Washington 85, Dallas 79 - Since Jamil Wilson's on the team, we keep getting to talk about Jarrid Famous. He's never played in an NBA game, but that might be changing after this summer league season. He had team highs in points (16) and rebounds (9) as the Wizards finally picked up a win in their final pool play game of the Vegas League.
This actually counts as an escape win for Washington, as they had a 17 point lead at one point in the third quarter. Dallas would cut it to just a four point margin with a minute to play on a three pointer by Justin Anderson, but the Wizards locked up the win with two free throws from Scott Machado with 15 seconds left in the game.
Jamil Wilson played 10 minutes off the bench and had a nice little game. He scored seven points on 3-4 shooting and grabbed three rebounds as well.
Brooklyn 87, Chicago 86 - NINE POINTS. The Bulls had a nine point lead with 63 seconds left to play. This should have been over, except Brooklyn has Ryan Boatright. The undrafted guard from Connecticut had five points in the final 34 seconds, including this floater with... an iffy foul as well. The ensuing FT gave Brooklyn a 1 point lead with 2.4 to play and Doug McDermott's last second prayer clanged away.
That final free throw gave Boatright a game high 21 points, which included an 11-12 outing at the free throw line. Chicago had four guys score in double digits, led by 19 points from McDermott, who missed all three long range attempts he tried. Man, it is WEIRD talking about Doug missing threes.
Vander Blue started and played 21 minutes for the Bulls, but was held scoreless on just one field goal attempt. He did grab six rebounds and dish two assists, though.
Phoenix 91, Utah 82 - The Suns never trailed in this one after opening on a 11-2 run. They would lead by as many as 19 at one point in the fourth quarter, and the Jazz had to score the final nine points of the game over the final three minutes to make this score look as close as it did.
Phoenix rookie Devin Booker had a game high 18 points on 7-18 shooting, while Utah was led by 13 points from three different players, two of whom were coming off the bench to get their points.
Jerel McNeal came off the bench to play 21 minutes for Phoenix. He had six points on 2-6 shooting, including burying his only long range attempt of the game. McNeal also contributed a rebound, two assists, and a steal, but he did commit five fouls, too.
Today's Schedule (all times Central):
7pm: Washington vs Utah (Summer League Live, 5am NBA TV)
7:30pm: Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas (NBA TV)
9pm: Chicago vs Cleveland (Summer League Live, 8am NBA TV)