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Marquette At The NBA Las Vegas Summer League: 7/17/15

Two former Golden Eagles advanced to the Summer League quarterfinals with wins on Thursday.

Vander Blue, giving Sauce Castillo the business.
Vander Blue, giving Sauce Castillo the business.
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Phoenix 106, Milwaukee 80 - Five Suns scored in double figures led by 23 from T.J. Warren as Phoenix advanced the Summer League quarterfinals.

It was actually the Bucks with the early advantage, as they led 25-19 after 1 quarter.  Phoenix wiped out that lead and tied the game at 33 with just under 7 to play in the second, leading to a 2 point margin favoring Milwaukee at the half.  A 21-1 run by the Suns in the 3rd quarter saw them taking control of the game with a 74-59 lead and they were able to cruise from there.

Jerel McNeal saw 18 minutes of action for the victors in a reserve role.  He split both of his field goal attempts and both of his free throw attempts to finish with three points, but he added two rebounds, five assists, and a steal.

New Orleans 97, Washington 81 - We have to ask the question as to whether Seth Curry is jealous of his big brother.

The younger Curry boosted his 20 point game streak to four as the Pelicans defeated the Wizards to advance to the quarterfinals.  Curry scored 26 points on 12-21 shooting and was a surprisingly bad 1-5 behind the three point line.  The Pelicans had the advantage in every quarter of the game as they slowly pulled away from the Wizards on the backs of five players who scored in double digits.

The team didn't do well, but Jamil Wilson had a nice outing off the bench for Washington.  Wilson played just over 19 minutes and went 4-9 from the field for 10 points.  He was 2-7 from long range, though.  Wilson also grabbed seven rebounds and chipped in a steal.

Chicago 84, Toronto 80 - It's the Doug McDermott Show, starring Doug McDermott as Doug McDermott!

The Creighton product scored 22 of his 28 points after halftime to ignite a Bulls rally from a 13 point deficit at the break and lead Chicago to an upset of the top seeded Raptors.  The wild part is that McBuckets did this without his traditionally laser eyed sights from long range, as he hit just one of his five attempts from behind the line.

Vander Blue was a busy man for Chicago.  He played 31 minutes and scored eight points on 3-7 shooting.  He also grabbed seven defensive rebounds, dished out a team high four assists, and came up with two steals.  He scored five of his eight points in the fourth quarter to help propel the Bulls to the semifinals on Friday, and it was his layup with 6:19 remaining that gave Chicago their first lead since the first quarter.

Today's Consolation Bracket schedule (All times Central):

5:30pm: Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah (NBA TV)
9pm: Washington vs Denver (Summer League Live, 11am Saturday NBA TV)