Day Two in Las Vegas for the 2010 NBA Summer League was just as exciting as day one, as Ty Lawson tore it up again, and several other players put up performances worth noting.
Read on for all the action and star performances from the NBA Las Vegas Summer League:
Toronto 103, Phoenix 69
The Raptors opened up their summer league with a bang, rolling to a 103-69 blowout over the Suns.
Toronto shot 56.1 percent from the field, grabbed 46 rebounds as a team, and had six players in double-digit scoring.
Sonny Weems led all scorers with 19 points to go along with three rebounds, two assists, and a steal. He did struggle from the foul line (5-of-11).
Last year’s No. 9 pick DeMar DeRozan was next in line with 16 points (4-of-9 FG, 8-of-11 FT), two rebounds, and one steal.
This year’s lottery pick, Ed Davis, had a strong outing in his first summer league game, with 15 points (7-of-11 FG), eight rebounds, two blocks, and an assist in only 25 minutes.
Bobby Brown had 11 points and six assists, Ronald Dupree had 11 points and five rebounds, and Michael Roll added 10 off the bench.
Second-round pick Solomon Alabi had eight points, six rebounds, two blocks, and an assist in 17 minutes as a reserve.
Once again, the Suns had difficulty putting the ball in the hoop. They shot just 32.4 percent from the field (24-of-74), 14.3 percent from the three-point line (2-of-14), and 50.0 percent from the foul line (19-of-38).
Only three players cracked double-digits for Phoenix. Gani Lawal led the way with 18 points (7-of-11 FG), six rebounds, one steal, and one block.
Earl Clark had 15 points, five rebounds, and two steals, while Shaun Pruitt added 10 points, seven rebounds, and a block off the bench.
Denver 92, Los Angeles Lakers 74
Ty Lawson doesn’t play games. He once again set the pace for the Nuggets, controlling tempo and game speed to lead the Nuggets to a 92-74 win to improve to 2-0 in Vegas.
Lawson was impressive once again, going for 18 points (6-of-12 FG, 5-of-6 FT), seven assists, and one steal.
Coby Karl had 12 points, seven rebounds, two steals, and an assist in his second-straight solid performance in a starter’s role. Shane Edwards added 10 points, five rebounds, three steals, and two assists.
The Nuggets were getting a great contribution from Brian Butch, who had six points, eight rebounds, and two blocks in 14 minutes. But he had to leave the game on a stretcher with a knee injury in the third quarter and did not return. The severity of the injury has yet to be determined.
Othello Hunter (14 points, four rebounds, two blocks, one steal) and Antonio Anderson (12 points, two three-pointers, two assists, one block) were bench sparks for Denver.
Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter once again had great numbers for L.A., but the Lakers couldn’t find anyone else to get involved.
Ebanks led all scorers with 24 points (8-of-16 FG, 2-of-3 3PT), three steals, two assists, and one rebound.
Caracter had his second straight double-double with 17 points (7-of-12 FG), 12 rebounds, and four assists.
Only one other Laker hit double-digit scoring. D.J. Strawberry had 10 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 16 minutes.
Tyler Sanborn had two points, six rebounds, and two blocks off the bench.
Detroit 89, Golden State 69
The Pistons used a 36-20 third quarter run to pull away from Golden State and cruise to an 89-69 win.
Austin Daye had his second-straight impressive performance on Saturday afternoon, with 20 points (8-of-20 FG, 2-of-4 3PT), five rebounds, four assists, and three blocks.
DaJuan Summers pitched in with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Jonas Jerebko added 11 points, seven rebounds, and an assist.
Rookie Greg Monroe had a much better shooting night, improving to 4-of-6 from the field en route to 11 points. He also put up eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals, and had a whopping plus/minus of +28.
Terrico White came back to earth a little bit after a great opening game, finishing with just seven points, three rebounds, and an assist.
Off the bench, Mac Koshwal had nine points and six rebounds and Elijah Millsap had seven points, four rebounds, three steals, and two assists.
Detroit shot 51.4 percent from the field and used great ball movement (18 team assists compared to eight for Golden State) to get their open looks.
Reggie Williams was once again the go-to guy for the Warriors, finishing with 16 points, four rebounds, and three assists.
Brandan Wright added 13 points and two rebounds. Andre Brown had his second consecutive double-digit rebound performance, pulling down 11.
Houston 87, Dallas 78
The Rockets seem to do one thing very well when it comes to NBA summer leagues, and that’s winning.
Houston won their eighth straight game by rallying back in the fourth quarter to hold off the Mavs 87-78.
Much like the first game, Jermaine Taylor was the story for the Rockets, scoring 21 points (7-of-11 FG, 1-of-2 3PT, 6-of-8 FT) with four rebounds and three assists.
Jordan Hill had 14 points, five rebounds, and two steals. Houston had no other players in double-digit scoring, but each player found ways to contribute.
Rookie Patrick Patterson shot just 3-of-11 from the field, but added eight rebounds. Chase Budinger didn’t look to shoot much, but still grabbed nine rebounds, two steals, and two assists.
Off the bench, rookie Armon Johnson went 6-of-6 from the free throw line to chip in with eight points, Blake Ahearn added four assists, and Dwight Lewis had nine points, two rebounds, and two assists.
For Dallas, Roddy Beaubois shook off the rust of a 3-of-16 shooting performance in Friday’s opener to dominate with 28 points (12-of-20 FG, 2-of-6 3PT), four rebounds, and four assists.
Omar Samhan looked like the NCAA Tournament version of himself, putting up 17 points (8-of-12 FG), six rebounds, and three steals.
Outside of those two, the Mavs didn’t get much help. Dominique Jones had 10 points, four rebounds, and three assists. Other than that, no Maverick had more than six points, four rebounds, or one assist.
Dallas fell to 0-2 in summer league play.