Orlando Summer Basketball League
The Orlando Magic from July 7-12, 2013 will host the Orlando Pro Summer Basketball League at the team’s practice court, which located at the Amway Center.
The 2013 edition of the Orlando summer pro basketball league will feature 25 games over six days. Teams competing this summer are the Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz.
A new Orlando summer league format will be introduced this summer, with two extra teams and an extra day added to the slate. Under the new format, each team will play five games over the six-day event, with a championship day being played on the final day of the league. A point system will establish the Orlando summer pro basketball league standings leading up to the final day, with seven points awarded each game based on: three points for winning the game and one point for winning a quarter (in the event of a tied quarter, each team will receive 0.5 points). In the event of ties in seeding heading into championship day, three tiebreakers will be in place: 1) total point differential; 2) total points allowed; 3) coin flip.
Unfortunately for NBA fans, the Orlando summer league isn't open to the public. It's attended by media members and employees of NBA teams and the league. But game recaps and summaries will be available here on InsideHoops.com as usual.
Orlando Summer Pro League Results
Sun, July 7
Houston 88, Philadelphia 80: Behind 24 points and 12 rebounds from Terrence Jones, the Rockets cruised past the Sixers, 88-80, in the opener of the 2013 Southwest Orlando Pro Summer League on Sunday. The Rockets also got major contributions from two other standouts from last season’s playoff campaign. Patrick Beverley, who played in 41 games last regular season and started in five of the six playoff games for Houston against Oklahoma City, pitched in 10 points and six assists, while Greg Smith added eight points and six rebounds. -OrlandoMagic.com
Orlando 95, Boston 88: Victor Oladipo, the second overall pick of the NBA Draft, scored 18 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out seven assists in his debut as the Orlando Magic beat the Boston Celtics 95-88 in first-day action of the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League. Splitting his time between shooting guard and point guard, Oladipo got off to a strong start with two early 3-pointers and then he closed the game with some stellar passing. He banked in a straight-on jump shot in the fourth quarter to put the Magic up 89-82. Then, his seventh assist of the game led to Kyle O’Quinn’s three-point play that secured the victory for the Magic (1-0). -OrlandoMagic.com
UTah 69, Miami 59: For a team that’s heading towards a youth movement, there’s no better time to see what the future has to offer than the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League. Utah got a glimpse at a few members of their young nucleus as rookie Trey Burke notched eight points, seven rebounds and five assists to help the Jazz earn a 69-59 victory over the Miami Heat. “He’s done a great job of leading his teammates,” said Utah coach Sidney Lowe. “It’s very encouraging to see out of a young guy.” -OrlandoMagic.com
OKC 76, Indiana 68: Playing on the court where he spent much of his first two NBA season rehabilitating a surgically repaired knee, center Daniel Orton scored 15 points and even hit a 3-pointer as Oklahoma City defeated Indiana 76-68 in first-day action of the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League. Orton, the 29th pick of the 2010 NBA Draft, spent his first two NBA seasons in Orlando. However, he played just 16 games for the Magic because of a knee injury. On Sunday, he made seven of 11 shots, including a dazzling up-and-under layup with 3:02 to play that gave the Thunder (1-0) a 68-61 lead. Oklahoma City led 53-51 after three periods and proceeded to pull away with a 23-17 edge in the fourth quarter. On Monday, the Thunder will face the Magic, while the Pacers (0-1) will play the 76ers. -OrlandoMagic.com
Detroit 76, Brooklyn 67: The Brooklyn Nets failed to secure a victory in new Head Coach Jason Kidd’s NBA coaching debut, falling 76-67 to the Detroit Pistons to round out day one of the 2013 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. Detroit, who had six players register at least seven points, were led by Khris Middleton’s 16. It was a tale of two very different games for first round draft picks Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Mason Plumlee. Caldwell-Pope, chosen No. 8 in this year’s draft, struggled from the floor the entire game, hitting only 1-of-10 from the field and missing all eight of his attempts from downtown. Plumlee, on the other hand, registered a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds in over 30 minutes of play. -OrlandoMagic.com
Mon, July 8
OKC 79, Orlando 78: Jeremy Lamb, one of the key pieces acquired in last fall’s controversial James Harden trade to Houston, drilled a step-back jumper with 6.3 seconds remaining to lift Oklahoma City past Orlando 79-78. Lamb struggled with his shot most of the day, hitting just four of 16 shots and missing eight of nine 3-pointers. But he created space against Orlando defensive ace Maurice Harkless and sank the go-ahead jumper from the foul line in the final seconds. Orlando (1-1) led by nine points with 3 minutes to play and squandered a seven-point lead in the final two minutes. The Thunder (2-0) led 8-7 early in the game and didn’t get the lead back until a layup by Dwight Buycks with 32 seconds remaining. Orlando’s Doron Lamb hit two free throws with 23 seconds remaining to give the Magic a brief 78-77 lead. After Lamb’s shot, Orlando turned the ball over on the inbounds pass to miss a chance to win the game. -OrlandoMagic.com
Indiana 96, Philadelphia 75: The player garnering the most attention this week for the Sixers; Michael Carter-Williams, the 11th overall pick in last month’s NBA Draft. After his outstanding debut on Sunday when he posted 26 points and eight assists, Carter-Williams followed that up with 13 points and seven assists. But more importantly, he didn’t commit a single turnover, an item of concern going into his NBA career. While Philly fell to a Solomon Hill-led Pacers squad, 96-75, the point guard’s poise and control was striking. He didn’t shoot it well – just 4-for-20 from the floor – but that’s rather insignificant when you weigh in what the Sixers are hoping from their floor general in the years ahead. -OrlandoMagic.com
Boston 93, Detroit 63: Fresh off a dominant Day 1 in the 2013 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League, Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk came into Day 2 looking to prove that his opening-game effort was no fluke. The 7-foot forward once again put together a polished performance in limited minutes, notching 13 points, six rebounds and three assists in Boston’s 93-63 blowout victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday afternoon. The Celtics acquired Olynyk in a draft-day deal with the Dallas Mavericks, moving up three slots in the 2013 NBA Draft to grab the Gonzaga standout. So far, he’s certainly proved his worth. -OrlandoMagic.com
Miami 93, Brooklyn 86: The Nets and Heat both came into day two of the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League winless, but the Miami Heat got a notch in the win column Monday, downing the Brooklyn Nets, 93-86, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The Heat featured a balanced scoring attack with four players in double figures, led by Scotty Hopson’s 22 and Ian Clark’s 19 points. The fourth and final game of day two of summer league action proved to be nothing like the contest played before it – in game three, the Celtics defeated the Pistons by 30, the fifth-largest margin of victory in Orlando summer league history. -OrlandoMagic.com
Tue, July 9
Boston 76, Indiana 74: For the third straight game at the 2013 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League, Kelly Olynyk showcased his array of post moves, polished all-around offensive arsenal and willingness to bang inside. His 21 points and nine rebounds together with a pair of go-ahead free throws by Phil Pressey with 10.8 seconds left catapulted the Boston Celtics to a thrilling 76-74 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Donald Sloan’s potential game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer rimmed off for Indiana, which erased a nine-point deficit with just over two minutes left in the game. -OrlandoMagic.com
OKC 79, Detroit 75: After a relatively quiet start to the 2013 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League, Oklahoma City’s Reggie Jackson certainly made his presence felt on Tuesday by delivering a record-setting performance. The Thunder point guard erupted for 23 of his summer-league record 35 points in the fourth quarter to give Oklahoma City a thrilling 79-75 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Jackson was incredible down the stretch, coming through with the go-ahead driving dunk with 1:48 left and then following it up with four game-sealing free throws in the final 13.1 seconds. -OrlandoMagic.com
Houston 85, Utah 71: Utah was plagued by turnovers and poor shooting, turning over the ball 18 times en route to 28 Houston points while shooting just 37.7 percent from the floor. The Jazz were led in scoring by Alec Burks, who, despite hitting just 5-of-15 from the floor, finished with 18 points. Trey Burke struggled from the field as well, also connecting on just five of his 15 field goal attempts while making just 1-of-6 from downtown. The veteran-laden Rockets were led by James Anderson and Patrick Beverley’s 11 points, while Greg Smith, Casper Ware and Jack Cooley rounded out the double figure scoring with 10 a piece. -OrlandoMagic.com
Miami 94, Orlando 80: With two-time NBA champion head coach Erik Spoelstra and his coaching staff shouting instructions from courtside seats, the Miami Heat shared the ball well and disrupted the Orlando Magic’s offense in a 94-80 victory. Miami (2-1) forced Orlando (1-2) into 21 turnovers and frustrated rookie point guard Victor Oladipo in third-day action of the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League. James Ennis scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half and center Jarvis Varnado added 16 points for the Heat. -OrlandoMagic.com
Wed, July 10
Utah 98, Brooklyn 69: The Utah Jazz rested prized rookie Trey Burke on Wednesday and still had more than enough firepower to shred the winless Brooklyn Nets and rookie head coach Jason Kidd. Behind strong play from forwards Jeremy Evans, Chris Roberts and Alec Burks, Utah built a 22-point lead in the first half and rolled to a 98-69 defeat of the Nets. The game ended in partial darkness as the lights went out with six-tenths of a seconds remaining. The teams waited five minutes for the lights to warm back up and then restarted the game’s final second in a semi-glow. -OrlandoMagic.com
OKC 74, Philadelphia 62: Just one day after Reggie Jackson set the record for most points in Orlando Pro Summer League history, his teammate Jeremy Lamb almost topped him. Lamb, who was acquired by the Thunder prior to the start of last season in the James Harden trade, poured in 32 points as the Thunder remained undefeated (4-0) with a 74-62 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. Already lifting OKC with a game-winning step-back jumper earlier in the week against Orlando, Lamb shot a blistering 10-of-14 from the field and 3-of-5 from 3-point distance. -OrlandoMagic.com
Houston 85, Boston 78: Terrence Jones continued his torrid Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League pace on Wednesday, scoring a team-high 17 points to help the Rockets earn an 85-78 victory over the Boston Celtics. “I’m just trying to make winning plays for my team,” Jones explained. “Nothing matters besides getting the team a win.” Jones, who Houston selected with the 18th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, has flashed explosiveness and dominance throughout the week, averaging 15.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. -OrlandoMagic.com
Thu, July 11
Indiana 79, Utah 73: Trey Burke’s time at the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League has not helped silence any of his critics. But his supporters believe this week’s struggles are exactly what he needs to adjust and transform his game by the time the games actually count. After his 3-for-15 shooting performance on Thursday in Utah’s loss to the Indiana Pacers, Burke is now 9-for-42 from the floor in three games. He didn’t play (rest) Wednesday. Burke led the Michigan Wolverines to the NCAA title game in March and was named the National Player of the Year before getting selected ninth overall in last month’s NBA Draft. The 20-year-old was originally selected by the Timberwolves before he was traded on draft night to the Jazz. -OrlandoMagic.com
Detroit 78, Miami 77: The Detroit Pistons are a franchise looking to take the next step. If they’re going to make that advancement, Andre Drummond is going to have to be the player that takes them there. The ninth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft delivered another monstrous performance with 23 points and 18 rebounds and Tony Mitchell threw down a game-winning putback slam with 1.7 seconds to give the Pistons an exhilarating 78-77 victory over the Miami Heat on Thursday... Pistons second round pick Peyton Siva continued to improve, looking extremely comfortable running the point, while notching nine points, nine assists and seven steals. -OrlandoMagic.com
Houston 92, Brooklyn 76: Brooklyn struggled from the start, shooting 11.1 percent from the field in the game’s opening quarter en route to a 25-6 deficit. The slow start quickly turned around, however, as the Nets outscored the Rockets the next two quarters, winning only their third and fourth quarters of the week. Under the new points system at summer league, each team that wins a quarter is awarded one point, while the winning team receives three points. Despite Brooklyn’s resurgence, they still couldn’t overcome the early hole and failed to cut the lead to single digits in the second half. The Rockets finished with five players in double figures, led by Terrence Jones and Robert Convington’s 16, while Brooklyn had three players – Damion James, Carleton Scott and Tyshawn Taylor – register 15 points in the contest. -OrlandoMagic.com
Orlando 90, Philadelphia 89: Notes coming later today.
Fri, July 12
Final day scores coming that day
ORLANDO SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL LEAGUE TEAM ROSTERS
2013 Boston Celtics summer league roster
2013 Brooklyn Nets summer league roster
2013 Detroit Pistons summer league roster
2013 Houston Rockets summer league roster
2013 Indiana Pacers summer league roster
2013 Miami Heat summer league roster
2013 Oklahoma City Thunder summer league roster
2013 Orlando Magic summer league roster
2013 Philadelphia 76ers summer league roster
2013 Utah Jazz summer league roster
2013 ORLANDO SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE
Sunday, July 7, 2013
1st game 9:00 a.m. Houston @ Philadelphia
2nd game 11:00 a.m. Boston @ Orlando
3rd game 1:00 p.m. Miami @ Utah
4th game 3:00 p.m. OKC @ Indiana
5th game 5:00 p.m. Detroit @ Brooklyn
Monday, July 8, 2013
1st game 11:00 a.m. OKC @ Orlando
2nd game 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia @ Indiana
3rd game 3:00 p.m. Boston @ Detroit
4th game 5:00 p.m. Brooklyn @ Miami
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
1st game 11:00 a.m. Indiana @ Boston
2nd game 1:00 p.m. Detroit @ OKC
3rd game 3:00 p.m. Utah @ Houston
4th game 5:00 p.m. Miami @ Orlando
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
1st game 11:00 a.m. Utah @ Brooklyn
2nd game 1:00 p.m. OKC @ Philadelphia
3rd game 3:00 p.m. Boston @ Houston
Thursday, July 11, 2013
1st game 11:00 a.m. Indiana @ Utah
2nd game 1:00 p.m. Miami @ Detroit
3rd game 3:00 p.m. Houston @ Brooklyn
4th game 5:00 p.m. Philadelphia @ Orlando
Friday, July 12, 2013 *Championship Day*
1st game 8:00 a.m. 6th place @ 5th place
2nd game 10:00 a.m. 4th place @ 3rd place
3rd game 12:00 p.m. 2nd place @ 1st place
4th game 2:00 p.m. 8th place @ 7th place
5th game 4:00 p.m. 10th place @ 9th place
ALL GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT THE AMWAY CENTER ON THE MAGIC PRACTICE COURT.
ORLANDO PRO BASKETBALL SUMMER LEAGUE RULES
· Four 10-minute quarters
· 10-minute halftime
· Five full timeouts per team per game
· Two one-minute mandatory TV timeouts per quarter on dead ball at 5:59 and again at 2:59
· Maximum of three full timeouts to be used in 4th quarter per team
· One :20 second timeout per team per half
· Three-minute overtime period if necessary
· One full timeout and one :20 second per overtime period per team
· Teams will be in the penalty on the 5th team foul of each quarter
· Teams will be in the penalty in overtime on the 3rd team foul
· No foul-out rule – for each personal foul in excess of six, the opposing team receives two free throws. For each personal foul in excess of 10, the opposing team receives two free throws and the ball.
· 10-minute warm-up/intermission between games
ORLANDO SUMMER LEAGUE 2012
The Orlando Magic will host the AirTran Airways Orlando Pro Summer League at the team’s practice court at the Amway Center from July 9-13, 2012. The 20-game event will feature the Orlando Magic, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons.
Due to space limitations, the event is not open to the public and will be open only to the media and professional team/league personnel. Games will begin at 11 a.m. from July 9-12, and at 8 a.m. on July 13.
A complete game schedule for the AirTran Airways Orlando Pro Summer League is listed below. The Magic’s roster will be released at a later date.
2012 ORLANDO PRO SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE SCHEDULE
(Orlando, FL – Amway Center)
Monday, July 9, 2012 Visitor Home
1st game 11:00 a.m. Brooklyn @ Orlando
2nd game 1:00 p.m. Boston @ OKC
3rd game 3:00 p.m. Utah @ Detroit
4th game 5:00 p.m. Indiana @ Philadelphia
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
1st game 11:00 a.m. Philadelphia @ Utah
2nd game 1:00 p.m. Indiana @ OKC
3rd game 3:00 p.m. Detroit @ Orlando
4th game 5:00 p.m. Brooklyn @ Boston
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
1st game 11:00 a.m. Indiana @ Boston
2nd game 1:00 p.m. OKC @ Detroit
3rd game 3:00 p.m. Brooklyn @ Philadelphia
4th game 5:00 p.m. Utah @ Orlando
Thursday, July 12, 2012
1st game 11:00 a.m. Detroit @ Boston
2nd game 1:00 p.m. Brooklyn @ OKC
3rd game 3:00 p.m. Indiana @ Utah
4th game 5:00 p.m. Philadelphia @ Orlando
Friday, July 13, 2012
1st game 8:00 a.m. Utah @ OKC
2nd game 10:00 a.m. Boston @ Orlando
3rd game 12:00 p.m. Philadelphia @ Detroit
4th game 2:00 p.m. Indiana @ Brooklyn
(10-minute intermission between games)
ORLANDO PRO SUMMER LEAGUE RULES
- 10-minute quarters
- 3-minute overtime period(s)
- 5 full timeouts per team per game
- 2 one-minute mandatory TV timeouts per quarter on first dead ball at 5:59, then again at 2:59 on clock
- Maximum of 3 full timeouts to be used in the 4th quarter per team
- 1 :20 second timeout per team per half
- 1 full timeout and one :20 second timeout per overtime period per team
- Teams will be in the penalty on the 5th team foul of each quarter
- Teams will be in the penalty in overtime on the 3rd team foul
- No foul out rule – for each personal foul in excess of 6, the opposing team receives 2 free throws.
- For each personal foul in excess of 10, the opposing team receives 2 free throws and the ball.
- 10-minute halftime periods during games
- 10-minute intermission between games
InsideHoops.com will post key results from every game.
2010 NBA Orlando Summer League
The Orlando Magic will host the 2010 AirTran Airways Pro Summer League at the RDV Sportsplex from July 5-9. The 20-game event will feature the Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz, Boston Celtics and the Charlotte Bobcats.
Due to space limitations, the event is not open to the public and will be open only to the media and professional team/league personnel. Games will begin at 1 p.m. from July 5-8, and at 8 a.m. on July 9.
2010 ORLANDO SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE SCHEDULE
Monday, July 5, 2010
1:00 p.m. NJ @ Philadelphia
3:00 p.m. Indiana @ Orlando
5:00 p.m. Charlotte @ Utah
7:00 p.m. Boston @ OKC
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
1:00 p.m. Utah @ Orlando
3:00 p.m. Philadelphia @ Boston
5:00 p.m. Charlotte @ OKC
7:00 p.m. Indiana @ NJ
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
1:00 p.m. Charlotte @ Boston
3:00 p.m. OKC @ Philadelphia
5:00 p.m. NJ @ Orlando
7:00 p.m. Indiana @ Utah
Thursday, July 8, 2009
1:00 p.m. OKC @ Orlando
3:00 p.m. Indiana @ Boston
5:00 p.m. Utah @ NJ
7:00 p.m. Philadelphia @ Charlotte
Friday, July 9, 2009
8:00 a.m. OKC @ Indiana
10:00 a.m. Philadelphia @ Utah
12:00 p.m. NJ @ Boston
2:00 p.m. Charlotte @ Orlando
Recaps of each game's key results will be on this page.
ORLANDO SUMMER LEAGUE BASKETBALL RULES
- 10 minute quarters
- 3 minute overtime period(s)
- 5 full timeouts per team per game
- 2 one-minute mandatory TV timeouts per quarter on the first dead ball at 5:59 and then again at 2:59 on clock
- Maximum of 3 full timeouts to be used in the 4th quarter per team
- 1 :20 second timeout per team per half
- 1 full timeout and one :20 second timeout per overtime period per team
- Teams will be in the penalty on the 5th team foul of each quarter
- Teams will be in the penalty in overtime on the 3rd team foul
- No foul out rule – for each personal foul in excess of 6, the opposing team receives 2 free throws. For each personal foul in excess of 10, the opposing team receives 2 free throws and the ball.
- 10 minute halftimes during games
- 10 minute intermission between games
2009 NBA Orlando Summer League Review
The Indianapolis Star reports: The Indiana Pacers wrapped up an impressive week of summer league play with a 68-54 victory over the host Orlando Magic on Friday. The Pacers (5-0) were led all week by the tandem of center Roy Hibbert and rookie forward Tyler Hansbrough.
All-Orlando Summer League Players
Orlando Magic forward Ryan Anderson was selected by fans as a member of the 2009 Orlando Pro All-Summer League First Team at the conclusion of the six-team, five-day event Friday at the RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, Fla.
The First and Second Team selections were picked by the listeners of the live Dante & Galante summer league webcast on OrlandoMagic.com. There are no "official" teams being selected.
Anderson, who averaged 21.4 points and a league-high 9.4 rebounds over the five-game stretch, was joined on the All-Summer League Team by teammate Kasib Powell, whose 14.8 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per contest earned him Second Team honors. Russell Westbrook and James Harden of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Indiana Pacers’ Tyler Hansbrough and Roy Hibbert accompanied Anderson with First Team honors.
Joining Powell on the second team is Mareese Speights of the New Jersey Nets/Philadelphia 76ers, J.R. Giddens and Nick Fazekas of the Boston Celtics and D.J. White of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Orlando finished summer league play with a record of 2-3, while the Indiana Pacers went 5-0 over the course of the week, becoming only the second team in the seven-year history of the league to go undefeated (in addition to the Miami Heat in 2002).
Orlando Pro All-Summer League Teams
Reminder: These players were selected by fans. There are no actual official teams being selected.
G – Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City
G – James Harden, Oklahoma City
F – Tyler Hansbrough, Indiana
F – Ryan Anderson, Orlando
C – Roy Hibbert, Indiana
G – J.R. Giddens, Boston
G/F – Kasib Powell, Orlando
F – Nick Fazekas, Boston
F – D.J. White, Oklahoma City
C – Marreese Speights, New Jersey/Philadelphia
Orlando Summer Basketball League Game Results
Monday, July 6, 2009
Pacers 75, Nets/Sixers 67 - OrlandoMagic.com reports: It may not have been an NBA regular season game at the RDV Sportsplex practice facility in Orlando on Monday, but Marreese Speights demonstrated why he earned valuable minutes for the Philadelphia 76ers this past season. The former University of Florida standout flourished in his return home to his native state with 28 points and 11 rebounds, but the Nets/Sixers couldn’t overcome the Indiana Pacers in a 75-67 overtime defeat in the first game of the 2009 Orlando Pro Summer League... Despite committing four fouls in the first half, Hansbrough, the all-time scoring leader in the ACC, posted a team-high 17 points for Indiana. Holiday, meanwhile, who played just one season at UCLA, collected nine points and two assists for NJ/Philadelphia.
Thunder 88, Magic 77 - OrlandoMagic.com reports: Oklahoma City was led by second-year guard Russell Westbrook, who recorded 22 points, 16 of which came at the free throw line. James Harden, the third selection of June’s NBA Draft, chipped in 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting... Guards Maurice Ager and Jeremy Richardson combined for 20 of Orlando’s first-half points. Richardson finished with 18 points and pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds... Ryan Anderson, who came over with Vince Carter in last month's five-player deal, finished with a team-high 21 points (13 in the third) to go along with seven rebounds.
Celtics 87, Jazz 56 - OrlandoMagic.com reports: Lester Hudson, the 58th selection in the 2009 NBA Draft who is the only player in NCAA history to register a quadruple-double, posted 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field... Other standout performers included Gabe Pruitt and Bill Walker, who each earned some minutes this past season for the C’s. Pruitt and Walker combined for 25 points... College teammates Derrick Brown and Josh Duncan, who together helped Xavier accomplish many extraordinary feats, combined for 21 points for the Jazz.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Magic 85, Celtics 82 - OrlandoMagic.com reports: Ryan Anderson notched a double-double with 33 points and 14 rebounds as the Orlando Magic earned their first victory at the 2009 Orlando Pro Summer League with Tuesday’s 85-82 triumph over the Boston Celtics... Coby Karl, who returned to action after missing Monday’s opener due to a FIBA technicality, led Boston with 18 points, while J.R. Giddens contributed 17 points and Nick Fazekas had 12.
Jazz 83, Nets/Sixers 68 - OrlandoMagic.com reports: Eric Maynor demonstrated Tuesday why the Jazz selected him with the 20th overall pick in June’s NBA Draft as his 12 points, five rebounds and four assists helped jolt the Jazz to an 83-68 triumph over the Nets/76ers... With solid play from Josh Duncan, Utah outscored its opponent, 42-30, in the paint. Duncan finished with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field... Chris Douglas-Roberts had another spectacular game for the Nets/Sixers with a game-high 27 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the floor.
Pacers 91, Thunder 88 - OrlandoMagic.com reports: Roy Hibbert and Tyler Hansbrough dominated in the paint with a combined 47 points and 12 rebounds as the Indiana Pacers earned their second straight victory at the 2009 Orlando Pro Summer League with Tuesday’s 91-88 triumph over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Hansbrough, who recorded 23 points, iced the win with a pair of go-ahead free throws with 2.3 seconds remaining. Hibbert established himself on the interior and finished with a game-high 24 points. Russell Westbrook, who exploded late to give the Thunder a lead in the final two minutes, guided Oklahoma City with 22 points and eight assists. Rookie sensation James Harden posted 19 points, but missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Pacers 95, Jazz 79 - OrlandoMagic.com reports: Just like they have done throughout this week at the 2009 Orlando Pro Summer League, Tyler Hansbrough and Roy Hibbert prevailed against the competition. The two interior forces combined for 45 points (Hansbrough 24, Hibbert 21) and 13 rebounds, a day after uniting for 47 and 12, as the Indiana Pacers cruised past the Utah Jazz, 95-79, to remain perfect (3-0) on Wednesday... James Augustine led the Jazz, who dropped to 1-2, with 12 points and five rebounds, while Derrick Brown and Josh Duncan each scored 10.
Thunder 94, Celtics 82 - OrlandoMagic.com reports: Russell Westbrook recorded 26 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field and added five assists as the Thunder coasted past the Boston Celtics, 94-82, on Wednesday at the 2009 Orlando Pro Summer League... D.J. White and Kyle Weaver combined for 28 points, while Shaun Livingston, who is starting to show significant improvements since suffering a devastating knee injury in 2007, scored 10... J.R. Giddens led the Celtics with 16 points, while Chris Lofton scored 15 and Bill Walker, who returned after missing Tuesday’s action with back spasms, had 12.
Magic 108, Nets/Sixers 86 - OrlandoMagic.com reports: Ryan Anderson and Maurice Ager paced the team with 21 each, while Kasib Powell scored 19, Richard Hendrix pulled in 17 to go along with 12 rebounds and Brian Chase poured in 15 off the bench... The Nets/Sixers, who were led in scoring by Dionte Christmas' 18 points, open play on day four of the Orlando Pro Summer League with a contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder, while the Magic are set to take on the Utah Jazz in game No. 2 Thursday.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Thunder 83, Nets/Sixers 62 - OrlandoMagic.com reports: Russell Westbrook led with 19 points, while Byron Mullens posted 18, Serge Ibaka had 15 and James Harden scored 13... Kyle Weaver had an all-around solid performance with five points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks... Terrence Williams paced the Nets/76ers with 14 points, while Marreese Speights and Dionte Christmas each recorded 10.
Jazz 92, Magic 84 - OrlandoMagic.com reports: The Jazz were led by Derrick Brown, who contributed 25 points and five rebounds in 22 minutes. Kevin Kruger (16), Wes Matthews (15) and Josh Duncan (11) rounded out the double-digit scoring for the Jazz, with Michigan State product Goran Suton leading Utah with 10 boards... Ryan Anderson continued to impress and pace the Magic, leading Orlando with 26 points (9-for-16 FG; 5-for-10 3FG) seven rebounds and two blocks. Three other players joined Anderson with double-digit scoring, led by Russell Robinson's 17 points, followed by Jeremy Richardson adding 16 and Kasib Powell with 13.
Pacers 91, Celtics 88 - OrlandoMagic.com reports: Chris Lofton erupted for 21 points despite the Boston Celtics falling to the undefeated Indiana Pacers, 91-88, on Thursday at the 2009 Orlando Pro Summer League. Lofton shot 6-for-8 from 3-point range and added two assists and two rebounds... Roy Hibbert and Tyler Hansbrough, meanwhile for the Pacers, each had monster performances again as the two combined for 50 points and 14 rebounds... Trey Johnson contributed 13 points for the Pacers, while Bill Walker scored 12 for the Celtics.
Friday, July 10, 2009
1st game 11:00 a.m. Utah @ OKC
2nd game 1:00 p.m. NJ/Phil @ Boston
3rd game 3:00 p.m. Indiana @ Orlando
(12-minute intermission between completion of games)
Last year's Orlando Pro Summer Basketball League
July 7-11, 2008
When: July 7-11
Where: RDV Sportsplex, Orlando Florida
Teams: Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, New Jersey Nets, Oklahoma City, Orlando Magic
The 2008 Orlando summer basketball league has concluded. Below is a list of the players who stood out enough to be named First Team and Second Team performers, followed by brief recaps of every single game. Stat summaries coming Saturday.
2008 ORLANDO PRO ALL-SUMMER LEAGUE TEAMS
G – Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City
G – Courtney Lee, Orlando
F – Jeff Green, Oklahoma City
F – Michael Beasley, Miami
C – Brook Lopez, New Jersey
G – Mario Chalmers, Miami
G – Earl Calloway, Indiana
F – Jaycee Carroll, New Jersey
F – Chris Douglas-Roberts, New Jersey
C – Marcin Gortat, Orlando
ORLANDO SUMMER LEAGUE GAME RECAPS
MONDAY, JULY 7
Indiana 95, Oklahoma City 78 -- OrlandoMagic.com reports: The Indiana Pacers defeated Oklahoma City 95-78 in the first game of the Orlando Pro Summer League. The Pacers, whose two first-round picks are not participating in the league, started the game on an 8-0 run. Following a timeout at the 7:57 mark, Oklahoma City got on the board with a bucket by first-round pick D.J. White. Oklahoma City’s first-round pick Russell Westbrook (fourth overall) scored eight consecutive points in the quarter to pull the team back within five, at 21-16. His driving layup over two defenders brought the score to 24-23 with under a minute to go in the quarter. Indiana added a free throw to end the quarter with a score of 25-23... InsideHoops.com Stat Notes: For Indiana, Earl Calloway (5-of-6) had 16 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists. Andre Emmett took 12 shots for 15 points. Stephen Graham (3-of-8) scored 14 with 5 rebounds. Shawne Williams (5-of-10) had 13. Courtney Sims scored 12. Aleks Maric blocked 3 shots. For Oklahoma City, Jeff Green (6-of-16) had 21 poinst, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, but too many turnovers. Russell Westbrook (7-of-13) had 18 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
Miami 94, Chicago 70 -- OrlandoMagic.com reports: The much anticipated match-up between Michael Beasley and Derrick Rose proved to live up to its billing Monday, and it was Beasley's Heat that came out victorious, 94-70. Beasley, who is playing with a slightly fractured sternum, had the upper hand early, leading Miami with nine points in the first half, while playing just over eight minutes. Rose, playing with a sore right knee, managed three points on 1-of-3 shooting in 15 minutes of action in the first half. Demetris Nichols led Chicago with 11 points in the half... When the second half began, the action began to pick up between the two top draft picks. Rose displayed spectacular speed on multiple buckets, scoring seven points in the third quarter. Meanwhile, Beasley exhibited his solid shooting touch, lighting up the nets for 14 third-quarter points, extending Chicago's lead to 20, 73-53, at the end of three... InsideHoops.com Stat Notes: For Miami, Michael Beasley (9-of-21, 9-of-12 free throws) had 28 points and 9 rebounds. Kasib Powell (5-of-9) had 15 points and 4 rebounds. Mario Chalmers (just 2-of-8, 6-of-7 free throws) had 11 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Stephane Lasme (3-of-7) had 10 with 5 rebounds, 3 steals and 4 blocks. For Chicago, Demetris Nichols (5-of-12) had 13 points and 5 rebounds. Keith Langford (5-of-6) had 13 and nothing else. Tyrus Thomas (3-of-7) had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. Derrick Rose (3-of-8) had 10 points and more turnovers than assists.
New Jersey 86, Orlando 74 -- OrlandoMagic.com reports: Courtney Lee, the Magic's first round pick (No. 22), scored 13 points in 33 minutes in his inaugural performance in a Magic uniform, but Orlando couldn't overcome Jaycee Carroll's 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the New Jersey Nets defeated the Orlando Magic, 86-74, in the nightcap of Day One in the Orlando Pro Summer League. The story of the game was how New Jersey dominated the paint, holding a 40-18 edge in points in the paint and out-rebounding the Magic by a margin of 39-28... InsideHoops.com Stat Notes: For the Nets, Jaycee Carroll (7-of-13) had 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Chris Douglas-Roberts (7-of-14) had 15 points and 5 rebounds. Ryan Anderson (4-of-8) had 14 points and 4 rebounds. Brook Lopez (5-of-10) came off the bench for 10 points, 3 blocks, no rebounds or assists, and some fouls. Sean Williams grabbed 6 rebounds. Maurice Ager did little. For the Magic, Derrick Byars (6-of-13) had 15. BJ Elder (just 4-of-13) came off the bench for 14. Courtney Lee (5-of-11) had 13. Kevin Kruger (2-of-8) had 12. Marcin Gortat grabbed 8 rebounds.
TUESDAY, JULY 8
Miami 90, New Jersey 81 -- OrlandoMagic.com reports: Michael Beasley finished the first half with more fouls and turnovers (he had five of each) than points (four). He came up empty for the half from the field, shooting a woeful 0-for-9. His only positive performances came from the free throw line, where he went 4-for-4, and in the rebounding department, where he notched six boards, five of which were offensive. With Beasley not performing up to his abilities, second-round draft pick Mario Chalmers stepped up his game. Chalmers finished the half with 13 points, eight of which came from the free throw line. He also dished out two assists. His performance, coupled with Kasib Powell’s 11 points, kept the Nets at bay. .. The top performer for the Heat was Mario Chalmers, who finished with 19 points, nine assists, three steals and two rebounds. Anthony Morrow also added 19 and Kasib Powell finished with 17 points and five rebounds. Beasley’s miserable day ended with a stat line of nine points, five turnovers, seven fouls, seven rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot. The Nets lost the game, but they had strong performances from their top two draft picks. Anderson displayed great touch from inside and outside, finishing with 18 points on 6-of-15 shooting along with seven boards. Brook Lopez had 18 points and seven rebounds while making 8-of-10 from the field... InsideHoops.com Notes: Beasley was just off. He'll probably bounce back next game. And then struggle sometime soon again. Back and forth. That's how it often goes for rookies, especially in summer league play. For the Heat: Mario Chalmers (5-of-10) had 19 points, 9 assists and 3 steals. Anthony Morrow (7-of-11, 5-of-7 threes) came off the bench for 19 points. Kasib Powell (6-of-10) had 17 points and 5 rebounds. Stephane Lasme (5-of-6) had 13 off the bench. Beasley finished 1-of-13 for 9 points, 7 rebounds, no assists, 7 fouls and 5 turnovers. Antonio Graves shot 0-of-5. For the Nets: rookie forward Ryan Anderson (6-of-15) off the bench had 18 points and 7 rebounds. Brook Lopez (8-of-10) had 18 points, 7 rebounds and a ton of fouls. Sean Williams (5-of-8) had 11 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks and great defense on Beasley. Will COnroy dished 6 assists off the bench. Chris Douglas-Roberts and Julius Hodge both started for the Nets but didn't do too much.
Oklahoma City 100, Orlando 77 -- OrlandoMagic.com reports: Kevin Durant performed brilliantly, hitting 7 of 10 shots from the floor and wasa leader on the court throughout. But the new Oklahoma City faithful should know that they have more than the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year on their team. Their first round draft pick, Russell Westbrook, has played more consistent than anyone in the league thus far, showing uncanny quickness both on the offensive and defensive ends of the court. Jeff Green has also shown growth in his game, averaging 25.5 points per game... On the Orlando side, James Augustine had a better first quarter than his entire game on Monday. He scored six points on 3-of-3 shooting from the field... As Oklahoma City emptied its bench early in the fourth quarter, Orlando’s Courtney Lee came to life, splitting double teams for layups and hitting shots from outside. His 18 fourth quarter points weren’t enough, and the Magic never got closer than 23... InsideHoops.com Notes: For OKC: Jeff Green (7-of-15, 13-of-15 free throws) had 28 points and 4 rebounds. Kevin Durant (7-of-10) had 22 points and 5 rebounds. Russell Westbrook (8-of-10) continued to look fantastic with 19 points, 3 assists and 3 steals. Barely anyone else on OKC touched the ball. For the Magic: Courtney Lee (8-of-14) had 27 points, 4 assists and 2 steals. James Augustine (4-of-4) had 10. Marcin Gortat (lousy 5-of-14) had 10 and little else. Kevin Kruger dished 8 assists. D'or Fischer had 7 rebounds off the bench.
Chicago 89, Indiana 84 -- OrlandoMagic.com reports: Derrick Rose's second NBA appearance was quite similar to his first. The rookie guard struggled again from the floor, shooting just 2-for-9, and scoring nine points, but the Bulls topped the Indiana Pacers 89-84. Once again it was forward Demetris Nichols who delivered early for Chicago. After scoring 11 points in the first half of Monday's game, Nichols did the same today against Indiana, finishing with 11 points on 4-for-8 shooting in the first 20 minutes of play... The Bulls started the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run tying the game at 59 with 7:58 remaining, forcing Indiana to call a time out. Thereafter, consecutive threes by Keith Langford and Demetris Nichols put Chicago ahead by six, 66-60. The Bulls, playing without Rose for nearly all of the fourth, put on a shooting display, making a stellar 65 percent of their fourth-quarter shots, including 4-for-7 from beyond the arc. Aaron Gray made his presence felt inside, recording 13 of his 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the final frame... InsideHoops.com Notes: Don't write Derrick Rose off just yet. For the Bulls: Keith Langford (6-of-7) had 19 points. Tyrus Thomas (6-of-13) had 17 points, 7 rebounds and a few too many turnovers. Demetris Nichols (5-of-13) scored 16, with some other contributions. Aaron Gray (5-of-7) had 14 with 5 rebounds off the bench. JamesOn Curry (4-of-7) had 10 with 6 assists off the bench. For the Pacers: Earl Calloway (5-of-15, 9-of-12 free throws) had 20 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 6 turnovers. Stephen Graham (3-of-9) had 15 with 5 rebounds. Andre Emmett had 14 off the bench. Josh Davis scored 11. Shawne Williams and Courtney Sims eached scored 10.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9
Chicago 86, Orlando 74 -- OrlandoMagic.com reports: Derrick Rose sat out the third game of the Chicago Bulls summer league season, but the Bulls still managed to defeat the Orlando Magic by a score of 86-74. .. After consecutive jumpers by Tyrus Thomas and a couple of three point plays by Joakim Noah and Aaron Gray, Keith Langford hit a buzzer-beating three to end the first period and gave the Bulls a one point lead at 21-20. Midway through the second quarter, the Bulls had gone on a 29-10 run led by Demetris Nichols and Keith Langford, who scored six and five points over that span, respectively. .. Kevin Kruger led the Magic I nthe first half with 13 points and five assists. He was helped out by a solid half by Courtney Lee, who added seven points and four rebounds... InsideHoops.com Notes: For the Bulls: Tyrus Thomas (8-of-19, 9-of-11 free throws) had 25 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. Demetris Nichols had 11, Aaron Gray (3-of-5) had 11 off the bench, Joakim Noah (4-of-11) had 10 with 12 rebounds and 3 assists, and JamesOn Curry (4-of-10) had 10 with 4 assists. For the Magic: Marcin Gortat (7-of-11) had 14 with 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. Kevin Kruger (4-of-7) had 13 with 4 rebounds and 8 assists. Courtney Lee (just 3-of-11) had 13 with 4 rebounds and 2 steals, and BJ Elder (5-of-11) had 12 and 4 rebounds off the bench.
New Jersey 95, Oklahoma City 81 -- OrlandoMagic.com reports: With Vince Carter looking on and even joining the team in the huddle, Brook Lopez and Chris Douglas-Roberts led the Nets to their second victory in three games this week, netting 22 and 20 points apiece, respectively, to pace five players for New Jersey in double figures... Oklahoma City stayed in the contest with a hot hand of their own, as they hit 51.5 percent of their own shots in the game’s first 20 minutes of action. Green paced OKC with 17 points in the first half, including 8-for-10 from the charity stripe, and finished with a game-high 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead the visitors. InsideHoops.com Notes: For the Nets: Brook Lopez (9-of-17) had 22 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks. Chris Douglas-Roberts (6-of-10, 8-of-9 free throws) had 20 points and 6 rebounds. Jaycee Carroll (6-of-9) had 17 off the bench. Anthony Tolliver had 10 off the bench. Sean Williams (5-of-7) had 10 with 4 rebounds. For OKC: Jeff Green (7-of-13) had 23 and tons of turnovers. Off the bench, Nick Lewis had 13 with 5 rebounds, Ron Dupree scored 12, and Ronell Taylor had 12. Russell Westbrook, who started at PG, shot an awful 2-of-13 for 10 points and 3 assists.
Indiana 95, Miami 84 -- OrlandoMagic.com reports: The Pacers were the epitome of team throughout the contest, assisting on 17 of their 26 made field goals. They also had five players finish in double figures, led by Shawne Williams' 25 and Josh Davis' 19. Mario Chalmers continued his strong play in the first quarter of the match-up, scoring 10 points in the period on only two field goal attempts. He made all seven free throws he took, capitalizing for the third straight game on his offensive aggressiveness... Michael Beasley’s offensive struggles continued for the third consecutive half, as he shot just 2-for-6 from the field. He also picked up three fouls in the first 20 minutes... The third quarter also saw Beasley turn his game around. He scored seven points and grabbed two rebounds, going 2-for-4 from the field... The Heat were led by Mario Chalmers' 23 points and six assists, but he also committed seven turnovers and seven fouls. Beasley finished with 17 points and eight rebounds, with four turnovers and five fouls. Kasib Powell contributed a double-double for Miami, notching 15 points and 10 rebounds. InsideHoops.com Notes: For the Pacers: Shawne Williams (7-of-15, 4-of-7 threes) had 25 points but no assists and 7 turnovers. Josh Davis (6-of-9) scored 19 with 4 rebounds. Stephen Graham (5-of-11) had 17 with 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Earl Calloway on just 6 shots managed 12 points and 3 steals, but lots of fouls. Andre Emmett scored 10 off the bench. For the Heat: Mario Chalmers (2-of-8, 17-of-17 free throws) had 23 points and 6 assists, but tons of turnovers and fouls. Michael Beasley (5-of-12) had 17 with 8 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Kasib Powell (7-of-12) had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Anthony Morrow shot just 2-of-10.
THURSDAY, JULY 10
New Jersey 84, Chicago 68 -- OrlandoMagic.com reports: In arguably his toughest summer-league match up thus far, New Jersey Nets center Brook Lopez shined. The 7-foot center netted 23 points on 9-for-15 shooting as the Nets downed the Bulls, 84-68. In defense of Chicago, Tyrus Thomas did not play, but Lopez was too much for Bulls big men Aaron Gray and Joakim Noah to handle. The tenth pick of the draft scored on a plethora of moves, including a 19-foot-fade-away jumper as the shot clock expired early in the fourth quarter... Demetris Nichols led Chicago with 15 points as the Bulls shot 2-for-15 from beyond the arc and committed 20 turnovers which led to 18 New Jersey points... InsideHoops.com Notes: For the Nets: Brook Lopez (9-of-15) continued his terrific play with 23 points and 5 rebounds. Chris Douglas-Roberts (4-of-11) had 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Jaycee Carroll (4-of-9) had 13, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals off the bench. Ryan Anderson (3-of-6) had 12 with 6 rebounds off the bench. Sean Williams had 8, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 blocks. For the Bulls, who were without Derrick Rose: Demetris Nichols (just 5-of-14, 0-of-6 threes) had 15 and little else. Cedric Simmons scored 10 with 6 rebounds off the bench. No one else did much.
Orlando 82, Indiana 80 -- OrlandoMagic.com reports: The Magic played catch-up themselves in the fourth, falling behind by as many as five, 75-70, on two free throws from Stephen Graham with 3:04 left on the clock. But Orlando answered with a Courtney Lee jumper from the elbow and a Marcin Gortat lay-in to cut the lead to one, and then Lee gave the Magic their first lead of the quarter, 76-75, on another 15-footer. After pushing the margin up to six, Indiana made their move when Graham was fouled on the 3-point line on the Pacers’ next possession. After converting the first two, the third shot from the charity stripe went off the hands of a Magic player, and the subsequent inbounds play saw the Pacers’ Shawne Williams hit a 3-pointer from the wing with only 8.3 seconds left in the game to trim the advantage to one. It was too little, too late, however, as Orlando’s Cliff Hammonds hit 1-of-2 from the free throw line and Indiana’s Earl Calloway missed a 15-footer from the corner as time expired that failed to push the game to overtime... InsideHoops.com Notes: For the Magic: Marcin Gortat (9-of-13) had 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Courtney Lee (6-of-14) had 18 points, 2 steals, 2 blocks, and lots of fouls. James Augustine (5-of-7, 7-of-9 free throws) had 17 points and 6 rebounds. Cliff Hammonds (4-of-7) had 14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals off the bench. For Indiana: Andre Emmett (7-of-8) came off the bench for 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Earl Calloway (5-of-10) had 16 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Josh Davis (5-of-13) had 14 with 5 rebounds. Shawne Williams (just 3-of-13) had 13 points and a ton of fouls. Stephen Graham shot 0-of-9 with 8-of-9 free throws for 8 points.
Oklahoma City 101, Miami 76 -- InsideHoops.com Notes: For Miami: Michael Beasley (8-of-16) had 19 points and 5 rebounds. Anthony Morrow (5-of-9, 3-of-4 threes) had 16. Stephane Lasme had 14 off the bench. Marco Killingsworth (5-of-10) had 12 with 6 rebounds. Mario Chalmers (4-of-5) had 11 with 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Kasib Powell scored 10. For OKC: Russell Westbrook (7-of-12) had 19, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Jeff Green (3-of-10, 13-of-16 free throws) had 19, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. DJ White (5-of-10) had 13 points, 6 rebounds and tons of fouls. Ronald Dupree scored 11.
FRIDAY, JULY 11
New Jersey 107, Indiana 99 -- OrlandoMagic.com reports: After Friday's performance, it's probably a given that Nets center Brook Lopez will find himself on the Orlando Pro Summer League First Team.
The seven-footer scored a game-high 25 points on 8-for-13 shooting as New Jersey topped the Indiana Pacers 107-99... With Lopez resting, the Pacers went to work in the second quarter. Led by guard Ali Berdiel, who scored eight points on 3-for-3 shooting in the quarter, the Pacers outscored the Nets 17-5 to start the quarter, forcing New Jersey summer league head coach Tom Barrise to call a timeout with Indiana leading, 40-30. Whatever was said in the New Jersey huddle must have hit home with guard Chris Douglas-Roberts. The 6-foot-7 guard scored eight points in a span of 2:25, to tie the game at 42. CDR netted 11 points in the first half, and the Nets led 48-47 at the half... Teammate Ryan Anderson, who chipped in 20 points, joined in on the dunk party later in the third... InsideHoops.com Notes: For the Nets: Brook Lopez (8-of-13) had 25 points, 4 rebounds and a ton of fouls. Ryan Anderson (4-of-12, 3-of-5 threes, 9-of-9 free throws) had 20 with 5 rebounds off the bench. Chris Douglas-Roberts on 5 shots had 15, 4 assists, but a few too many turnovers. Jaycee Carroll scored 11 on 11 shots. Anthony Tolliver (4-of-5) had 11 off the bench. Sean Williams was off. Brian Hamilton had 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals off the bench. For Indiana: Stephen Graham (6-of-9) had 16 points and 5 rebounds. Josh Davis (4-of-7) had 15. Ali Berdiel (5-of-6) had 14 off the bench. Shawne Williams (lousy 5-of-14) had 12 and a ton of turnovers. Vladimie Gulobovic (5-of-6) had 11 with 8 rebounds and a lot of fouls/turnovers off the bench.
Oklahoma City 86, Chicago 73 -- OrlandoMagic.com reports: Despite not having their two leading scorers, Oklahoma City defeated Chicago 86-73 in the second game Friday at the 2008 Orlando Pro Summer League at the RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, Fla. OKC’s top tandem for the week – Russell Westbrook and Jeff Green – sat out of the team’s summer league finale, but it ended up not mattering in the end, as D.J. White and Ronald Dupree stepped up in their absence with 20 and 17 points, respectively, to lead OKC to their second victory of the week... Chicago, who also fell to 2-3 in summer league action, was paced by Bulls second-year player and former Oklahoma State standout JamesOn Curry, who poured in 17 points. Aaron Gray’s 16 and Demetrius Nichols’s 13 rounded out the double-digit scorers for the Bulls.. InsideHoops.com Notes: For OKC: D.J. White (9-of-15) had 20 points and 7 rebounds. Ronald Dupree (5-of-10) had 17 and 4 rebounds. Mykal Riley (5-of-10) had 14, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals off the bench. Brian Randel (5-of-8) had 13 off the bench. Ronell Taylor shot just 1-of-11 for a wild 3 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 5 turnovers game. For Chicago: JamesOn Curry (4-of-10) had 17 points, some other good stuff, and lots of turnovers. Aaron Gray (5-of-8) had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Demetris Nichols (4-of-9) had 13 and 4 assists.
Orlando 74, Miami 69 -- OrlandoMagic.com reports: In his fifth and final summer league game, Orlando Magic guard Courtney Lee scored 30 points, which tied for the sixth highest single-game-scoring total in summer league history and the Magic topped the Miami Heat 74-69. Magic center Marcin Gortat chipped in with 16 points and 12 rebounds... Michael Beasley continued to show the crowd why he was the second-overall pick in the draft, scoring on a variety of moves, and netting 25-of the Heat's 69 points in the game... InsideHoops.com Notes: For Orlando: Courtney Lee (9-of-21, 12-of-13 free throws) had 30 points and 5 rebounds. Marcin Gortat (6-of-13) had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Derrick Byars on 11 shots had 11 with 6 rebounds. Cliff Hammonds shot 1-of-10 for 4 points. For Miami: Michael Beasley (8-of-19) had 25 points, 8 rebounds and no assists. Mario Chalmers (3-of-9, 8-of-10) had 15. Anthony Morrow on just 4 shots had 11 off the bench. Kasib Powell on 11 shots had 10.
2007 Orlando Summer Basketball League
When: July 9-13
Where: RDV Sportsplex, Orlando Florida
Teams: Chicago, Charlotte, Indiana, Miami, New Jersey, Orlando
2007 ORLANDO ALL-SUMMER LEAGUE TEAMS
These were the best players in the 2007 Orlando Summer Basketball League:
G – J.J. Redick, Orlando
G – Marcus Williams, New Jersey
F – Tyrus Thomas, Chicago
F – Thabo Sefolosha, Chicago
C – Marcin Gortat, Orlando
G – Chris Quinn, Miami
G – Hassan Adams, New Jersey
F – Jared Dudley, Charlotte
F – James Augustine, Orlando
C – Jermareo Davidson, Charlotte
Kevin Kruger, Orlando
Josh Davis, New Jersey
Ryan Hollins, Charlotte
Aaron Gray, Chicago
Shawne Williams, Indiana
Robert Hite, New Jersey
Stephen Graham, Indiana
Andre Owens, Indiana
Brandon Hunter, New Jersey
FINAL 2007 ORLANDO SUMMER LEAGUE STAT LEADERS
POINTS PER GAME
1. J.J. Redick, Orlando 19.8 ppg.
2. Marcus Williams, New Jersey 16.0 ppg.
3. Tyrus Thomas, Chicago 16.0 ppg.
4. Thabo Sefolosha, Chicago 15.4 ppg.
5. Chris Quinn, Miami 15.3 ppg.
REBOUNDS PER GAME
1. Tyrus Thomas, Chicago 9.0 rpg.
2. Marcus Slaughter, Miami 7.3 ppg.
3. Josh Davis, New Jersey 7.0 rpg.
Hassan Adams, New Jersey 7.0 rpg.
Jared Dudley, Charlotte 7.0 rpg.
ASSISTS PRE GAME
1. Marcus Williams, New Jersey 6.0 apg.
2. Bobby Brown, Charlotte 4.0 apg.
3. J.J. Redick, Orlando 3.8 apg.
4. Andre Barrett, Chicago 3.7 apg.
5. Andre Owens, Indiana 3.6 apg.
STEALS PER GAME
1. Kasib Powell, Indiana 1.8 spg.
Daequan Cook, Miami 1.8 spg.
3. Tyrus Thomas, Chicago 1.7 spg.
4. Jared Dudley, Charlotte 1.6 spg.
5. Orien Greene, Miami 1.5 spg.
BLOCKS PER GAME
1. Tyrus Thomas, Chicago – 3 games - 4.7 bpg.
2. Joel Anthony, Miami 3.3 bpg.
3. Marcin Gortat, Orlando 3.2 bpg.
4. Ryan Hollins, Charlotte 1.4 bpg.
Sean Williams, New Jersey 1.4 bpg.
Kyle Davis, Indiana 1.4 bpg.
2007 ORLANDO SUMMER LEAGUE GAMES
Monday, July 9, 2007
INDIANA PACERS 93, CHICAGO BULLS 89 -- NBA.com reports: Though they did not have a selection in the 2007 NBA Draft, the Pacers were led by a couple players with prior NBA experience. Kareem Rush, a former Los Angeles Lakers first round selection who last played in the NBA for Charlotte, scored 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting to lead all scorers.
Stephen Graham added 19 points to go along with six rebounds for the Pacers, while Kasib Powell chipped in with 13 points. The Pacers first round pick in 2006, Shawne Williams scored 10 points, but did pick up a game-high eight fouls in 22 minutes of action...
The Bulls got 17 points and seven rebounds from its top pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, Tyrus Thomas. However, Thomas left the court late in the contest clutching his right side.
CHARLOTTE BOBCATS 88, MIAMI HEAT 74 -- NBA.com reports: Former Alabama standout Jarmareo Davidson led the Bobcats with 16 points, hitting 7-of-11 shots in 30 minutes of action. Davidson was joined in double figures by Ryan Hollins, who hit 9-of-10 free throws en route to 15 points... The Heat was led by former Delta State player Jeremy Richardson with 17 points, while first round selection Daequan Cook added 13 and Chris Quinn scored 12.
ORLANDO MAGIC 85, NEW JERSEY NETS 74 -- NBA.com reports: The Orlando Magic withstood a furious late rally from the New Jersey Nets to take home a victory in their first game of the 2007 Pepsi Pro Summer League Monday night, 85-74. Orlando guard J.J. Redick led all scorers in the contest with 30 points, tying the record for the fifth-most points scored in a game in Pepsi Pro Summer League history. Three Nets registered double-digits on the night, led by Marcus Williams’ 19 and Robert Hite’s 16... Marcin Gortat, Orlando’s second round draft pick in 2005, recorded an impressive line in the game as well, posting a double-double for the Magic with 10 points and 12 rebounds to go along with a game-high six assists and two blocked shots.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
NEW JERSEY NETS 73, MIAMI HEAT 65 -- NBA.com reports: Marcus Williams was the star of the New Jersey Nets for the second consecutive day, leading the squad to their first victory at the 2007 Pepsi Pro Summer League over the Miami Heat, 73-65. Williams, who tallied 19 points, seven rebounds and three assists last night in the Nets’ loss to the Magic, picked up right where he left off, scoring 28 points, dishing out five assists and pulling in six rebounds during the opening game of day two at the RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, Fla... Miami, who shot only 29.3 percent from the field for the game, was led by Chris Quinn. The point guard connected on 6-of-15 shots, finishing the game with 23 points and three assists.
ORLANDO MAGIC 88, INDIANA PACERS 65 -- NBA.com reports: The Magic had contributions throughout their roster, with five players scoring in double figures, led by Kevin Kruger’s 18 points. J.J. Redick added 17 points to go with six assists and five rebounds, James Augustine notched a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds to go with six assists, Marcin Gortat added 15 points and Charles Gaines came off the bench to chip in 10 points. Kruger, a recent UNLV graduate, scored those 18 on 5-for-10 shooting from the floor, including 4-for-7 (57.1%) from three-point range... Indiana tried to keep it within striking distance with three players in double figures, but they could never break through. Andre Owens paced the Pacers with 14 points, while Stephen Graham and Shawne Williams chipped in 13 and 12, respectively.
CHICAGO BULLS 92, CHARLOTTE BOBCATS 80 -- NBA.com reports: With Felton out, the Bobcats were led early on by Jermareo Davidson, who scored eight points in the first half. Adam Morrison chipped in with seven in the half, but that wasn’t enough to overcome 13 team turnovers as the Bulls extended their lead to 52-40 at the half... Thomas led all scorers with 24 points, while Sefolosha put in 20 and center Aaron Gray recorded a double-double with 10 point and 10 rebounds for the Bulls. Morrison led Charlotte with 17 point on the night.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
CHARLOTTE BOBCATS 95, ORLANDO MAGIC 77 -- NBA.com reports: J.J. Redick continued to shine for Orlando, hitting 9-of-14 from the floor and finishing the contest with 24 points. Through three games, Redick is averaging a team-high 23.7 points per game. Steven Smith also hit double figures with 15 points in the contest, while Brown pulled in 13 for the Magic... The Bobcats’ starters accounted for 89 of the team’s 95 points, with Gabe Muoneke leading the way with a summer league-high 31-point performance. Bobby Brown and Jared Dudley added 17 each, while Ryan Hollins chipped in 13. Jermareo Davidson rounded out the double-digit performances with 11 points.
INDIANA PACERS 90, NEW JERSEY NETS 65 -- NBA.com reports: Kareem Rush started strong, pacing the Pacers with 13 first-quarter points and finishing the first half with 16 as the Pacers held an 11-point advantage halfway through by a score of 49-38. Shawne Williams also provided a physical, inside game for the Pacers, scoring 11 points in 17 minutes of play by halftime... Williams finished the contest with 17 points for Indiana, while Rush finished with 16. Orlando native Stephen Graham contributed as well, adding 15 points and six rebounds in 30 minutes.
Despite his poor shooting (3-for-11, 27.3%), Nets point guard Marcus Williams finished with 11 points, six rebounds and five assists. Josh Davis was the lone standout for New Jersey, recording a double-double with 13 points (5-of-10 from the floor) and 12 rebounds.
CHICAGO BULLS 77, MIAMI HEAT 66 -- NBA.com reports: Miami bounced back in a big way in the second half, starting the half on a 13-6 run led by Quinn and Richardson. Chicago continued to hold them off though and headed into the fourth quarter with a 61-51 lead. The fourth proved to be just like the rest of the game, as Chicago ended up winning, 77-66. Miami shot 33 percent overall on the night, while Chicago ended the night shooting just 35 percent. Gray led Chicago with 15 points, and Richardson and Quinn combined to lead Miami with 12 points a piece.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
NEW JERSEY NETS 72, CHARLOTTE BOBCATS 66 -- NBA.com reports: Dudley, who also grabbed 10 rebounds, and Bobby Brown paced the Bobcats with 16 each, while Muoneke scored 10 points for Charlotte, who fell to 2-2 on the week. All five Nets reached double figures, while Josh Davis recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 boards. The Bobcats shot just 35.3 percent in the second half, compared to the Nets’ blistering 51.5 percent from the field.
ORLANDO MAGIC 88, CHICAGO BULLS 72 -- NBA.com reports: The Magic’s key to victory was a very well-balanced attack, with five players scoring in double figures and nine of the 11 players who saw the floor recording at least two points. Damone Brown paced Orlando with 16 points, Marcin Gortat, J.J. Redick and Steven Smith all added 13, while James Augustine contributed 11 points.
Gortat was a forceful defensive presence throughout the contest, coming up with five blocks, including a thunderous one on Chicago’s Lance Williams midway through the first quarter... Redick finished the day as the Magic’s assist leader once again, tallying six... Bulls forward Thabo Sefolosha from Switzerland paced the Bulls with a solid all-around performance, scoring 13 points, grabbing six rebounds and dishing out five assists. Pittsburgh product Aaron Gray chipped in 13 points as well, with Lance Williams and JamesOn Curry adding 12 and 10, respectively.
MIAMI HEAT 78, INDIANA PACERS 66 -- NBA.com reports: Miami draft pick Daequan Cook broke out of his slump at the Pepsi Pro Summer League to lead the Heat to a 78-66 win over Indiana at the RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, Fla. Miami moves to 2-2 with the win, while Indiana drops to 2-2 with the loss.
Cook finished with 21 points and guard Chris Quinn added 14, while Trey Johnson chipped in with 14 off the bench. As a team, the Heat shot a scorching 55.6 percent from beyond the 3-point line... Shawne Williams registered a double-double with 19 point and 10 rebounds, while Graham finished with 17 points for Indiana. With the Pacers loss and the Magic’s 88-72 win over Chicago today, the Magic have now clinched the best record in the Pepsi Pro Summer League heading into the final day tomorrow.
Friday, July 13, 2007
NEW JERSEY 88, CHICAGO 77 -- NBA.com reports: Josh Davis led the Nets with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting, while Sean Williams chipped in 17. Marcus Williams failed to score in double digits for the first time this week, but he did tie his own Pepsi Pro Summer League record of most assists in a game with 12... Chicago, who played without the services of Tyrus Thomas, were led by Thabo Sefolosha’s 25 points and seven rebounds. Five players for New Jersey scored in double figures, while the squad also blistered the nets, shooting 56.1 percent from the field for the game.
MIAMI HEAT 63, ORLANDO MAGIC 57 -- NBA.com reports: Daequan Cook continued to struggle for the victorious Heat, scoring five points on 1-for-8 (12.5%) shooting from the floor. John Edwards paced the Heat with 14 points and four rebounds. The Magic’s James Augustine finished with a double-double, scoring 10 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Redick failed to score a second half point and finished with 15 points.
INDIANA 55,CHARLOTTE 47 -- NBA.com reports: Forward Kasib Powell, who finished with 10 points and four rebounds, and guard Marque Perry, who finished with 11 points, paced Indiana in the fourth, leading them to the win. Jared Dudley finished the game with 13 points and seven rebounds to lead the Bobcats.
2006 Orlando Summer basketball League Info
The Orlando league is officially known this year as the Pepsi Pro Summer League. And it was as solid as always. Making the first team all Pepsi Pro Summer league was Earl Barron (MIA), Sean May (CHA), Adam Morrison (CHA), Dorrell Wright (MIA) and Travis Diener (ORL). Making the second team was Danny Granger (IND), Tyrus Thomas (CHI), Antoine Wright (NJN), Marcus Williams (NJN) and Aaron Miles (CHI). Receiving honorable mention was Josh Boone (NJN), Marcin Gortat (ORL) and Thabo Sefolosha (CHI).
FINAL STAT LEADERS:|
Earl Barron (MIA) 24.0 ppg
Adam Morrison (CHA) 24.0 ppg
Sean May (CHA) 21.3 ppg
Travis Diener (ORL) 20.3 ppg
Antoine Wright (NJ) 18.0 ppg
Josh Boone (NJ) 9.0 rpg
Marcus Campbell (CHA) 8.8 rpg
Earl Barron (MIA) 8.0 rpg
Tyrus Thomas (CHI) 7.8 rpg
Sean May (CHA) 6.5 rpg
Marcus Williams (NJ) 9.3 apg
Aaron Miles (CHI) 7.3 apg
Travis Diener (ORL) 6.5 apg
Dorell Wright (MIA) 3.8 apg
Kevin Burleson (CHA) 3.5 apg
Bulls 92, Nets 77: NBA.com reports: Led by a 22-point performance by Tyrus Thomas and 26 off the bench from Cedric Banks, the Chicago Bulls (2-3) closed out their week at the Pepsi Pro Summer League with a victory over the New Jersey Nets, 92-77. Thomas, whose high point performance entering the game was a 19-point outing on Wednesday against Miami, had 18 points in the first half against the Nets as Chicago went into the second half with a 48-42 lead. Banks also gave the Bulls a lift off the bench in the first two periods, scoring 13 points in 13 minutes of action.
Magic 85, Heat 70: NBA.com reports: Erik Daniels hit 8-of-9 shots and finished with 20 points as the Orlando Magic cruised to their largest victory of the 2006 Pepsi Pro Summer League, an 85-70 decision over the Miami Heat Friday afternoon. Daniels’ hot hand was indicative of the entire squad, which shot over 50 percent from the field (52.5) for the second consecutive day... Daniels was just one of five Magic players to reach double figures – he was joined by Alpha Bangura (18), Marlon Palmer (15) and James Augustine and Joe Shipp, who each finished with 10. Marcin Gortat helped Orlando outrebound Miami 33-23, pulling in 10 off the glass.
Pacers 106, Bobcats 93: NBA.com reports: The Pacers pounced on the Bobcats in the last matchup of the week winning their third straight game 106-93, as the Pepsi Pro Summer League came to a close. Leading the Pacers once again was Jimmie “Snap” Hunter with 24 points and four assists, bringing his two-day total to 44 points and nine dimes. Damone Brown chipped in 20 points and eight boards. Leading all scorers was the Bobcats’ Adam Morrison with 27, capping off his first summer league experience, hitting 7 of 19 (36.8 percent). Morrison averaged 24.6 points per game this week to lead all scorers in the summer league.
Nets 94, Bobcats 87: NBA.com reports: Despite a combined 63 point effort by Charlotte's Adam Morrison and Sean May, New Jersey rallied in the fourth quarter to hand the Bobcats their first loss of the week, 94-87, in Day 4 action at the Pepsi Pro Summer League in Orlando. May scored 32 points and Morrison added 31 for the Bobcats, but it wasn't enough as the Nets outscored Charlotte 31-19 in the final period... Wright led the way for New Jersey (2-2) with 28 points on 9-of-16 shooting. Eric Williams finished the game with 20 points and 12 boards and Marcus Williams added 16 points to go along with 12 assists.
Magic 93, Bulls 87: NBA.com reports: Behind the hot shooting hands of Travis Diener and Matt Walsh, the Orlando Magic notched their second victory of the 2006 Pepsi Pro Summer League, downing the Chicago Bulls 93-87 on Thursday evening. Diener tallied the biggest point total of any scorer so far this week, pouring in 34 on 11-for-16 shooting from the field while hitting on 7-of-10 shots from behind the arc... Walsh ended the contest with three treys and 20 points, while Shipp chipped in 17 for Orlando. Michael Harris led the way for the Bulls with 17, while Thomas finished 5-of-11 from the field with 13 points and four rebounds. Both teams shot an identical 50.8 percent for the game, but the difference came from three-point land, where the Magic hit on 13-of-24 attempts (54.2 percent).
Pacers 89, Heat 81: NBA.com reports: The Pacers found the explosive spark seen last night in their 89-62 thrashing of New Jersey, but not until the second half, outscoring the Heat 51 –27 and cruising to their second straight victory 89-81 in the final contest of day four. Leading the way for Indiana was Jimmie “Snap” Hunter, with 20 points and five assists in the win. After recording only six points in the first three games combined, Taylor Coppenrath had a strong showing pouring in 19 points and leading the team with seven rebounds. Danny Granger chipped in 17 points in his return to summer league play. Leading the Heat was big man Earl Barron with 19 points, who before tonight was averaging 25.7 points a game.
Bobcats 103, Magic 87: NBA.com reports: The Charlotte Bobcats kept their perfect record intact on day three of the 2006 Pepsi Pro Summer League, topping the Orlando Magic 103-87 behind Adam Morrison and Sean May’s combined 40 points. Morrison notched his second 20+-point performance in as many days, pouring in 24 in almost 26 minutes of play, while May chipped in 16... The Bobcats kept their 10+-point margin throughout the fourth as well, giving Charlotte their second double-digit victory this week... Diener, along with Marcin Gortat, ended the game with 13, while Daniels pulled in 16 to lead the Magic.
Pacers 89, Nets 62: NBA.com reports: The Pacers used a balanced scoring attack in the first half as eight of the nine players that saw minutes put at least two points on the board. Second-year center David Harrison led the way with eight points, while New Jersey's lone first half highlight was a 12 point performance on 6-of-8 shoot from recent Draft pick Josh Boone... The Pacers also got quality minutes throughout the game from its backcourt. Snap Hunter, James White and Ricky Minard combined for 41 points as the team shot 47 percent from the field.
Boone finished as the high man for the Nets, connecting on 8-of-11 shots for 17 points, while also grabbing 9 rebounds. Antoine Wright also had a solid night, finishing with 15 points as the Nets fall to 1-2 this week.
Heat 92, Bulls 88: NBA.com reports: After averaging 25.5 points through the first two games, Earl Barron once again led the Heat, scorching the Bulls for 26 points and four rebounds. His aggressive play was displayed by his 17 free throw attempts, where he connected for 16 points. Dorell Wright also had another strong performance, scoring 20 points, almost five points more than his average coming into the game, while also chipping in eight assists and eight rebounds. Tyrus Thomas continued to impress, contributing 19 points and 12 rebounds for his second double-double in the loss.
This game was one of the more entertaining games of the week, as it contained its share of highlight reel dunks. At 3:14 to go until halftime, Vincent Grier, from the University of Minnesota, had the dunk of the week, with a one-handed high-flying jam, while also getting fouled to complete a three-point play. Then, midway through the third quarter, Barron went high with a one-handed tomahawk dunk over three would-be Chicago defenders. Both dunks brought the crowd in attendance to their feet.
Heat 91, Nets 85: NBA.com reports: Earl Barron and the Miami Heat reversed their fortunes from their first game at the 2006 Pepsi Pro Summer League, downing the New Jersey Nets 91-85 in game one of the second day of action in Orlando, Fla. Barron, who had an 18-point performance in the Heat’s first game, an 83-65 loss to the Bobcats, pulled in 33 points and 15 rebounds to lead all scorers in the game and thwart a late comeback attempt from the Nets.
New Jersey was down nine, 73-64, heading into the fourth, but the Nets capped a 12-2 charge with a three-pointer from Marcus Williams with 1:10 remaining in the game, bringing them within two, 85-83. But Barron answered for Miami, hitting two free throws and a 13-foot jumper to put the Heat back on top by six, 89-83. The Heat hit 4-of-6 from the line in the game’s last minute to preserve the victory.
Magic 80, Pacers 79: NBA.com reports: Travis Diener finished the game pacing the Magic with 20 points, seven of which came in the third. Gortat also provided big minutes, grabbing eight boards to go with 15 points. James Augustine helped the Magic dominate the rebounding category all game, as the contest finished with Orlando holding a 35-16 advantage on the glass. Augustine rebounded from last night’s three-rebound game reaching double digits in boards with 10, seven in the first quarter alone.
Bobcats 88, Bulls 87: NBA.com reports: Adam Morrison led all scorers with 29, shooting 8-17 (47.1%) from the field and 2-3 from behind the arc. Sean May and Alan Anderson both chipped in 15... Thabo Sefolosha, Tyrus Thomas and the Bulls came out ready to play in the second half, going on an 8–0 run and cutting the lead to five. And it didn’t stop there. Led by Eddie Basden’s 10 third-quarter points, the Bulls surged ahead, 56-55 with 3:27 left in the third. But it didn’t stay that way for long, as Brett Blizzard hit a three with 1:45 left to put the Bobcats back on top, finishing the third on a 7-2 run to put them up 67-62.
Bulls 93, Pacers 88: NBA.com reports: First-round picks Tyrus Thomas and Thabo Sefolosha combined to score 26 points, grab eight rebounds and dish out five assists as the Chicago Bulls downed the Indiana Pacers, 93-88, in the first game of the 2006 Pepsi Pro Summer League. Aaron Miles (right) and Cedric Banks led the Bulls with 19 and 17 points, respectively, while Sefolosha chipped in 16 and Thomas finished with 10.
The Pacers’ James White scored 10 of his 13 first-half points to lead Indiana back from a 10-point first quarter deficit to a 47-46 advantage at the break. The Pacers were down 10, 28-18, when they went on a 13-4 run to start the second period. David Harrison fueled the spree, scoring seven of the team’s first 10 points in the quarter to bring Indiana within one, 32-31, with 7:12 remaining in the half. The Pacers, who shot 51.9 percent in the half, were led by White’s 13, along with 2005 first-round pick Danny Granger’s 10, while Chicago was paced by Thomas’ 10.
Bobcats 83, Heat 65: NBA.com reports: The Miami Heat scored the game’s first points, but it was all Charlotte from that point forward as the Bobcats cruised to an easy 83-65 victory in the second game of the 2006 Pepsi Pro Summer League. Sean May led all scorers in the game with 22 points, followed by Adam Morrison’s 12 and Alan Anderson’s 11.
The Bobcats dominated the first half of play, leading by as many as 18 behind May’s 14 points. The Heat struggled in many facets of the game, shooting just 31.0 percent from the field and committing 12 turnovers (compared to the Bobcats’ six), while no Heat player managed to score over four points in the half. Charlotte went into the break with a 14-point cushion, up 41-27.
Nets 86, Magic 82: NBA.com reports: The Nets' Marcus Williams led all scorers with 24 points on an impressive 9-for-15 (.600) shooting mark while also dishing out 12 assists, which marked the only double-double of the day’s action... Gortat’s 15 points led the Magic, with four others reaching double figures (Diener – 14, Rich Melzer, Matt Walsh, Alpha Bangura – 10). Second round Draft pick James Augustine played almost 20 minutes, scoring four points on 2-of-3 shooting.