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Marquette Basketball In The 2017 NBA Orlando Summer League: July 3

Only one game to look at from yesterday; only one game being played today.

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Memphis Grizzlies Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons 103, New York Knicks 78 - The Pistons led by 10 after one quarter, by 19 at the half, and by 30 at the three-quarter pole. The end.

I mean, we don’t need to get into a deep discussion of this game here, do we? Here’s how the Pistons’ own website described the afternoon for former Marquette big man Henry Ellenson:

Ellenson got the ball rolling with a few eye-opening assists off the dribble in the first quarter, another aspect of his game rare in virtual 7-footers and a big part of why Stan Van Gundy sees such offensive potential for Ellenson. He created layups for both Eric Moreland off the dribble within the half-court offense and for [Luke] Kennard while leading the fast break as the Pistons took a double-digit lead in the first quarter.


Ellenson and Kennard are the two guys the Pistons know – absolutely, positively – will be on the roster. And for an offense that too often lacked the lubricating quality of sharp passing to turn the wheels last season, their ability to create scoring chances for others has to give Van Gundy something to chew on.

Ellenson had another quality performance after posting 21 and 9 in the Summer League lid-lifter, getting 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, and adding a team high seven rebounds along with four assists and two steals. His 17.5 points per game through two contests is fifth best in Orlando and leads the way for the Pistons.

Here’s a highlight package from

Today’s Game

2pm Central: Dallas Mavericks vs Orlando Magic (NBA TV)