Indiana 73, Utah 70 - The Pacers wiped out a seven point lead at the start of the fourth quarter and Rasual Butler hit a three pointer with 28 seconds left to give Indiana the win in the third place game on Championship Day in Orlando. Indiana was led by 18 points from Orlando Johnson, while Chris Roberts had 15 off the bench to lead the Jazz. Jerel McNeal got the start again for Utah, tallying eight points, four rebounds, one assist, and one steal, and a bit of shining praise from TrueHoop that @MarquetteMBB linked to but is now oddly missing from ESPN.com.
Oklahoma City 85, Houston 77 - The Thunder end up with the Orlando Summer League title, but Dwight Buycks gets the real prize. Buycks has agreed to terms with the Toronto Raptors to take on their backup point guard spot, so he ended up not playing in OKC's win yesterday. Makes sense for both sides on that issue: Buycks got what he wanted out of summer league, and OKC wanted to see players who were going to have a chance to play for them.
That wraps up the Orlando Summer League. We have five former Marquette players participating in the Vegas Summer League. Darius Johnson-Odom is with the Nuggets, Vander Blue is playing for the Grizzlies, Trent Lockett connected with the Kings, Junior Cadougan dons a Bucks jersey, and Lazar Hayward surprised everyone by latching on with the Lakers.
In fact, I didn't find out about Hayward's roster spot until after yesterday's post went up, so let's check in on his game.
Cleveland 70, LA Lakers 62 - Well, maybe it wasn't all that exciting. Jermaine Taylor had a game high 18 to lead the Cavaliers, while Cody Zeller chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Marcus Landry was the high man for the Lakers with 14 points. Hayward played eight minutes and only added a rebound to the box score.
Keeping track of these games is going to be a little interesting. With 22 teams in Vegas, they're playing games at two different sites and at overlapping times. Based on the NBA TV schedule, some of the games are tape delayed for regular broadcast, but if you've got the NBA's streaming package, you should be able to watch it live. In the cases where games with a Marquette player is tape delayed, I'll list both the official start time and the NBA TV broadcast time.
Today's Vegas Summer League Schedule:
5pm Central: Sacramento vs Dallas
7pm Central: Memphis vs Chicago
9pm Central: Denver vs Milwaukee