Sacramento 80, Chicago 61 - This is how Summer League goes sometimes. You get to the quarterfinals as the #1 seed out of 24 teams, but the guy you traded up to get tweaks his foot slightly. You sit him down because hey, no need to play on a slightly tweaked foot, and you get slapped around and booted from the tournament. That's what happened to the Bulls and Doug McDermott yesterday. In case the 13 point halftime lead didn't get the message across, the Kings outscored the Bulls 22-12 in the fourth to ice the game. Five different Kings scored either 10 or 11 points, while Tony Snell had a game high 20 points for the Bulls. Davante Gardner played three minutes, missed both of his three point attempts and grabbed two rebounds.
Washington 95, San Antonio 94 (3OT) - Apparently Sudden Victory Basketball Rules only apply to pool play games, as the two teams scored 12 total points in the second overtime. Basketball is always a game of runs but it was out of control in this game, as the Spurs went on a 20-1 spurt to take a lead, but a 17-2 blast from the Wizards dragged them back into it in the third quarter. Overtime was brought to you courtesy of a jumper from Vander Blue with 36 seconds left that knotted things at 81. Fast forward to the waning seconds of double overtime, when it looked like the Spurs might have this locked up. That's when Jamil Wilson found Glen Rice, Jr.:
That was as the buzzer sounded, earning everyone another two minutes. Then, after Otto Porter had given the Wiz a lead on a split pair of free throws, Jamil Wilson did this:
So, yeah. Nice job by you, Jamil. Vines courtesy of Bullets Forever, and please let them have their nice moment with Jamil. I don't have the heart to tell them about the last three years.
Blue finished with 13 points on 6-13 shooting, plus four rebounds, five assists, and four steals. Wilson ultimately didn't have a major impact on the stat book, scoring six points and collecting three rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes.
With the Bulls and Spurs losing, that brings Gardner and Blue's Summer League to a close. Final stats:
Today's Schedule (all times Central)
7pm: Washington vs Sacramento, NBA TV