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Marquette Basketball At The NBA Summer League: 7/8/16

Two final Orlando games to check in on, and Vegas gets started, too.

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Henry Ellenson was the big performer of the day at Summer League.
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Mavericks 96, Hornets 92 - Dallas clobbered Charlotte in the second half, winning the post-intermission stretch 58-38 to bounce back from a 15 point deficit and finish the Orlando section of summer league on a high note. Charlotte scored just two points on a pair of freebies in the final 1:49, allowing the Mavs to lock up the win by merely going 2-4 from the line. Ramon Galloway led all scorers with 25 points in the losing effort, while Casey Prather led the Mavericks with 23 points, powered by a 4-7 stretch from downtown.

Vander Blue had an awkward outing for Dallas. His final line was pretty good - 17 points, four rebounds, six assists, a steal - but he had to shoot 6-17 to get there.

Magic White 87, Pistons 84 (OT) - Yes, that’s right, we got overtime in the Orlando Summer League championship game, as Justin Dentmon hit a triple with time winding down to lift the home-ish team to the title over Detroit. The game featured 11 lead changes and 11 ties, which shouldn’t be terribly surprising for a contest that needed extra time to be decided.

Henry Ellenson led the way for the Pistons in their only loss of Summer League action, scoring a game high 22 points. His shooting was a little off, going 7-19 from the floor and 2-7 from long range, but he finished with 11 rebounds for a double-double, so that’s pretty great.

Lakers 85, Pelicans 65 - Los Angeles exploded for 27 points in the second period to take a 15 point lead at halftime, and that was pretty much that for this one. D`Angelo Russell was the star, getting 20 points on 7-12 shooting and adding 11 rebounds and six assists. It’s almost as if he was thinking “hey, I’m a real NBA player, why the hell am I in Vegas for Summer League?”

Jamil Wilson made an appearance for Los Angeles here, playing 19 minutes, scoring three points on 1-3 shooting from long range and adding two rebounds.

Today’s Schedule (all times Central)

7:30pm: LA Lakers vs Philadelphia (ESPN2)
9pm: Dallas vs Miami (NBA TV)