It’s July, which means it’s time for the NBA Summer League to get started. Actually, things got started on Saturday, July 2, so let’s rewind way back there to see what everyone’s favorite former Golden Eagles got up to in the first day of action, then we’ll catch up on Day 2 as well.
Thunder 86, Mavericks 85 - Five OKC players scored in double digits, including Cameron Payne, who had 16 points which was capped off with the game winning three pointer with 3.6 seconds left. We almost had a great moment in Marquette Summer League history as Vander Blue ended up with the ball in his hands as the clock wound to zero, but his shot at the buzzer missed. Blue finished with 14 points on 4-11 shooting. He also contributed two rebounds, an assist, and a steal in over 29 minutes.
Pistons 81, Knicks 49 - If the game wasn’t decided by Detroit having an 11 point lead at halftime, it was definitely decided by the 21-9 advantage for the Pistons in the third quarter. New York went 5-16 from the field in the second quarter, then didn’t have a field goal at all in the final six minutes of the third. Henry Ellenson made his Summer League debut in the starting lineup for the Pistons, playing just over 26 minutes. He went 4-13 from the field (bad), but 2-5 from behind the three point line (good!). He also grabbed eight rebounds and chipped in a steal, too.
Nope, nothing. Both the Mavericks and the Pistons had Sunday off. See, this is why we waited a day to bring you the update.
Schedule for Monday, July 4 (all times Central, all games on NBA TV):
12pm: Dallas vs Orlando White
2pm: Detroit vs Orlando Blue