The Orlando Summer League began on Monday and it featured the first four of the 20 games that will be played between the eight teams in the event.
Tuesday promises to be even better, as teammates get more familiar with one another and become more comfortable in their coach’s system.
There are four more games on the slate, so let’s take a look at where and when you can watch them all and preview each one.
Where: Magic Practice Court, Amway Center, Orlando, Florida (Not open to public, only media and professional/team personnel)
When: Tuesday, July 10 beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET
Watch: NBA TV
Live Stream: NBA.com ($14.99 for Orlando and Las Vegas Summer League action from July 9 through July 22)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Utah Jazz – 11:00 a.m. ET
Who Will Win?
The 76ers and Jazz both lost their first game of the summer league, but someone will wind up a winner here.
Philly’s first-rounder, Moe Harkless out of St. John’s, looked excellent in his debut, scoring nine points, grabbing five boards and dishing an assist. If he can continue to improve on that, he’ll earn some consideration for rotation time in the regular season.
The Jazz used a balanced attack in their game against the Pistons on Monday, but ultimately failed. Deron Washington was the high point man with 13.
Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder – 1:00 p.m. ET
This may once again be the Orlando Johnson show for the Pacers, as he exploded for 19 points and nine rebounds in their win over Philly.
OKC is hoping to continue to see more from Perry Jones III, their first-rounder who slid down to No. 28, who netted 16 points in a losing effort against Boston.
Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic – 3:00 p.m. ET
Kim English and Kyle Singler were the stars for the Motor City on Monday. The rookie second-rounder dropped 18, while the former Duke standout contributed 14 in a win over Utah.
Andrew Nicholson might be too much for them to contain, as the Magic rookie put up a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds in a heroic effort against Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics – 5:00 p.m. ET
Jared Sullinger is going to continue to prove to the C’s that they were smart to take a risk on his medically red flagged back. The former Ohio State stud dropped 20 points and snagged six boards coming off the bench.
The Nets are hoping to bounce back and get some strong showings from their young prospects, as they may need many of them to step up if an eventual Dwight Howard trade ends up gutting the roster.
Click here later for the results, top performers and stats from Tuesday’s Orlando Summer League action.