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NBA Vegas Summer League: July 17th, Consolation Games Recap

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Summer League Day 8, Tournament Play Recap

Friday we saw consolation games with the 16 eliminated teams. The quarter finals will run on Saturday to determine the 8 semi-finalists of the NBA Vegas Summer League. Included in the 8 games was the Houston Rockets which we’ve highlighted in a separate article.

Here’s a recap of the other 7 games:

Kings vs Heat

110. . 73. 84. 68


Points: DeAndre Liggins –  14 points

Rebounds: Eric Moreland – 10 rebounds

Assists: David Stockton – 5 assists


Points: Josh Richardson – 23 points

Rebounds: Greg Whittington – 10 rebounds

Assists:  Greg Whittington  – 4 assists

Game Notes:

The Sacramento Kings came back from trailing by 27 points to overtake the Heat and force overtime. The third quarter was particularly stunning as the Kings held the Heat to just 4 points and forced 12 turnovers.  Once the momentum shifted the Heat never recovered. Statistically the teams were fairly even across the boad. Rookie Willie Cauley-Stein was one rebound shy of a double-double and the man with the best name in Vegas Sir Dominic Pointer had a solid game for the Cavaliers.

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