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Marquette In The NBA Las Vegas Summer League: 7/12/15

Lots of dudes in action on Saturday out in Sin City...

Hey, Vander, while you're there, ask Tyus Jones if his brother wants to play for Wojo.
Hey, Vander, while you're there, ask Tyus Jones if his brother wants to play for Wojo.
Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix 86, Washington 77 - This one was over early, as the Suns used an 11-0 run to win the first quarter 20-9 and then didn't come out on the losing end of any of the final three periods.  It didn't look like that was going to be the case in the early going with Jarrid Famous scoring five of the game's first seven points for the Wizards, but eventually the avalanche was too much for them to handle.  Archie Goodwin had 22 points for Phoenix, while T.J. Warren added 20.  Kelly Oubre had 20 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort.

Jamil Wilson saw 18 minutes of action for the Wizards, scoring six points on 2-7 shooting, including 1-4 from long range.  He also added two rebounds and an assist.  Jerel McNeal started for Phoenix, but only played 13 minutes and went scoreless on two shots.

Chicago 84, Minnesota 71 - The story of the game was like this: Bulls took an advantage in the odd numbered quarters, and the Timberwolves only managed to take a point or two back in the even numbered quarters.

If Summer League can be taken to mean anything, the Bulls might have something in Bobby Portis.  The 2015 draft pick from Arkansas had 23 points on 9-14 shooting, including 3-4 from distance.  The seven rebounds and an assist were a nice touch, too.  The T-Wolves were led by 20 points from Zach LaVine, but he had to shoot 5-20 to get there.

Vander Blue got the start for Chicago, and played over 31 minutes.  He had a quiet shooting day, only going 2-4 and missing both of his three-point attempts.  Blue was relentless at getting to the line, though, creating 10 attempts even though he only made five of them.  The former Marquette guard also contributed two rebounds and three assists to go with his nine points.

Los Angeles Lakers 68, Philadelphia 60 - While the score is low, the action was high as this game had 11 lead changes, including Anthony Brown putting LA in front for good with a triple with 3:50 remaining.  This duel between the #2 and #3 picks in the 2015 NBA Draft lived up to its billing, with D`Angelo Russell getting 14 points, eight rebounds, and three assists, while Jahlil Okafor had 19 points, 11 rebounds, and three assists in the losing effort.

Dwight Buycks played just 5:44 for the Lakers and only contributed one missed shot to the box score.

Sunday's Schedule (all times Central):

3pm: Washington vs D-League Select (Summer League Live, 5am NBA TV)
3:30pm: Phoenix vs Houston (NBA TV)
5pm: Chicago vs Toronto (Summer League Live, 3am NBA TV)