NBA Summer League 2012 Stats: Jared Sullinger, Perry Jones and Other Top Players
The NBA Summer League has just begun, but some teams may already be regretting their decisions to pass up on major stars in the NBA draft.
Day 1 has come to an end, and there were eight teams in action in Orlando on July 9.
Here is a rundown of each game.
Brooklyn Nets (88) vs. Orlando Magic (92)
Andrew Nicholson, The No. 19 overall pick, scored 24 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Orlando Magic on 8-for-16 shooting. He showed the ability to hit some crafty jump hooks with a defender in his face, and he finished off a three-point play in the paint to give his team the lead for good.
The Magic's No. 49 overall pick, Kyle O'Quinn, scored 16 points on 8-for-10 shooting.
Al Thornton led the Brooklyn Nets in scoring with 18 on 6-for-14 shooting. Tyshawn Taylor put up 17 points, six rebounds and three assists. He turned the ball over four times and committed six personal fouls.
Boston Celtics (73) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (65)
Jared Sullinger and Perry Jones III did their best to dispel the notion that the two won't have successful NBA careers due to lingering injuries.
Sullinger scored 20 points and pulled down six rebounds on 6-for-12 shooting, including a deciding three-point play.
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Jones scored 16 points and grabbed eight boards.
E'Twaun Moore was the Celtics' second-leading scorer with 16 points on a not-so-efficient 6-for-16 from the field.
Lazar Hayward contributed 18 points and nine rebounds by going a perfect 9-for-9 from the stripe, but it was Reggie Jackson who led all Oklahoma City scorers with 19.
Utah Jazz (73) vs. Detroit Pistons (76)
Kim English led all scorers with 18 points on 5-for-9 shooting, going 3-for-4 from downtown to help the Pistons beat the Jazz.
Brandon Knight chipped in with 17 points and six assists in 30 minutes of play. Kyle Singler, who didn't play in the NBA lsat season, contributed 14 points to the cause.
Andre Drummond scored eight points and had five boards on 4-for-6 shooting in 27 minutes. The former UConn Husky also blocked a pair of shots.
Alec Burks led all Utah scorers with 10 points, but turned the ball over four times. Enes Kanter, the third overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, scored just three points and had five rebounds on 1-for-7 shooting.
Indiana Pacers (69) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (63)
Orlando Johnson, who was traded from the Sacramento Kings to the Indiana Pacers after being selected at No. 36 overall, led all scorers with 19 points and also had nine rebounds.
The 26th pick in the draft, Miles Plumlee, pulled down 10 boards and scored nine points on 3-for-8 shooting.
Former Kansas State Wildcat Jacob Pullen went 5-for-11 from the field and led the 76ers with 15 points by going 3-for-6 from behind the arc. Xavier Silas and Justin Holiday both scored 10 points each for Philadelphia, going a combined 6-for-19.
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