More than 125,000 fans went to the games in Las Vegas a year ago. Hopefully, the Bulls will have a player or two to add to that list soon.
Stick with Keeping It Heel for continued coverage of UNC alumni in the NBA Summer League. A roster led by Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma helped the Lakers win the Las Vegas summer league title last summer, but this year's squad doesn't appear to have the same star power.
First-round draft pick Moe Wagner had 13 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots, but the Lakers' summer league team finished 0-3 at the California Classic after a 77-71 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday afternoon at the Golden 1 Center. Four seemed to be the magic number for the 6-foot-7 forward, as he knocked down four of his seven 3-point attempts, all four of his free throw attempts and finished the game with four steals.
No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns will be the top attraction Friday at the start of the NBA Summer League, where all 30 franchises will be represented for the first time in a tournament that stretches through July 17.
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Residents lined up for water under the scorching sun as temperatures rose to 35 degrees, raising risks of heat stroke. Dozens of people remain missing and more than 200,000 households are without water, the government said on Thursday.
Wayne Selden scored 26 points for Memphis.
He leads the Sacramento circuit in scoring with 23 points per game, and he also recorded eight rebounds and six assists in his first game.
Jackson had 13 points, six rebounds, one assist and a steal for the Pelicans in 13 minutes of play before being sidelined. He said decades later, the investment is still paying off, setting an example for Summer League stars to follow when they get their first paycheck. He went 8-for-19 from the field, including 4 for 7 from 3-point range. On Thursday night, he notched his third consecutive double-double in a 15-point, 12-rebound game against the Atlanta Hawks. Despite shooting 4-for-16 from the field, the Duke product filled the stat sheet with 11 points, seven assists and eight rebounds in the Jazz's 92-76 win over the Spurs. In just over 27 minutes of action, the Grizzlies' rookie forward scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds and his team won 95-92.