NBA Vegas Summer League: July 12th Games Recap


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While the Rockets played and won again on Sunday, there were also another 7 games that took play in the NBA Vegas Summer League. We recap those results:

Wizards vs D-League Select

Game Leaders:


Points: Jarrid Famous  – 21 points

Rebounds: Jarrid Famous – 10 rebounds

Assists: Scott Machado – 3 assists

D-League Select:

Points: Scotty Hopson – 20 points

Rebounds:  Casey Prather – 8 rebounds

Assists:  Davion Berry – 5 assists

Game Notes:

For the second time in as many games Scotty Hopson was the leading scorer for his team. His career has been spent predominantly overseas and in the D-League. He’s looking to be picked up by a main club as a contributor off the bench. The D-League Select squad features a number of players who’ve spent time in the Association or in the D-Leauge and all are hoping to catch a regular assignment with a franchise. On this day their experience was too much for the Wizards who lost by 20 points.

Bulls vs Raptors

81. 81. . 66. 24

Game Leaders:


Points: Doug McDermott– 11 points

Rebounds: Cameron Bairstow – 11 rebounds

Assists: Vander Blue  – 3 assists


Points: Norman Powell – 19 points

Rebounds:  Lucas Nogueira – 12 rebounds

Assists:  Gary Talton – 4 assists

Game Notes:

For the second consecutive game Norman Powell scored in double digits coming just short of his first game 20 point effort. He’s turning heads given he didn’t get selected until the 46th pick of the second round, but has been one of the best producers on both ends of the court in Summer League. Though the Raptors let the Bulls make a couple runs each time it seemed to be Powell who would stop it. Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira also continues to showcase his growth and with Amir Johnson leaving in free agency the Raptors may have their answer in  Bebe as a replacement at least off the bench.

Bucks vs Spurs

. 89. 29. 74. 89


Points: Kyle Anderson – 22 points

Rebounds: Shannon Scott – 7 rebounds

Assists: Shannon Scott – 7 assists


Points: Rashad Vaughn 11 points

Rebounds: Micheal Eric – 9 rebounds

Assists:Rashad Vaughn – 4 assists

Game Notes:

Kyle Anderson continues to showcase growth through each of the Spurs outings and I’ll reiterate I see him being the next Boris Diaw for the Spurs (of course they don’t need him to replace Diaw yet. The Spurs easily won the days contest and held a huge margin in fast break points  of 16 to 2. While the Bucks had a big advantage in points in the paint (32-18) they weren’t able to capitalize on the margin to close the gap in the game.

Kings vs Nuggets

98. 73. . 76. 84


Points: David Wear 19 points

Rebounds: Eric Moreland – 7 rebounds

Assists: David Stockton – 5 assists


Points: Emmanuel Mudiay 19 points

Rebounds: Nikola Jokic – 11 rebounds

Assists: Emmanuel Mudiay – 10 assists

Game Notes:

For the second straight game Emmanuel Mudiay is showing why scouts predicted his high draft selection. Perhaps the year overseas playing in China allowed him an edge over his College counterparts as he is used to playing against a more mature opponent. He has an NBA body and is extremely confident with good reason. While he’s definitely the future of the Nuggets at the point, his early production in all stat categories has many pundits wondering if present starting point guard Ty Lawson will last the season in Denver. The Kings were never really in this game as Denver took an early lead, padded it in the second half and was never fully tested. Following a decent first outing Willie Cauley Stein put up 15 points, but was virtually absent on the boards only grabbing one.

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125. . 70. 41. 71


Points: James Michael McAdoo 17 points

Rebounds: Ognjen Kuzmic– 11 rebounds

Assists: Aaron Craft – 5 assists


Points: Stephen Holt  – 13 points

Rebounds: Edy Tavares – 6 rebounds

Assists: Mike Muscala – 3 assists

Game Notes:

In a game featuring two teams with similar styles it came right down to the finish before the Hawks bested the Warriors. Rookie Kevon Looney once considered to be a lottery pick and fell to the Warriors with the 30th pick has yet to find his footing however James Michael McAdoo continues to be impressive making a case to get more playing time this coming season.

Blazers versus Mavericks


Points: Allen Crabbe  24 points

Rebounds: Noah Vonleh 7 rebounds

Assists: Tim Frazier 8 assists


Points: Dwight Powell25 points

Rebounds: Dwight Powell8 rebounds

Assists: Kevin Pangos6 assists

Game Notes:

Canadian Dwight Powell had a solid game and although the Mavericks lost the game his growth is a positive sign for Dallas coach Rick Carlisle who is surely happy to see his big man starting to show progress. The Blazers were led by Allan Crabbe who had a big game scoring 24 points. Also of note was second year player Noah Vonleh who was part of the trade that sent Nic Batum to Charlotte. Vonleh was never fully utilized while a Hornet after many suspected he could become a solid contributor coming out of College. Perhaps the Blazers staff will be able to help advance his offensive side as his defense was considered the cornerstone of his game.

Sixers vs. Celtics

18. . 85. 93. 76

Game Leaders:


Points: Scotty Wilbekin– 19 points

Rebounds: Arsalan Kazemi – 13 rebounds

Assists: Steve Zach–  3 assists


Points: Terry Rozier– 22 points

Rebounds: Jordan Mickey – 11 rebounds

Assists: Terry Rozier–  5 points

Game Notes:

While Marcus Smart had a big game the previous outing it was Terry Rozier who excelled for the Celtics on this night. In a hard fought battle that had the teams jockeying back and forth all night it was Sixers who pulled ahead at game end to take the win. Though Jahlil Okafor was rested in this outing the Sixers still had enough fire power to outlast the tough Celtics squad.

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