The 2017 Las Vegas Summer League rolled on Saturday with a jam-packed schedule of eight games from the Cox Pavilion and the Thomas and Mack Center in Paradise, Nevada.
Markelle Fultz of the Philadelphia 76ers and Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers, the top two picks in last month’s NBA draft, took center stage on Day 2. It was the Vegas debut for Fultz, who previously played in the Utah Summer League, while Ball looked to bounce back after a lackluster opener Friday.
Let’s check out the complete slate of matchups, which will get updated with results through the conclusion of play Saturday. That’s followed by a recap of the action.
Memphis Grizzlies 91, Washington Wizards 88
Dallas Mavericks 91, Chicago Bulls 75
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz (6 p.m. ET)
Toronto Raptors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (6:30 p.m. ET)
Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs (8 p.m. ET)
Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers (8:30 p.m. ET)
Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (10 p.m. ET)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Golden State Warriors (10:30 p.m. ET)
Grizzlies 91 (1-0), Wizards 88 (0-1)
Wayne Selden Jr. hit a game-winning jumper while being fouled with 2.3 seconds left to give the Grizzlies a thrilling victory over the Wizards to open their run in the Vegas Summer League.
Selden, who played just 14 NBA games during a rookie season split between Memphis and the New Orleans Pelicans, is making a push for a larger role in year two. He scored a game-high 28 points to go with six rebounds, three steals and two assists.
The NBA highlighted his clutch shot:
Wade Baldwin IV added 19 points for the Grizzlies. Deyonta Davis pulled down an impressive 14 boards but also racked up eight personal fouls (players foul out on their 10th infraction) and scored just two points.
Jared Cunningham led the way for the Wizards with 26 points in 19 minutes. He knocked down seven of his 12 shots from the field and 10 of his 11 free-throw attempts.
J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic commented on the shooting guard’s outing:
Daniel Ochefu also put together a nice effort despite the loss. The Villanova product tallied 13 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks, three assists and two steals.
The Grizzlies will attempt to remain unbeaten Sunday when they battle the Sacramento Kings. The Wizards return to action Monday to face the Heat.
Mavericks 91 (1-0), Bulls 75 (0-1)
The Mavericks put together an efficient day across the board to cruise past the Bulls in both teams’ first game in Vegas.
Most summer-league games are marred by poor shooting and mental mistakes. Dallas bucked the trend by connecting on 46.5 percent of its shots from the field and 88.2 percent from the free-throw line. It also tallied 17 assists compared to 11 turnovers.
Brandon Ashley led the charge with 21 points. The Mavs highlighted some of his work:
Dennis Smith Jr., the team’s first-round pick in this year’s draft, and Yogi Ferrell also reached double figures in scoring with 14 points each for Dallas.
Lauri Markkanen, whom the Bulls acquired as part of the blockbuster Jimmy Butler trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, had a strong debut with 14 points and eight boards. He was one of six Chicago players to hit double digits in points, but the team received little other offense.
Maybe the University of Arizona product played well enough to get his name spelled correctly on his jersey for the next game. Sean Highkin of The Athletic showcased the mistake:
The Phoenix Suns are next up for the Mavericks on Sunday. Chicago’s equipment crew gets an extra day to fix Markkanen’s jersey before the Bulls battle the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.
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