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Las Vegas Summer League: Jaden Springer scores 21 in narrow 76ers win over Jazz

Paul Reed's double-double lifts 76ers past Jazz.


76ers 103, Jazz 98: |


The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Utah Jazz in the MGM Resorts Summer League at Cox Pavilion on Tuesday.

There were 12 ties and nine lead changes in this close-fought battle, with neither team grabbing a double-digit lead until the final minutes. That was Philadelphia, riding a 26-20 third quarter to their victory. That quarter allowed Philly to hold the lead for the final 16 minutes of play, getting their lead up to 12 points with less than three minutes remaining. The Sixers won the turnover battle 19-11, which led to them outscoring the Jazz in points off of turnovers 27-11. In addition, Philadelphia outscored Utah in the paint 54-40.

Jarell Martin led the Jazz with 23 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and four steals. Dakota Mathias amassed 22 points and five boards. MaCio Teague totaled 17 points, four rebounds and 12 assists, while Matt Mooney led the bench with 10 points, four rebounds and three assists.

Jaden Springer led the Sixers with 21 points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals. Aaron Henry accrued 17 points, three rebounds and two assists, while Paul Reed provided 17 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. Frank Mason had 15 points, four rebounds and five assists as well.

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Las Vegas Summer League: Mavericks secure close win over Heat

Carlik Jones scores 21 to carry the Mavs past the Heat.


Mavericks 83, Heat 82: |


The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat in the MGM Resorts Summer League at Thomas and Mack Center on Tuesday.

While Dallas led for most of this game, it took five ties and 13 lead changes to determine a winner. Four of those lead changes actually came in the final 44 seconds, with Feron Hunt making a game-winning putback for Dallas with 12.4 seconds remaining. The Mavericks won the turnover battle 15-6, which allowed them to win the points off of turnover differential 11-6. In addition, Dallas shot 95% from the free-throw line, while Miami connected on 75% of its free-throws.

Carlik Jones led Dallas with 21 points, six rebounds and five assists. Robert Franks had 18 points, four rebounds, two assists and two blocks. Devontae Shuler led the bench with 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

KZ Okpala led Miami with 16 points, four rebounds and three assists. Micah Potter provided 15 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and five blocks. DeJon Jarreau amassed 12 points, 10 rebounds and two assists.

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Celtics, Kings to square off for Summer League title

Celtics, Kings to square off for Summer League title

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The Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings are set to meet for the MGM Resorts Summer League title on Tuesday night. Both teams have enjoyed a perfect stint in Las Vegas, with Sacramento getting to 4-0 after it on Sunday, while Boston to reach 4-0 as well.

MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2021 will culminate with a Championship Game between the Sacramento Kings and the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 6PM PT on ESPN.

Full schedule for the final day of games below ⬇️

— NBA Communications (@NBAPR)

Boston has been dominant in Summer League play, winning games by an average of 21 points, but Sacramento has been no slouch either, winning its games by an average of 13 points. Both coaches of the respective Summer League squads have fared well, too, with Celtics assistant coach Joe Mazzulla calling the shots for Boston while former Sixth Man Award winner and current Kings assistant Bobby Jackson does likewise for Sacramento.

Who will take the 🏆

— NBA Summer League (@NBASummerLeague)

Final practice before the Summer League Championship game.

— Boston Celtics (@celtics)

🏆 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 🏆

— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings)

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2021 Summer League Standouts, Day 12

A look at top performers from Las Vegas on Day 12 of Summer League:

Quentin Grimes, New York Knicks

Game Recap: Knicks 104, Hawks 85

The star rookie dominated in his closeout game in Vegas, showing Knicks fans that he’s ready for the Big Apple after defeating the Hawks on Monday night.

Grimes needed just 28 minutes of action to put up 26 points, six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.

 

Always for the fans 🧡 |

— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks)

The first-rounder hit 10-for-17 field goal attempts, including six of the Knicks’ 21 3-pointers, helping balance out an off night for teammate Immanuel Quickley (3-18 FG, 3-14 3PT). Grimes was coming off another big game in Saturday’s win over the Cavaliers, when he went for 28 points and six 3-pointers to go with six rebounds, four assists and a steal. Over his six Summer League appearances, Grimes averaged 15.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists and shot 40.7% from 3-point territory.

Selected 25th overall in the 2021 Draft, Grimes spent his final two collegiate seasons at the University of Houston after transferring from Kansas. During his junior season, Grimes averaged 17.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 steals while shooting 40.3% from 3. He helped lead the Cougars all the way to the Final Four, where they fell to eventual-champion Baylor.


Miles McBride, New York Knicks

McBride also had a big night for the Knicks, proving he’s more than just an average second-rounder. The 36th pick added 19 points (7-10 FGs, 5-8 3PTs), four assists, one steal and a rebound in just 27 minutes of play.

Miles McBride today:

🏀 19 PTS
🏀 4 AST
🏀 70 FG%

Playing better than a 2nd rounder.

— NBA Summer League (@NBASummerLeague)


Nah’Shon ‘Bones’ Hyland, Denver Nuggets

Game Recap: Nuggets 94, Bucks 87

Besides having the best nickname in the MGM Resorts Summer League and maybe the entire 2021 Draft class, Nah’Shon ‘Bones’ Hyland has made his presence felt throughout play in Vegas. Hyland closed out his Summer League by dropping 20 points on 7-for-14 shooting, including three 3-pointers, in the Nuggets’ win over the Bucks on Monday. The rookie guard, who has now scored in double-digits in four Summer League appearances, added five assists, two rebounds and one steal.


Luka Garza, Detroit Pistons

Game Recap: Pistons 79, Magic 98

After a standout Summer League for Detroit, the second-round pick continued to make his mark with his best performance yet in the Pistons’ victory over the Magic. The 6-foot-11 center out of Iowa had already posted a double-double by halftime, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 boards. Garza ended the night with 21 points and 15 rebounds, securing his third straight double-double of Summer League play.


JT Thor, Charlotte Hornets

Game Recap: Bulls 99, Hornets 74

Although the Hornets did not win a game in Vegas after losing to the Bulls on Monday night, JT Thor made his final Summer League matchup count. The second-round pick posted a near double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds along with two big blocks.

The 6-foot-10 rookie stole the show in the fourth quarter, crossing up Bulls defender Troy Baxter Jr. and throwing down a huge one-handed slam that had fans inside Thomas & Mack Center on their feet.

Something to smile about 😁… Thor with the hammer SLAM 🔨💥 |

— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets)


Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Oklahoma City Thunder

Game Recap: Thunder 116, Spurs 91

The 32nd overall pick helped the Thunder secure their second victory of Summer League play in their final matchup in Vegas, defeating the Spurs . Robinson-Earl led the Thunder starters with 15 points, shooting 53.8% from the field (7-13) and added eight rebounds and four assists to his tally.


Shaq Buchanan, Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap: Grizzlies 104, Clippers 95

After a relatively quiet start to Summer League play, Buchanan flipped the switch and erupted for a game-high 21 points in the Grizzlies’ victory over the Clippers on Monday night. He shot 9-for-19 from the field, knocking down two 3-pointers and added two rebounds along with one assist in the win. The 6-foot-3 guard, who went undrafted in 2019, spent the last two seasons with the G League’s Memphis Hustle. Prior to that, he attended Murray State and played alongside Grizzlies star Ja Morant.

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Information from RotoWire.com was used in this report.

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Report: Grizzlies trade Patrick Beverley to Timberwolves

Report: Grizzlies trade Patrick Beverley to Timberwolves

Patrick Beverley averaged 7.5 points and 3.2 rebounds last season.

One day after being dealt from the LA Clippers to the Memphis Grizzlies, Patrick Beverley is reportedly on the move again. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Grizzlies are trading Beverley to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Jarrett Culver and Juancho Hernangomez.

The Memphis Grizzlies are trading Patrick Beverley to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Jarrett Culver and Juancho Hernangomez, sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)

In a trade with Memphis, the LA Clippers sent Beverley, Rajon Rondo and Daniel Oturu to the Grizzlies for guard Eric Bledsoe.

Beverley was the Clippers’ longest-tenured player, having spent four years in Los Angeles. The fiery, 33-year-old guard averaged 7.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists while playing 22.5 minutes a game last season. He also shot 40% from 3-point range, although he’s best known for his pesky defense and leadership.

Culver, the former No. 6 overall pick of the 2019 draft, had spent the past two seasons with Minnesota. His 2020-21 season officially came to an end in April when he needed surgery on his right ankle. After a promising rookie season in which he averaged 9.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 63 games, Culver took a step back in 2020-21. He posted 5.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 0.7 apg and saw his minutes cut from 23.9 mpg in 2019-20 to 14.7 mpg last season.

Hernangomez spent the past 1 1/2 seasons with the Wolves, arriving via the Denver Nuggets as part of a four-team trade in 2020. He was solid in his 14-game stint with Minnesota in 2019-20 (12.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.3 apg in 14 games, all starts) and did well in 2020-21, too. He posted 7.2 ppg and 3.9 rpg as a key reserve for Minnesota and was showing improvement as a 3-point shooter as well.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Las Vegas Summer League: Bulls pull away late for blowout win

Game Recap: Bulls 99, Hornets 74


Bulls 99, Hornets 74: |


Ayo Dosunmu scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 99-74 win over the Charlotte Hornets in the MGM Resorts Summer League on Monday at Thomas and Mack Center.

After a competitive start, the Bulls outscored the Hornets 16-4 late in the first half to create a 17-point advantage by halftime. They picked up where they left off in the second half and outscored the Hornets 31-22 in the third quarter to make it a 26-point game heading into the final frame. The Bulls charged to the finish, pushing their lead to a game-high 32 points late in the fourth on the way to the confident win.

In addition to Dosunmu, the Bulls had four other players score in double digits, including Tyler Bey, who logged 13 points, 11 rebounds and two steals. Jerome Robinson and Jaylen Adams also chipped in 13 points each, while Marko Simonovic added 10 points.

Kai Jones and Scottie Lewis tallied 16 points each to lead the way for the Hornets. JT Thor added 15 points, nine rebounds and two blocks, while LiAngelo Ball had a tough night, with six points on 3-for-13 shooting.

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Las Vegas Summer League: Buchanan leads Grizzlies past Clippers

Game Recap: Grizzlies 104, Clippers 95


Grizzlies 104, Clippers 95: |


Shaq Buchanan scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 104-95 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in the MGM Resorts Summer League on Sunday at Cox Pavilion.

The Grizzlies jumped out to a great start with an 11-point lead after one quarter. They continued the dominance in the second and pushed their lead to 21 by halftime. The Clippers came alive in the third and managed to shave the deficit down to 14 heading into the final frame. They kept pressing and cut it to nine early in the fourth, but the Grizzlies stood their ground the rest of the way to close out the win.

Sam Merrill also came up large for the Grizzlies with 20 points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block, while Olivier Sarr logged 18 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and a block.

Brandon Boston Jr. led the way for the Clippers with 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting. Amir Coffey added 16 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals, while Jason Preston chipped in 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and a block.

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Las Vegas Summer League: Garza, Lee spark Pistons past Magic

Game Recap: Pistons 79, Magic 78


Pistons 79, Magic 78: |


Luka Garza scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 79-78 win against the Orlando Magic in the MGM Resorts Summer League on Monday at Thomas & Mack Center.

Trailing by four entering the fourth quarter, the Magic trimmed the deficit to one point early in the fourth only to see the Pistons quickly reclaim a 12-point lead with six minutes remaining. The Magic rallied, though, outscoring the Pistons 19-8 the rest of way but could never get over the hump as the Pistons held on.

Garza hauled in 15 rebounds in 26 minutes as he led the way for the Pistons. Saben Lee followed up with 19 points and eight assists, while Jamorko Pickett chipped in 14 points, six rebounds, two assists and a block.

Hassani Gravett led the Magic with 19 points and four rebounds. Ignas Brazdeikis followed up with 13 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal, while Janis Timma chipped in 10 points and three rebounds.

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Las Vegas Summer League: Grimes leads Knicks past Hawks

Game Recap: Knicks 104, Hawks 85


Knicks 104, Hawks 85: |


Quentin Grimes scored a game-high 26 points to lead the New York Knicks to a 104-85 win against the Atlanta Hawks in the MGM Resorts Summer League at Cox Pavilion on Monday.

The Knicks broke open the game with a 26-15 second quarter, never relinquishing the lead in the second half and leading by as many as 24 points. New York’s starters dominated, outscoring Atlanta’s starters 69-38. The Knicks shot 45% from 3-point range while holding the Hawks to 31% from long range.

Grimes added six rebounds and three assists. Immanuel Quickley went just 3-for-18 from the field but finished with 14 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Miles McBride led the bench with 19 points and four assists. Jericho Sims had six points and a team-high 13 rebounds, while Obi Toppin totaled 11 points, nine rebounds and three steals.

DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell was the only Hawks starter in double figures, finishing with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Javin DeLaurier led the bench with 18 points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Justin Jaworski also came off the bench to drop 16 points.

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Las Vegas Summer League: Cavs hang on to take down Suns

Game Recap: Cavaliers 88, Suns 85


Cavaliers 88, Suns 85: |


The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Phoenix Suns, 88-85, in the MGM Resorts Summer League at Thomas and Mack Center on Monday.

It took eight ties and seven lead changes to determine a winner, with neither club leading by more than nine points. Cleveland led by eight points at the half, but Phoenix responded with a 19-2 run to keep the game close. However, the Cavaliers finished the game on a 9-2 spurt to gain the final advantage. Cleveland’s bench outscored Phoenix’s bench, 34-18, and the Suns out-rebounded the Cavs, 63-51.

Tre Scott led the Cavaliers with 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Jaylen Hands and Matt Ryan came off the bench to drop 15 points apiece. Mfiondu Kabengele tallied a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Lamar Stevens also had 12 points, five rebounds and four assists. No. 3 overall pick Evan Mobley did not play.

Kyle Alexander led the Suns with 18 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks. Michael Frazier II generated 17 points, three rebounds and three assists. Ty-Shon Alexander collected 14 points, two rebounds and three assists, while Tyrique Jones led the bench with 10 points and eight boards. Jaleen Smith also finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists.