NBA Summer League 2017: Friday Scores, Highlights and Las Vegas Results

Las Vegas Summer League action continued Friday at the Cox Pavilion and the Thomas and Mack Center in Paradise, Nevada, with many of the NBA‘s brightest young stars taking center stage.

Friday’s slate featured eight games, and although the Los Angeles Lakers and Lonzo Ball were off and Philadelphia 76ers No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz was out due to injury, there were plenty of top prospects to keep track of.

Chief among them were Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson and Chicago Bulls big man Lauri Markkanen.

Here is a full rundown of games with updated results throughout the night and recaps of how each contest played out.

 

Saturday’s Schedule

Atlanta Hawks 92, Houston Rockets 86

Washington Wizards vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 4:30 p.m. ET

Utah Jazz vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 6 p.m. ET

Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 6:30 p.m. ET

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets, 8 p.m. ET

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls, 8:30 p.m. ET

Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns, 10 p.m. ET

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors, 10:30 p.m. ET

 

Hawks 92 (3-2), Rockets 86 (2-3)

The Atlanta Hawks exploded for 34 points in the fourth quarter, overcoming a six-point deficit to down the Houston Rockets.

While it took Atlanta some time to truly find its offensive rhythm, it finished the contest shooting a solid 46.7 percent from the field, while the Rockets converted just 41.8 percent of their attempts.

Much of the focus was on Hawks first-round draft pick John Collins, and he didn’t disappoint, providing some highlight-reel dunks.

As seen in this video courtesy of the Hawks’ official Twitter account, Collins proved difficult to stop when he created some space in the paint:

Although Collins finished with only seven points and five rebounds, the Wake Forest product flashed his big-time potential.

The biggest starring performance for the Hawks came from unheralded guard Trent Lockett, who led the team with 17 points to go along with five rebounds, three assists and two blocks.

He doesn’t receive nearly the amount of attention Collins does, but he proved in the game that he has some remarkable hops in his own right:

Despite coming out on the losing end, the Rockets benefited from some solid performances, with L.J. Peak and Chris Johnson scoring 19 and 17 points, respectively.

The Rockets traded much of their depth to land guard Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers, which means there should be open roster sports.

Peak went undrafted out of Georgetown, but he was 6-of-8 from the field Friday and made his case to be considered as a bench player in 2017-18.  

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