Saturday featured a number of summer league games in Las Vegas—seven to be exact—and while not every moment provided a valuable NBA lesson, a handful of players and themes stuck out among the rest.
Despite losing by nearly 20 points, the Portland Trail Blazers got a solid showing from C.J. McCollum. John Henson, meanwhile, put on a show for the Milwaukee Bucks, and his was in a winning effort.
The Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards even combined efforts to make summer league history—although they probably wish they hadn’t.
The official Las Vegas tournament doesn’t begin until Wednesday, July 17, but each preliminary game leading up to the event should provide entertainment.
Summer league competition may not compete with the regular season, but for fans who have been craving basketball, this is a must-watch time of year.