The matchup for the title game is set in the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League. The Houston Rockets will take on the Sacramento Kings for the title on Monday evening at 9 p.m. ET.
Sacramento defeated a listless Washington Wizards bunch 74-62 on Sunday night behind 14 points from Marshon Brooks. Kings rookie Nik Stauskas had only seven points in 31:39 of playing time. All eyes have been on the 20-year-old Canadian, but he's been a little inconsistent.
The Kings will need more from Stauskas to knock off the Rockets.
Houston's Isaiah Canaan had 24 points in leading his team over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Promising rookie point guard Nick Johnson added 12 points and five rebounds. Versatile big man Donatas Motijeunas continued his strong play in Sin City.
He had 18 points and 13 rebounds. His confidence level is through the roof right now. From the sounds of this recent tweet, the 23-year-old Lithuanian is having a ball as well:
His play in Vegas earned him a spot on the All-NBA Summer League first team:
Motiejunas could potentially play some decent minutes as a stretch 4 in the lineup with Dwight Howard.
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Sacramento has gotten some breaks along the way. On Saturday, the team lucked out when the Chicago Bulls' prized rookie and member of the All-NBA Summer League team, Doug McDermott, sat out.
The Kings won 80-61 to advance.
The Bulls were undefeated leading into that contest. Had McDermott played, the outcome might have been different.
The Kings will get no such breaks when they face the Rockets. Canaan, Johnson and Motiejunas have been like a Summer League Big Three for the Rockets.
The trio has averaged a combined 46.1 points, 14.2 rebounds and six assists per game. They will lead Houston to the win and a Summer League title.
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