Las Vegas Summer League: Day 3 Recap

By John Diaz

Jul 14, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Washington Wizards head coach Don Newman instructs his team during a timeout in play against the New York Nicks during an NBA Summer League game at the Cox Pavillion. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Good to see our old pal, former Spurs assistant head coach Don Newman, as the head coach of the Washington Wizards Summer League team.

New York Knicks: 82 (1-1) at Washington Wizards: 69 (0-2)Terrence Jennings led the Knicks to their first win in Summer League, with 16 points and eight rebounds in just 20 minutes of action, while New York’s first round pick, Tim Hardaway Jr., added 9 points in just 9 minutes. Iman Shumpert was a Did Not Play – Coach’s Decision for the Knicks. For the Wizards, Jan Vessely had 10 points and 10 boards, while Chris Singleton tallied 12 points and 5 rebounds, but also had seven fouls.

Los Angeles Clippers: 77 (1-1) at NBA D-League Select: 83 (2-0)The NBA’s D-League Select team moves to 2-0 after a strong performance from Elijah Millsap, who had 21 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. For the Clippers, Reggie Bullock had a poor shooting night, but still had 18 points and 5 rebounds in the losing effort. Samardo Samuels had 15 points and 6 boards for Los Angeles.

Jun 28, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats first round draft pick Cody Zeller (middle), general manager Rich Cho (left), and president of basketball operations Rod Higgins (right) hold up jersey during the introduction press conference at Time Warner Arena. Mandatory Credit: Curtis Wilson-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Bobcats: 86 (1-1) at Dallas Mavericks: 80 (1-1)Cody Zeller had an absolute monster performance in his second Summer League game, with 21 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Bobcats to an 86-80 win over the Mavs. Jeremy Taylor and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 19 and 11 points, respectively.

Jae Crowder had 16 points for the Mavericks, and fouled 8 times. Also, former D-League MVP and Austin Toros star, Justin Dentmon, added 18 points off the bench in 20 minutes.

Los Angeles Lakers: 81 (1-1) at Portland Trail Blazers: 63 (0-2) Jul 14, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre looks into the crowd during a stoppage in play in an NBA Summer League game against the Portland Trailblazers at the Thomas and Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY SportsThe Lakers got their first win of Summer League thanks to a 15-point effort from Lester Hudson, while center Robert Sacre added 8 points and 8 boards. Chris Douglas-Roberts chipped in 6 points, all on free throws. For the Trail Blazers, their frontcourt of Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson, combined for 19 points and 15 rebounds.

Cleveland Cavaliers: 69 (2-0) at Memphis Grizzlies: 58 (0-2)The other Zeller brother, Tyler, had 11 points and 9 rebounds for the Cavs, while last year’s first round pick for Cleveland, Dion Waiters, added 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. For the Grizzlies, the entire team shot 24% for the game, with the loan bright spot being Jack Cooley, who had 20 points and 9 rebounds.

New Orleans Pelicans: 61 (1-1) at Milwaukee Bucks: 69 (2-0)The Pelicans backcourt of Brian Roberts and Austin Rivers had 20 and 15 points respectively, while Bucks guard Dominique Jones had 16 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Ish Smith also added 11 points and 4 assists for Milwaukee.