NBA Vegas Summer League: July 13th, Games Recap


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

87. 89. . 94. 156


Points: D.J. Seeley – 14 points

Rebounds: Rakeem Christmas– 11 rebounds

Assists: 7 players tied with 1  assists


Points: Rashad Vaughn 18 points

Rebounds: Kevin Jones & Michael Eric – each with 6 rebounds

Assists: Jorge Gutierrez – 8 assists

Game Notes:

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

69. 83. 147. . 89

Game Leaders:


Points: Bryce Dejean-Jones26 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

Game Notes:

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]

D-League Select:

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

Game Notes:

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]

71. 41. 90. 84.


Points:  Dominique Sutton 14 points

Rebounds: Kevon Looney– 7 rebounds

Assists: Aaron Craft – 3 assists


Points: James Anderson – 17 points

Rebounds: Willie Cauley-Stein – 8 rebounds

Assists:  Julyan Stone– 9 assists

Game Notes:

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

86. 73. . 83. 110

Game Leaders:


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

Game Notes:

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

76. 27. . 66. 20

Game Leaders:


Points: Anthony Brown – 20 points

Rebounds: Julius Randle – 6 rebounds

Assists: Julius Randle – 3 assists

Game Leaders:


Points: Cleanthony Early– 13 points

Rebounds: Cleanthony Early 9 rebounds

Assists: Jerian Grant – 8 assists

Game Notes:

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

91. 118. 82. 86.


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

Game Notes:

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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