2015 Las Vegas Summer League Basketball
Summer league action in Las Vegas is back! There are 24 teams set to compete in NBA Summer League 2015 in Las Vegas from July 10-20 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Of the teams involved, there are 23 NBA summer league teams, and one D-League "Select" squad.
Last year in Las Vegas, the Sacramento Kings won the NBA Summer League Championship to complete an 11-day, 67-game event that set all-time records for attendance, NBA TV viewership and overall merchandise sales. Last summer was the second time that NBA Summer League Vegas included a tournament-style schedule and culminated with a Championship Game, a format that will be used for the third consecutive year.
This year’s Las Vegas summer league event will feature 14 playoff teams from the 2014-15 NBA season -- including all four Conference Finalists in Golden State, Atlanta, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets -- and top picks from the 2015 NBA Draft, which will be held on Thursday, June 25. Nine teams entered in the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery, which takes place Tuesday, May 19, will appear at 2015 NBA Summer League.
NBA Summer League in Las Vegas has a rich history of showcasing the NBA’s future stars. Stephen Curry of Golden State and Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the last two winners of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, competed in Las Vegas before their rookie seasons, as did 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves, whose first game at NBA Summer League 2014 (where he played for the Cavaliers) was the second-most-viewed NBA Summer League telecast of all time.
The Warriors won the inaugural NBA Summer League Championship in 2013 with a roster that included Draymond Green, a starting forward on this season’s 67-15 team and the runner-up in the voting for both the Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award and the Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award in 2014-15. Last summer marked the event’s 10th anniversary and saw the Kings defeat the Rockets in the Championship Game. Two Sacramento players, guards Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum, finished the 2014-15 regular season in the Kings’ starting lineup. Forward Donatas Motiejunas, the Rockets’ second-leading scorer last summer, started 62 games for Houston this season.
The Brooklyn Nets, who last competed in Las Vegas in 2005, and the Boston Celtics, who most recently appeared in 2012, join 21 returning NBA teams and an NBA D-League Select team this year. The NBA Summer League Champion will be crowned on Monday, July 20. Teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 10-14 before being seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.
A complete schedule of games and broadcast information will be released at a later date.
LIST OF TEAMS PLAYING IN 2015 NBA SUMMER LEAGUE IN LAS VEGAS
Records are team summer league record
Team Wins-Losses WinPercentage Years Participated
Houston 29-9 .763 ’06-10, ’12, ’14
Golden State 31-16 .660 ’05-10, ’12-14
Utah 3-2 .600 ’14
San Antonio 21-14 .600 ’07-’10, ’12-14
Miami 13-10 .565 ’10, ’12-14
Sacramento 26-22 .542 ’05-10, ’12-14
Boston 14-12 .538 ’04-07, ’12
Chicago 16-14 .533 ’05, ’09-10, ’12-14
New York 23-21 .523 ’05-10, ’12-14
Denver 26-24 .520 ’04-10, ’12-14
Washington 27-25 .519 ’04-10, ’12-14
Milwaukee 18-17 .514 ’07-10, ’12-14
Phoenix 26-25 .510 ’04-10, ’12-14
Philadelphia 8-8 .500 ’07-08, ’14
NBA D-League Select 13-13 .500 ’09-10, ’12-14
Dallas 23-23 .500 ’05-10, ’12-14
Cleveland 25-26 .490 ’04-10, ’12-14
Portland 23-24 .489 ’05-10, ’12-14
Toronto 17-18 .486 ’06, ’08-10, ’12-14
Minnesota 20-22 .476 ’06-10, ’12-14
Atlanta 8-13 .381 ’10, ’12-14
L.A. Lakers 13-23 .361 ’07-10, ’12-14
New Orleans 12-34 .261 ’05-10, ’12-14
Brooklyn 0-5 .000 ’05
InsideHoops.com attends and covers NBA Summer League in Las Vegas every year, and will be there again in 2015.
2014 VEGAS SUMMER LEAGUE
It's back! The 2014 NBA Summer League will tip off on Friday, July 11, at the the usual location: COX Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, marking the 10th time the event will be held in the desert. For the second time in the event’s history, a tournament-style format will be utilized to crown a champion.
This summer’s event will again feature a single elimination tournament schedule that will crown the 2014 NBA Summer League Champion on Monday, July 21. Teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 11-15 before being seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 21. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.
NBA TV will televise 2014 NBA Summer League games from Las Vegas with a complete schedule of games and broadcast information to be released at a later date.
The Golden State Warriors won the inaugural NBA Summer League Championship in 2013, defeating the Phoenix Suns 91-77 in the title game. Golden State’s Ian Clark was named the Most Valuable Player of the championship game following a 33-point outing. Clark, who was not drafted by an NBA team in 2013, went on to sign with the Utah Jazz, and spent the entire 2013-14 season on the team’s roster. Jonas Valanciunas of the Toronto Raptors was named the Most Valuable Player of NBA Summer League 2013. The 6-11 center played in four games, averaging 18.8 points and 10.0 rebounds, and has gone on to anchor the Raptors’ frontcourt this season, helping the team make the playoffs for the first time since 2008. He was joined by Kent Bazemore (Golden State), John Henson (Milwaukee), Jeff Taylor (Charlotte) and Cody Zeller (Charlotte) as members of the All-NBA Summer League 2013 Team. The team, which consists of two frontcourt players and three backcourt players, was selected by journalists covering the event in Las Vegas.
Since its inception in 2004, when the event featured six NBA teams (Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards) playing a 13-game slate, the league has grown exponentially in all areas. Last summer, new all-time marks were set in multiple areas, including: attendance (62,000-plus over 11 days); games played (61) and number of live NBA TV broadcasts (38).
2014 NBA SUMMER LEAGUE GAME SCHEDULE
NBA Summer League 2014 Game Schedule:
All Times listed are PACIFIC
* denotes broadcast live on NBA TV
Friday July 11
1 PM – New York vs. Dallas* (Game 1)
3 PM – Toronto vs. LA Lakers* (Game 2)
5 PM – Cleveland vs. Milwaukee* (Game 3)
7 PM – Sacramento vs. San Antonio* (Game 5)
Thomas & Mack
5:30 PM – Golden State vs. Charlotte (Game 4)
7:30 PM – NBA D-League vs. New Orleans (Game 6)
Saturday July 12
1 PM – Portland vs. New York* (Game 7)
3 PM – Toronto vs. Denver* (Game 9)
5 PM – Phoenix vs. Golden State* (Game 11)
7 PM – Houston vs. Miami (Game 13)
Thomas & Mack
1:30 PM – Atlanta vs. Washington (Game 8)
3:30 PM – Dallas vs. Minnesota (Game 10)
5:30 PM – Chicago vs. LA Clippers (Game 12)
7:30 PM – Utah vs. Philadelphia* (Game 14)
Sunday July 13
1 PM – Cleveland vs. San Antonio* (Game 15)
3 PM – Sacramento vs. Charlotte* (Game 17)
5 PM – Chicago vs. Denver* (Game 19)
7 PM – Milwaukee vs. Phoenix* (Game 21)
Thomas & Mack
1:30 PM – LA Lakers vs. New Orleans (Game 16)
3:30 PM – Atlanta vs. NBA D-League (Game 18)
5:30 PM – Portland vs. Houston (Game 20)
7:30 PM – Washington vs. Minnesota (Game 22)
Monday July 14
1 PM – New York vs. Charlotte* (Game 23)
3 PM – Toronto vs. Dallas* (Game 25)
5 PM – Cleveland vs. Philadelphia* (Game 27)
7 PM – Golden State vs. LA Lakers* (Game 29)
Thomas & Mack
1:30 PM – Sacramento vs. NBA D-League (Game 24)
3:30 PM – San Antonio vs. New Orleans (Game 26)
5:30 PM – Miami vs. LA Clippers (Game 28)
7:30 PM – Utah vs. Milwaukee (Game 30)
Tuesday July 15
1 PM – Portland vs. Atlanta* (Game 31)
3 PM – LA Clippers vs. Houston* (Game 33)
5 PM – Philadelphia vs. Phoenix* (Game 35)
Thomas & Mack
1:30 PM – Chicago vs. Minnesota (Game 32)
3:30 PM – Miami vs. Washington (Game 34)
5:30 PM – Utah vs. Denver (Game 36)
Wednesday July 16
1 PM – # 9 Seed vs. #24 Seed* (Game 37)
3 PM – #11 Seed vs. #22 Seed* (Game 39)
5 PM – #13 Seed vs. #20 Seed* (Game 41)
7 PM – #15 Seed vs. #18 Seed* (Game 43)
Thomas & Mack
1:30 PM – #10 Seed vs. #23 Seed (Game 38)
3:30 PM – #12 Seed vs. #21 Seed (Game 40)
5:30 PM – #14 Seed vs. #19 Seed (Game 42)
7:30 PM – #16 Seed vs. #17 Seed (Game 44)
Thursday July 17
1 PM – #8 Seed vs. Winner of Game 37* (Game 45)
3 PM – #6 Seed vs. Winner of Game 39* (Game 47)
5 PM – #4 Seed vs. Winner of Game 41* (Game 49)
7 PM – #2 Seed vs. Winner of Game 43* (Game 51)
Thomas & Mack
1:30 PM – #7 Seed vs. Winner of Game 38(Game 46)
3:30 PM – #5 Seed vs. Winner of Game 40 (Game 48)
5:30 PM – #3 Seed vs. Winner of Game 42 (Game 50)
7:30 PM – #1 Seed vs. Winner of Game 44 (Game 52)
Friday July 18
1 PM – Game 37 Loser vs. Game 38 Loser* (Game 53)
3 PM – Game 41 Loser vs. Game 42 Loser* (Game 55)
5 PM – Game 45 Loser vs. Game 46 Loser* (Game 57)
7 PM – Game 49 Loser vs. Game 50 Loser* (Game 59)
Thomas & Mack
1:30 PM – Game 39 Loser vs. Game 40 Loser (Game 54)
3:30 PM – Game 43 Loser vs. Game 44 Loser (Game 56)
5:30 PM – Game 47 Loser vs. Game 48 Loser (Game 58)
7:30 PM – Game 51 Loser vs. Game 52 Loser (Game 60)
Saturday July 19
Thomas & Mack
1 PM – Game 46 Winner vs. Game 51 Winner* (Game 61)
3 PM – Game 47 Winner vs. Game 50 Winner* (Game 62)
5 PM – Game 45 Winner vs. Game 52 Winner* (Game 63)
7 PM – Game 48 Winner vs. Game 49 Winner* (Game 64)
Sunday July 20
Thomas & Mack
3 PM – Game 61 Winner vs. Game 62 Winner* (Game 65)
5 PM – Game 63 Winner vs. Game 64 Winner*(Game 66)
Monday July 21
Thomas & Mack
6 PM – Game 65 Winner vs. Game 66 Winner* (Game 67)
2013 NBA SUMMER LEAGUE INFO
The NBA Summer League 2013 in Las Vegas will feature 22 teams competing in a 61-game schedule from July 12-22 at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
This summer’s event will feature the debut of a tournament style schedule that will crown the first ever NBA Summer League Champion on Monday, July 22. Teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 12-16 before being seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 22. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.
NBA TV will televise a full slate of NBA Summer League games and live game action will also extend across digital platforms. A complete broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.
NBA Summer League 2013 will open with the debut of New Orleans as the Pelicans when they face the New York Knicks on Friday, July 12 at 1 p.m. PT. The Cleveland Cavaliers, who have the top selection in this year’s NBA Draft, will also tip off their Summer League competition on July 12 when they square off against the Los Angeles Lakers at COX Pavilion at 7 p.m. PT. The Cavaliers have been participants in every NBA Summer League in Las Vegas since the league’s inception in 2004.
Additional teams participating this year include the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Bobcats (fourth pick in 2013 NBA Draft), Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks (13th pick), Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves (ninth pick), New Orleans Pelicans (sixth pick), New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns (fifth pick), Portland Trail Blazers (10th pick), Sacramento Kings (seventh pick), San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards (third pick) and the NBA D-League Select team.
Exciting games featuring the NBA’s newest talent have always been a staple at NBA Summer League, with seven of the last eight NBA Rookie of the Year Award winners joining their teams in Las Vegas including: Chris Paul (New Orleans, 2005-06), Brandon Roy (Portland, 2006-07), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City, 2007-08), Tyreke Evans (Sacramento, 2009-10), Blake Griffin (L.A. Clippers, 2010-11), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland, 2011-12) and Damian Lillard (Portland, 2012-13).
2013 LAS VEGAS SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE SCHEDULE
NBA Summer League 2013 Game Schedule:
All Times listed are PACIFIC.
Friday July 12
1 PM – New York vs. New Orleans (Game 1)
3 PM – Atlanta vs. LA Clippers (Game 2)
5 PM – Cleveland vs. LA Lakers (Game 3)
7 PM – Charlotte vs. San Antonio (Game 4)
Saturday July 13
1 PM – Golden State vs. Washington (Game 5)
3 PM – Sacramento vs. Dallas (Game 6)
5 PM – Chicago vs. Memphis (Game 8)
7 PM – Denver vs. Milwaukee (Game 10)
Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM – Minnesota vs. NBA D-League (Game 7)
5:30 PM – Phoenix vs. Portland (Game 9)
7:30 PM – Miami vs. Toronto (Game 11)
Sunday July 14
1 PM – New York vs. Washington (Game 12)
3 PM – Charlotte vs. Dallas (Game 14)
5 PM – Cleveland vs. Memphis (Game 16)
7 PM – Atlanta vs. Miami (Game 18)
Thomas & Mack
1:30 PM – LA Clippers vs. NBA D-League (Game 13)
3:30 PM – LA Lakers vs. Portland (Game 15)
5:30 PM – New Orleans vs. Milwaukee (Game 17)
7:30 PM – San Antonio vs. Toronto (Game 19)
Monday July 15
1 PM – New York vs. Charlotte (Game 20)
3 PM – Cleveland vs. New Orleans (Game 21)
5 PM – LA Clippers vs. LA Lakers (Game 23)
7 PM – San Antonio vs. Atlanta (Game 25)
Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM – Minnesota vs. Phoenix (Game 22)
5:30 PM – Sacramento vs. Golden State (Game 24)
7:30 PM – Chicago vs. Denver (Game 26)
Tuesday July 16
1 PM – Minnesota vs. Miami (Game 27)
3 PM – Sacramento vs. Toronto (Game 28)
5 PM – Chicago vs. Portland (Game 30)
7 PM – Denver vs. Washington (Game 32)
Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM – Golden State vs. Milwaukee (Game 29)
5:30 PM – Phoenix vs. Memphis (Game 31)
7:30 PM – Dallas vs. NBA D-League (Game 33)
Wednesday July 17
3 PM – #11 Seed vs. #22 Seed (Game 34)
5 PM – #13 Seed vs. #20 Seed (Game 36)
7 PM – #15 Seed vs. #18 Seed (Game 38)
Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM – #12 Seed vs. #21 Seed (Game 35)
5:30 PM – #14 Seed vs. #19 Seed (Game 37)
7:30 PM – #16 Seed vs. #17 Seed (Game 39)
Thursday July 18
1 PM – #7 Seed vs. #10 Seed (Game 40)
3 PM – #6 Seed vs. Winner of Game 34 (Game 42)
5 PM – #4 Seed vs. Winner of Game 36 (Game 44)
7 PM – #2 Seed vs. Winner of Game 38 (Game 46)
Thomas & Mack
1:30 PM - #8 Seed vs. #9 Seed (Game 41)
3:30 PM – #5 Seed vs. Winner of Game 35 (Game 43)
5:30 PM – #3 Seed vs. Winner of Game 37 (Game 45)
7:30 PM – #1 Seed vs. Winner of Game 39 (Game 47)
Friday July 19
1 PM – Game 34 Loser vs. Game 35 Loser (Game 48)
3 PM – Game 36 Loser vs. Game 37 Loser (Game 49)
5 PM – Game 40 Loser vs. Game 41 Loser (Game 50)
7 PM – Game 44 Loser vs. Game 45 Loser (Game 51)
Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM – Game 38 Loser vs. Game 39 Loser (Game 52)
5:30 PM – Game 42 Loser vs. Game 43 Loser (Game 53)
7:30 PM – Game 46 Loser vs. Game 47 Loser (Game 54)
Saturday July 20
Thomas & Mack
1 PM – Game 40 Winner vs. Game 46 Winner (Game 55)
3 PM – Game 42 Winner vs. Game 45 Winner (Game 56)
5 PM – Game 41 Winner vs. Game 47 Winner (Game 57)
7 PM – Game 43 Winner vs. Game 44 Winner (Game 58)
Sunday July 21
Thomas & Mack
3 PM – Game 55 Winner vs. Game 56 Winner (Game 59)
5 PM – Game 57 Winner vs. Game 58 Winner (Game 60)
Monday July 22
Thomas & Mack
6 PM – Game 59 Winner vs. Game 60 Winner (Game 61)
INTRO TO LAS VEGAS SUMMER LEAGUE
Vegas Summer League is back in the usual place. Twenty-two teams, including squads featuring eight of the top 10 selections in the 2013 NBA Draft, will vie for a "championship" that will be televised live on NBA TV at NBA Summer League 2013 in Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion basketball arenas, on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
From July 12-22, 21 NBA teams and a team of NBA D-League Select players will compete for the inaugural NBA Summer League title. This year’s field includes 11 of this season’s NBA Playoff teams, along with 10 non-playoff teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards, participants in every NBA Summer League in Las Vegas since the league’s inception in 2004. The Cavaliers and Wizards will select first and third, respectively, in the 2013 NBA Draft, which will be held in Brooklyn at Barclays Center on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
The average player on Vegas summer league teams is a rookie who was just recently drafted, a young player signed with an NBA team but in need of some extra experience, or a bench-level free agent in need of a job. For InsideHoops.com, it's our favorite chance to get a good look at rookies who were just drafted a few weeks earlier and haven't played in the NBA yet.
The Vegas summer basketball league format is different this year. In the past, teams simply played their Las Vegas summer league schedules, finished with a win-loss record, and that was that. But this year, some additional fun has been added:
The ninth NBA Summer League in Las Vegas tips off on Friday, July 12, and will conclude with a championship game on Monday, July 22. All participating teams will play a minimum of five games. After the conclusion of games on July 16, all teams will have completed three games and will be seeded for single-elimination tournament play that will lead to a champion being crowned on July 22.
It's an interesting twist to Las Vegas summer league play. Games should be more competitive and intense than in the past.
The list of teams that will participate in 2013 Las Vegas Summer League play (years participated) is as follows:
Atlanta Hawks (2010-12)*
Charlotte Bobcats (2008, 2012)
Chicago Bulls (2005, 2009-12)*
Cleveland Cavaliers (2004-12)
Dallas Mavericks (2005-12)
Denver Nuggets (2004-12)*
Golden State Warriors (2005-12)*
L.A. Clippers (2005-12)*
L.A. Lakers (2007-12)*
Memphis Grizzlies (2007-12)*
Miami Heat (2010-12)*
Milwaukee Bucks (2007-12)*
Minnesota Timberwolves (2006-12)
NBA D-League Select (2009-12)
New Orleans Pelicans (2005-12)
New York Knicks (2005-12)*
Phoenix Suns (2004-12)
Portland Trail Blazers (2005-12)
Sacramento Kings (2005-12)
San Antonio Spurs (2007-12)*
Toronto Raptors (2008-12)
Washington Wizards (2004-12)
*Indicates 2012-13 NBA Playoff team.
NBA TV will televise a full slate of NBA Summer League games with the complete schedule to be announced at a later date. Live game action will also extend across digital platforms.
NBA Summer League has featured teams whose rosters included seven of the last eight NBA Rookie of the Year award winners: Chris Paul (New Orleans, 2005-06), Brandon Roy (Portland, 2006-07), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City, 2007-08), Tyreke Evans (Sacramento, 2009-10), Blake Griffin (L.A. Clippers, 2010-11), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland, 2011-12) and Damian Lillard (Portland, 2012-13)
2012 VEGAS SUMMER LEAGUE
The 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas will
feature a record 24 teams competing in a 60-game schedule July 13-22 at the
Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University
of Nevada Las Vegas.
There was no summer league in 2011 due to the NBA lockout. But it's back as usual, and a great place to check out how the league's rookies may look next NBA season.
InsideHoops.com attended summer league 2012 and has tons of exclusive player interviews that we will be rolling out over the next two weeks. You'll see the features on our front page.
Key Las Vegas Summer League Links:
- Friday, July 13 recaps
- Saturday, July 14 recaps
- Sunday, July 15 recaps
- Monday, July 16 recaps
- Tuesday, July 17 recaps
- Wednesday, July 18 recaps
- Thursday, July 19 recaps
- Friday, July 20 recaps
- Saturday, July 21 recaps
- Sunday, July 22 recaps
July 23: 2012 NBA Summer League co-MVP awards went to Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers) and Josh Selby (Grizzlies).
All-Summer League Team:
Josh Selby – Memphis Grizzlies
Damian Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers
Malcolm Thomas – Chicago Bulls
Bradley Beal – Washington Wizards
Tobias Harris – Milwaukee Bucks
John Henson – Milwaukee Bucks
Jeremy Lamb – Houston Rockets
Dominique Jones – Dallas Mavericks
Cory Joseph – San Antonio Spurs
Jimmy Butler – Chicago Bulls
Kemba Walker – Charlotte Bobcats
Donatas Motiejunas – Houston Rockets
Jae Crowder – Dallas Mavericks
Final 2012 Las vegas Summer League Stat Leaders:
Games through July 23
Points Per Game (PPG) Leaders:
Damian Lillard (POR) 26.5
Kawhi Leonard (SAS) 25
Josh Selby (MEM) 24.2
Jimmy Butler (CHI) 20.8
Tobias Harris (MIL) 20.8
Wes Johnson (MIN) 20.5
Klay Thompson (GSW) 20.5
Jeremy Lamb (HOU) 20.0
Adam Morrison (LAC) 20.0
Markieff Morris (PHX) 19.8
Josh Akognon (SAC) 19.3
Jordan Hamilton (DEN) 19.2
Nolan Smith (POR) 18.5
John Henson (MIL) 18.3
Terrence Jones (HOU) 18.2
Jimmer Fredette (SAC) 18.0
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA) 18.0 (just one game)
Bradley Beal (WAS) 17.6
Cory Joseph (SAS) 17.0
E'Twaun Moore (BOS) 17.0
Rebounds Per Game (RPG) Leaders:
Malcolm Thomas (CHI) 12.4
Markieff Morris (PHX) 9.8
Thomas Robinson (SAC) 9.8
Ed Davis (TOR) 9.4
Bernard James (DAL) 9
Assists Per Game (APG) Leaders:
Kendall Marshall (PHX) 6.5
Kemba Walker (CHA) 5.8
Eric Bledsoe (LAC) 5.7
Scott Machado (HOU) 5.6
Aaron Miles (MIL) 5.6
The 2012 NBA Summer League will showcase 13 of the top 14 picks in this
year’s NBA Draft. The action tips off at 1 p.m. PT, Friday, July 13, with
the Atlanta Hawks playing the Washington Wizards in the first of four
scheduled games that day at COX Pavilion. Other teams participating in
opening day action include the Charlotte Bobcats, Golden State Warriors,
Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors.
Gatorade will support the 2012 NBA Summer League and serve as an Associate
NBA TV will televise all 60 games, including 39 live from both the Thomas &
Mack Center and COX Pavilion. Games will also be available on digital
platforms. Complete broadcast information will be released at a later date.
InsideHoops.com as always will be at Vegas summer league and keep you updated on everything worth knowing.
The New Orleans Hornets, who have the top selection in this year’s draft,
will tip off their Summer League competition on Sunday, July 15 at 7:30
p.m. PT, when they face the Portland Trail Blazers, owners of the sixth
and 11th overall picks in the 2012 NBA Draft. An additional four teams
with top-five selections in the 2012 NBA Draft, including the Bobcats,
selecting second overall; the Wizards, who own the third overall selection;
the Cleveland Cavaliers, who pick fourth; and the Sacramento Kings with the
“NBA Summer League provides fans from around the league the unique
opportunity to see some of the NBA’s brightest young stars competing in one
location in a family-friendly environment,” said Gail Hunter, NBA Senior
Vice President of Events and Attractions.
Exciting games featuring the NBA’s newest talent have always been a staple
at NBA Summer League. Six of the last seven NBA Rookie of the Year Award
winners have joined their teams in Las Vegas including: Chris Paul (New
Orleans Hornets, 2005-06), Brandon Roy (Portland Trail Blazers, 2006-07),
Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City, 2007-08), Tyreke Evans (Sacramento, 2009-10),
Blake Griffin (L.A. Clippers, 2010-11) and Kyrie Irving (Cleveland
Additional teams participating in the event include the Atlanta Hawks,
Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors,
Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis
Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix
Suns, San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors. The Boston Celtics and
Bobcats, who have not participated in the event since 2007 and 2008,
respectively, will make their returns to Las Vegas this year.
In the opinion of InsideHoops.com, watching the rookies is the single best purpose for NBA summer league. After that, checking out other young players already signed to teams is also fun, especially those guys who haven't gotten real minutes in the league yet. Seeing the free agents play isn't quite as high up on our list, because the top free agents never play in Vegas summer league. It's usually the guys that need additional exposure, or else they're in danger of not being signed and playing overseas.
Tickets for the 2012 NBA Summer League are on sale and can be purchased by
calling 702-739-FANS, through UNLVtickets.com or by visiting the Thomas &
Mack Center Box Office and UNLV Ticket Outlets. All general admission
tickets are $25 for the day; seniors and children (3-12) are $15 for the
day; and children two years and under are admitted free of charge.
2012 Vegas Summer League Game Schedule
All times Pacific (PT). Schedule subject to change
Friday July 13
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: The first day of Summer League action in Las Vegas closed out a marathon day of hoops. We got our first look at several lottery picks, including Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who had 18 points, eight rebounds and four steals to help the Bobcats blow out the Kings 121-87 in the nightcap. Kidd-Gilchrist and Kemba Walker was an animated backcourt for the Bobcats, bringing a lot of energy, laughing and clapping throughout the game. (This is what winning feels like, Kemba.)
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: Rookie of the day: Donatas Motiejunas, Rockets. The Rockets’ 2011 draft night acquisition scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his first action with the team. Motiejunas was aggressive and showed off his shooting touch, knocking down a pair of 3-pointers.
Non-rookie of the day: Klay Thompson, who came on in the second half of the season, scored 24 points to lead Golden State’s 90-50 dismantling of the Lakers. The second-year guard out of Washington State was 6-for-8 on 3-pointers and showed why the Warriors were willing to deal Monta Ellis to the Bucks last season.
Atlanta 102, Washington 82: For Atlanta, Keith Benson shot 9-of-12 for 19 points and six assists. John Jenkins scored 19. Brad Wanamaker scored 13 (5-of-6), with six assists. For Washington, Bradley Beal shot 6-of-14 for 22 points. Chris Singleton had 20 points and 8 assists.
Houston 93, Toronto 81: For Houston, Donatas Motiejunas shot 11-of-13 for 25 points and 9 rebounds. Terrence Jones scored 17, with nine rebounds. Chandler Parsons scored 16, with five rebounds and four assists. And Jeremy Lamb scored 16. For Toronto, Terrence Ross had 21 points, but on 19 shots. Ed Davis had 18 points and eight rebounds.
Golden State 90, LA Lakers 50: For Golden State, Klay Thompson 9-of-13, including 6-of-8 three-pointers, for 24 points, six rebounds and five assists. Harrison Barnes shot 8-of-13 with 4-of-4 threes for 23 points. For the Lakers, everybody was awful.
Charlotte 121, Sacramento 87: For Charlotte, Byron Mullens shot 7-of-16 for 20 points and seven rebounds. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist shot 7-of-12 for 18 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals. Jeffrey Taylor scored 17. Kemba Walker shot 4-of-12 for 16 points and seven assists.
Saturday July 14
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: Fans in Las Vegas apparently missed their Summer League action.
Saturday’s action at Cox Pavilion sold out midway through the day, with officials cutting off ticket sales for the day.
“This is the strongest start we’ve ever had,” said Gail Hunter, the NBA’s Sr. Vice President of Events. “Usually it builds, but we started really well.”
Hunter says the lack of a Summer League last year (due to the lockout) could be a reason for the increased excitement.
“There’s nothing like the intimate feel,” Hunter said. “The fact fans can see players in the stands and get so close to the game is so unique.”
Fans shouldn’t have a problem Sunday, with seven games throughout the day going simultaneously in both Thomas & Mack and Cox Pavilion. The arenas are connected and fans can alternate freely between the two venues.
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: Non-rookie of the day: Golden State’s Charles Jenkins was impressive, racking up 24 points on 9-for-12 shooting and had three steals in the Warriors’ 95-74 win over the Nuggets. “I love Charles’ game,” said teammate Klay Thompson, who had 17 points himself. “He’s one of the best mid-range shooters I’ve seen, and that’s no fabrication. He’s automatic and he’s developing into a great point guard. He’s gonna be a great player in this league for a long time.”
Rookie of the Day: Kings guard Josh Akognon looked to have this wrapped up, but Jeremy Lamb closed out the night with a bang. Akognon came alive in the second half to score 25 points on 10-for-16 shooting (4-for-8 on 3s). Lamb, though, was just as hot, scoring 26 points on 8-for-15 shooting (3-for-8 on 3s). OK, we’ll call it a draw.
Memphis 93, New York 77: For Memphis, Josh Selby shot 7-of-11 with 5-of-7 three-pointers for 20 points. Tony Wroten shot 5-of-9 with 7-of-8 free throws for 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists. For New York, Wesley Witherspoon came off the bench to shoot 5-of-11 for 15 points and five rebounds. Center Artsiom Parakhouski shot 6-of-8 for 13 points and eight rebounds. James White dished seven assists.
Golden State 95, Denver 74: For Golden State, Charles Jenkins shot 9-of-12 for 24 points. Klay Thompson shot 5-of-14 for 17 points, six rebounds and four assists, but six turnovers. Harrison Barnes shot just 5-of-17 for 13 points, seven rebounds and four steals.
Sacramento 84, LA Lakers 72: For Sacramento, Josh Akognon came off the bench to shoot 10-of-16 for 25 points. Jimmer Fredette shot just 3-of-11 but hit 8-of-9 free throws for 15 points and four assists. Thomas Robinson shot just 3-of-13 but hit 8-of-13 free throws for 14 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. For the Lakers, Darius Morris shot just 5-of-15 for 17 points. Center Robert Sacre had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Andrew Goudelock had 11 points but on 14 shots.
Washington 76, Houston 70: For Washington, Bradley Beal shot 4-of-10 for 14 points, five rebounds and four assists. Shelvin Mack and Tomas Satoransky each scored 11. For Houston, Jeremy Lamb shot 8-of-15 for 26 points. Terrence Jones scored 16.
Sunday July 15
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: The first seven-game day of action saw a handful of second-year players prove their worth. Markieff Morris had 21 points and nine rebounds to help the Suns to a win over New York in their first game. San Antonio swingman Kawhi Leonard showed why he’s a starter with the Spurs, scoring 23 points on 8-for-18 shooting (0-for-3 on 3s) in an 82-76 win over Atlanta. Jordan Hamilton had 18 points and seven rebounds in Denver’s 88-77 loss to the Mavs. And third-year forward Luke Babbitt closed out the day with a surprising 19-point, 10-rebound double-double for the Blazers... Non-rookie of the day: Morris, Hamilton and Leonard had nice showings, but the nod goes to Dallas guard Dominique Jones. The combo guard entering his third season put up 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the Mavs’ 88-77 win. “I have a good opportunity out here to be myself with nothing in the back of my head and just play my game,” Jones said. Jones was aggressive getting into the lane (he got to the free-throw line nine times).
Phoenix 99, New York 77: For Phoenix, M.Morris had 21 points and 9 rebounds. Diante Garrett dished 10 assists. For NY, Chris Copeland shot 7-of-15 for 17 points. James White shot bricks but grabbed 7 rebounds.
Dallas 88, Denver 77: For Dallas, Dominique Jones shot 12-of-25 for 32 points and 8 rebounds. For Denver, Jordan Hamilton shot 6-of-15 for 18 points and 7 rebounds. Josh Carter got 15 points from just 6 shots.
Miami 71, Toronto 59: For Miami, Terrel Harris scored 14, Dexter Pittman shot well for 13 points and 7 rebounds, and Norris Cole had 13 points off 10 shots. For Toronto, Ed Davis shot 4-of-7 for 15 points and 12 rebounds.
San Antonio 82, Atlanta 76: For San Antonio, Kawhi Leonard shot 8-of-18 for 23 points. Cory Joseph hit 7-of-11 for 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Eric Dawson hit 6-of-8 for 12 points and 13 rebounds. For Atlanta, Keith Benson shot 9-of-13 for 20 points and 6 rebounds.
Charlotte 68, Cleveland 64: For Charlotte, Kemba Walker shot a miserable 2-of-14 but hit 9-of-11 free throws for 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. For Cleveland, Tyler Zeller shot 5-of-9 for 14 points and 5 rebounds, though he committed 7 (yes, seven) fouls. Dion Waiters shot just 3-of-11 for 10 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
D-League Select 85, Washington 78: For the D-League Select team, Andre Emmett shot 4-of-8 for 17 points. Jeremy Wise off just 4 shots had 12 points. For Washington, Bradley Beal shot 6-of-15 for 20 points and 6 rebounds.
Portland 85, New Orleans 82: For Portland, Damian Lillard shot 9-of-21 for 25 points. Luke Babbitt shot 5-of-12 for 19 points and 10 rebounds. Meyers Leonard hit 3-of-4 for 14 points, 11 rebounds, but 7 (yes, seven) fouls.
Monday July 16
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: Monday was when the entire summer league got under way, with the Bucks, Clippers, Timberwolves and Celtics played here for the first time, with the final delay of Milwaukee lottery pick John Henson staying back at the hotel with the flu. Seven games in two gyms at UNLV provided some developments, though.
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: Rookie of the Day: It’s not just that Tyler Zeller had 19 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes while making five of eight shots in Cleveland’s 94-88 victory over the D-League All-Stars. It’s that it came a day after the No. 17 pick had 14 points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes in the opener. The stats don’t mean a thing. Immediately playing with consistency, though, is very encouraging for the Cavaliers.
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: Monday was when the entire summer league got under way, with the Bucks, Clippers, Timberwolves and Celtics played here for the first time, with the final delay of Milwaukee lottery pick John Henson staying back at the hotel with the flu. Seven games in two gyms at UNLV provided some developments, though... Rookie of the Day: It’s not just that Tyler Zeller had 19 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes while making five of eight shots in Cleveland’s 94-88 victory over the D-League All-Stars. It’s that it came a day after the No. 17 pick had 14 points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes in the opener. The stats don’t mean a thing. Immediately playing with consistency, though, is very encouraging for the Cavaliers.
Boston 87, Atlanta 69: NBA.com reports: The Boston Celtics cruised to an 87-69 victory in the first game of the fourth day of action at the 2012 NBA Summer League on the campus of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Boston's attack resulted in five Celtics scoring in double figures, including 14 points apiece from Kris Joseph and Jared Sullinger. Stephanie Lasme and Dionte Christmas each notched 11 while Jamar Smith tallied 10 points in the win... Atlanta was led by Keith Benson's 10-point, 10-rebound outing. Mike Scott and John Jenkins each chipped in with 12 points in the loss.
Dallas 85, Toronto 75: NBA.com reports: The Dallas Mavericks took the lead late in the first quarter and never looked back as they cruised to an 85-75 victory over the Toronto Raptors Monday afternoon in the summer desert classic in Las Vegas on the campus of UNLV.
Three players scored in double-digits for the Mavericks including a team high 21 points for Dominique Jones while Jae Crowder added 13 and Bernard James added 13. The Raptors were led by Ed Davis who tallied a game high 23 points and Bobby Brown added 19 off the bench.
Houston 113, Sacramento 91: NBA.com reports: The Rockets had seven players hit double digits with Motiejunas and Lamb tying for the team lead with 19 apiece. Terrence Jones added 17, while Marcus Morris, Fortson and Forbes all had 11. Royce White contributed the only double-double of the game with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Jimmer Fredette, who finished with a game-high 30 points, chipped in 11 scores in both the second and fourth quarters. Fredette made 10-of-21 field goals and all eight of his free throw attempts.
Tony Mitchell added 15 points for the Kings, while Michael Lee (12 points) and Thomas Robinson (10) joined him in double figures.
Cleveland 94, D-League Select 88: NBA.com reports: Tyler Zeller and Donald Sloan combined for 38 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 94-88 victory over the NBA D-League Select Team in the third game of the day in Cox Pavilion on the campus of University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
The Cavaliers offensive attack included six players in double-figures including 19 apiece for Zeller and Sloan while Luke Harangody chipped in 12 off the bench. The NBA D-League Select Team was led by Jerry Smith who contributed a game high 21 points off the bench.
Miami 106, LA Lakers 56: NBA.com reports: It was a strong showing for the World Champions' supporting cast as all five Miami starters scored in double-figures. The Heat's well balanced scoring attack was led by Dexter Pittman, who is entering his third season with Miami and led all scorers with 14 points.
Miami also received large contributions from Norris Cole, Damian Saunders and Terrel Harris. Cole who appeared in 65 games for the Heat last season and was a spark-plug off the bench in the NBA Playoffs, assisted the charge early having success penetrating the Lakers' defense and finding his way to the free throw line. Cole finished with 13 points, nine assists and was a perfect 7-for-7 from the charity stripe... The Lakers' Summer League struggles continued despite the efforts of Darius Morris who finished with 13 points and Chinemele Elonu who grabbed 10 rebounds.
Minnesota 73, LA Clippers 64: NBA.com reports: Wes Johnson's 16 points helped the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 73-64 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in the night ap at 2012 NBA Summer League on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Johnson was complimented by a 15-point outing from Derrick Williams, who also finished with nine boards in the win... Four Clippers scored in double figures with Terrico White's 16 points leading the way. Adam Morrison, Eric Bledsoe and Hilton Armstrong each contributed with 11 in the losing effort.
Milwaukee 76, New Orleans 68: NBA.com reports: Milwaukee was led by a double-double from Jarrid Famous, who contributed 13 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Famous was instrumental in helping his squad maintain its lead down the stretch, as he put back a missed free throw to increase the Bucks' lead to three with 31 seconds left in regulation.
Doron Lamb led Milwaukee in scoring with 20 points, while Tobias Harris followed closely behind with 19. Cameron Wells rounded out the quarter of Bucks in double digits with 11 points and six boards... New Orleans' Lance Thomas led all scorers with 22 points. Darius Miller and Brian Roberts contributed 11 apiece.
Tuesday July 17
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: Nolan Smith’s scary injury put a damper on a busy and exciting Day 5 on Tuesday. Portland’s second-year point guard had 27 points before being carried off on a stretcher with 42 seconds left in the Blazers’ 99-88 loss to the Rockets. Smith was fouled hard on a breakaway and remained down on the floor for several minutes before being taken off the court. Smith reportedly suffered a concussion, and the injury overshadowed Smith’s second straight solid performance, in which he was 10-for-16 from the floor with five rebounds and five assists.
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: Rookie of the day: Several rookies shined Tuesday, including Portland’s Damian Lillard (27 points including 5-for-10 on 3-pointers) and Jeremy Lamb (23 points), but it was another Houston rookie who gets the nod. Terrence Jones, whom the Rockets took 18th from Kentucky, had 24 points and 12 rebounds while hitting 11 of 20 shots. Jones also matched up well with Portland’s rookie big man Meyers Leonard, doing a good job keeping him in check.
Denver 85, New York 81: NBA.com reports: With 13.4 seconds left in the game, Kenneth Faired sealed the Denver Nuggets' 85-81 victory over the New York Knicks with a put-back layup in the opening game of play in the fifth day of play in the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Jordan Hamilton led all scorers with 21 points for the Nuggets while Faired added 16. Chris Copeland led the Knicks with 15 points and Wesley Witherspoon chipped in 12 off the bench. The game was close throughout and featured 10 lead changes and nine ties.
Washington 83, Memphis 77: NBA.com reports: Memphis' Josh Selby scored 35 points in an 83-77 losing effort in Tuesday's defeat to the Washington Wizards in the 2012 NBA Summer League held at UNLV's Cox Pavilion. Selby's Grizzlies dropped to 1-1 overall, while the Wizards evened their record at 2-2 after overcoming a five-point deficit in the second half for the win. Washington turned things around after the half with a 25-11 advantage in third-quarter scoring.
Selby, who scored 45 percent of his team's points, shot 12-of-21 for the game with seven makes from behind the arc on eight attempts. He added four points from the free throw line to go along with seven steals, two rebounds and an assist... The Wizards' Randolph and Chris Singleton had double-doubles in the game. Randolph ended the contest with 16 points and a game-high 15 rebounds, while Singleton had 13 and 10, respectively. Bradley Beal (14 points) and Shelvin Mack (10) joined Randolph and Singleton with double-digit scoring outings.
San Antonio 92, LA Lakers 81: NBA.com reports: Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points as the San Antonio Spurs downed the Los Angeles Lakers 92-81 in the fifth day of action at the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Leonard's effort was complimented by an 18-point outing from Cory Joseph and 13 points from James Anderson... The Lakers' attack was led by [Darius] Morris, who finished with 24 points in the contest despite not scoring in the fourth quarter. Robert Sacre added 14 points in the loss.
Houston 99, Portland 88: NBA.com reports: The Houston Rockets extended their win streak to three as they shut down the Portland Trail Blazers 99-88 on day five of the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. NBA officials called the game with 42.8 seconds to play when Nolan Smith of the Blazers went down injured driving to the basket, he was carried out on a stretcher.
Terrence Jones scored a team high 24 points for Houston while Jeremy Lamb added 23 points and Donatas Motiejunas added 20. The Blazers were led by Damian Lillard and Smith who each tallied 27 points.
Cleveland 89, Phoenix 74: NBA.com reports: The Cleveland Cavaliers (2-1) defeated the Phoenix Suns (1-1) by a score of 89-74 at the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, in a game that included multiple spurts by both squads. Samardo Samuels scored a team-high 17 points to go along with five rebounds in what was a strong collective effort that was able to withstand a breakout game for Suns center Markieff Morris.
Morris reached double figures in nine of his final 22 games in his rookie season and he wasted no time reaching double-figures here again in Las Vegas, scoring 11 of the Suns 23 first quarter points. Coming off a 21-point, nine-rebound effort on Sunday, he finished with a double-double, recording game highs with 24 points, 17 rebounds, and six blocked shots.
Dion Waiters helped the Cavaliers respond to the fast start by Morris and the Suns. The fourth overall pick in last month's NBA Draft, Waiters has strung together three double-figure scoring efforts of his own here in his first NBA Summer League. Waiters, a Syracuse product, finished with 16 points on 5-for-15 shooting from the floor.
Boston 79, Chicago 74: NBA.com reports: Boston actually owned three different 23-point leads in the contest with the last coming at the 61-38 juncture only 3:11 into the second half. Chicago then went on a tear of its own and doubled up its opponent 36-18 the remainder of the game.
Chicago's late offensive production was spurned by a 12-point outburst from Jimmy Butler, whose 25 points tied for the game high. Butler was 7-for-16 from the field and 10-for-12 from the free throw line... Boston's E'Twaun Moore had a 25-point effort on 10-for-19 shooting. Moore also picked up seven boards in the win. Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith also reached double-figures with 18 and 11 points, respectively.
Chicago's Malcolm Thomas notched a double-double in victory with his combination of 13 rebounds and 10 points.
Charlotte 81, Minnesota 78: NBA.com reports: Minnesota cut the Wolves' lead to one, 76-77, with 39 seconds to play on a Wes Johnson jumper but were unable to close the gap, fouling Charlotte's Kemba Walker who nailed two free throws with 20.7 seconds to play. Johnson had a second chance for last-second heroics, missing a long-range jumper with 1.7 seconds to play. After a quick foul and two Othello Hunter makes from the line and a throw-away lay-up on the other end by Minnesota's Derrick Williams, the last game of the fifth day of 2012 NBA Summer League action was in the books... Mullens finished the contest with a game-high 33 points, just two shy of the 2012 NBA Summer League single-game scoring record of 35. Johnson scored 24 in the losing effort for Minnesota.
Wednesday July 18
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: Adam Morrison looked like the Adam Morrison of old Wednesday night.
And as the player of few words put it, “the shots just went in.”
Morrison scored 23 points to help the Clippers to an 86-80 win over the Spurs, going 9-for-13 from the field (2-for-3 from beyond the arc) and was aggressive in both taking the ball to the hole and hitting the step-back jumpers that drew raves since his days at Gonzaga.
“I got it going, and guys did a good job passing me the ball,” said Morrison, who played 31 minutes for the second straight game in Las Vegas.
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: Rookie of the day: The nod goes to John Henson, the Bucks’ No 14 pick, who had 20 points and nine rebounds. Henson looked nice in the low post, controlling the boards and showing off some nice interior moves. Henson missed Milwaukee’s first game with the flu, so this was the NBA’s first look at the long big man out of UNC. Other notables: Houston’s Royce White had a double-double in his final game of Summer League, tallying 15 points and 10 rebounds. Other Rockets stood out in their win over Chicago: Terrence Jones had 17 points and nine rebounds, Jeremy Lamb scored 16, while undrafted point guard Scott Machado had 20 points and six assists. Raptors rookie Terrence Ross scored 21 in Toronto’s win, while Atlanta’s John Jenkins scored 21 in his finale for the Hawks in their 67-61 win over Dallas.
Washington 78, Milwaukee 75: NBA.com reports: The Wizards offensive effort included four players in double-figures, Bradley Beal with 18, Shavlik Randolph and Shelvin Mack each with 11 and Chris Singleton with 10. The Bucks were led by Tobias Harris with a game high 24 points and a game high 12 rebounds while John Henson chipped in 20 points and Doron Lamb added 12.
The Bucks jumped out to an 8-2 lead early in the first quarter, led by as many as 11 and held a six point advantage, 24-18, at the end of the period. Henson had a strong start for the Bucks scoring 10 of the team's points Lamb contributed six. The Wizards were led by Beal with nine points.
Houston 96, Chicago 88: NBA.com reports: The Houston Rockets defeated the Chicago Bulls 96-88 in the second game of the day at the Cox Pavilion during the 2012 NBA Summer League on the campus of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Chciago's Jimmy Butler led all scorers with 24 points while Edwin Ubiles, the NBA Development League's Rookie of the Year, chipped in with 13 points on six-of-nine shooting in the win... Machado led the way for Houston with 20 points, good for second-best in the game. He headlined a group of five Rockets to score in double digits as Jones finished with 17 and Lamb had 16 points.
Toronto 96, Sacramento 89: NBA.com reports: The Raptors were led by a game-high 21 points from Terrence Ross, who shot 7-for-17 from the field with two made 3-pointers and five free throws. Bobby Brown chipped in 17 points, while Ed Davis and Devoe Joseph had 10 points apiece... Josh Akognon was the main catalyst for the Kings' rally late in the game with seven of the team's 12 points in the late run. Akognon finished the game with 18 points, 12 of which came from the charity stripe... Jimmer Fredette led the Kings in scoring with 19 points. Tony Mitchell and Yancy Gates joined Fredette and Akognon in double digits with 12 and 11 scores, respectively.
Atlanta 67, Dallas 61: NBA.com reports: John Jenkins and the Atlanta Hawks handed the Dallas Mavericks their first summer league loss 67-61 Wednesday night at the summer desert classic in Las Vegas. The Mavericks struggled from the field the entire game shooting just 37 percent on the night (26-for-70) while the Hawks shot just 21-for-52 for 40 percent.
Jenkins led all scorers with 21 points while Mike Scott was the only other Hawk to score in double-figures with 11. Jae Crowder led the Mavericks with 20 points while Dominque Jones added 12 and Bernard James added 11.
New Orleans 78, Phoenix 61: NBA.com reports: Suns forward Markieff Morris, coming off a 24-point, 17-rebound performance Tuesday against the Cavs and, was held in check with 13 points and six boards. New Orleans won the battle of the boards, outrebounding Phoenix 40-29. The Suns were only able to score four second-chance points... Brian Roberts, a 6-foot-1 guard who played the last three seasons with Brose Baskets Bamberg in Germany led the Hornets in the first half with 13 points and helped them open up a 42-36 halftime lead. He was the leading scorer in the game finishing with 16 points on 4-for-8 shooting from the floor.
LA Clippers 86, San Antonio 80: NBA.com reports: The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 86-80 in the nightcap at the Cox Pavilion at the 2012 NBA Summer League on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Adam Morrison led all scorers with 23 points, 14 of which came in the third quarter. Morrison's effort was complimented by 18 from Eric Bledsoe... Joseph's team-high 22 points led the way for San Antonio and was complimented by 11 apiece from Eric Dawson and Luke Zeller.
Golden State 65, Miami 62: NBA.com reports: The Golden State Warriors improved to 3-0 in the 2012 NBA Summer League with a nail-biting 65-62 win over the Miami Heat (2-1) on Wednesday night at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center. Harrison Barnes put the Warriors ahead for good, 61-59, with a 20-foot jumper with 22 seconds remaining in the game. Miami, who pulled within one in the waning moments, could not find the equalizer down the stretch. Miami's Terrel Harris had a chance to hit a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer, but the attempt fell short... Charles Jenkins went 11-for-11 at the free-throw line and led all scorers with 17 points on 3-for-8 shooting.
Thursday July 19
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: A rookie stole the show Thursday, taking over the scoring lead and proving his doubters wrong.
Point guard Damian Lillard, who many thought was a stretch for Portland with the No. 6 pick, scored 31 points (see more below) in the most captivating performance (and 84-78 win over Atlanta), and Kemba Walker finished off the night by leading the Bobcats to a 99-86 win over the Nuggets.
Walker scored 19 points with 10 assists and had his smile and swagger going in helping his ball-hawking Bobcats improve to 4-0 with the victory. Denver’s second-year swingman Jordan Hamilton continued his impressive play, putting up 21 points and nine rebounds in the setback.
Toronto 94, New York 92: NBA.com reports: Trailing by 13, the Knicks offense turned it on in the final 4:01 with eight points coming from Chris Copeland, who had a game-high 17 on 5-of-12 shooting. Copeland was successful on all three of his 3-point attempts and 4-of-6 free throws in the game... Besides Copeland's effort, the Knicks had three other players notch double-figures, as Mustapha Farrakhan has 12 and Chris Smith and Sylven Landesberg had 10 points apiece.
Uzoh topped all scorers for Toronto with his 16 points off 5-of-8 shooting and a 6-of-6 performance from the line. Davis and Chris Wright had 15 points each, while Brown added in 13.
Portland 84, Atlanta 78: NBA.com reports: Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 84-78 in a tight 2012 NBA Summer League play at the Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Lillard led the way with 31 points on 11-of-22 from the floor. His effort was complimented by a 14-point outing from Will Barton. Meyers Leonard finished with a game-high 13 rebounds to go with nine points in the win... Mike Scott led all Atlanta scorers with 14 points, while Jordan Taylor scored 13 points in the loss.
Sacramento 91, Boston 82: NBA.com reports: Jimmer Fredette tied for the game-high in points with 19 off 4-of-7 shooting. Fredette, who gave his squad a nine-point lead with eight straight scores at the end of the first quarter, was 9-of-10 from the free throw line and 2-of-3 from behind the arc.
Thomas Robinson picked up a double-double for Sacramento, as he combined 15 points with 16 rebounds, 12 of which were of the defensive variety.
Darnell Jackson (13 points), Yancy Gates (11) and Dominique Johnson (10) rounded out the quintet of Kings' scorers in double digits.
Boston's Dionte Christmas scored 12 of his team-high 19 points in the second half. Christmas was joined by 14-point efforts from both Jamar Smith and Craig Brackins and a 12-point night from Jonathan Gibson.
Minnesota 78, Cleveland 65: NBA.com reports: Coby Karl and Derrick Williams combined for 41 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 78-65 on Thursday evening in Cox Pavilion on the campus of University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Williams led all scorers with 23 while Karl chipped in18 off the bench. Cleveland was led by Tristan Thompson with 16 while Samardo Samuels added 14 off the bench.
LA Lakers 75, LA Clippers 69: NBA.com reports: Julian Khazzouh, a 6-10 prospect from Australia, helped the Lakers get off to a fast start, scoring ten first quarter points, including two 3-pointers to give the Lakers a 28-12 advantage. Khazzouh had a brief stint with the Golden State Warriors this past December but was waived before the start of the 2011-12 season. He finished with 16 points and was 4-for-5 from three point land... In two games [Adam Morrison] has scored 34 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. He finished the contest with 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting from the floor and also connected on 3-of-4 attempts from behind the arc.
Milwaukee 77, D-League Select 68: NBA.com reports: Tobias Harris led the Bucks with a game high 21 points and 12 rebounds. In addition to Harris' effort, the Bucks saw offensive output from John Henson with 15 points and Tarence Kinsey with 14. The NBA D-League Select Team was led by Kenny Hayes with 15 points while Chris Daniels and Jerry Smith each added 10.
Charlotte 99, Denver 86: NBA.com reports: The Charlotte Bobcats improved to 4-0 with their 99-86 victory over the Denver Nuggets (1-3) on Thursday night in 2012 NBA Summer League action from UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center. Charlotte was led by six players in double figures, which included a double-double from Kemba Walker.
Walker finished the game with team highs in both points (19) and assists (10) and also chipped in four rebounds... Charlotte got double-digit outings from Jeffery Taylor (16 points), Carlon Brown (15), Othello Hunter (14), Bismack Biyombo (12) and Cory Higgins (12).
Jordan Hamilton threw down a game-high 21 points in a losing effort for Denver behind a 9-for-16 shooting effort from the field. Hamilton fell one rebound shy of combining for a double-double of his own.
Denver's Evan Fournier (18 points), Gani Lawal (15) and Josh Carter (10) also chipped in double-figure efforts.
Friday July 20
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: On the court, the Nuggets’ Jordan Hamilton capped off a stellar Summer League with an 18-point, eight-assist performance. The second-year guard out of Texas finished by averaging 19.2 points, 6.4 rebounds in Denver’s five games as he looks to have more of an impact entering his second season... Non-rookie of the day: Josh Selby, Grizzlies. Memphis’ second-year guard took back the scoring lead with a 32-point outing in the Grizzlies’ 97-79 win over the Bobcats. Selby, who could see a more involved role this year with the departure of O.J. Mayo, hit seven 3-pointers and finished 9-for-14 overall.
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: Rookie of the day: Damian Lillard once again did his thing with 23 points and seven assists, but we’ll give the nod to Harrison Barnes, who led the Warriors to a 66-57 win over the Bulls. The No. 7 pick of the draft had 20 points and nine rebounds and looked comfortable from outside and taking it to the rim. Other notables: Will Barton, the Blazers’ second-round pick (40th overall) out of Memphis had his best game here with 21 points and nine rebounds, and Denver’s Evan Fournier capped off a decent Summer League with his fifth straight double-digit scoring game. The French swingman had 17 points to finish with a 14.8-point scoring average. Fournier showed an ability to knockdown the trey, going 11-for-30 (36.7 percent) in his five games.
Cleveland 98, New York 64: NBA.com reports: The Cleveland Cavaliers led almost end-to-end to secure a decisive 98-64 win in the first game of the eighth day of competition at the 2012 NBA Summer League on the campus of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Tristan Thompson led the way for the Cavaliers with 13 points, while Tyler Zeller, Justin Holiday and Luke Harangody all chipped in with 12 in the win... The Knicks, who held a 2-0 lead in the game's opening minutes before the Cavaliers turned up the heat, were led by Mustapha Farrakhan's 13-point outing. Jerome Jordan chipped in with eleven while Chris Copeland scored 12 on five-of-nine shooting in the loss.
Portland 95, Denver 82: NBA.com reports: The Portland Trail Blazers cruised to an easy 95-82 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday afternoon in Cox Pavilion on the campus of University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Denver completed their five-game summer league schedule with a record of 1-4.
Damian Lillard, the sixth overall pick in this year's draft, led all scorers with 23 points and seven assists for the Blazers while Will Barton added 21 points. Denver was led by Jordan Hamilton with 18 points while Evan Fournier and Demonte Harper each added 17.
Memphis 97, Charlotte 79: NBA.com reports: The Memphis Grizzlies improved to 2-1 at the 2012 NBA Summer League with a 97-79 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats (4-1) on Friday afternoon from UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center. The Grizzlies were led by a 32-point outing from Josh Selby.
Selby was perfect from the free throw line with a 7-for-7 performance, while connecting on 7-of-11 shots from behind the arc. In all, he shot 64 percent from the field with a 9-for-14 effort... Memphis had three others besides Selby score in double-figures in the game. Deon Thompson led the trio with 15 points, while Xavi Rey and Jerome Randle had 14 and 12, respectively.
Charlotte was led by a 16-point outing from Kemba Walker. Cory Higgins followed closely behind with 15, as Carlon Brown and Bismack Biyombo had 10 apiece.
Miami 83, San Antonio 78: NBA.com reports: The Heat regained the lead, which they hadn't owned since early in the game, late in the fourth quarter en route to a 83-78 victory over the San Antonio Spurs at the 2012 NBA Summer League on the campus of the University of Las Vegas - Nevada. Terrel Harris scored a game-high 25 points to go with five rebounds for Miami in the win, while Alexis Ajinca's 12 points topped all scorers for San Antonio.
Golden State 66, Chicago 57: NBA.com reports: The Golden State Warriors (4-0) put together a complete game on both ends of the ball and defeated the Chicago Bulls (0-3) by a score of 66-57. Harrison Barnes had another strong outing finishing with a game-high 20 points and shot 7-of-16 from the field. Kent Bazemore added 11 points, eight rebounds and a game-high seven blocks to lock down the victory for Golden State... For Chicago, Malcolm Thomas, who appeared in three games with the San Antonio Spurs last season recorded a double-double pulling down 16 rebounds to go along with his 12 points. Marquis Teague, the 29th overall selection in this year's NBA Draft had 12 points and Jimmy Butler finished with 11 points.
D-League Select 89, Phoenix 75: NBA.com reports: The NBA D-League jumped out to an early nine-point lead and never looked back as they scorched the Phoenix Suns 89-75 in the final game in Cox Pavilion on Friday night on the campus of University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Chris Daniels tallied a game-high 20 points off the bench for the NBA D-League Select Team while Andre Emmett added 18 and Leo Lyons add 15. The Phoenix Suns were led by Markieff Morris with 16. Matt Gatens added 13 off the bench.
Dallas 78, New Orleans 65: NBA.com reports: The Dallas Mavericks (3-1) knocked off the New Orleans Hornets (1-3) 78-65 Friday night at the 2012 NBA Summer League held at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center. Dallas used a 13-0 run in the second quarter to take hold of the contest en route to its 13-point victory, which was sparked by Jae Crowder's 18-point effort.
Crowder, who was originally drafted by Cleveland with the 34th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and then subsequently traded to Dallas, keyed the scoring outburst in a span of 7:39 in the second quarter with eight points. He got the offensive going with back-to-back 3-pointers before stretching the lead to nine later with an alley-oop dunk... Besides Crowder's offensive effort, the Mavericks got double-digit outings from Dominique Jones (16 points), Justin Dentmon (12) and Drew Gordon (10), who added a game-high 11 rebounds for a double-double.
Xavier Henry and Brian Roberts led New Orleans with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Saturday July 21
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: The last full day of seven games featured several returning players putting up big numbers.
Phoenix’s Markieff Morris wrapped up his solid showing, putting up 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Suns to a 96-87 win over the Grizzlies. Morris was 10-for-17 from the floor, hit a pair of 3s and looked like the best player on the floor, impressive considering Josh Selby did his thing again for the Grizzlies, scoring 23 points to maintain his scoring lead (27.5 ppg) over Damian Lillard (26.5 ppg).
Drew Packham of NBA.com reports: Malcolm Thomas, Bulls. For the fourth straight game, the SDSU big man dominated the boards, pulling down 16 to go with 21 points in Chicago’s 77-74 win over the Clippers... Wes Johnson, Wolves. Minnesota’s swingman is looking confident with his shot and scored 28 points Saturday to increase his scoring average to 22.7 (fourth overall)... Will Barton, Trail Blazers. Portland’s second-round pick (40th overall) has been overshadowed by the team’s two lottery picks (Lillard and Meyers Leonard) but has quietly been doing a little bit of everything... Jae Crowder, Mavericks. Crowder closed out his impressive showing with 21 points and six rebounds in Dallas’ 82-76 overtime win over San Antonio.
Portland 81, Miami 55: NBA.com reports: The Portland Trail Blazers blew away the Miami Heat by a score of 81-55 to open up the ninth day of the NBA Summer League, at Cox Pavilion on the campus of UNLV. Will Barton played all 40 minutes and finished with a game-high 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting from the field... Miami struggled to get anything going most of the game. The 55 points for the Heat was their lowest point total on the trip. Dexter Pittman came off the bench and compiled a team-high 13 points and five rebounds in just 20 minutes of action.
Dallas 82, San Antonio 76: For the Mavs, Jae Crowder shot 5-of-13 but added 8-of-10 free throws for 21 points and six rebounds. Justin Dentmon scored 16 points with seven rebounds. For San Antonio, Cory Joseph 7-of-13 for 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists. James Anderson shot just 3-of-11 for 13 points and six rebounds.
Golden State 80, New Orleans 72: NBA.com reports: The Golden State Warriors capped off their perfect 5-0 record at the 2012 NBA Summer League with an 80-72 win over the New Orleans Hornets (1-4) Saturday afternoon from UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center. The Warriors, who led from coast-to-coast and by as much as 15 points, had to hold off a late rally by the Hornets in the fourth quarter... New Orleans' second-half rally was sparked by 32 points from three of its starters: Xavier Henry, Brian Roberts and Lance Thomas. Henry contributed 14 of his game-high 21, while Roberts had 10 to Thomas' eight.
Henry shot 7-for-13 for the game with one 3-pointer and an 8-of-11 day at the free throw line... Golden State's offense was led by a 15-point effort from Charles Jenkins, who went 5-for-9 from the field and was perfect from the line with five makes.
Minnesota 86, D-League Select 78: NBA.com reports: Wes Johnson scored a game-high 28 points for the Timberwolves while Derrick Williams added 15. The NBA D-League Select Team was led by Mardy Collins with 20 points off the bench while Kenny Hayes added 13.
Andre Emmett led the NBA D-League Select Team to a 20-12 first quarter lead over the Timberwolves scoring seven of the team's points. With the game tied at two in the opening quarter of play, the NBA D-League Select Team went on an 11-2 run to open up the game and led by as many as 10 in the period.
Chicago 77, LA Clippers 74: NBA.com reports: The Chicago Bulls (1-3) bested the Los Angeles Clippers (1-3) 77-74 in an contest that featured exciting dunks and athletic blocks that captured the crowd throughout at Thomas & Mack on the campus of UNLV. Jimmy Butler was the leading scorer for the Bulls with 23 points and Malcolm Thomas registered a double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds.
Phoenix 96, Memphis 87: NBA.com reports: Markieff Morris' 25-point game led the way for the Suns, who finished with seven players scoring in double figures. Marcus Landry scored 15, DeShawn Sims had 13 off the bench, and Charles Garcia and P.J. Tucker had 15 and 10, respectively.
Josh Selby, the leading scorer coming into Saturday's NBA Summer League games, finished with a team-high 23 points for Memphis. His efforts were complimented by 19 Tony Wroten points and 14 from Deon Thompson off the bench.
Milwaukee 88, Boston 87: NBA.com reports: Tobias Harris sank two free throws with 5.9 seconds remaining on the clock to give his Milwaukee Bucks (3-1) an 88-87 win over the Boston Celtics (3-2) on Saturday night in 2012 NBA Summer League action from UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center. Milwaukee, which led by as much as nine points in the third quarter, had to watch as a game-winning fadeaway jumper from Boston's Jared Sullinger clanked off the back of the rim as time expired... The Bucks' Harris and John Henson tied for the game high in points with 22 apiece. They each connected on nine field goals. Larry Sanders chipped in a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds.
Boston's Dionte Christmas had a team-high 17 points, which was closely followed by 16-point efforts from Smith and Sullinger, who added 11 rebounds for a double-double. Craig Brackins joined the double-digit scorers with 15 points of his own.
Sunday July 22
Milwaukee 113, Chicago 68: NBA.com reports: The Milwaukee Bucks (4-1) blew out the Chicago Bulls (1-4) by a score of 113-68 in the opening game of the final day of the 2012 NBA Summer League in Cox Pavilion on the campus of University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The Bucks had five players in double-figures and were led by Tobias Harris who collected 18 points on 7-for-13 shooting. As a team, Milwaukee shot 65 percent from the floor, connecting on 49-of-75 shot attempts... Aaron Miles, who made his NBA debut in 2005 for the Golden State Warriors put together an impressive performance, handing off 12 assists in just 17 minutes of action.
Jermaine Taylor was a bright spot for Chicago in the loss. Taylor was selected in the 2009 NBA Draft, 32nd overall by the Washington Wizards and has bounced around between China and the NBA Development league since. It was a breakout game for Taylor who registered a game-high 21 points.
LA Clippers 92, Boston 77: NBA.com reports: Los Angeles' Adam Morrison put his squad up for good only 22 seconds into the contest with a made free throw. Morrison and his offensive cohorts then went to work quickly, as they put on a long-range shooting display. They knocked down six of their first seven 3-point attempts, which helped put a nine-point difference (25-16) between themselves and the Celtics.
Morrison finished with a game-high 26 points, while the crowd chanted "MVP" on every time he touched the ball in the second half. He sank 9-of-15 field goal attempts and was 4-of-6 from 3-point range... Jonathan Gibson led a quartet of Celtics in double-digit outings with his 14 points. Jared Sullinger followed closely behind with 13. Craig Brackins (11 points) and Larry Owens (10) rounded out the foursome.
Minnesota 97, Memphis 91: NBA.com reports: Minnesota's Zabian Dowdell made a crucial three-pointer and late lay-up in a seven-point fourth quarter to help the Timberwolves stretch their lead to 10 points before fending off a furious Memphis rally in the final minute. Before Dowdell helped finish the job, fellow alum and 2009-10 NBA D-League Most Valuable Player Mike Harris opened the game with 10 points in the first quarter to help the Timberwolves mount an early 11-point lead... Despite Harris' quick start and Dowdell's eventual strong finish, the power of distinguished NBA D-League alumni was not limited to Minnesota. Memphis opened the third quarter ablaze from the outside courtesy of a delicious trio of treys by former NBA D-Leaguer Matt Janning, the last of which completed a 14-6 run to give the Grizzlies a one-point lead. Janning finished with 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting from the field. Harris answered with a bounce pass to a cutting Wes Johnson for a dunk before finishing a cut of his own with a slam. Harris' 22 points led all scorers. The two sides traded buckets at the rim through the rest of the quarter, and a single point separated the teams entering the final period.
2011 Vegas NBA Summer League
There was no 2011 Vegas Summer basketball league. This was entirely a result of the NBA lockout. Vegas summer league is still the same as always and expected to return in full as usual in July of 2012.
2010 Vegas Summer League
The 2010 Vegas summer league is in the books. Here are the players who shined statistically:
Final 2010 Vegas Stat Leaders:
John Wall (WAS) 23.5 PPG,
Reggie Williams (GSW) 22.6,
DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 21.0,
JaVale McGee (WAS) 19.5,
Sam Young (MEM) 19.4,
J.J. Hickson (CLE) 19.3,
Marcus Thornton (NOH) 18.5,
Jermaine Taylor (HOU) 18.4,
John Lucas (CHI) 18.3,
Nick Young (WAS) 18.0,
Sonny Weems (TOR) 17.5,
Dominique Jones (DAL) 16.6,
Ty Lawson (DEN) 16.4,
Jordan Crawford (ATL) 16.2,
Gary Neal (SAS) 16.0,
Wayne Ellington (MIN) 15.8,
DaJuan Summers (DET) 15.8
DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) 9.8 RPG,
Joey Dorsey (TOR) 9.8,
Jeff Pendergraph (POR) 9.5,
JaVale McGee (WAS) 9.3,
Trent Plaisted (CHI) 9.0,
Derrick Caracter (LAL) 8.6,
Hasheem Thabeet (MEM) 8.6,
Larry Sanders (MIL) 8.4,
Ian Mahinmi (DAL) 8.0,
Greg Monroe (DET) 8.0
John Wall (WAS) 7.8 APG,
Darren Collison (NOH) 7.0,
Dominic James (MIL) 6.0,
Pooh Jeter (CLE) 5.4,
Toney Douglas (NYK) 5.2,
Ty Lawson (DEN) 5.0,
Ishmael Smith (HOU) 4.8,
Scottie Reynolds (PHX) 4.7,
Brian Chase (GSW) 4.6,
Patrick Mills (POR) 4.6
Vegas Summer League Game Recaps
Friday July 9
Nuggets 88, Mavericks 70 - NBA.com reports: Coby Karl, son of Denver Nuggets had coach George Karl, led the Denver Nuggets with 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Nuggets defeated the Dallas Mavericks 88-70 in the first of 58 games at the 2010 NBA Summer League on the campus of the University of Las Vegas-Nevada on Friday afternoon... Karl's efforts for the Nuggets was complimented by Richard Roby's 16 points, Edwards' 15 points and an 11-point outing from Ty Lawson. For the Mavericks, Jones led all scorers with 19 points, while Beaubois, Mouhammad Faye and DeShawn Sims each finished with 12 points. For the game, The Nuggets outshot Dallas 48 percent to 37 percent, while Dallas won the battle of the boards, finishing with 39 team rebounds to Denver's 33.
Rockets 100, Suns 82 - NBA.com reports: Jermaine Taylor led the Rockets offensively with game-highs in points (25) and rebounds (seven). Taylor was one of five Houston players in double-digits with Patrick Patterson (18), Jordan Hill (16), Chase Budinger (10) and Dwight Lewis (10) rounding out the quintet... Phoenix had four players score 10 or more points with Zabian Dowdell pouring in 16 scores in a losing effort. Gani Lawal and Earl Clark chipped in 14 apiece, while Matt Janning added 10 of his own.
Pistons 89, Lakers 84 - NBA.com reports: Austin Daye scored 10 of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Detroit Pistons to an 89-84 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers... D.J. Strawberry tallied six points in the first quarter and Devin Ebanks added five as the Lakers built a 25-19 lead... Derrick Caracter stepped up for the Lakers in the second, scoring nine of his 11 first-half points to give L.A. a 10-point halftime lead... InsideHoops.com note: Devin Ebanks finished with 21 for the Lakers.
Warriors 77, Hornets 76 - NBA.com reports: Brandan Wright added 18 for Golden State, while Ben Woodside (11) and Kim Tillie (10) also finished in double digits. New Orleans got a game-high 23 points from Marcus Thornton, who added seven boards. Quincy Pondexter was the only other Hornets player with double-digit points with 14. Kyle Hines contributed nine points and 12 rebounds.
Saturday July 10
Raptors 103, Suns 69 - NBA.com reports: Toronto had a six-pack of players hit the double-digit point plateau with Sonny Weems leading the charge with his 19 tallies. DeMar DeRozan and Ed Davis followed closely behind with 16 and 15 points, respectively. Bobby Brown and Ronald Dupree each had 11, while Michael Roll added 10 points, while only playing in the fourth frame... Phoenix was paced by 18 points from Gani Lawal, who hit 14 points in last night's loss to the Houston Rockets. Earl Clark, who had 14 on Friday, one-upped himself with 15 today. Shaun Pruitt rounded out the trio of double-digit scorers for the Suns with 10 points.
Nuggets 92, Lakers 74 - NBA.com reports: Denver built their lead to as many as 21 in the fourth quarter behind Ty Lawson's team-high 18 points while Othello Hunter chipped in 14 points off the bench. The Lakers effort was led by Devin Ebanks 'game- high 24 points and Derrick Caracter's 17 points... Both teams lost players to injuries during the contest, Lakers forward Rob Kurz left the game in the second quarter and received stitches in his head, and did not return to the game. Nuggets Center Brian Butch left the arena on a stretcher during the third quarter with a knee injury and was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.
Pistons 89, Warriors 69 - NBA.com reports: The Pistons were paced by Austin Daye's 20 points. DaJaun Summers followed added 18, while Jonas Jerebko and Greg Monroe had 11 apiece... The Warriors had three players in double-figures with Reggie Williams leading with 16. Brandan Wright (13) and Kim Tillie (11) rounded out the trio. The Warriors stayed in the contest by hitting 30-for-39 from the free-throw line. Detroit went just 10-for-24.
Rockets 87, Mavericks 78 - NBA.com reports: Jermaine Taylor scored 21 points as the Houston Rockets defeated the Dallas Mavericks 87-78 in the final game of Day 2 at the 2010 NBA Summer League on the campus of UNLV... Beaubois led all scorers with 28, while Samhan finished with 17. Dominique Jones chipped in with 10 points for Dallas. Taylor's offensive effort was complimented by Jordan Hill's 14 points and nine points from Dwight Lewis.
Sunday July 11
Nuggets 100, Knicks 90 - NBA.com reports: Ty Lawson was a main reason for Denver's success Sunday, as he contributed 28 points off of 10-of-16 shooting and 7-for-9 at the line... Coby Karl joined Lawson in the 20-point club with 22 tallies of his own. He was perfect from the line going 7-for-7 and made three field goals, three of which were from three... Othello Hunter and Shane Edwards rounded out the quartet of Nugget double-digit scorers with 19 and 15 points each, respectively. The Knicks got a 27-point outburst from Toney Douglas, who went 8-for-20 from the field and 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Bill Walker's 14, Landry Fields' 13 and Andy Rautins' 11 were not enough either to help in a losing effort.
Blazers 84, Rockets 67 - NBA.com reports: It was in the second quarter that Portland turned up the gas, outscoring Houston 26-17 in the period and extending their lead to 14 points, 45-33, going into half time on the back of Patrick Mills' eight-point quarter and teammate Jeff Pendergraph's nine points. Houston's Chase Buddinger kept the Rockets within striking distance, leading all first-half scorers with 11 points, either of which came in the second quarter... Buddinger led all scorers with 21 points.
Wizards 84, Warriors 79 - NBA.com reports: The Washington Wizards (1-0) defeated the Golden State Warriors (1-2) 84-79, Sunday evening in the NBA Summer League from the Cox Pavilion behind the efforts of John Wall and JaVale McGhee. The duo combined for 45 points, while Golden State's Reggie Williams racked up 34 in a losing effort... McGhee, the recipient of Wall's helpers, followed closely behind with 21 points, while notching a double-double by adding in 13 rebounds.
Heat 77, Hornets 72 - NBA.com reports: Jon Scheyer connected on a 3-point shot with 39 seconds to seal the 77-72 Heat victory over the New Orleans Hornets in Sunday's final game in the Las Vegas Summer League... The Heat had three players in double-digits including a game high 24 points by Kenny Hasbrouck, 18 points for NBA veteran Shavlik Randolph and 11 points for Jon Scheyer. The Hornets also had three players in double-figures, Marcus Thornton leading the way with 14 points, Craig Brackins adding 12 and Aubrey Colman with 11... Miami's first-half attack was led by Kenny Hasbrouck and Shavlik Randolph who combined for 23 of the team's 40 points, Hasbrouck scoring 13 while Randolph added 10.
Monday July 12
Knicks 71, Lakers 63 - NBA.com reports: Bill Walker and Landry Fields led the Knicks effort combining for a total of 31 points. For the game, the Knicks shot 45 percent from the field (27-60) while the Lakers shot just 33.3 percent (22-66)... The Lakers were led by Derrick Caracter, who earned his third straight double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Kings 97, Pistons 68 - NBA.com reports: The Kings were led by a contingent of five double-figure scorers. Omri Casspi topped out with a game-high 16. Tyrese Rice followed closely behind with 15. DeMarcus Cousins, the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, notched a double-double with a combined 14 points and 10 rebounds. Ryan Thompson and Donte Green rounded out the quintet of high-scorers with 12 and 11 points, respectively... Detroit was paced by a trio of 10-point scorers, DaJuan Summers, Mac Koshwal and A.J. Slaughter. All 10 of Slaughter's points came in 7:33 of action during the fourth quarter.
Spurs 85, Timberwolves 62 - NBA.com reports: Five San Antonio Spurs scored in double figures as the team defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 85-61 in the first game at the Thomas and Mack Center during the 2010 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas... The Spurs continued to dominate in the fourth quarter, with Dwayne Mitchell scoring eight of his 12 points in that period and Gary Neal scoring nine of his 11. Minnesota's Lazar Hayward led all scorers with 13 points.
Mavericks 73, Bucks 72 - NBA.com reports: The Dallas Mavericks earned a 72-71 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Monday night when Rodrigue Beaubois hit a go-ahead jump shot with .7 seconds left in overtime. With .3 seconds on the clock in regulation, J.R. Giddens tipped in a basket to send the game into overtime and gave the Mavericks the breath of life they needed as they looked for their first win in the 2010 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Suns 96, D-League Select 88 - NBA.com reports: Phoenix had four players score 15 or more points with Earl Clark pacing the team with 18. Scottie Reynolds added 16 points of his own, while Gani Lawal and Matt Janning both had 15. Lawal had a rare triple-double of sorts, as he added a game-high 11 rebounds with 10 fouls... The NBA D-League Select got 17 points from Russell Robinson (Maine Red Claws), as he scored nine of those from the free throw line. Curtis Withers (Dakota Wizards) followed closely behind with 16 tallies, as did Mike Gansey (Erie BayHawks) with 15. Larry Owens (Tulsa 66ers) and Jonathan Wallace (Rio Grande Valley Vipers) cracked the double-digit barrier with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Wizards 89, Clippers 64 - NBA.com reports: The Wizards never trailed and led by as many as 27 in the contest. John Wall and Nick Young assisted Washington's offensive effort combing for 36 points, each scoring 18 points in 27 minutes and 28 minutes respectively... The Clippers had four players in double-figures including Nik Caner-Medley and Eric Bledsoe each scoring a team high 17 points. Al-Farouq Aminu added 11 points and Willie Warren recorded 10 points.
Grizzlies 89, Hawks 85 - NBA.com reports: The Grizzlies had four other players reach double-digits besides O.J. Mayo's 20. Young had 19, while Arthur had 17. Carroll added 12 to Thabeet's 11. The Hawks were paced by 16 apiece by Teague and Crawford. Alade Aminu had 14, as well.
Tuesday July 13
Nuggets 99, Bulls 71 - NBA.com reports: Nobody could stop Ty Lawson in the first quarter of the first game of the fifth day of Summer League action, as he exploded for 13 points on a perfect 4-of-4 from the field, 1-of-1 from three point land, and 4-of-4 from the stripe in the period. In addition to scoring 13 points, he dished out three assists, including an alley-oop to Richard Roby with 1:44 to play in the period... InsideHoops.com note: Lawson finished with 18.
Cavaliers 88, D-League Select 82 - NBA.com reports: The Cavs had six players in double-figures led by J.J. Hickson with 18 points and Pooh Jeter with 17. The NBA D-League Select team had four players in double-figures led by Russell Robinson (Maine Red Claws) who tallied a game high 20 points and Mark Tyndale (Iowa Energy) who tallied 17 points off the bench. The game featured 17 lead changes and was tied 13 times with the NBA D-League Select owning the lead for much of the game. The NBA D-League Select owned a seven point early in the game, the Cavs largest lead of six came at the end of the game.
Raptors 100, Rockets 91 - NBA.com reports: DeMar DeRozan finished the game with a game-high 23 points and five rebounds. Bobby Brown joined DeRozan in the 20-point club with 20 scores of his own. Sonny Weems, who scored eight points at the start of the second quarter, pitched in 13. Joey Dorsey and Solomon Alabi had 13 and 10, respectively, to close out the double-digit scorers. Houston was led offensively by 17 points from Jermaine Taylor. Hill finished out the game with 15, while Patrick Patterson had 14. Chase Budinger scored 13, while Trevon Hughes and Alexander Johnson.
Grizzlies 67, Bucks 64 - NBA.com reports: Sam Young sank a three-point shot at the buzzer to seal the 67-64 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday... Three Memphis Grizzlies scored in double-figures on the night, Young leading the way with 15 points, Hasheem Thabeet with 12 and O.J. Mayo with 11. Sanders put up a game high 22 points for the Bucks.
Kings 90, Lakers 84 - NBA.com reports: DeMarcus Cousins, the third overall selection in the 2010 NBA Draft, led all scorers with 19 points, also pulling down a game-high 12 rebounds for the Kings... Six of the eight lakers in uniform scored in double figures, with D.J. Strawberry's 17 points leading the way. Sims chipped in with 13 points and 14 rebounds.
Blazers 81, Hornets 69 - For the Blazers, Patrick Mills shot 6-of-9 for 18 points. Armon Johnson scored 15 and dished 5 assists. And Dante Cunningham scored 14. For the Hornets, Aubrey Coleman shot 8-of-13 for 19 points. Quincy Pondexter scored 22.
Warriors 72, Heat 69 - For the Warriors, Reggie Williams shot just 8-of-19 for 23 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Kasib Powell hit 5-of-11 for 16 points. Jason Rich and Brian Chase each scored 10. For the Heat, Kenny Hasbrouck shot 5-of-10 for 14 points. Garrett Siler scored 10.
Intro to Vegas Summer League
Twenty-two NBA teams, including 11 that
appeared in the 2010 NBA Playoffs, will compete in this year’s NBA Summer
League. For the second consecutive year, a team of NBA Development League
Select players will also participate in the action taking place at the
Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University
of Nevada Las Vegas.
A 58-game schedule of action will tip off on Friday, July 9, with four
games scheduled at COX Pavilion. Teams slated for action on opening day
include the Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State
Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Hornets and
“While the NBA Summer League continues to grow, its core mission remains
the same: allowing NBA teams to evaluate young talent and free agents,
giving rookies the chance to get acclimated to the NBA and providing
veterans a chance to fine-tune their games,” said Stu Jackson, Executive
Vice President of NBA Basketball Operations.
This year’s event will feature the Washington Wizards, who won the top
overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Other participating teams with top
five selections in this year’s draft include the Minnesota Timberwolves
(fourth overall pick) and the Sacramento Kings (fifth overall).
Additionally, 10 of the top 14 picks are expected to participate in Las
Vegas this summer.
“NBA fans have the chance to get a sneak peek at the league’s newest stars
in an up close and family-friendly venue at NBA Summer League,” said Gail
Hunter, NBA Senior Vice President of Events and Attractions.
Joining the above-mentioned teams scheduled to appear in Vegas this summer
are the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles
Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota
Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings,
San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards.
For fans who want to attend the games, all general admission
tickets are $25 for the day; seniors and children (3-12) are $15 for the
day; and children two years and under are admitted free of charge.
Vegas Summer League Game Recaps
All Times listed are PT (Pacific Time)
Wednesday July 14
1 PM – Denver vs. Houston
3 PM – New York vs. Toronto
5 PM – LA Clippers vs. Chicago
6 PM - InsideHoops.com at your laptop
7 PM – Sacramento vs. Minnesota
Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM – Atlanta vs. San Antonio
5:30 PM – Cleveland vs. Phoenix
7:30 PM – Detroit vs. Miami
Thursday July 15
1 PM – LA Lakers vs. San Antonio
3 PM – Golden State vs. Phoenix
5 PM – Washington vs. Dallas
7 PM – LA Clippers vs. Portland
Thomas & Mack
5:30 PM – Atlanta vs. Milwaukee
7:30 PM – NBA D-League vs. Memphis
Friday July 16
1 PM – Detroit vs. New York
3 PM – Toronto vs. Sacramento
5 PM – Washington vs. New Orleans
7 PM – Memphis vs. Minnesota
Thomas & Mack
5:30 PM – Cleveland vs. Chicago
7:30 PM – Milwaukee vs. Miami
Saturday July 17
1 PM – New York vs. Washington
3 PM – Miami vs. Cleveland
5 PM – LA Clippers vs. San Antonio
7 PM – Minnesota vs. Portland
Thomas & Mack
3:30 PM – Toronto vs. New Orleans
5:30 PM – Sacramento vs. Chicago
7:30 PM – NBA D-League vs. Atlanta
Sunday July 18
1 PM – Cleveland vs. Milwaukee
3 PM – Chicago vs. Portland
5 PM – Dallas vs. Sacramento
Thomas & Mack
1:30 PM – San Antonio vs. Memphis
3:30 PM – Atlanta vs. Minnesota
5:30 PM – LA Clippers vs. NBA D-League
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
All Times listed are local Las Vegas time.
2009 Las Vegas NBA Summer Basketball League
The Las Vegas Summer basketball league is now just known simply as "The NBA Summer League" because it's the only league entirely run by the NBA. The only other NBA-affiliated league is in Orlando. Utah's league, the Rocky Mountain Revue, will not be playing in 2009 but might come back in the future.
Twenty-one NBA teams, including the 2009 NBA
Champion Los Angeles Lakers, will compete in this year’s NBA Summer League in a 55-game schedule. A
team of NBA Development League Select players will also participate in the
action taking place at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the
campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas July 10-19.
The showdown in the desert will tip off on Friday, July 10, with four games
scheduled at COX Pavilion. Teams slated for action on opening day include
the Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors,
Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors.
“NBA Summer League provides incoming rookies an opportunity to begin the
acclimation process to the NBA while also giving teams the chance to
evaluate free agents and provide further training for veteran players.”
said Stu Jackson, Executive Vice President of NBA Basketball Operations.
This year’s action could include 24 of the 30 first round picks from the
2009 NBA Draft, which will be held June 25, including the Los Angeles
Clippers’, Memphis Grizzlies’ and Oklahoma City Thunder selections -- the
first, second and third picks, respectively. NBA stars who have
participated in recent NBA Summer League presented by EA Sports action
include Memphis’ O.J. Mayo (2008), Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant (2007),
Portland’s Brandon Roy (2006), New Orleans’ Chris Paul (2005) and Orlando’s
Jameer Nelson (2004).
Joining the above-mentioned teams scheduled to appear in Vegas this summer
are the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota
Timberwolves, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Portland
Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Wizards.
2009 NBA VEGAS SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE STAT LEADERS
Final Vegas Summer League Statistical Leaders
POINTS PER GAME (PPG)
1) Anthony Randolph (GSW) 26.8
2) Anthony Morrow (GSW) 24.7
3) Nick Young (WAS) 23.8
4) Eric Gordon (LAC) 21.5
5) Adam Morrison (LAL) 20.8
6) Marcus Thornton (NOH) 20.7
7) Othyus Jeffers (DLS) 20.5
8) Cartier Martin (GSW) 19.7
9) Andray Blatche (WAS) 19.7
10) Tyreke Evans (SAC) 19.2
11) Blake Griffin (LAC) 19.2
12) Jodie Meeks (MIL) 19.0
13) Jason Thompson (SAC) 19.0
14) Darren Collison (NOH) 18.5
15) Dante Cunningham (POR) 18.3
REBOUNDS PER GAME (RPG)
1) Joey Dorsey (HOU) 14.8
2) Andray Blatche (WAS) 11.0
3) Blake Griffin (LAC) 10.8
4) Taj Gibson (CHI) 10.0
5) Jon Brockman (SAC) 9.2
6) Austin Daye (DET) 8.8
7) DeJuan Blair (SAS) 8.7
8) James Augustine (CHI) 8.6
9) Anthony Randolph (GSW) 8.5
10) Jordan Hill (NYK) 8.2
ASSISTS PER GAME (APG)
1) Marcus Williams (MEM) 8.2
2) Brandon Jennings (MIL) 8.2
3) Jonny Flynn (MIN) 7.4
4) Toney Douglas (NYK) 7.0
5) Goran Dragic (PHX) 5.4
6) Jamont Gordon (CLE) 5.0
7) Mike Taylor (LAC) 4.8
8) Javaris Crittenton (WAS) 4.8
9) Pooh Jeter (POR) 4.6
10) Jerryd Bayless (POR) 4.3
2009 NBA VEGAS SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS
Note: These games are really for players, not total teams
Houston Rockets 5-0
Memphis Grizzlies 5-0
Denver Nuggets 4-1
Detroit Pistons 4-1
Golden State Warriors 4-1
Milwaukee Bucks 4-1
Chicago Bulls 3-2
Los Angeles Lakers 3-2
NBA D-League Select 3-2
Phoenix Suns 3-2
San Antonio Spurs 3-2
Toronto Raptors 3-2
Washington Wizards 3-2
Los Angeles Clippers 2-3
Cleveland Cavaliers 1-4
Dallas Mavericks 1-4
Minnesota Timberwolves 1-4
New Orleans Hornets 1-4
Portland Trail Blazers 1-4
Sacramento Kings 1-4
New York Knicks 0-5
Oklahoma City Thunder 0-5
2009 NBA VEGAS SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE GAMES SCHEDULE AND RECAPS
Friday July 10
Houston 73, Golden State 69: For the Warriors, Anthony Randolph shot 10-of-17 for 20 points and 10 rebounds, though he committed 9 fouls (in summer league it's allowed). Stephen Curry shot just 4-of-14 for his 16 points with 7 fouls and litle else. Cartier Martin scored 14. For the Rockets, James White scored 14. Chase Budinger had 11, on 11 shots. Joey Dorsey had 8 points and 12 rebounds.
Detroit 86, Sacramento 77: For the Pistons, Dajuan Summers shot 9-of-15 for 24 points and 7 rebounds. Michael Bramos shot 5-of-6 for 13 points. Clay Tucker added 11. For the Kings, Jason Thompson scored 15. Tyreke Evans had 15. Donte Green had 11 points on 9 shots with 7 rebounds. Robert Battle shot 5-of-5 for 11 points and 9 rebounds.
L.A. Lakers 85, Toronto 84: For the Lakers, Adam Morrison shot 9-of-17 for 24 points and 5 rebounds. Ben McCauley shot 12-of-19 for 24 points and 15 rebounds. David Monds scored 17 on 10 shots. For the Raptors, Quincy Douby had 16, Roko Ukic had 16, and Patrick O'Bryant shot 7-of-9 for 15. Paul Davis scored 6 with 9 rebounds.
Milwaukee 65, Dallas 59: For the Bucks, Joe Alexander shot just 4-of-18 for 14 points and 7 rebounds. Jodie Meeks had 14 on 6-of-9 shooting. For the Mavericks, Ahmad Nivins shot 8-of-10 for 19 points and 6 rebounds.
Saturday July 11th
Detroit 91, Toronto 87: NBA.com reports: Day two of the NBA Summer League presented by EA SPORTS tipped off with the Detroit Pistons topping the Toronto Raptors 91-87 at the COX Pavilion on the campus of University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Austin Daye and DaJuan Summers led the Pistons with 19 points apiece and Quincy Douby tallied a game-high 21 points for the Raptors... In a closely contested first half, the Pistons took a 49-44 advantage at the half, led by Summers with 13 points.
LA Lakers 88, Cleveland 82: NBA.com reports: Los Angeles finished the game shooting .508 percent, as the team had four players reach double digits. Adam Morrison led the way with 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting from the field. David Monds and Alan Anderson chipped in 12 apiece, while Ben McCauley closed out the foursome with 10... The Cavaliers had double-digit outputs by four players. Danny Green led the team in a losing effort with 16 points. Christian Eyenga and Leo Lyons pitched in 14 apiece, while Darnell Jackson had 11.
Golden State 98, Sacramento 95 OT: NBA.com reports: Stephen Curry scored 27 points in the second half and led the Golden State Warriors to an overtime victory over the Sacramento Kings, 98-95, in the third game of the day at the 2009 NBA Summer League presented by EA Sports on the campus of UNLV in Las Vegas. The Warriors trailed by as many as 12 points in the contest, but the team was lifted by the impressive second half play of rookie guard Curry and teammates Cartier Martin, who scored 27 and Anthony Randolph who finished with 24 in the come-from-behind overtime win... Tyreke Evans led all Sacramento scorers with 25 points, while Jason Thompson chipped in with 17 points and Landry added 14 in the loss.
Houston 98, Dallas 95: NBA.com reports: Chase Budinger scored 25 points in the game, but was mostly instrumental in the third, as he helped the Rockets strike out to a 71-60 lead after 30 minutes of play. Budinger chipped in 10 points, while Houston staked itself to as much as a 17-point lead... Besides Budinger’s output, Houston got double-figure outings by four other players. Jermaine Taylor pitched in 15, while Joey Dorsey had 13. Conroy followed closely behind with 12. Maarty Leunen closed out the quintet with 11 of his own. Rodrigue Beaubois led the Mavericks in a losing effort with his 34 points, which to-date are the most scored by a player this season. Beaubois’ notched 21 from behind the arc to aid his offensive effort.
Sunday July 12th
San Antonio 92, New Orleans 86: NBA.com reports: In a tightly contested fourth quarter, Malik Hairston sealed the Spurs 92-86 victory with a three-pointer with 18 seconds left in the game. Trailing by two heading into the fourth quarter the Spurs led by as many as six in a quarter that featured seven lead changes and six ties... George Hill tallied a game high 25 points for the Spurs while Hairston tallied 16 points. The Hornets were led by Marcus Thornton with 22 points while Darren Collison chipped in 19.
Houston 79, Minnesota 65: NBA.com reports: The Houston Rockets (3-0) used a 15-4 run that spanned 6:28 between the first and second quarters to take hold of a 79-65 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves (0-1) Sunday afternoon... James White wound up being Houston’s top scorer with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting. Chase Budinger and Joey Dorsey chipped in 11 apiece in a winning effort. Dorsey notched a double-double by combining a game-high 16 rebounds with his offensive production. Minnesota was led by 14 from Corey Brewer in a losing effort. Jonny Flynn, the sixth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, pitched in 11 points in his professional debut. Flynn was 2-for-3 behind the arc with both threes coming in the first quarter.
Memphis 86, Oklahoma City 57: NBA.com reports: Marcus Williams dished out the game’s first assist 53 seconds into the game on a jumper made by Sam Young. Williams assist was the first of 17, which rank as the most ever in NBA Summer League action and was the first double figures tallied in that category thus far in 2009... Darrell Arthur and DeMarre Carroll followed Young’s output with 11 points apiece, while Jeff Adrien rounded out the foursome with 10 of his own. Russell Westbrook and Kyle Weaver were the only Thunder players to score more than seven points for their squad, as they tallied 14 and 11, respectively.
Milwaukee 80, Cleveland 69: NBA.com reports: Brandon Jennings scored 23 points as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 80-69 in the night-cap at the 2009 NBA Summer League... Milwaukee charged out of the break going on a 25-3 run in the first six minutes of the third period to lock in a commanding 62-44 lead over the Cavaliers. Jennings and Jodie Meeks each scored eight points during the quarter, while only three cavaliers (Terance Kinsey,Christian Eyenga and Leo Lyons) scored a total of nine points. Cleveland scored six of their nine in the final minute of the period to end the quarter down by 15, 56-50.
Monday July 13th
D-League Select 96, Minnesota 91: NBA.com reports: Gary Forbes and Othyus Jeffers scored 20 points a piece for the Select team en route to the team’s first win against an NBA Summer League team... Forbes and Jeffers combined for 21 points in the half, while Jasper Johnson chipped in with 8 in the last two quarters and Coleman Collins added 13 of his own in the third and fourth.
Phoenix 95, Dallas 90: NBA.com reports: Robin Lopez paced the Suns’ offensive production with a double-double comprising of 24 points and 16 rebounds. Alando Tucker and Zabian Dowdell helped Phoenix to victory, as they each scored 15. Carlos Powell chipped in 13, as well. Dallas had four playe rs amass double digits in the losing effort. Rodrigue Beaubois tallied 16 to lead the team before leaving the game late in the fourth quarter due to injury. Shan Foster and Aaron Miles had 13 apiece, while Ahmad Nivins contributed 12.
Toronto 92, Portland 87: NBA.com reports: The game featured 22 lead changes and 12 ties with the last coming at 66-66 with 9:38 remaining in the fourth quarter. Toronto put some daylight between itself and Portland when Quincy Douby nailed a three pointer. Douby had a team-high 20 in the tilt... Besides Douby’s output, Toronto got double-digit efforts from four other players. DeMar DeRozan contributed 15 points, while Patrick O’Bryant and Roko Ukic had 12 apiece. Brent Petway closed out the foursome with 11. Portland was led by a 22-point outing by Jerryd Bayless. Dante Cunningham followed Bayless closely with 21 scores of his own. Jeff Pendergraph had 12 points, while Bobby Jones and Jeter had 11 and 10, respectively.
LA Clippers 93, LA Lakers 82: NBA.com reports: The Clippers never trailed in the contest as Blake Griffin, the first overall selection in last month's NBA Draft, began his professional career as a Clipper with a bang, scoring the team's first six points and going six-of-six from the field in the game's first two quarters. He finished the half with 16 points, while teammate Eric Gordon tallied 11... Adam Morrison, who scored a team-high 20 points, and the Lakers outscored the Clippers 30-22 in the final quarter, but the run wasn't enough as the battle for Southern California NBA supremacy ended in the Clippers favor... InsideHoops.com notes: David Monds shot 8-of-13 for 16 points and 8 rebounds. Adam Morrison needed 18 shots to get those 20 points. Blake Griffin finished with 27 points on 11-of-15 shooting, plus 12 rebounds.
Golden State 97, Detroit 69: NBA.com reports: Stephen Curry and Anthony Randolph led the Warriors to victory, as they contributed 23 and 21 points, respectively. Curry was 7-of-19 from the field to Randolph’s 6-of-12. Randolph collected a double-double, by combining 10 rebounds with his offensive production... Cartier Martin and Anthony Morrow helped out Golden State’s cause with their 18- and 17-point performances. Austin Daye amassed a double-double for Detroit in a losing effort, as he notched 11 points and 11 rebounds. Jonas Jerebko led the team with 16, while Jeremy Pargo followed with 13.
Milwaukee 91, Sacramento 96: NBA.com reports: Joe Alexander led the Bucks with 24 points, shooting eight-of-ten and Jodie Meeks chipped in with 20, but Brandon Jennings' double-double of 13 points and 14 assists headlined the outing for Milwaukee. Jennings scored 10 of his points in the second half and was three steals short of a triple-double outing. Tyreke Evans led all scorers with 33 points, including 17 from the stripe, dished out seven assists and pulled down nine boards, but his effort couldn't push his Kings past Jennings and the Bucks... InsideHoops.com notes: Jennings finished with 13 points, 14 assists and 7 steals.
Tuesday July 14th
Memphis 90, New York 86: NBA.com reports: With his team up one at 78-77 in the fourth, Memphis’ Marcus Williams went to work scoring 10 of his 16 points for the game. Williams connected on four free throws and made three field goals to help his squad stay undefeated through two contests. Besides putting points on the scoreboard, he dished out five assists and brought down five rebounds... Besides Williams’ effort, Memphis’ Darrell Arthur led all players with 22 points in the game. Arthur was 8-of-15 from the field and perfect from the charity stripe on his six attempts. The Knicks had five players tally double-digits in a losing effort. Morris Almond led the team with 17. Jordan Hill, the eighth overall pick in last month’s draft, provided 13 points in his NBA Summer League debut. Nikoloz Tskitishvili put up 12 to Ron Howard’s 11. Joe Crawford rounded out the quintet with 10 of his own.
Washington 96, Cleveland 93: NBA.com reports: Nick Young was 13-19 from the floor and scored a 2009 Summer League high 36 points... Cleveland's Tarance Kinsey, who was the Cavaliers' high-scorer with 22 points, sunk a running jumper as time expired, but it wasn't enough... Washington's Tyrese Rice scored 11 points off the bench in the first half and Tarence Kinsey paced the Cavaliers with 12 points in the first two quarters.
Golden State 95, Chicago 83: NBA.com reports: Anthony Randolph’s 42-point effort was the best thus far in the 10-day event and tied the most points ever scored in the six-year history of the event... Randolph finished the game 13-of-22 from the field with 16 points from the charity stripe. He is now in a select group of top guns in summer league history. Randolph joined Marcus Banks (July 9, 2007) and Von Wafer (July 15, 2007) in the record books, as they both achieved the 42-point feat in 2007... Golden State got a trifecta of 10-point efforts from three starters, as Joe Ingles, Anthony Morrow and Stephen Curry achieved the feat. Chicago had all five starters reach double-digits with James Johnson and James Augustine leading the squad with 21 apiece. Taj Gibson and DeMarcus Nelson both connected for 14, as Gibson added 12 boards for the game’s only double-double. Roberson rounded out the quintet with 11 tallies.
LA Lakers 74, Oklahoma City 68: NBA.com reports: James Harden scored a game-high 23 points, but the effort wasn't enough to overcome Adam Morrison's 17points and the Lakers... Mustafa Shakur paced the Lakers with 13 points, while David Monds added 11 and Alan Anderson finished with 10 in the win... B.J. Mullens and Kyle Weaver each scored 10 in the loss for Oklahoma City.
San Antonio 78, Denver 76: NBA.com reports: San Antonio was paced by 17 points from Malik Hairston. George Hill and Romel Beck collected 16 and 14, respectively. Ian Mahinmi was the only player to register a double-double with 14 points and 12 boards. Coby Karl was the game’s high-scorer with 19, as she shot 6-of-7 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line. Ronald Dupree trailed Karl’s output with 13 and Richard Hendrix had 11.
LA Clippers 88, New Orleans 86: NBA.com reports: DeAndre Jordan’s 21 points and 12 rebounds led Los Angeles’ strong inside presence outscoring New Orleans 48-30 in the paint. Eric Gordon paced the Clippers with 22 points, while Blake Griffin registered 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Hornets’ guard Darren Collison led all scorers with 23 in the loss. Marcus Thornton scored 10 in the final quarter as he kept the game close, but was not enough as Los Angeles held on for the win. Thornton finished the game with 19... Collison and Anthony Tolliver combined for 16 of the Hornets 26 third quarter points.
Wednesday July 15th
Detroit 96, New York 73: NBA.com reports: Austin Daye scored a game-high 27 points to go with 13 rebounds for Detroit while DaJuan Summers finished with 26 points and eight boards... Jordan Hill, who was selected eighth overall by the Knicks in the 2009 NBA Draft finished with a team-high 14 points for New York, while Nikoloz Tskitishvili finished with 12 points and Toney Douglas finished with a game-high 10 assists.
InsideHoops.com notes: Toney Douglas shot just 1-of-6... Alex Acker went 0-of-7... Yaroslav Korolev shot 1-of-6... Morris Almond had 4 steals... Sean Singletary was nice with 5-of-8 shooting for 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists... Jonas Jerebko had 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Milwaukee 87, Chicago 72: NBA.com reports: Joe Alexander was the game’s top scorer with 18 on 7-of-16 shooting. Amir Johnson followed Alexander’s hot hand with 17 of his own. Jodie Meeks and Brandon Jennings rounded out the quartet of the Buck scorers with 16 and 14, respectively. Chicago was led by James Johnson’s 16 points. Taj Gibson and DeMarcus Nelson chipped in 12 apiece, while James Augustine had 10.
InsideHoops.com notes: Brandon Jennings had 14 points on 10 shots with 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 3 steals... Joe Alexander also had 3 blocks... Bulls rookie James Johnson shot 4-of-15 for 16 points and a lot of fouls and turnovers... Josh Shipp shot 1-of-9 but got to the line a lot for 9 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists... Taj Gibson committed 10 fouls.
Toronto 74, Phoenix 73: NBA.com reports: The Raptors got game-ending heroics from DeMar DeRozen and Ekene Ibekwe, who nailed the game-winning basket and blocked a last second shot, respectively... DeRozan led all scorers with 20 points off 9-of-16 shooting. Roko Ukic joined DeRozan and Douby in double figures with 10 of his own. Phoenix was got a double-double from Earl Clark, who had a team-high 13 points and 12 boards. Robin Lopez notched 11 points to round out the 10-point scorers for the Suns.
InsideHoops.com notes: Goran Dragic dished 7 assists... Demetris Nichols contributed little in his 15 minutes of play.
D-League Select 105, Sacramento 89: NBA.com reports: Trey Johnson scored 20 points, all in the second half, for NBA D-League Select as they erased a 7-point halftime deficit, outscoring Sacramento 31-14 in the final frame. They finished the game on a 19-4 run en route to the 16-point victory... Jason Thompson led all players with 31 points and 10 rebounds for Sacramento. Wesley Matthews and Jon Brockman also chipped in for the Kings with 14 and 11 points, respectively.
InsideHoops.com notes: Jason Thompson also had 9 fouls. But still a great game for him... Othyus Jeffers shot 7-of-12 with 7-of-7 free throws for 21 points and 7 rebounds.
Houston 87, Portland 82: NBA.com reports: Chase Budinger led his team with 17 points, as he shot 6-of-8 from the field. He was 2-of-2 from behind the arc and 3-of-3 from the line. James White and Leunen joined Budinger in double figures with 16 and 14 points, respectively. Dante Cunningham was the top scorer in the game with 22 tallies. Pooh Jeter chipped in 15, as Bayless followed closely with 13. Jeff Pendergraph closed out the double-digit scorers with 11.
InsideHoops.com notes: David Moss shot 1-of-9 for 4 points... Joey Dorsey shot 4-of-6 for 9 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks.
Denver 77, Washington 70: NBA.com reports: Sonny Weems' 17 points and 11 rebounds led the Denver Nuggets to a 77-70 victory over the Washington Wizards in the night cap at the 2009 NBA Summer League at the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Washington's Andray Blatche led all scorers with 27 points to go with a game-high 15 rebounds in the loss.
InsideHoops.com notes: Cedric Simmons shot 1-of-4 for 4 points, but did have 9 rebounds... Ty Lawson shot 1-of-8 for 7 points and 4 assists... Domonic McGuire shot 1-of-7 for 4 points.
Thursday July 16th
Toronto 84, Milwaukee 83: NBA.com reports: Quincy Douby and DeMar DeRozan combined for 37 points as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 84-83, in a down-to-the-wire first game during 2009 NBA Summer League action on the campus of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas this afternoon... Douby scored 17 points in just over 27 minutes off the bench for the Raptors and DeRozan finished with a team-high 20 points in the win. Jodie Meeks finished with a game-high 29 points, 25 of which he scored in the second half to go with four rebounds, while Joe Alexander paced the Bucks with 19 points and eight boards.
Houston 92, LA Lakers 77: NBA.com reports: The Houston Rockets (5-0) stayed perfect in its visit to Las Vegas for the 2009 NBA Summer League with its 92-77 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday in the COX Pavilion... Chase Budinger led his team offensively with 25 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field. Joey Dorsey was one of three Rockets to throw down 11 points, but his 20 rebounds for a double-double were more impressive. His rebound total tied an NBA Summer League record that was set by Lonnie Jones of Cleveland on July 14, 2004 vs. Phoenix... Los Angeles’ Ben McCauley matched Dorsey’s double-double effort, as he combined an 11-point outing with 10 boards. Chinemelu Elonu led the Lakers in scoring with 16, as David Monds followed closely behind with 14.
Golden State 104, New Orleans 84: NBA.com reports: The Warriors’ offense was spearheaded by a 47-point outing by Anthony Morrow, which is the highest point tally by a player in the six-year history of the league. Morrow made 18-of-26 attempts from the field and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe for his monumental outing... Lawrence Hill joined Morrow in double figures for the Warriors, as he knocked down 13 points. New Orleans was led by Marcus Thornton’s 21 in a losing effort. Calloway and Darren Collison pitched in 17 and 14 points, respectively.
San Antonio 85, Oklahoma City 76: NBA.com reports: San Antonio trailed most of the game, overcoming as much as an 11-point deficit in the third quarter in the win. The Thunder scored only 17 points in the final frame. DeJuan Blair and George Hill each scored 20 points for the Spurs, while Malik Hairston had 16. Oklahoma City's D.J. White scored 17 points in the loss, while teammates Robert Vaden and Serge Ibaka contributed with 16 and 15, respectively.
Cleveland 75, Dallas 62: NBA.com reports: Cleveland received 39 of its 75 points from the line, 16 of which were made by Tarence Kinsey, who led the team with 20 points overall... David Harrison notched a double-double in a winning effort for the Cavaliers with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jawad Williams rounded out Cleveland’s double-digit performers with 18 points of his own. Andre Brown was the lone Maverick to reach double figures with his 10-point effort.
Memphis 85, LA Clippers 68: NBA.com reports: Marcus Wiliams' 22 points led the Memphis Grizzlies as the team defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 85-68 in the night cap at the 2009 NBA Summer League at the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Williams' outing was complimented by 16 points from teammate DeMarre Carroll. Blake Griffin scored a team-high 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Clippers, but scored only 5 in the second half. Nik Caner-Medley finished with 15 points for the Clippers.
Friday July 17th
Detroit 92, Cleveland 86: NBA.com reports: Jonas Jerebko had nine fourth-quarter points, while Austin Daye chipped in 10 to aid the come-from-behind win. Daye led all scorers with 20 points, while notching a double-double by adding 10 rebounds to his stat line. Jerebko followed closely behind with 19 points of his own... Detroit’s scoring was rounded out by three more double-figure performers. Jeremy Pargo notched 13, while DaJuan Summers and Deron Washington had 12 apiece. Cleveland’s Darnell Jackson collected a double-double in a losing effort by combining 13 points with 11 boards. Jawad Williams led his squad in scoring with 15 and was followed by Robert Hite’s 14.
Sacramento 84, New York 71: NBA.com reports: Jason Thompson was one of the key ingredients in the Kings’ resurgence in the second half. He provided 14 of the team’s 44 points after intermission. In all, he collected a game-high 23 points and added 10 rebounds to connect for a double-double... Tyreke Evans and Casspi provided double-digit efforts, as well, for Sacramento. Evans pitched in 18 to Casspi’s 11. Jon Brockman pulled down 15 boards, which rank as the fifth most this season. The Knicks got 10-plus points from three of their players in the defeat. Toney Douglas knocked down 15, while Morris Almond and Nikoloz Tskitishvili has 12 apiece.
Minnesota 89, Washington 82: For the Wolves, rookie Jonny Flynn shot 7-of-11 for 21 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists. Rookie Wayne Ellington shot 6-of-14 for 19 points and 3 rebounds. Oleksiy Pecherov shot 5-of-11 (2-of-8 threes) for 12 points and 8 rebounds. For the Wizards, Nick Young on 17 shots had 23 points and 3 assists. Andray Blatche shot an awful 4-of-15 for 11 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. John Edwards shot well for 11 points and 6 rebounds. Javaris Crittenton scored 10.
Chicago 80, Oklahoma City 74: NBA.com reports: Anthony Roberson's 24-points led the Chicago Bulls to an 80-74 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2009 NBA Summer League action at the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas Friday evening... InsideHoops.com notes: for the Bulls, DeMarcus Nelson scored 10, Linton Johnson had 10, and rookie forward James Johnson had 8 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. For the Thunder, rookie James Harden had 20 points on 15 shots, plus 5 assists.
Phoenix 95, D-League Select 89: NBA.com reports: Goran Dragic’s 17 points and eight assists led the Phoenix Suns to a 95-89 victory over the NBA D-League Select in 2009 NBA Summer League action at the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas... Jiri Hubalek paced the Suns with 20 points, while Micah Downs connected on eight-of-11 shots to finish with 19. Robin Lopez was held to 10 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter. NBA D-League Select’s Gary Forbes led all scorers with 26. Coleman Collins chipped in with 19 points and Curtis Stinson registered a double-double, tallying 13 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. The team was playing without Othyus Jeffers and Trey Johnson who were out with a strained left hip flexor and a right heel contusion, respectively. The duo totaled 41 points in the team’s last outing.
Denver 111, Portland 93: NBA.com reports: Ty Lawson scored a game high 26 points as Sonny Weems came off the bench with 24 points for the Nuggets. Jerryd Bayless led Portland with 19 points while Bobby Jones had 18. The Nuggets set a 2009 NBA Summer League Scoring record with 111 points, the previous high was 105 set by the D-League Select Team on Wednesday, July 15.
Saturday July 18th
Mavs 73, Thunder 54: NBA.com reports: Rodrigue Beaubois tallied a game high 23 points for the Mavericks while Shan Foster chipped in 14. The Thunder were led by James Harden with 11... In the opening quarter of play the Mavericks jumped out to a quick 10-0 run and led by as many as 15 in the quarter and took a 13 point lead, 24-11, heading into the second quarter. Shan Foster led the Mavs with 10 points in the quarter while the Thunder were led by Harden with four points.
Bulls 90, Knicks 84: NBA.com reports: Brandon Costner was the game’s top scorer with 21 points off 7-of-11 shooting. Nine of his 21 points came consecutively at the end of the first quarter to help Chicago take its first lead of the game... Besides Costner’s effort, the Bulls got double-digit efforts from three other players. James Johnson connected for 20, while Nelson had 15 to Anthony Roberson’s 12. New York had five players reach double figures in defeat. Morris Almond and Hill tied for the team lead with 16 apiece. Nikoloz Tskitishvili followed closely behind with 14. Ron Howard and Joe Crawford rounded out the quintet with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Hornets 100, Wolves 96: NBA.com reports: Julian Wright's slam dunk with 6.8 seconds remaining in the game, secured a 100-96 victory for the New Orleans Hornets over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the 2009 NBA Summer League at the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Wright finished the game with 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting... Jonny Flynn scored a game-high 24 points and Wayne Ellington scored six of his 17 points in the fourth quarter for Minnesota.
Grizzlies 97, Suns 60: NBA.com reports: Sam Young was the main catalyst for Memphis’ offensive explosion of 29 points in the quarter. Young tallied all 13 of his first-half points in the period off 6-of-8 shooting... Young led all scorers with 20 points. Marcus Williams and Jeff Adrien chipped in 11 apiece, while Hasheem Thabeet and Gilder each had 10. Phoenix was led offensively by Goran Dragic’s17 points. Zabian Dowdell followed closely behind with 14. Taylor Griffin rounded out all double-digit scorers with 11.
Wizards 74, Clippers 64: NBA.com reports: JaVale McGee led the Wizards with 19 points on nine-of-11 shooting to go with seven blocks. Los Angeles' Blake Griffin and Washington's Nick Young each matched McGee's 19 points in the game while DeAndre Jordan finished with a 14-point 10-rebound double-double for the Clippers. Javaris Crittenton scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half for Washington.
Nuggets 94, D-League Select 90: NBA.com reports: Ronald Dupree came off the bench to score a game-high 22 points for the Nuggets, while Ty Lawson poured in 21 of his own. Jasper Johnson led the NBA D-League Select squad with 21 points and Kurt Looby chipped in with a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double in the loss.
Blazers 91, Spurs 74: NBA.com reports: Portland had four players achieve double figures. Pooh Jeter led all scorers with 19 points, while Jerryd Bayless was close behind with 18. Dante Cunningham and Pendergraph scored 14 apiece. DeJuan Blair was the top scorer for San Antonio in a losing effort. Blair chipped in 16 and notched a double-double by adding 11 boards to his stat line. Donnell Taylor joined Blair in double digits with 11 of his own.
The Arizona Republic reports: Before the Suns and Los Angeles Clippers closed the NBA Summer League on Sunday night, this year's No. 1 overall NBA draft pick, Clippers forward Blake Griffin, accepted the 10-day league's Most Outstanding Player Award at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The Suns' top pick, 14th overall selection Earl Clark, did nothing to cast doubt on the merit of Griffin's selection for the award, but he again showed why the Suns chose him - for his defensive versatility. Clark took the challenge against Griffin's power and helped the Suns bounce back from Saturday's 37-point loss to finish 3-2 in league play with an 87-70 win.
Sunday July 19th
Wizards 89, Knicks 84: NBA.com reports: JaVale McGee was the key offensive threat for Washington, as he poured in 31 points in the winning effort. McGee was 11-of-16 from the field and made 9-of-10 from the charity stripe... John Edwards and Javaris Crittenton aided Washington’s victory, as they chipped in 17 and 11 points, respectively. Jordan Hill was one of four Knicks to amass double figures, while leading the team with 21. Almond pitched in 14 to 12 each by Joe Crawford and Tskitishvili.
Bulls 93, Wolves 85: NBA.com reports: James Johnson and DeMarcus Nelson each scored 18 points as their Chicago Bulls cruised to a 93-85 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the 2009 NBA Summer League at the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas... Nelson and Johnson scored nine and six points apiece in the fourth quarter as the Bulls pulled away in the fourth quarter extending their lead to as many as 13 points before settling for the eight-point victory. Minnesota's Corey Brewer led all scorers with 20 points.
Grizzlies 76, Spurs 75: NBA.com reports: Marcus Williams hit a go-ahead lay-up with 0.4 seconds on the clock to lift the Memphis Grizzlies to a 76-75 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in the final day of action at the 2009 NBA Summer League at the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Williams totaled 11 points in the contest and his Grizzlies finished the Summer League with a perfect 5-0 record. Sam Young and DeMarre Carroll paced Memphis with 16 points apiece while Jeff Adrien pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds. Ian Mahinmi led San Antonio with 15 points and nine boards while second-year guard George Hill finished with 12 points in the loss.
Nuggets 107, Hornets 105: NBA.com reports: Sonny Weems paced the Nuggets with a game-high 28 points. Ty Lawson followed closely with 24 of his own. Karl was third on the team with 19 points, while C.J. Giles provided a double-double with 19 points and 10 boards. New Orleans had two players reach the 20-point plateau. Julian Wright notched 24 to Carroll’s 22. Earl Calloway chipped in 13 to Earl Barron’s 11. Anthony Tolliver joined Giles in the double-double club with a combination of 12 points and 11 rebounds to achieve the feat.
D-League Select 74, Blazers 73: NBA.com reports: Marcus Hubbard hit a long-range three at the final buzzer to help the NBA D-League Select team, the NBA Development League's entry into the 2009 NBA Summer League, defeat the Portland Trail Blazers, 74-73... The NBA D-League team trailed for the entire game until Hubbard's shot fell, and had trailed by as many as 20 in the contest. Jasper Johnson led all NBA D-League scorers with 16 points, while Will Frisby chipped in with 15 and Curtis Stinson added 13 in the win. Cunningham and David Moss each had 16 for the Blazers.
Suns 87, Clippers 70: NBA.com reports: Prior to tip-off Los Angeles’s Blake Griffin, the first overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft, was awarded the Summer League’s Most Outstanding Player. Griffin wound up leading the Clippers in scoring for the game with 16 points, while pitching in eight rebounds... Goran Dragic was the top scorer in the game leading the Suns with 21 points on 7-of-9 from both the field and the line. Earl Clark provided 16 to Robin Lopez’s 13.
San Antonio Express-News reports (via blog): The story from the Spurs' angle was Ian Mahinmi. With DeJuan Blair sitting out the second game of the back-to-back, it was Mahinmi's job to tangle with Hasheem Thabeet, Memphis' 7-foot-3 rookie and the No. 2 overall pick in last month's draft. Mahinmi won the matchup hands down. He scored 15 points, went to the line eight times, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked four shots. Thabeet, as he had for most of summer league, simply looked overmatched. He had nine points and five rebounds, which were actually better than his average numbers heading into the night.
Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports (via blog): The Bulls finished the Las Vegas summer league on a three-game winning streak after beating Minnesota 93-85 on Sunday. Rookie James Johnson had 18 points and 7 rebounds. In five summer games, the 6-foot-8 forward from Wake Forest averaged 16.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists, while shooting 40 percent from the field.
2008 NBA Vegas Summer League
July 11-20, 2008
When: July 11-20
Where: Two different Las Vegas arenas: Cox Pavilion, and Thomas and Mack
Teams: Charlotte Bobcats, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards
FINAL VEGAS NBA SUMMER LEAGUE STANDINGS
Teams that went 4-1: Denver, Golden St., Milwaukee
Teams that went 4-2: New Orleans
Teams that went 3-2: Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Philadelphia, Portland, Sac
Teams that went 2-2: San Antonio
Teams that went 2-3: Cha, LA Clips, Memphis, Minn, NY, Phoenix, Wash
Teams that went 2-4: LA Lakers
Teams that went 1-4: Toronto
Teams that went 0-5: Cleveland
FINAL VEGAS NBA SUMMER LEAGUE PLAYER STAT LEADERS
POINTS PER GAME (PPG)
Jerryd Bayless (POR) 29.8
Donte Greene (HOU) 22.6
Quincy Douby (SAC) 22.3
Alando Tucker (PHX) 21.6
Anthony Randolph (GSW) 20.8
D.J. Augustin (CHA) 19.7
J.J. Hickson (CLE) 19.4
Eric Gordon (LAC) 19.0
O.J. Mayo (MEM) 18.8
Thaddeus Young (PHI) 18.8
C.J. Watson (GSW) 18.8
Dahntay Jones (DEN) 18.4
Marreese Speights (PHI) 18.2
Joey Graham (TOR) 18.0
DJ Strawberry (PHX) 18.0
REBOUNDS PER GAME (RPG)
Kevin Love (MIN) 13.5
Marreese Speights (PHI) 10.2
Elton Brown (DEN) 10.0
Richard Hendrix (GSW) 10.0
Ian Mahinmi (SAS) 9.0
Joey Dorsey (HOU) 9.0
Shelden Williams (SAC) 8.8
Jason Thompson (SAC) 8.6
Spencer Hawes (SAC) 8.4
Jason Smith (PHI) 8.0
J.J. Hickson (CLE) 7.8
Wilson Chandler (NYK) 7.8
Robin Lopez (PHX) 7.8
Anthony Randolph (GSW) 7.8
Michael Harris (HOU) 7.6
ASSISTS PER GAME (APG)
Ramon Sessions (MIL) 7.3
Aaron Brooks (HOU) 7.0
Bobby Brown (NOH) 6.3
C.J. Watson (GSW) 4.8
John Lucas (TOR) 4.6
Aaron Miles (DAL) 4.4
Sean Singletary (SAC) 4.4
Mardy Collins (NYK) 4.2
Jamont Gordon (PHI) 4.0
Javaris Crittenton (MEM) 4.0
BLOCKS PER GAME (BPG)
C.J. Giles (TOR) 3.3
Steven Hill (POR) 2.2
Marreese Speights (PHI) 2.2
Cheikh Samb (DET) 2.0
DeAndre Jordan (LAC) 2.0
Richard Hendrix (GSW) 2.0
Robin Lopez (PHX) 1.8
Brandan Wright (GSW) 1.8
JaVale McGee (WAS) 1.6
Spencer Hawes (SAC) 1.6
Dominic McGuire (WAS) 1.6
STEALS PER GAME (SPG)
C.J. Watson (GSW) 4.2
Quincy Douby (SAC) 2.8
Hassan Adams (TOR) 2.4
Reggie Williams (DAL) 2.0
Richard Hendrix (GSW) 2.0
Julian Wright (NOH) 1.8
Tamar Slay (GSW) 1.7
Donte Greene (HOU) 1.6
Thaddeus Young (PHI) 1.6
VEGAS NBA LEAGUE GAMES SCHEDULE
Golden State 96, Philadelphia 89 -- NBA.com reports: Anthony Randolph erupted for 30 points Friday as the Golden State Warriors opened the 2008 NBA Summer League with a 96-89 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at COX Pavilion on the campus of UNLV. The game saw 11 lead changes and 11 ties. Randolph, the 14th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, outdueled Sixers second-year forward Thaddeus Young, who scored 27 points.
Memphis 88, New Orleans 75 -- NBA.com reports: First-round draft pick O.J. Mayo led the Memphis Grizzlies to an 88-75 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday in the second of 53 games at the 2008 NBA Summer League at the COX Pavilion on the UNLV campus. Darrell Arthur, also a first-round pick, led the way for Memphis with 18 points. The offensive effort was rounded out by Mayo, who finished with 15 points, and second-year guard Mike Conley, who added 14... Hilton Armstrong, a third-year player, led all Hornets with 13 points, while Julian Wright chipped in 12 and five rebounds.
Detroit 84, L.A. Lakers 73 -- NBA.com reports: Second-year guard Rodney Stuckey led all scorers with 21 points for the Pistons while second-year guard Coby Karl led the Lakers with 14 points. The Pistons led by five at the end of the first quarter and by 10 at halftime. Stuckey set the early tone for the Pistons, scoring nine of his 11 first-half points in the opening quarter. The Lakers struggled in the first half, hitting just 9 of 22 shots.
LA Clippers 86, Dallas 69 -- NBA.com reports: Dallas continued to have the hot hand into the second quarter, stretching their run to 14 points and claiming the lead at 22-21 before Los Angeles quickly regrouped. The Clippers held the Mavericks to six points in the rest of the period and built a 45-28 halftime advantage. Second-year forward Al Thornton and first-round draft pick Eric Gordon scored 11 points apiece in the first half... Gordon finished 23 points and Thornton added 20 for the Clippers. Singleton scored 13 points and former Slam Dunk champion Gerald Green added 12 for the Mavericks.
Sacramento 93, Toronto 86 -- NBA.com reports: Sacramento had four players finish in double figures, led by Spencer Hawes’23 points. Other notable scorers were Quincy Douby with 20, Shelden Williams with 16, and Jason Thompson with 12... Toronto was led by Joey Graham who finished with 24 points and Jaycee Carroll who tallied 14 in the loss.
Charlotte 81, LA Clippers 66 -- NBA.com reports: The well balanced Bobcats attack was led by Jermareo Davidson’s 15 points and D.J. Augustin’s 14... Clippers guard Eric Gordon left the contest with 8:01 remaining in the 4th quarter with a strained left hamstring. The Bobcats pounced on the short-handed Clippers from that point on as they pushed their lead up to as many as 19. Los Angeles was led by Al Thornton who finished with 22 points and Gordon who poured in 15 points of his own.
Denver 99, Philadelphia 85 -- NBA.com reports: Dahntay Jones tallied a team-high 21-points as the Denver Nuggets routed the Philadelphia 76ers, 99-85, at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas on Saturday... Sonny Weems had a stellar debut for the Nuggets with 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field, while Elton Brown racked up 13 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Meanwhile for the 76ers, who just signed Elton Brand to a multi-year contract, Thaddeus Young starred with a game-high 22 points. Young played a vital role in Philadelphia's surprise 2007-08 season.
Memphis 88, Milwaukee 79 -- NBA.com reports: Highly-touted rookie O.J. Mayo erupted for a game-high 26 points as the Memphis Grizzlies improved to 2-0 at the 2008 NBA Summer League with an 88-79 triumph over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday... Ramon Sessions led Milwaukee with 12 points, while Matt Freije and Trey Johnson each scored 11 in the defeat.
New Orleans 77, Charlotte 75 -- NBA.com reports: Bobby Brown racked up a game-high 20 points and buried a go-ahead basket with 30.9 seconds remaining to lift the New Orleans Hornets past the Charlotte Bobcats, 77-75, on the third day of competition of the 2008 NBA Summer League... Hilton Armstrong added 14 points, while Julian Wright contributed with 11 points for the winners... The disappointed Bobcats were led by their rookie point guard D.J. Augustin and his 15 points. Jermareo Davidson also turned in a solid performance with 12 points and nine rebounds.
Golden State 95, Dallas 86 -- NBA.com reports: Marco Belinelli poured in 25 points and Brandan Wright added 15 and seven rebounds as the Golden State Warriors rolled past the Dallas Mavericks Sunday in the second game of Day 3 at the NBA Summer League... Powered by Belinelli, who scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, the Warriors held on down the stretch. James Singleton led the Mavs with 17 points and Gerald Green added 15.
LA Lakers 85, Memphis 76 -- NBA.com reports: Coby Karl tallied a game high 16 points as the Los Angeles Lakers topped the Memphis Grizzlies 85-76 on Sunday, handing the Grizzlies their first loss of the 2008 NBA Summer League... The Grizzlies who have played three straight days were led by O.J. Mayo who tallied 15 points while Ebi Ere added 14 off the bench.
Detroit 75, LA Clippers 66 -- NBA.com reports: Arron Afflalo scored 13 of his game-high 25 points in a decisive third quarter that helped the Detroit Pistons earn a 76-66 win over the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday in the Day 3 finale of the 2008 NBA Summer League... DeAndre Jordan posted a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers.
New York 97, Cleveland 94 -- NBA.com reports: Wilson Chandler's strong performance of 26 points and eight rebounds guided the New York Knicks to a nail-biting three-point victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 97-94, in the day four opener of the 2008 NBA Summer League. Chandler was helped out by fellow starters Anthony Roberson's 22 points, Mardy Collins' 17, and Danilo Gallinari's 14... The disappointed Cavaliers, who did score 56 points in the paint, were led by their rookie center J.J. Hickson's 26 points and nine rebounds... InsideHoops.com Notes: Wilson Chandler (11-of-21) had 26p, 8r, 3a, 2s and 2b. Roberson shot 8-of-19 for his 22p. Mardy Collins (4-of-6) had 17p, 6r, 5a. For the Cavs, Hickson (11-of-15) had 26p 9r. Clay Tucker took 16 shots to get his 17p 6r... Knicks rookie Ganilo Gallinari struggled early on, but then got hot in the second half. He's probably going to wind up being a small forward who occasionally plays the four. And Hickson definitely impressed everyone, though let's see if he plays like that again. Also, Wilson Chandler looked legit, and had to impress new Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni. Renaldo Balkman was lousy.
Denver 90, Toronto 79 -- NBA.com reports: Denver's charge was led by Taurean Green's 17 points and Dahntay Jones' 16... The duo of Joey Graham and John Lucas combined for 14 of the Raptors 20 points in the second quarter, that helped Toronto cut their deficit from as much as 15 down to five at the half; 39-34... Toronto was led by their three-year pro Joey Graham's 16 points... InsideHoops.com Stat Notes: For the Raptors, Joey Graham took 13 shots for his 16 points and 7 rebounds, though he fouled a lot. For the Nuggets, Taurean Green needed just 3 shot attempts to get his 17p 4a. Dahntay Jones, who really does belong in the NBA, shot 6-of-10 for 16p. Elton Brown showed his rebounding ability, getting 11p and 10r, though he fouled a lot... Elton Brown seems like he could help a regular season team's deep bench... Joey Graham looks good.
Portland 78, Washington 73 -- NBA.com reports: In his NBA debut, Jerryd Bayless scored a game-high 28 points and hit a pair of free-throws with just 12.3 seconds left to give the Blazers a 78-73 win over the Wizards on Monday night in Las Vegas. Andray Blatche and Nick Young each contributed 17 for Washington... InsideHoops.com Stat Notes: For Portland, Bayless shot 5-of-12 with 18-of-23 free throws had 28p 4r. Petteri Koponen shot 7-of-13 for 19p. Josh Davis took 11 shots for his 10p plus 8r. For Washington, Andray Blatche (5-of-11) had 17p and 8r though he committed a ton of fouls and turnovers. Nick Young scored 17 but also was a fouling machine. Javale McGee was disappointing when it came to hitting the boards, grabbing just 2, and had 11p with 3 blocks... Bayless is clearly a scorer, but can he play the point in the NBA? If he scores like this, who cares! ... Nicolas Batum did nothing today... Blatche is developing, if you believe summer league.
Houston 100, Phoenix 97 -- NBA.com reports: In the highest scoring game of the week, Donte Greene's 40-point performance lifted the Rockets to a 100-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas on Monday... Supporting Greene in the win was Michael Harris' double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds and Maarty Leunen's 16 points... Phoenix was led by their backcourt tandem of Alando Tucker and Strawberry, who both finished with 22 points, while big man Robin Lopez chipped in with 19 points of his own... InsideHoops.com Stat Notes: To get his 40 points, Donte Green shot 12-of-20. He also had 3r, 3a, 2s. Mike Harris shot 9-of-14. Maarty Leunen had 16p 4r but fouled a lot. Aaron Brooks took 14 shots for his 13 points and also fouled a lot. Alando Tucker shot 6-of-16 for his 22p, 6r. DJ Strawberry shot 7-of-15 for 22p 6r 5a. Robin Lopez shot 5-of-13, plus 9-of-11 free throws for his 19p, just 5r, but 2b... Donte Green fell on Draft day. This was a nice summer message to the teams that passed on taking him.
Dallas 88, Minnesota 74 -- NBA.com reports: The Dallas Mavericks ruined Kevin Love’sNBA debut as they crushed the Minnesota Timberwolves 88-74 in the final game of the NBA Summer League at COX Pavilion on Monday night. JaJuan Smith led all scorers with 19 points off the bench for the Mavericks... Minnesota’s efforts were led by Love, who tallied 18 points and a league-high 13 rebounds and Blake Ahearn who contributed 17 points off the bench... InsideHoops.com Notes: JaJuan Smith shot 6-of-10, and showed his three-point range, nailing 4-of-6 threes for his 19p, though he didn't do anything but score. Shan Foster shot 8-of-13 for his 17p. Reyshawn Terry shot 5-of-6 for 15p 4r. Pape Sow got 3 steals. Meanwhile, Kevin Love was terrific for a rookie, shooting 7-of-13, though he had too many fouls and turnovers. Blake Ahearn shot 4-of-8 for 17p and literally almost nothing else. Corey Brewer, who is still finding his way in the NBA, shot just 5-of-18 for 11p, 7r and 3a... We still aren't sure what position Brewer will excel at, if any, in the NBA. Perhaps as an athletic shooting guard who can't shoot? ... Shan Foster was a nice surprise today.
San Antonio 78, Memphis 76 -- NBA.com reports: Ian Mahinmi's 18-point performance led San Antonio to a 78-76 win Monday night in the team's first game at the 2008 NBA Summer League held in the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of UNLV. Memphis fell to 2-2 on the league. Mahinmi's effort was complimented by George Hill who finished with 17 points while Memphis' Darrell Arthur led all scorers with 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the floor... InsideHoops.com notes: Darrell Arthur also had 6r. OJ Mayo shot just 5-of-17 for 18p and 6r. PJ Tucker on just 4 shot attempts had 12p 9r and 2s. He looked very skilled and like he belongs in the NBA. For the Spurs, Ian Mahinmi on just 10 shots had 18p 8r. George Hill only shot 2-of-9 but kept drawing fouls, shooting 12-of-16 free throws for 17p 8r. James Gist blocked 3 shots.
Milwaukee 73, Detroit 59 -- NBA.com reports: Ramon Sessions recorded a game high 21 points and led the Milwaukee Bucks to a 73-59 victory over the Detroit Pistons in the opening game of the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS. Following a dismal first quarter, scoring just 14 points on 3-11 from the field, the Bucks went on a 12-0 to tie the game at 27 and took their first lead in the game when Aaron McGee connected on one of his two free throws extending the run to 13. The Pistons tallied just eight points in the second quarter on 2-9 from the field. .. Arron Afflalo with who tallied 18 points in the game, was the only Piston to score in double-figures... InsideHoops.com Notes: Amir Johnson and Cheikh Samb each blocked 3 shots. Amir Johnson also had 9 fouls. Afflalo had 5p 4a with his 18p. L.Mbah a Moute shot 2-of-10. Sessions had 6r 4a with his 21p. Rodney Stuckey is out with a bad toe.
Philadelphia 81, LA Lakers 73 -- NBA.com reports: The frontline of the Philadelphia 76ers was enough to overcome the Los Angeles Lakers, 81-73, in the second game of the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS. Philadelphia big men Jason Smith, Marreese Speights, and Thaddeus Young each dropped 16 points in the win, with reserve guard Junior Harrington chipping in 15... The Lakers were led by first year guard Coby Karl’s 18 points and Joe Crawford’s 16... InsideHoops.com Notes: Marreese Speights shot 7-of-11 for 16p 9r and 2b. Thaddeus Young shot 6-of-14 but also had 7 turnovers. Jason Smith shot 4-of-8. Coby Karl shot 5-of-13 for his 18p. Bryant Dunston grabbed 8 boards.
New Orleans 76, San Antonio 68 -- NBA.com reports: Bobby Brown's 15-point performance led the way as New Orleans defeated the San Antonio Spurs 76-68 in an afternoon NBA Summer League matchup on UNLV’s home floor at the Thomas & Mack Center. The League is presented by EA SPORTS. Brown led four Hornets starters who finished in double digits, including Brandon Bowman who scored 12 and Julian Wright and Hilton Armstrong who tallied 11 apiece... Anthony Tolliver and Gist led the Spurs with 14 points each... InsideHoops.com Notes: Ian Mahinmi shot 2-of-9 for 10p 9r 2s. James Gist shot 5-of-7 for 14p and 11r but a ton of fouls and turnovers. Gist stood out today showing hustle and athletic ability that fits into successful basketball. George Hill shot 0-of-10 for 3p 7r 4a but 5 turnovers. Bobby Brown had 15 points and 8 assists. No word on what Whitney did.
Sacramento 75, Portland 74 -- NBA.com reports: Jason Thompson’s and-one bucket in overtime lifted the Sacramento Kings over the Portland Trail Blazers, 75-74, in the last game of the day inside the COX Pavilion at the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS. Sacramento’s leading scorer was Quincy Douby with 24 points. He was supported by Thompson and his 17 points off the bench... Portland got another great performance from Jerryd Bayless, who scored a game high 26 points. His backcourt mate Petteri Koponen turned in a solid game with 18 points of his own... InsideHoops.com Notes: Douby shot 7-of-15, plus 9-of-12 free throws, for his 24p, plus he had 6 steals, though way more turnovers than assists. Shelden Williams shot just 3-of-9 for 9p but he did have 11r. Jason Thompson grabbed 9 boards along with his 17p. Spencer Hawes shot just 3-of-13. Bayless shot 6-of-15, plus 13-of-16 free throws for his 26p 6r 6a. He's simply awesome. So far in summer league Bayless has been unguardable and looks like he can walk into the NBA and instantly pour in buckets of points. Nicolas Batum has looked lousy.
Golden State 99, Charlotte 93 -- NBA.com reports: Marco Belinelli went off for 30 points to secure Golden State’s 99-93 win over the Charlotte Bobcats in the sixth game of the day at the NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS on the campus of UNLV inside the Thomas & Mack Center. C.J. Watson shot 13-of-16 from the floor to total 23 points on the night. Brandan Wright and DeMarcus Nelson each finished with 11 in the win... Charlotte lottery pick D.J. Augustin topped all Bobcat scorers with 30 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter... InsideHoops.com Notes: Augustin shot 9-of-14 plus 10-of-11 free throws for his 30p. He also had 6r, though no assists and a ton of fouls and some turnovers. Kyle Hines shot 4-of-6 for his 14p and busload of fouls. Belinelli shot 9-of-15, including 3-of-4 threes, for his 30p. CJ Watson shot 5-of-12 plus 13-of-16 free throws for 23p 4r 7a 5s and mountain of fouls.
San Antonio 82, New York 67 -- NBA.com reports: Roger Powell scored 15 points as the San Antonio Spurs outlasted the New York Knicks, 82-67, in the first of six games Wednesday on the campus of UNLV as part of the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS. The Knicks played without lottery pick Danilo Gallinari, who was out with a sore back. In addition, forward Renaldo Balkman sprained an ankle and did not return... Second-year center Ian Mahinmi and rookie James Gist each had double-doubles for San Antonio. Mahinmi totaled 14 points and 10 rebounds and Gist collected 10 and 10 .
Dallas 93, Sacramento 71 -- NBA.com reports: The Dallas Mavericks, led by Gerald Green's 18 points, defeated the Sacramento Kings, 93-71, on Wednesday. The win was the largest margin of victory thus far in the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA Sports on the UNLV campus. Charles Rhodes had a double-double for Dallas with 13 points and 10 rebounds to fuel the team’s second win in the summer meet... Sacramento was led by second-year center Spencer Hawes, who scored 17 points.
Philadelphia 86, Washington 72 -- NBA.com reports: Rookie Marreese Speights and sophomore Jason Smith each scored 24 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past the Washington Wizards, 86-72, in the 2008 Las Vegas Summer League presented by EA Sports at COX Pavilion on Wednesday. The 76ers led by as many as seven points in the opening quarter behind Speights and Smith, who combined for 20 of the team's 22 first-quarter points. Andray Blatche dropped in 10 points for Washington.
LA Lakers 95, Minnesota 93 -- NBA.com reports: Los Angeles Lakers 2008 NBA Draft selection Joe Crawford came up big for his new team Wednesday night, scoring the game-winning basket with 2.9 seconds left as his Lakers defeated Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves, 95-93, at the Thomas & Mack Center as part of the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA Sports. Crawford’s last-minute heroics were complemented by Nik Caner-Medley’s 19 points and Coby Karl's 14... Second-year forward Corey Brewer scored 19 points and 2008 lottery pick Kevin Love added 18 and 17 rebounds in a huge performance for Minnesota.
LA Clippers 82, Memphis 74 -- NBA.com reports: Marcus Williams had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Al Thornton scored 20 points Wednesday as the Los Angeles Clippers spoiled the 2008 Las Vegas Summer League finale of rookie sensation O.J. Mayo with an 82-74 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Mayo, acquired by the Grizzlies in a draft day trade with Minnesota, scored 20 points. In his first games as a professional, he had a 26-point outing, made a 70-foot shot and had a thunderous transition dunk while looking consistently sharp.
Houston 73, Cleveland 72 -- NBA.com reports: Donte Greene and Maarty Leunen scored 17 points apiece Wednesday as the Houston Rockets edged the Cleveland Cavaliers, 73-72, to close the sixth day of action at the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA Sports in the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of UNLV... Greene, who scored 40 points in Houston's last game, had 12 points and rookie Joey Dorsey grabbed eight of his 14 rebounds.
Dallas 79, Detroit 73 -- NBA.com reports: Aaron Miles scored eight of his team-high 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Dallas Mavericks held on down the stretch for a 79-73 victory over the Detroit Pistons in the first of six games Thursday at the NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS... InsideHoops.com Stat Notes: For Detroit: Will Bynum (8-of-11) had 20p 4r 4a. Walter Sharpe (5-of-11) had 16p 5r. Cheikh Samb (4-of-8) had 11p and 3b. Amir Johnson (3-of-6) had 10p 9r. Arron Afflalo shot an awful 1-of-13 for 7p but he did have 4r and 6a. For Dallas: Aaron Miles (5-of-8) had 14 off the bench. Shan Foster (5-of-10) had 11p. Charles Rhodes (3-of-7) had 10p 6r. James Singleton (3-of-7) had 10p 6r off the bench. Reyshawn Terry had 8p 8r.
New Orleans 80, LA Clippers 76 -- NBA.com reports: The combination of Hilton Armstrong and Bobby Brown were too strong for the Los Angeles Clippers as they guided the New Orleans Hornets to an 80-76 overtime victory in the second of six games Thursday at the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS. Armstrong, a third-year forward, led the way with 25 points and eight rebounds while Brown tallied 17 points and six assists. In the extra two-minute period, Brown took care of business with a jumper and two free throws late... The Clippers got a great effort from Marcus Williams, who had 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Philadelphia 87, Toronto 85 -- NBA.com reports: Jamont Gordon’s layup with 0.6 seconds left gave the Philadelphia 76ers an 87-85 victory over the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Summer League Presented by EA Sports at COX Pavilion... InsideHoops.com Stat Notes: For Philadelphia: Thaddeus Young (6-of-15) had 21p. Marreese Speights (4-of-14) had 15p 114 4b but lots of fouls and turnovers. Jason Smith (4-of-7) had 12p 12r and lots of turnovers. Jamont Jordan (2-of-5) had 12p and lots of turnovers. Junior Harrington had 12 off the bench. For Toronto: Joey Graham took 18 shots for 17p 4r and tons of fouls. CJ Giles (5-of-10) had 13p 12r 3b. Hassan Adams had 12p 3s. John Lucas had 10 off the bench.
Phoenix 98, San Antonio 74 -- NBA.com reports: Alando Tucker and the Phoenix Suns started off hot and never looked back, running over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night in a 98-74 victory at the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS. Tucker, who netted a game-high 24 points was complemented by Robin Lopez, who scored 14 and snatched eight boards, D.J. Strawberry who finished with 12 points, and Jiri Hubalke who scored 10 in the win... James Gist topped all San Antonio scorers with 13 points, while Roger Powell chipped in with 11.
Minnesota 88, Portland 78 -- NBA.com reports: Kevin Love tallied 26 points and 15 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves rolled to an 88-78 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in the final game of the NBA Summer League at Cox Pavilion on Thursday. Blake Ahearn added 14 points for Minnesoat. First-round draft pick Jerryd Bayless posted a game-high 29 points and six rebounds, while Petteri Koponen had 14 points for Portland.
Milwaukee 79, Denver 67 -- NBA.com reports: Ramon Sessions and his Milwaukee Bucks were too much for the Denver as they dismissed the Nuggets 79-67 in the final game on Thursday at the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS. The Bucks were led by their backcourt tandem of Ramon Sessions and Roderick Wilmont. Sessions turned in a good all-around performance with 13 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds while Wilmont chipped in 13 points of his own... The Nuggets lone double figure scorer in the contest was Dahntay Jones with 20 points.
New York 85, Phoenix 80 -- For the Knicks, Wilson Chandler (11-of-19) had 31 points and 12 rebounds. Mardy Collins (4-of-8) had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Anthony Roberson (just 5-of-13) had 13 points. For the Suns, DJ Strawberry (7-of-16) had 21 points. Alando Tucker (7-of-10) had 19 points. Robin Lopez (7-of-12) had 15 points and 9 rebounds.
Detroit 78, Charlotte 67 -- NBA.com reports: Four Pistons scored in double figures, led by Will Bynum who scored a game-high 16 points. Cheikh Samb chipped in with 15. The Bobcats were led by Kyle Visser with 13 points while Kyle Weaver added 12 points off the bench... D.J. Augustin did not dress for the contest due to knee tendonitis.
Washington 72, Cleveland 69 -- NBA.com reports: Both the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers entered tonight’s game looking for their first victory at NBA Summer League presented by EA SPORTS. Behind a game-high 22 points from Andray Blatche, Washington (1-2) notched a 72-69 victory at the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas... Romel Beck led the Cavaliers with 13 points and six rebounds while Hickson finished with 12 points and nine rebounds. Dominic McGuire and JaVale McGee rounded out the Wizards who notched double figures with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Toronto 89, LA Lakers 71 -- NBA.com reports: The Toronto Raptors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 89-71 on the back of Joey Graham’s 20-point outing on Friday during the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS... Pat Calathes came out strong for the Lakers, scoring 10 points, while Lorenzo Mata-Real finished with a game-high 11 rebounds to go with five points.
Sacramento 94, Golden State 91 -- NBA.com reports: Sacramento’s Quincy Douby threatened the summer league single game scoring record (42 points by Marcus Banks, Phoenix vs. Cleveland, July 9, 2007) with a 36-point effort that including a 23-point first half... Four Warriors (3-1), led by C.J. Watson with 24 points, posted double-figure scoring.
Denver 105, Houston 104 -- NBA.com reports: Dahntay Jones had a game-high 29 points, including four in the two-minute overtime period, to propel his Nuggets to victory. He was complimented by teammate Elton Brown who finished with a 21-point, 12-rebound double-double on the night... Houston was led by Aaron Brooks who had 25 points and 10 assists, converting a three-point play with five seconds left to give his Rockets the fleeting lead.
Charlotte 103, New York 71 -- NBA.com reports: Led by Guillermo Diaz’s 14 points, the Charlotte Bobcats easily handled the New York Knicks on Saturday, 103-71, in what was Charlotte’s final game of the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS. The win is the largest margin of victory in the desert classic... The balanced Charlotte offense was rounded out by Orien Greene, who finished with 13 points, and the trio of Marcus Slaughter, Kyle Visser and Jermareo Davidson, who each finished with 10 in the blowout... New York’s squad was led by 2007 NBA Summer League MVP Nate Robinson who scored 11 points, all from the line, for the Knicks.
Golden State 95, Toronto 90 -- NBA.com reports: Anthony Randolph and Anthony Morrow combined for 48 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 95-90 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday at the NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS... Randolph led the Warriors assault with 26 points and 12 rebounds while Morrow added 22 points. The Raptors had five players in double figures including Desmon Farmer with a team high 22 points and John Lucas who chipped in with 14 points.
Denver 92, LA Lakers 79 -- NBA.com reports: Bobby Jones and Keith Langford scored 18 points and 17 points, respectively on Saturday, as the Denver Nuggets downed the Los Angeles Lakers 92-79 at the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA Sports... Elton Brown also contributed solid minutes for Denver, finishing with 14 points and nine rebounds, while Mike Hall added another 10.
Washington 80, Houston 75 -- NBA.com reports: Andray Blatche scored 23 points and the Washington Wizards defeated the Houston Rockets, 80-75, on Saturday in the NBA Summer League presented by EA at the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas... In the extra session, Dominic McGuire (18 points, 11 rebounds) scored four of Washington’s six points to seal the win. Five Rockets finished in double figures including Michael Harris, who notched a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Milwaukee 81, Minnesota 67 -- NBA.com reports: Darius Washington’s 19 points led the way for the Milwaukee Bucks, who defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 81-67 in 2008 NBA Summer League action on Saturday. Washington teamed up with Matt Freije, who finished with 16 points in the win, to lead the Bucks... Minnesota, who lost 2008 lottery pick Kevin Love to a sore left Achilles midway through the third quarter, was led by Pops Mensah-Bonsu’s 13-point outing.
Portland 74, Phoenix 73 -- NBA.com reports: Jerryd Bayless scored 17 fourth-quarter points and hit the game-winning jumper with 18 seconds left to lead the Portland Trial Blazers to a 74-73 victory over the Phoenix Suns at the NBA Summer League on Saturday... Bayless guided the Blazers with a game-high 36 points. The Suns offense featured three players in double figures led by Tucker, who tallied a team-high 18 points.
New Orleans 79, Cleveland 78 -- NBA.com reports: Cleveland’s Clay Tucker led all scorers with 23 points and appeared to give the Cavs the one point victory by converting two free throws with 4.7 seconds remaining, but a putback at the buzzer by the Hornets’ Larry Owens sealed the victory for New Orleans. Ebi and Bobby Brown led the Hornets with 15 points apiece.
Minnesota 111, New York 91 -- For the Timberwolves, Pops Mensah-Bonsu (8-of-12) had 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks. Blake Ahearn (7-of-15) had 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Drew Neitzel (6-of-11) had 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists off the bench. Chris Richard (6-of-8) had 12 points and 5 rebounds. And Corey Brewer (4-of-9) had 10 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals. For the Knicks, Anthony Roberson (9-of-18) had 23 points. Brandon Hunter (5-of-5) had 13 off the bench. Von Wafer (3-of-5, 3-of-3 threes) had 12. Marcus Hall (4-of-7) had 11 points and 4 assists. Mardy Collins (4-of-9) had 10 with 4 rebounds.
Phoenix 88, Washington 69 -- NBA.com reports: Alando Tucker scored 25 points Sunday and the Phoenix Suns held the Washington Wizards to just six fourth-quarter points in an 88-69 victory in the finale for both teams of the Las Vegas Summer League presented by EA Sports on the UNLV campus. D.J. Strawberry scored 20 points for the Suns (2-3), who jumped out to a 7-2 lead and led by as many as seven points in the quarter before settling for a 22-16 lead. Judson Wallace scored 11 points on 4-of-4 from the field for Phoenix... Judson Wallace scored 15 points for the Suns.
Milwaukee 88, Cleveland 72 -- NBA.com reports: Six Bucks scored in double-figures in the game, including Darius Washington who finished with 12 on 6-of-10 shooting; Luc Mbah a Moute, Matt Freije, Roderick Wilmont and Trey Johnson, each scoring 11; and Joe Alexander, who tallied 10 points in the win... The Cavaliers were led by Hickson’s 24 points and the duo of Clay Tucker and Romel Beck who scored 14 apiece in the loss.
Portland 78, New Orleans 63 -- NBA.com reports: J.R. Pinnock scored a game-high 30 points and led the Portland Trail Blazers to a 78-63 win over the New Orleans Hornets at the NBA Summer League on Sunday... Four players scored in double-figures for the Hornets, including Derrick Byars with a team-high 15 points off the bench.
Houston 98, Sacramento 91 -- For the Rockets, Donte Green (9-of-16) had 22 points and 3 steals. Maarty Leunen (7-of-17, 5-of-11 threes) had 21 points and 7 rebounds. Aaron Brooks (7-of-14) had 20 points, 8 assists and 2 steals. For the Kings, Spencer Hawes (10-of-19) had 22 points and 6 rebounds. Rookie Jason Thompson (6-of-15) had 20 points and 9 rebounds. Shelden Williams (6-of-9, 8-of-11 free throws) stepped up with 20 points and 9 rebounds.
2007 Vegas NBA Summer League results
FINAL 2007 VEGAS SUMMER LEAGUE STAT LEADERS
POINTS PER GAME (PPG)
1) Marcus Banks (PHX) 42.0 (in just 1 game)
2) Louis Williams (PHI) 25.2
3) Von Wafer (DEN) 24.2
4) Kevin Durant (SEA) 24.0
5) Marco Belinelli (GSW) 22.8
6) Craig Smith (MIN) 21.8
7) Aaron Brooks (HOU) 21.4
8) Kelenna Azubuike (GSW) 21.0
9) LaMarcus Aldridge (POR) 21.0
10) Francisco Garcia (SAC) 20.5
11) Nate Robinson (NYK) 19.6
12) Anthony Roberson (NOK) 19.5
13) Rodney Stuckey (DET) 19.0
14) Randy Foye (MIN) 18.4
15) Rudy Gay (MEM) 18.2
16) Al Thornton (LAC) 17.6
17) Rodney Carney (PHI) 17.6
18) Zhizhi Wang (CHN) 17.4
19) Alando Tucker (PHX) 17.4
20) Shannon Brown (CLE) 17.2
21) Javaris Crittenton (LAL) 17.0
22) Amir Johnson (DET) 17.0
23) Chris Kaman (LAC) 16.7
24) Spencer Hawes (SAC) 16.6
25) Kyle Lowry (MEM) 16.4
REBOUNDS PER GAME (RPG)
1) Amir Johnson (DET) 12.0
2) LaMarcus Aldridge (POR) 11.0
3) Justin Williams (SAC) 10.6
4) Glen Davis (BOS) 9.8
5) Josh Powell (GSW) 9.8
6) Corey Brewer (MIN) 9.6
7) Otis George (PHX) 9.4
8) Randolph Morris (NYK) 9.2
9) Jelani McCoy (DEN) 9.0
10) Oleksiy Pecherov (WAS) 8.8
10) Pops Mensah-Bonsu (DAL) 8.8
ASSISTS PER GAME (APG)
1) DJ Strawberry (PHX) 6.4
2) Jose Juan Barea (DAL) 6.2
3) Nate Robinson (NYK) 6.0
4) Mustafa Shakur (SAC) 6.0
5) Sergio Rodriguez (POR) 5.4
6) Mike Conley (MEM) 5.2
7) Aaron Brooks (HOU) 5.2
8) Louis Williams (PHI) 5.0
9) Jared Jordan (LAC) 4.8
10) Yue Sun (CHN) 4.6
10) Aaron Miles (WAS) 4.6
FINAL 2007 VEGAS SUMMER LEAGUE STANDINGS
New York Knicks 5-0
Dallas Mavericks 5-0
Houston Rockets 4-1
Minnesota Timberwolves 4-1
Detroit Pistons 4-1
Boston Celtics 3-2
Denver Nuggets 3-2
Golden State Warriors 3-2
Philadelphia 76ers 3-2
Sacramento Kings 3-2
Cleveland Cavaliers 2-3
Los Angeles Clippers 2-3
Los Angeles Lakers 2-3
Milwaukee Bucks 2-3
Portland Trail Blazers 2-3
San Antonio Spurs 2-3
Memphis Grizzlies 2-3
Washington Wizards 2-3
Team China Basketball 1-4
Phoenix Suns 1-4
New Orleans Hornets 0-5
Seattle Supersonics 0-5
2006 LAS VEGAS SUMMER LEAGUE RESULTS
Houston Rockets 5-0
Denver Nuggets 4-1
Sacramento Kings 4-1
New York Knicks 3-1
Boston Celtics 3-2
Cleveland Cavaliers 3-2
Minnesota Timberwolves 3-2
Phoenix Suns 3-2
Portland Trail Blazers 3-2
Detroit Pistons 2-2
Golden State Warriors 2-3
Los Angeles Clippers 2-3
New Orleans Hornets 1-4
Toronto Raptors 1-4
Dallas Mavericks 0-5
Washington Wizards 0-5
FINAL STAT LEADERS:|
POINTS PER GAME (PPG):
Randy Foye (Min) 24.8
John Lucas (Hou) 23.4
Kevin Martin (Sac) 22.8
A. Stoudemire (Pho) 20.7
Maurice Ager (Dal) 20.0
Ryan Gomes (Bos) 19.3
Brandon Roy (Por) 19.0
Gerald Green (Bos) 18.6
Alex Acker (Det) 18.4
(Five tied for 10th at 16.4)
REBOUNDS PER GAME (RPG):
James Singleton (LAC) 13.2
Chuck Hayes (Hou) 11.6
David Lee (NY) 9.4
Brandon Hunter (Cle) 9.2
Kris Humphries (Tor) 8.4
ASSISTS PER GAME (APG):
John Lucas (Hou) 7.6
Rajon Rondo (Bos) 5.8
Sebastian Telfair (Bos) 5.3
Nate Robinson (NY) 4.6
John Gilchrist (Den) 4.4
2005 LAS VEGAS SUMMER LEAGUE
FINAL 2005 LAS VEGAS SUMMER LEAGUE RESULTS
Cleveland Cavaliers 6-0
New York Knicks 4-1
Boston Celtics 4-2
Chicago Bulls 3-2
Dallas Mavericks 3-2
Detroit Pistons 3-2
Orlando Magic 3-2
Denver Nuggets 3-3
Phoenix Suns 3-3
Portland Trail Blazers 3-3
Los Angeles Clippers 2-3
Sacramento Kings 2-3
Washington Wizards 2-4
Golden State Warriors 1-4
New Orleans Hornets 1-4
New Jersey Nets 0-5
POINTS PER GAME:
J.R. Smith (NOR) 20.6
Chris Kaman (LAC) 20.2
Kevin Martin (SAC) 19.4
Dwight Howard (ORL) 19.0
Travis Outlaw (POR) 18.7
Sebastian Telfair (POR) 18.7
Ike Diogu (GSW) 18.4
Leandro Barbosa (PHO) 18.0
Nate Robinson (NYK) 17.8
Marquis Daniels (DAL) 17.0
REBOUNDS PER GAME:
Josh Powell (DAL) 9.8
Chris Kaman (LAC) 8.6
Ike Diogu (GSW) 8.4
Dwight Howard (ORL) 7.5
Hiram Fuller (WAS) 7.3
Maciej Lampe (NOR) 7.2
Olumide Oyedeji (CLE) 7.0
Erwin Dudley (LAC) 6.8
Andray Blatche (WAS) 6.5
Sam Clancy (NJN) 6.4
ASSISTS PER GAME:
Sebastian Telfair (POR) 6.0
Chris Paul (NOR) 5.5
Travis Diener (ORL) 4.0
Luke Jackson (CLE) 4.0
Julius Hodge (DEN) 3.8
David Bailey (CHI) 3.6
Devin Harris (DAL) 3.5
Kenny Satterfield (CHI) 3.2
Marquis Daniels (DAL) 3.0
J.R. Smith (NOR) 2.8
STEALS PER GAME:
Marquis Daniels (DAL) 2.3
Carlos Delfino (DET) 2.0
Tony Allen (BOS) 1.8
Chris Paul (NOR) 1.8
J.R. Smith (NOR) 1.6
Eddie Basden (CHI) 1.6
Daniel Ewing (LAC) 1.6
Francisco Garcia (SAC) 1.6
Junior Harrington (DET) 1.6
Ray Young (GSW) 1.5
BLOCKS PER GAME:
DJ Mbenga (DAL) 2.8
Jason Maxiell (DET) 1.8
Chris Kaman (LAC) 1.6
Dwight Howard (ORL) 1.5
Francisco Garcia (SAC) 1.4
Darko Milicic (DET) 1.4
Martynas Andriuskevicius (CLE) 1.3
Jamal Sampson (WAS) 1.3
Andris Biedrins (GSW) 1.2
Kendrick Perkins (BOS) 1.2
FIRST TEAM ALL LEAGUE:
J.R. Smith - NOH
Travis Outlaw - POR
Sebastian Telfair - POR
Dwight Howard - ORL
Nate Robinson - NYK
Chris Kaman - LAC
Luke Jackson - CLE
Tony Allen - BOS
Jason Maxiell - DET
Ike Diogu - GSW
SECOND TEAM ALL LEAGUE:
David Lee - NYK
Kevin Martin - SAC
Justin Reed - BOS
Josh Powell - DAL
Linas Kleiza - DEN
Ryan Gomes - BOS
Luis Flores - DEN
Eddie Basden - CHI
Alex Acker - DET
Monta Ellis - GSW
Antoine Wright - NJN
Chris Paul - NOH
Channing Frye - NYK
Leandro Barbosa - PHO
Gerald Fitch - WAS
Ron Slay - PHO
Olumide Oyedeji - CLE