Summer League Recap: Vegas Day 5


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With day 5 over, all 24 teams have finished their preliminary games and await their tournament matchups. Here are the finals and notables from the last preliminary games:

Spurs (2-1): 99 Trail Blazers (1-2): 85

San Antonio Notables:

Bryn Forbes: 35 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 6/11 on threes

Oliver Hanlan: 16 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals

Cory Jefferson: 13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist

Shayne Whittington: 10 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block

Jeff Ledbetter: 9 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals, 3/5 on threes


Portland Notables:

Caleb Swanigan: 19 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block

Nick Johnson: 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

R.J. Hunter: 9 points, 2 assists, 1 block

Jarnell Stokes: 9 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal, 2 blocks

Jordan Adams: 9 points, 3 steals

Jorge Gutierrez: 8 points, 1 rebound, 5 assists, 3 steals


The Spurs coasted to a 2-1 record to finish their prelims. They held the lead for the whole game, and at one point lead by 22.

For the Blazers, Caleb Swanigan was the only noteworthy performer, grabbing 13 rebounds to go along with 19 points. Portland rookie Zach Collins played just over 11 minutes recording 4 points and 4 rebounds.

Spurs guard Bryn Forbes continued to impress, as he dropped 35 points on 6/11 shooting from deep. With the performance, he raised his scoring averaged to 25.3 per game. Forbes, who spent most of his time in the G-League last year, looks primed to take the next step this coming season.


Jazz (0-3): 81 Grizzlies (3-0): 84 (OT)

Utah Notables:

Donovan Mitchell: 37 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 8 steals

Eric Griffin: 12 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 4 blocks

Travis Leslie: 8 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block

Tony Bradley: 4 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block


Memphis Notables:

Dillon Brooks: 24 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block, 4/5 on threes

Wayne Selden: 17 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Wade Baldwin IV:  15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals

Jarrell Martin: 9 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block


The Grizzlies improve to 3-0 entering the tournament as they come out on top in one of the most exciting games yet of the summer.

With Utah down by two with five seconds remaining, Donovan Mitchell stepped back baseline for the jumper. The shot hit off the front rim and caromed right into the hands of Jazz guard Travis Leslie. With his back facing the basket, Leslie turned around for the put back and sent the game into OT, as Wayne Selden missed a potential game-winner for the Grizzlies on the other end.

In overtime, Memphis’s Dillon Brooks drilled a pull-up three to give the Grizzlies a 4 point lead. Donovan Mitchell hit a jumper to bring the Jazz within two.

Utah, now down by one, had possession with five seconds to go. Donovan Mitchell missed a pull-up for the lead, but Devondrick Walker pulled in the rebound and his put back attempt was way off. After two free throws by Memphis, Mitchell missed a desperation heave from near half court.

Mitchell’s 37 points are the most in a summer league game since Anthony Morrow dropped 47 in 2009. His 8 steals also tied a summer league record. Mitchell is now averaging 20.4 points per game this summer.


Bulls (1-2): 82 Wizards (0-3): 73

Chicago Notables:

Antonio Blakeney: 23 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Lauri Markkanen: 20 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block

Denzel Valentine: 15 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal

Duje Dukan: 11 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals


Washington Notables:

Sheldon McClellan: 20 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals,

Marcus Keene: 13 points, 1 rebound, 3/4 on threes

Daniel Ochefu: 9 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal


The Bulls rode Antonio Blakeney’s 23 points to victory against the Wizards. Chicago led most of the game and they were up by 23 in the second quarter. Marcus Keene’s three cut Chicago’s lead to three, but Denzel Valentine hit a clutch three to help the Bulls break away.

Bulls’ first rounder Lauri Markkanen put up 20 points with 10 rebounds, while Sheldon McClellan led the way for Washington with 20 points.

Keene, the top scorer in all of college basketball last season, is averaging 7.5 points per game in minimal action (13.5 minutes per game).


76ers (1-2): 83 Celtics (3-0): 88

Philadelphia Notables:

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot: 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists,

Jonah Bolden: 13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals

Melo Trimble: 13 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals,

Alex Poythress: 9 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist


Boston Notables:

Jabari Bird: 15 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal

Jayson Tatum: 15 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Demetrius Jackson: 14 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 2/2 on threes

Ante Zizic: 12 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block

Semi Ojeleye: 8 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists


Jayson Tatum, despite having a down game by his standards, led the Celtics to another summer league victory, as they are 3-0 in Vegas. Boston was comfortably ahead, but in the middle of the third the Sixers started to comeback and Philly was up by 7 going into the fourth. The Celtics used a 29-17 fourth quarter run, capped by Jayson Tatum’s layup with 40 seconds left, to regain the lead and get the victory.


Heat (2-1): 73 Mavericks (3-0): 78

Miami Notables:

Gian Clavell: 18 points, 3 rebounds, 4/7 on threes

Okaro White: 17 points, 11 rebounds, 2 steals

Bam Adebayo: 13 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Trey McKinney-Jones: 7 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists


Dallas Notables:

Yogi Ferrell: 23 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal,

Dennis Smith Jr: 16 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals

Brandon Ashley: 9 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 blocks

Johnathan Motley: 8 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist

Nicolas Brussino: 8 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals


The two guards, Yogi Ferrell and Dennis Smith, lead Dallas to their third win of Vegas. Smith’s three with just over a minute two play was the dagger for the Mavs, as it gave them a seven point lead over the Heat. The duo of Ferrell and Smith combined for 39 points.MI


Miami’s Bam Adebayo fell one rebound short of a double-double, and his one and only block was an emphatic one on Dennis Smith. Okaro White and Gian Clavell continued their strong summers, as they scored 17 and 18 points respectively.


Warriors (0-3): 76 Timberwolves (2-1): 78 (2OT)

Golden State Notables:

Patrick McCaw: 20 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Bryce Alford: 16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

Alex Hamilton: 11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Damian Jones: 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 blocks

Jordan Bell: 5 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals, 6 blocks


Minnesota Notables:

Matt Costello: 14 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks

C.J. Williams: 14 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals,

Perry Ellis: 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3/5 on threes

Marcus Paige: 13 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 1 block

Charles Cooke: 11 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block


With the T-Wolves up by eight at the half, Patrick McCaw scored 16 points in the second half including a game-tying three with 2 minutes to go for the Warriors. McCaw would choke at the line though, as he missed two free throws after being fouled with 15 seconds remaining with Golden State up by two. Charles Cooke then finished inside on a layup to send the game into O.T.

Each team scored just three points in the first overtime period, and Perry Ellis’s potential game-winner for Minnesota was rejected at the rim by Damian Jones. Then in sudden death, Minnesota’s C.J. Williams banked in a floater off the backboard to give the Timberwolves the win.

Golden State second-rounder Jordan Bell was all over the stat sheet, as he recorded at least five of all the five major stat categories, including 11 rebounds. Matt Costello was impressive for the T-Wolves, as he tied for the team lead in points with 14 and led the way with 15 rebounds.


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