Summer League Day 4
Day 4 of the NBA Vegas Summer League brought us 8 more games and the first loss of the tournament for the Houston Rockets. While we provided a separate recap of the Rockets vs. Raptors game we look at the other 7 matches providing the main category stat leaders for each.
Cavaliers vs Bucks
Points: D.J. Seeley – 14 points
Rebounds: Rakeem Christmas– 11 rebounds
Assists: 7 players tied with 1 assists
Assists: Jorge Gutierrez – 8 assists
Despite only registering 7 assists (notably Gutierrez bested that mark all on his own with 8 for the Bucks) in the game the Cavaliers got the run in a game where they made a massive comeback from 13 points down to force overtime where they shut down the Bucks. In the game the Cavs dominated the boards (+10) while the Bucks were +12 on the fast break.
Pelicans vs. Nets
Points: Bryce Dejean-Jones– 26 points
Rebounds: Khem Birch – 11 rebounds
Assists: Larry Drew II– 16 assists
Points: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson– 18 points
Rebounds: Willie Reed – 7 rebounds
Assists: Willie Reed – 3 assists
The Pelicans kept their unbeaten streak alive with a win over the Nets Monday night their 36-12 points in the paint advantage was part of the reason for the win. Hollis-Jefferson continues to produce impressive showings and scored the most points for the Nets.
h size=”26px”]D-League Select vs Hawks[/h]
Points: Justin Dentmon – 15 points
Rebounds: Scotty Hopson – 8 rebounds
Assists: Joe Jackson – 4 assists
Points: Lamar Patterson – 15 points
Rebounds: Edy Tavares – 10 rebounds
Assists: Terran Petteway – 4 assists
At one point in the game the D-League Select team held a 24 point lead which the Hawks managed to whittle down before succumbing by 10 points. Over the course of the game the Hawks were productive in the fast break (+6) and in the paint (+10). Though the Select team was held to 38.4% from the field while the Hawks shot 42.2% the difference however was the Hawks were held to a measly 14.3% from beyond the arc.
h size=”26px”]Warriors vs Kings[/h]
Points: Dominique Sutton– 14 points
Rebounds: Kevon Looney– 7 rebounds
Assists: Aaron Craft – 3 assists
Rebounds: Willie Cauley-Stein – 8 rebounds
Assists: Julyan Stone– 9 assists
In a topsy turvy game stats wise the Kings finally registered their first win of the tournament. They dominated rebounding 49 to 37, points in the paint 52 to 32 as well as being a +5 on fast break points but they also turned the ball over 25 times. In truth what made the big difference in the game was the Kings shot 51.5% from the field and 62.5% from behind the arc while the Warriors shot 32.9% and 55.2% from three.
Heat vs Nuggets
Points: Shabazz Napier – 20 points
Rebounds: Gabriel Olaseni – 6 rebounds
Assists: Shabazz Napier – 6 assists
Points: Ian Clark – 19 points
Rebounds: Joffrey Lauvergne– 9 rebounds
Assists: Emmanuel Mudiay – 8 ssists
Justise Winslow is nursing a leg injury while first year Shabazz Napier showcased his ability to run a team and is looking to garner solid back up point guard minutes come this season. Mudiay continues to be a presence and already looks NBA ready.
Lakers vs Knicks
Points: Anthony Brown – 20 points
Rebounds: Julius Randle – 6 rebounds
Assists: Julius Randle – 3 assists
Points: Cleanthony Early– 13 points
Rebounds: –Cleanthony Early 9 rebounds
Assists: Jerian Grant – 8 assists
The Knicks pounded the Lakers on the boards as well as in the paint on route to the win. Knicks guard Jerian Grant showcased why New York made the trade to grab him and Cleanthony Early continues his strong summer showing.
Jazz vs T-Wolves
Points: Jared Cunningham – 17 points
Rebounds: Trey Lyles – 9 rebounds
Assists: Bryce Cotton – 6 assists
Points:Adreian Payne – 18 points
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns– 10 rebounds
Assists: Othyus Jeffers -4 assists
Following a very productive Summer League the Wolves chose to sit Zach LaVine who has been lighting it up from the perimeter. In hindsight they may have wished they played him as the Jazz went at the top draft pick Towns who never really got on track in the game despite scoring 14. Payne also continues to look good for the T-Wolves whole have a very versatile albeit young team this season. Utah’s Trey Lyles continues to showcase a complete game and why the Jazz selected him higher than he was anticipated to be drafted. The Jazz jumped on Minnesota early and once they built a cushion the lead was never in question.
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