NBA Summer League 2017: Scores and Highlights from Tuesday’s Las Vegas Results

Tuesday marked the fifth day of action at the 2017 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, with six games on tap as the class of action is starting to establish itself.

Third overall pick Jayson Tatum and ninth selection Dennis Smith Jr., arguably the two most spectacular rookies through the first four days, sit atop of the marquee. Tatum’s Boston Celtics were set to take on the Philadelphia 76ers (still without Markelle Fultz), while Smith’s Dallas Mavericks looked to move to 3-0 against the Miami Heat. 

Here is a look at how everything played out as the day progressed in Vegas.


Tuesday Summer League Results

San Antonio Spurs 99, Portland Trail Blazers 85

Memphis Grizzlies 84, Utah Jazz 81

Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards (in progress)

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics (in progress)

Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks (8 p.m. ET)

Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8:30 p.m. ET)


San Antonio Spurs 99, Portland Trail Blazers 85

Bryn Forbes knocked down six threes on his way to a 35-point breakout, leading the Spurs to a 99-85 win over the Blazers.

Forbes, a former undrafted free agent who latched on with the Spurs last season, made scoring his very clear goal from the outset. He jacked up 26 shots (making 11), including 11 from three-point range, as he created for himself and bounced off screens throughout.

Olivier Hanlan added 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting, as part of a strong output from the Spurs backcourt. Cory Jefferson (13 points) and Shayne Whittington (10 points, seven rebounds) were also in double figures.

Blazers first-round pick Caleb Swanigan finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds in a strong effort. Former Houston Rockets guard Nick Johnson (10 points) was the only other Blazers player in double figures.

The Spurs’ win moves them to 2-1, while the Blazers are 1-2.


Memphis Grizzlies 84, Utah Jazz 81

Dillon Brooks scored 24 points off the bench as one of three Grizzlies in double figures, as Memphis held on for an 84-81 win over the Jazz despite a brilliant game from Donovan Mitchell.

The Louisville product scorched Memphis for 37 points and recorded eight steals, taking over the game at points for stretches of two-way brilliance. Mitchell was the only Jazz player with double-digit shot attempts (he shot 24 times) and got to the free-throw line 16 times.

Eric Griffin (12 points) was the only other Jazz player in double figures. Utah shot 35.7 percent as a team and hit just five of its 28 free throws.

Wayne Selden (17 points, six rebounds) and Wade Baldwin IV (15 points, six rebounds, five assists) were also in double figures for the Grizzlies.

Brooks, a second-round pick who was sent to Memphis in a draft night trade, put together his most impressive performance in Vegas thus far. He knocked down nine of his 11 shots, including four from distance, and added six rebounds. 

The Grizzlies remain undefeated at 3-0, while Memphis sits at 0-3.

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from Bleacher Report – NBA


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