Orlando Summer League
From Thursday, July 9:
Indiana 91, Orlando Blue 85: The Pacers outscored the Magic's blue squad 32-22 in the final frame to come away from the final day of pool play with their first victory of Summer League at the Amway Center.
Orlando's Tyler Harvey missed a three-pointer with 18 seconds left that would have pulled Orlando within one and Joe Young's ensuing free throws after a Peyton Siva foul allowed Indiana to ice the game. The most surprising part of the game is that the Pacers got the win with Myles Turner sitting on the bench in civvies for no other reason than just rest. Turner had been a dynamic presence for Indiana in Summer League up until this point, but it hadn't translated to wins.
Trent Lockett got the start again for Indiana, and ended up with 28 minutes played, second most on the team and third most in the game. Lockett didn't have a shooting touch going (2-7 overall, 0-2 on 3ptrs, 3-6 FT), but he contributed elsewhere with four rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
From Friday, July 10:
Orlando Blue 98, Indiana 74: Well, that's a bit of a turn around.
Five different Magic players scored in double digits, including a double-double from Nnanna Egwu, who had 11 points and 11 rebounds. Only three Pacers cracked double digits, although Joe Young had a game high 28 points. The Magic had a 12 point lead after the first quarter, and things never really came together for the Pacers from there. Did benching Turner, Arinze Onuaku, and Romero Osby have something to do with the blowout? Probably.
Trent Lockett got his third straight start, but it was another short outing for the Minnesota native. He only played 12 minutes and only shot 1-5 for 2 points in his limited minutes. He stayed as active as he could, though, snaring three rebounds along the way as well.
Las Vegas Summer League
From Friday, July 10:
Minnesota 81, Los Angeles Lakers 68 - The first day of Vegas Summer League featured a game with the top two picks in the 2015 NBA Draft: Karl-Anthony Towns and D`Angelo Russell. While both men started for their respective teams, they only combined for 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 10 assists. The real star of the game was Minnesota's Zach LeVine, who had a game high 24 points on 7-17 shooting, including a snazzy 4-8 from long range.
The two teams had a competitive game for the first three quarters, finishing tied at 56 after three frames. But Minnesota ran away with things in the final stanza. Los Angeles trailed by just six points with three minutes left after a Julius Randle dunk, but Minnesota recorded two and-1's in the final three minute to pull away for the win.
Dwight Buycks came off the bench for The Lake Show, and he did not have a good time. While he played just a smidge over 19 minutes, he missed all five of his shots, grabbed just 1 rebound, and had one more turnover (three) than steals (two).
5pm Central: Washington (Jamil Wilson) vs Phoenix (Jerel McNeal), Summer League Live
5:30pm Central: Chicago (Vander Blue) vs Minnesota, NBA TV
7:30pm Central: Los Angeles Lakers vs Philadelphia, NBA TV