Cavaliers 82, Spurs 70 - A 13-0 start got Cleveland going and that was that for the night. While Anthony Bennett had a monster day of 13 points and 14 rebounds, the high mark for the Cavs came off the bench from Will Cherry. The guard from Montana had 21 points on 9-13 shooting to tie for the game high with San Antonio's Deshaun Thomas. Vander Blue saw just over two minutes of action for the Spurs, missing his one shot and committing a turnover.
D-League Select 94, Hawks 92 - SUDDEN VICTORY BASKETBALL. With the game knotted at 88 after regulation and 92 after the first overtime session, the Summer League rules dictate that the game shall be decided by "next basket wins" rules. And it was BANANAS. Dennis Schroeder saved the ball underneath his own basket, which led to a Devin Ebanks layup and a win for the D-Leaguers. Schroeder was the star of the game scoring 30 points on 9-14 shooting, while the D-League team was led by 30 points off the bench from Tony Mitchell. Trent Lockett was his traditional great self, scoring 18 points, grabbing two rebounds, snaring four steals, and handing out an assist. He also had eight personal fouls due to the 10 foul rule. Oops.
Bulls 103, Nuggets 76 - Well, maybe the Nuggets regret trading Doug McDermott's draft rights to Chicago. The Creighton product had 31 points on 7-12 shooting, and no, that is not a typo. McDermott buried five of his nine three-point attempts and all 12 of his free throws to pull off that nifty scoring feat. Tony Snell was no slouch behind the arc for the Bulls either, hitting on five of his 12 attempts and finishing with 23 points. While the Bulls finished shooting 52.8% behind the arc, it should have been just slightly higher. Davante Gardner played for just over three minutes in this game, uncorked one from behind the arc but missed, and also committed a foul for the sum total of his stat contribution to this game.
Wizards 67, Timberwolves 61 - UGH, seriously? That's the score in a 40 minute game contested between two teams of what amounts to college all-stars? That sucks out loud. I refuse to discuss this at length, so let's focus on what we're here for: Jamil Wilson started the game for Washington and played 25 minutes. He scored 11 points and grabbed two rebounds, while also tallying an assist and a steal. He also had four turnovers, but hey, at least he wasn't Alexey Shved and his five turnovers.
Today's Schedule (all times Central):
3:30pm: D-League Select vs Sacramento (tape delayed to 8am)
5pm: Toronto vs Dallas, NBA TV
5:30pm: San Antonio vs New Orleans (tape delayed to 5am)