Charlotte 86, Dallas 80 - The Bobcats were up 10 after the first 10 minutes and 22 after 20 minutes, which proved to be too big of a hole for the Mavericks to climb out of by the end. Cody Zeller was the standout for Charlotte with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Justin Dentmon was the high scorer for the Mavericks with 18 points. Jae Crowder was kind of all over the place in this game. 16 points, two rebounds, three assists: Good. Eight fouls and five turnovers: Bad.
LA Lakers 81, Portland 63 - A 25-10 advantage for the Lakers in the second quarter was the jumping off point for this game getting out of hand, specifically a 21-2 run to end the half. The big player in that run? Marquette's own Lazar Hayward, who scored nine of his 13 points in the game. Lester Hudson led the Lakers with 15 points, while C.J. McCollum tied Hudson for the game high by chipping in 15 for the Trail Blazers.
Cleveland 69, Memphis 58 - GAH. I didn't catch the first half of this game (Sharknado isn't going to watch itself), but the second half was misery. Well, at least from the perspective of focusing on what Vander Blue was doing. Presumably by design, Blue's entire offensive responsibility was to run to a corner and stand there and wait for a kick out. Meanwhile, Tony Wroten was failing at things like posting up St. Mary's standout Matthew Dellavadova. Yeah. Blue finished with nine points (2-8 shooting), six rebounds and a steal. Dion Waiters had a game high 23 points for the Cavaliers, while Jack Cooley finished with 20 points, nine rebounds, and one emasculation from the NBA TV announcing crew.
Milwaukee 69, New Orleans 61 - The Pelicans learned a valuable lesson last night: Don't foul Dominique Jones. The Milwaukee guard hit on 10 of 12 free throw attempts, including six in the fourth quarter, to help the Bucks pull away from New Orleans late. Jones finished with 16 points to lead the Milwaukee, while Brian Roberts had a game high 20 points in the loss. Junior Cadougan did not play for Milwaukee.
Today's Vegas Summer League Schedule:
7pm Central: LA Lakers vs LA Clippers
7:30pm Central: Sacramento vs Golden State (12:30am on NBA TV)
9:30pm Central: Denver vs Chicago (3am on NBA TV)