Cory Jefferson:  11 points, 4 rebounds

Shayne Whittington:  9 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block

Oliver Hanlan:  9 points, 3 assists

Davis Bertans:  9 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks


With the Sixers down by as many as 11 in the the third, James Blackmon’s jumper at the buzzer to end the third pulled Philly within two. They carried the momentum to the fourth, outscoring San Antonio by 10. The 76ers picked up their only win in Utah, and it came without Markelle Fultz who had an off day.

Bryn Forbes continues to impress, as he poured in 21 to lead all scorers. Sixers second rounder Jonah Bolden got major minutes, and he capitalized scoring 16 points and grabbing 8 rebounds.


Celtics: 68 Jazz: 65

Boston Notables:

Abdel Nader:  17 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 2 blocks

Jayson Tatum:  12 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Jabari Bird:  9 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal

Ante Zizic:  9 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 blocks


Utah Notables:

Dante Exum:  16 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

James Southerland:  9 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block

Eric Griffin:  8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks

Donovan Mitchell:  8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals

Jaylen Brown:  DNP


With a tie game at 60 points a piece, and under 4:30 remaining, Donovan Mitchell picked Jayson Tatum’s pocket and would be fouled shortly after. Mitchell stared down Tatum and they had to be separated.

On the next play, Mitchell spun on Tatum and fired a pass to James Wright for the slam dunk. Utah came out on top.

Abdel Nader led the way for Boston, scoring 17 with 2 blocks. Tatum scored 12 and recorded 12 rebounds, but he committed 5 turnovers on the night.

Dante Exum continued to breakout, dropping 16 points to finish the Utah campaign.

All stats courtesy of the NBA App


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