Day seven of the 2010 NBA Summer League in las Vegas carried plenty of fiery performances and heated battles, along with some young talent producing in a short amount of time.
Ed Davis put in a very solid performance in under 20 minutes. Read on for all the top performances and for an idea as to which rookies might make the best impacts in fantasy basketball in 2010:
New York 109, Washington 107
In just the second overtime game of the 2010 NBA Summer League, the Knicks held on for a 109-107 win over the John Wall-less Wizards to finish the week at 3-2.
New York saw 17 different players earn playing time and had five guys score 11 or more points. Toney Douglas paced the Knicks with 19 points (6-of-13 FG, 3-of-6 3PT, 4-of-7 FT), six assists, three rebounds, and two steals. He finished the week averaging 14.0 points, 5.2 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.0 steals per game.
Landry Fields moved into the starting lineup and had 14 points (5-of-11 FG, 4-of-4 FT), four rebounds, two assists, and a steal. A pleasant summer league surprise, he averaged 15.6 points (52.7 FG percent, 23.1 3PT percent, 73.9 FT percent), 4.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals, and 1.2 assists in 26 minutes per game.
New York’s leading scorer was Leo Lyons, who had 21 points (8-of-14 FG, 4-of-5 FT, 1-of-2 3PT), two rebounds, two assists, and two steals in just 21 minutes. Bill Walker added 11 points on three three-pointers and Jaycee Carroll had 12 points off the bench.
Washington’s two most impressive players, John Wall and JaVale McGee, both sat out. Kevin Palmer was bumped into the starting five and had 21 points (8-of-14 FG, 3-of-6 FT, 2-of-4 3PT), eight rebounds, and three assists.
Cartier Martin led the way with 24 points (9-of-16 FG, 3-of-7 3PT, 3-of-3 FT), four rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Lester Hudson, who hit the game-winning jumper last night, added 19 points (6-of-12 FG, 2-of-2 FT), five three-pointers, nine assists, two rebounds, and a steal.
Washington’s No. 23 pick, Trevor Booker, had his first big game of the week with 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
Both teams were pretty evenly matched. They both connected on 38 field goals, New York had 11 three-pointers to Washington’s 10, and the Knicks hit 22 free throws to Washington’s 21. Washington wrapped up the week at 4-1.
Miami 73, Cleveland 69
In a tightly contested battle throughout, the Heat pulled away late and held on for a 73-69 win.
Miami went 4-1 this week despite only scoring more than 78 points in one game. They were paced tonight by Antywane Robinson, who had 15 points (6-of-12 FG, 3-of-5 3PT), three rebounds, and a steal.
Weyinmi Efejuku had 13 points, two assists, one rebound, and a steal in 22 minutes off the bench, while rookie Jarvis Varnado had eight points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks.
Patrick Beverley added six points, nine rebounds, four steals, two assists, and a block.
The Cavs were led by Danny Green, who had 17 points (7-of-15 FG, 2-of-5 3PT), two rebounds, two steals, and two blocks. J.J. Hickson, who was averaging 24.3 points and 7.3 rebounds coming into tonight, had just four points and three rebounds, but played only 20 minutes as the Cavs looked to get some other players involved.
Pooh Jeter had 11 points, five assists, two rebounds, and a steal, and Christian Eyenga added 10 points, three rebounds, and an assist.
Jerome Dyson chipped in with 14 points (4-of-13 FG, 2-of-5 3PT), four steals, three rebounds, one assist, and a steal in 29 minutes off the bench.
After shooting over 45 percent in their first three games (and over 50 percent in two of those games), the Cavs struggled, going just 26-of-68 (38.2 percent) from the field.
Toronto 101, New Orleans 93
The Raptors scored 100 points for the fourth time in five games and went on a 22-9 run over the last 5:58 for a 101-93 win, and the week culminated with a perfect 5-0 record.
DeMar DeRozan, Sonny Weems, and Joey Dorsey all sat out for Toronto, but in the end it didn’t matter.
Ronald Dupree had 24 points (7-of-14 FG, 10-of-14 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, and a block, while Cheikh Samb had 19 points (8-of-11 FG), six rebounds, and a whopping seven blocked shots.
Rookie Ed Davis played just 19 minutes, but finished with 14 points, six rebounds, and an assist. He averaged 12.6 points (63.2 FG percent), 6.0 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks in 25 minutes per game.
Sharpshooter Michael Roll had 11 points and four rebounds while Bobby Brown added 15 points (7-of-11 FG), three assists, and a steal off the bench.
Both New Orleans rookies continued their development nicely this week with strong games to close the week.
Quincy Pondexter had his best game with 26 points (7-of-15 FG, 12-of-15 FT), four rebounds, and two assists. He averaged 15.2 points (40.7 FG percent, 33.3 3PT percent, 78.4 FT percent), 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.2 steals for the week.
Craig Brackins had his first double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, and a steal.
The Hornets got back-to-back 20 point games from Maurice Ager, who had 21 points (8-of-15 FG), five rebounds, and three assists.
Off the bench, Kyle Hines had 10 points, seven rebounds, two steals, one block, and an assist, while Aubrey Coleman added 12 points.
New Orleans shot just 37.5 percent and finished at 0-5.
San Antonio 77, Los Angeles Clippers 62
The Spurs held the Clippers to eight second-quarter points and the outcome was never in doubt as they coasted to a 77-62 win to move to 4-0 for the week.
Alonzo Gee paced San Antonio with 20 points (7-of-12 FG, 2-of-3 3PT), six rebounds, and a steal. Tyler Wilkerson added 12 points, six rebounds, and three steals.
Other than those two, the Spurs didn’t have anyone in double-digit scoring, but had five guys with six to eight points.
Gary Neal had eight points, four rebounds, three assists, two three-pointers, and a steal, while Curtis Jerrells added six points, seven assists, five steals, and two rebounds.
The Spurs shot 42.0 percent, but held the Clippers to just 34.7 percent shooting. The Clips haven’t broke 72 points in four games.
Al-Farouq Aminu led L.A. with 16 points (4-of-9 FG, 2-of-5 3PT), four rebounds, and a block. DeAndre Jordan had 11 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block as well.
Rookie Eric Bledsoe struggled, going just 1-of-5 from the field and finishing with seven points, four assists, three steals, three rebounds, and eight turnovers.
Sacramento 76, Chicago 75
Tyrese Rice played 14 minutes and scored just one point on Saturday night.
It was the difference in the game.
Rice hit a free throw with 1.6 seconds left and the Kings went to 4-1 with a 76-75 victory over the Bulls.
Rice finished with one point, five assists, and a steal.
Omri Casspi came off the bench to lead the Kings in scoring with 22 points (6-of-12 FG, 5-of-9 3PT, 5-of-6 FT), five rebounds, one steal, and a block.
Temple standout Dionte Christmas had 13 points (4-of-6 FG, 2-of-4 3PT, 3-of-3 FT), two rebounds, one assist, and a steal.
Rookies DeMarcus Cousins and Hassan Whiteside added 10 points apiece. Cousins shot just 3-of-15 from the floor and had seven rebounds, two blocks, and a steal, while Whiteside added four rebounds, three blocks, and a steal of his own.
Chicago was once again led by Samardo Samuels, who had 17 points (6-of-8 FG, 5-of-7 FT), seven rebounds, and two steals. He’s averaging 18.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in his last two games.
Matt Bouldin added 12 points, two assists, and two steals, while James Johnson pitched in with 10 points, six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal.
Trent Plaisted had six points and eight rebounds off the bench.
Sacramento shot just 35.9 percent (Chicago hit 42.9 percent of their shots), but had eight three-pointers to make up the difference.
Portland 67, Minnesota 60
The Blazers had four players score between 11 and 15 points and used a 24-15 third quarter to pull away from the Timberwolves 67-60.
Luke Babbitt paced Portland with 15 points (3-of-6 3PT), five rebounds, and three steals. He’s averaging a solid 12.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.3 steals through four games.
The second-leading scorer was second-round pick Armon Johnson, who had 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Johnson has scored in double-digits in three straight games.
Dante Cunningham had 14 points, nine rebounds, three steals, and two blocks in 27 minutes, while Jeff Pendergraph added seven points, 12 rebounds, and four assists. The two are quite a formidable force in the middle, averaging a combined 23.0 points, 16.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game.
Patty Mills had 11 points, five rebounds, and four assists as well.
Once again, Minnesota was without the services of No. 4 pick Wes Johnson, who sat out with a hamstring injury. Patrick O’Bryant was the top performer for the T’Wolves with 16 points (7-of-10 FG), 10 rebounds, three blocks, and an assist.
Deon Thompson had his second-straight double-double with 13 points (6-of-8 FG), 12 rebounds, and two assists. In three games, he’s averaging 11.7 points (53.6 FG percent), 10.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 1.0 blocks.
Lazar Hayward was back in the lineup and finished with 10 points, five rebounds, and a block. Jeremy Pargo added 11 points, four rebounds, two assists, and a steal.
Atlanta 97, NBA D-League Select Team 86
After holding second-half leads in their first three games, the D-League Select Team couldn’t keep up with Atlanta, and the Hawks rolled to a 97-86 win to even their record at 2-2.
Jeff Teague and Jordan Crawford were a dynamic backcourt duo, combining for 37 points (59.1 FG percent, 100.0 FT percent) and seven assists.
Teague shot 7-of-11 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free throw line to finish with 19 points, four assists, and a block. Crawford went 6-of-11 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line to add 18 points, three assists, two rebounds, and two steals.
Between Crawford and Teague, the Hawks are getting 32.3 points, 7.0 assists, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.8 steals per game.
Trey Gilder added 10 points (5-of-5 FG), eight rebounds, and an assist, while Alade Aminu pitched in with eight points, six rebounds, and three blocks.
The Hawks got 42 points off the bench. Jermario Davidson had nine and seven rebounds, Randolph Morris had eight and six rebounds, James Augustine had eight, five rebounds, and three assists, and Luke Jackson finished with eight, two three-pointers, and two rebounds.
Mark Tyndale led the DSL with 21 points (5-of-7 FG, 11-of-11 FT), three rebounds, and a block. He’s averaging 13.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 1.0 steals in four games.
Curtis Withers shot 7-of-8 from the field to finish with 19 points, six rebounds, three assists, and a steal. Mike Gansey had 15 points (his third game with 15-plus points) and six rebounds.
Jonathan Wallace added 11 points, four assists, three rebounds, and two steals, while Yaroslav Korolev pitched in with 10 points and two rebounds off the bench.
The Hawks shot 50.0 percent from the field, outrebounded the DSL 41-31, and committed just 10 turnovers.