Summer League Recap: Vegas Day 4

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With day four in the desert over, 12 teams finished their preliminary games. Here are the finals and notables:

Atlanta Hawks (2-1):  75 / Chicago Bulls (0-2):  55

Atlanta Notables:

De’Andre Bembry:  17 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal

John Collins:  15 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks

Ryan Kelly:  13 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Diamond Stone:  12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block

Alpha Kaba:  4 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal

 

Chicago Notables:

Cameron Payne:  13 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist

Antonio Blakeney:  11 points

Lauri Markkanen:  8 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 blocks, 0/10 on threes

Dejan Todorovic:  7 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist

Denzel Valentine:  4 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assist, 4 steals

 

This game was all Atlanta from the start. The Bulls never held a single lead, while the Hawks led at one point by 23 points and never let Chicago over 18 points in any quarter.

John Collins dunked all over Chicago, and at one point stared down Lauri Markkanen. Recently claimed Diamond Stone impressed once again with 12 points and 6 boards in 19 minutes.

The Bulls went an astounding 4/35 from three, and Markkanen went 0/10 from the outside.

 

Miami Heat (2-0):  91 / Washington Wizards (0-2):  87

Miami Notables:

Matt Williams:  17 points, 2 rebounds, 5/8 on threes

Bam Adebayo:  16 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals

Trey McKinney-Jones:  15 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block

Okaro White:  14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block

London Perrantes:  8 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists

 

Washington Notables:

Sheldon McClellan:  18 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Jared Cunningham:  16 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Chris McCullough:  10 points, 11 rebounds, 1 steal

Michael Young:  9 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

 

With it being a close game throughout and 1:45 remaining, Okaro White grabbed a miss from Bam Adebayo and slammed it home to put the Heat up 85-80. Miami would make their free throws and seal the game.

White totaled 14 points, while Adebayo had 16 and Matt Williams tallied 17 to lead Miami.

Sheldon McClellan led the way for the Wizards with 18, and Chris McCullough added 10 points and 11 boards.

 

Brooklyn Nets (2-1):  95 / New Orleans Pelicans (0-3):  66

Brooklyn Notables:

Archie Goodwin:  18 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks

Caris LeVert:  17 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Jeremy Senglin:  14 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson:  11 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Isaiah Whitehead:  11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists

Vincent Poirier:  11 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 blocks

Jarrett Allen:  DNP

 

New Orleans Notables:

Quinn Cook:  20 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Isaiah Cousins:  12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal

Cheick Diallo:  9 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 blocks

 

In another blowout in summer league action, the Nets overall destroyed the Pelicans. Brooklyn led from the middle of the first quarter on, and they built up their lead to as many as 36 points.

Quinn Cook was one of the few bright spots for New Orleans, as he led all scorers with 20 points. Archie Goodwin led Brooklyn with 18, while Caris LeVert showed off his paint attacking en route to 17.

New Orleans dropped to 0-3 on the summer.

 

Houston Rockets (2-1):  99 / Phoenix Suns (1-2):  94

Houston Notables:

Troy Williams:  27 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Isaiah Taylor:  18 points, 2 rebounds, 8 assists

Chris Johnson:  16 points, 3 rebounds, 5 steals

Cameron Oliver:  9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Tim Quarterman:  9 points, 2 assists

Chinanu Onuaku:  7 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks

 

Phoenix Notables:

Marquese Chriss:  26 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block

Josh Jackson:  20 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Mike James:  17 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal

Dragan Bender:  12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Davon Reed:  11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals

 

Phoenix led by as many as 15 in the third quarter, but Houston came storming back to take the lead entering the final quarter. With 30 seconds left, Troy Williams drove to the lane to give the Rockets a three point lead, and on the other end, Chinanu Onuaku blocked Mike James’ three point attempt to seal the victory for Houston.

The duo of Marquese Chriss and Josh Jackson impressed, as they combined for 46 points. A quartet of Vipers players led Houston to victory, as Isaiah Taylor, Onuaku, Williams, and Chris Johnson combined for 68 points and 21 rebounds.

 

Denver Nuggets (0-3):  81 / Toronto Raptors (3-0):  82

Denver Notables:

Malik Beasley:  19 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block

Torrey Craig:  15 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Henry Sims:  12 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Juancho Hernangomez:  10 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 block

Robert Carter Jr:  9 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal

 

Toronto Notables:

Jakob Poeltl:  17 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Fred VanVleet:  17 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 3/3 on threes

Pascal Siakam:  14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks

Alfonzo McKinnie:  11 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

 

This game went down to the wire, as Toronto’s Alfonzo McKinnie tipped in a rebound to give the Raptors an 82-79 lead. Toronto would hold the Nuggets, but Denver got the ball with just under 20 seconds remaining with a chance to tie.

Juancho Hernangomez was fouled on a three by Pascal Siakam, but he could only make 2/3 free throws to cut the deficit to one. Tyler Lydon stole an errant pass from Siakam, and Denver had possession with 13 seconds to go. Siakam would redeem himself, though, as Malik Beasley threw a pass right into the hands of Siakam and Toronto would hold on.

Besides the bad turnover, Beasley led all scorers with 19. Jakob Poeltl impressed for Toronto, recording 17 points and 10 rebounds.

 

Golden State Warriors (0-2):  74 / Cleveland Cavaliers (3-0):  91

Golden State Notables:

Alex Hamilton:  11 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Jabari Brown:  10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals

Elgin Cook:  9 points, 2 steals

Patrick McCaw:  9 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block

Kevon Looney:  6 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist

Damian Jones:  6 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks

 

Cleveland Notables:

Brandon Paul:  21 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 4/7 on threes

Sir’Dominic Pointer:  13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block

Kay Felder:  12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Anthony Gill:  11 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

Sam Cassell Jr:  8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist

Matt Thomas:  7 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks

 

The 3-0 Cavs never surrendered a single lead to their familiar foe, the Golden State Warriors.

Golden State struggled all night on offense and defense, as the Warriors shot just 33% from the field, and letting a team score 90+ in the summer league is not good.

Brandon Paul continued his summer league tear, as he is now averaging 15.6 points and 5.3 rebounds over seven games in Orlando and Vegas.

 

Los Angeles Clippers (3-0):  100 / Milwaukee Bucks (1-2):  93

Los Angeles Notables:

Montrezl Harrell:  21 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 3 blocks

Jamil Wilson:  18 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 block

Sindarius Thornwell:  18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

Jawun Evans:  11 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists

Hollis Thompson:  10 points, 4 rebounds

 

Milwaukee Notables:

Rashad Vaughn:  21 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals

D.J. Wilson:  17 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks

Sterling Brown:  14 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 blocks

Travis Trice II:  12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal

Bronson Koenig:  9 points, 3/5 on threes

 

Milwaukee maintained a grip on a relatively close game until the fourth. L.A. would break free, going on a 29-18 run leading by as many as 12 in the quarter and the Bucks’ comeback attempt coming up short.

Marquette alumnus Jamil Wilson impressed facing his alma mater’s hometown. Wilson came close to a triple-double with 18 points, and 8 boards and 8 assists.

Summer league vet Rashad Vaughn continued his strong run. With 21 points last night, Vaughn raised his scoring average for the summer to 21.3 while shooting 41.7 percent from three.

 

Los Angeles Lakers (1-2):  95 / Sacramento Kings (0-3):  92

Los Angeles Notables:

Vander Blue:  21 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists

Alex Caruso:  18 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists, 4 steals, 1 block, 4/5 on threes

David Nwaba:  13 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks

Travis Wear:  11 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block

Thomas Bryant:  10 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block

Lonzo Ball:  DNP

Brandon Ingram:  DNP

 

Sacramento Notables:

Frank Mason:  24 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals

Buddy Hield:  22 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 6/9 on threes

Justin Jackson:  16 points, 3 rebounds

De’Aaron Fox:  12 points, 1 rebounds, 1 assists

 

The supposed “Summer League Super Team” dropped to 0-3 as the Kings fell to the Lakers. Buddy Hield’s three point shooting kept Sacramento in it late, but Lonzo Ball’s sub Alex Caruso pulled the Lakers away late with a huge layup.

The Lakers still won despite sitting rookies Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart, and second year player Brandon Ingram, while the Fox-Ball matchup was spoiled.

Alex Caruso was extremely impressive for L.A. as he scored 18 points to go along with nine assists, four steals, and a 4/5 performance from deep.

 

All stats courtesy of the NBA App and RealGM

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