Ben McLemore hushed the criticism of his summer league performance thus far with a 26-point effort on Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors defeated McLemore and the Kings 81-70, but Sactown fans have to happy the rookie's 8-of-14 shooting which included making 3-of-6 from beyond the arc.
It was quite the departure from his 2-for-18 shooting from three in his first two games.
The Raptors were paced by second-year center Jonas Valanciunas, who had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead Toronto to the victory. The Kings are still winless in Vegas while the Raptors improved to 2-1.
Here are the highlights:
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T'Wolves Takes Down the Heat to Earn Their First Win in Vegas
Led by undrafted rookie Brandon Paul's 13 points, the Minnesota Timberwolves upended the Miami Heat 80-71 on Tuesday.
The team made 61 percent of their threes to key the win. James Ennis did manage 11 points in a losing effort for the Heat, who fell to 1-2 in Las Vegas while the T'Wolves improved to the same mark.
Minnesota rookie Shabazz Muhammad had seven points on 3-for-10 shooting. Here are the highlights of the game:
Golden State Warriors Defeat Milwaukee Bucks Behind Lance Goulbourne
Lance Goulbourne scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds in just under 16 minutes of action to lead the Warriors past the Bucks, 84-72.
The Dubs used a balanced attack that featured five men in double figures. The Bucks were led by John Henson's nine points and 15 rebounds, but the big man entering his second NBA season did have eight turnovers.
The Warriors remain undefeated in Vegas at 3-0, and the Bucks lost their first summer league contest and fell to 2-1. Here are the highlights:
Chicago Bulls Out-Last Portland Trail Blazers in Overtime
A day after dropping 31 points (to give him 57 in two Vegas league games), Andrew Goudelock was only able to score 11 on 4-of-13 shooting, but he was still the hero on Tuesday night.
After rookie C.J. McCollum, who poured in 27 points, knocked down a clutch three to send the game into overtime for Portland, Goudelock scored all five Bulls OT points to help his team to an enthralling 80-78 win.
Marquis Teague led the Bulls (3-0) with 25 points, while Thomas Robinson added 12 points and 18 rebounds for Portland (0-3).
Phoenix Suns Drop 100 Spot on Memphis Grizzlies
In what was a very high-scoring game by summer-league standards, the Phoenix Suns (3-0) took care of the Memphis Grizzlies (0-3), 100-88.
Archie Goodwin was the star for Phoenix, pouring in 22 points on 6-of-11 shooting and a perfect 3-of-3 from beyond the arc. P.J. Tucker added 18, while Arinze Onuaku added a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Every Memphis starter scored in double-figures (18 from Donte Greene, 17 from Tony Wroten), but it wasn't enough as the Grizz stayed winless.
Washington Wizards Destroy Denver Nuggets
The Wizards (1-2) jumped out to a 10-point lead over the Nuggets (0-3) in the first quarter and never looked back, coasting to a dominant 97-69 victory.
It wasn't all fun and games for Washington, however, as talented rookie Otto Porter left early with a right hamstring injury of unknown severity.
Meanwhile, Jan Vesely led the team with 18 points and Glen Rice Jr. added 13.
D-League Select Team Edges Out Dallas Mavericks
The D-League Select Team (3-0) continued to showcase its experience with another win on Tuesday night, this time over the Dallas Mavericks (1-2), 82-75.
Former Washington State star Kyle Weaver led the balanced D-League attack with 15 points on an efficient 4-of-8 shooting. Two other players scored in double-figures, while another four scored at least seven points.
For the Mavs, it was all about Josh Akognon. The electric guard showed his scoring prowess during last year's summer league, and he's doing it again. He dropped 20 on the night, bringing his average to 19.3 per contest.
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