NBA Summer League 2021 Results: Monday's Scores, Highlights from Las Vegas

Blake SchusterContributor IAugust 17, 2021

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The penultimate day of the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas featured 16 teams in action as the annual exhibition series draws to a close. 

Before the Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics face off in Tuesday's championship game, several notable prospects like Corey Kispert, Mamadi Diakite, Ayo Dosunmu, LiAngelo Ball and Luka Garza got a final chance to show off their progress in the desert. 

It's the last opportunity many of these players will have before training camp invites are sent out, and while fringe players rarely become All-Stars after a strong Summer League performance, prospects fighting for their NBA careers hardly get more latitude to show off their abilities than during the summer showcase. 

Here's a look at the players who helped themselves the most before heading back home. 

Las Vegas Summer League Results—August 16

Indiana Pacers 74, Washington Wizards 65

Denver Nuggets 94, Milwaukee Bucks 87

Oklahoma City Thunder 116, San Antonio Spurs 91

Cleveland Cavaliers 88, Phoenix Suns 85

New York Knicks 104, Atlanta Hawks 85

Detroit Pistons 79, Orlando Magic 78

Memphis Grizzlies 104, Los Angeles Clippers 95

Chicago Bulls 99, Charlotte Hornets 74

Monday Highlights

It'll be difficult for any player to help improve their stock as much as Isaiah Jackson of the Indiana Pacers did on Monday. 

The No. 22 overall pick out of Kentucky last month was absolutely electric against the Washington Wizards, dropping 11 points with seven rebounds, seven blocks and two steals in a winning effort. 

Indiana Pacers @Pacers

light work for <a href="https://twitter.com/IJackson22?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@IJackson22</a> today 😈<br><br>11 PTS | 7 REB | 7 BLK | 2 STL<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PacersSummer?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PacersSummer</a> <a href="https://t.co/ozZAPHbRTI">pic.twitter.com/ozZAPHbRTI</a>


Isaiah Jackson doing it all.. including 7 BLOCKS! 😳<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBASummer?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NBASummer</a> on <a href="https://twitter.com/NBATV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NBATV</a> <a href="https://t.co/Y8lOLkDx7d">pic.twitter.com/Y8lOLkDx7d</a>

While Jackson's shooting could use a little more work—4-of-14—four of his misses came from behind the arc, which isn't exactly the power forward's forte anyway. Instead, it was Cassius Stanley leading the Pacers in scoring with 19 points on 10 field goal attempts to go with seven boards.

He also added a highlight-reel dunk that may have been felt back in Indiana. 


Cassius STANLEY! 💥💥💥<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBASummer?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NBASummer</a> on <a href="https://twitter.com/NBATV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NBATV</a> <a href="https://t.co/28AJCzUzsz">pic.twitter.com/28AJCzUzsz</a>

For the Wizards, it was G League Ignite alum Isaiah Todd leading the way with 11 points and s rebounds. Kispert, the Gonzaga product, went a disappointing one-of-seven from the field with three points and four rebounds.

Joe Wieskamp, a second-round pick out of Iowa, made a strong final statement with the San Antonio Spurs by tying a team-high 12 points with seven rebounds in a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. 


The HANDLE and the HAMMER from Josh Hall late in the <a href="https://twitter.com/okcthunder?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@okcthunder</a> win! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBASummer?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NBASummer</a> <a href="https://t.co/n2MFBwwtV8">pic.twitter.com/n2MFBwwtV8</a>


15 in the 3rd Q for Rob Edwards 🔥<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBASummer?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NBASummer</a> on NBA TV <a href="https://t.co/IgcSWdZjgg">pic.twitter.com/IgcSWdZjgg</a>


🔨 <br><br>Jaylen Morris over the top on <a href="https://twitter.com/NBATV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NBATV</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBASummer?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NBASummer</a> <a href="https://t.co/uZJq7BA0Uw">pic.twitter.com/uZJq7BA0Uw</a>

OKC THUNDER @okcthunder

Need more than a bump to stop JRE 💪<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CharlieBrownJr?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CharlieBrownJr</a> ➡️ <a href="https://twitter.com/JCREarl?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JCREarl</a> <a href="https://t.co/CDvsNT0cxs">pic.twitter.com/CDvsNT0cxs</a>

OKC's No. 32 overall pick, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, remained as versatile as ever, notching 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and one steal, while Rob Edwards led the team with 23 points, including 15 points in three minutes. 

OKC THUNDER @okcthunder

15 PTS in 3 MINS 😲<a href="https://twitter.com/robedwardss2?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@robedwardss2</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThunderUp?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ThunderUp</a> <a href="https://t.co/wT3RV9xJG2">pic.twitter.com/wT3RV9xJG2</a>

New York Knicks rookie Quentin Grimes is another player who made the most of his Summer League finale. The No. 25 overall pick torched the Atlanta Hawks with 26 points (6-of-12 from three), six rebounds and three assists, while backcourt partner Immanuel Quickley added 14 points and seven assists.


Quentin Grimes (<a href="https://twitter.com/qdotgrimes?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@qdotgrimes</a>) heats up for 26 points &amp; 6 threes in the <a href="https://twitter.com/nyknicks?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@nyknicks</a> win! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBASummer?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NBASummer</a> <a href="https://t.co/xUz8N11OVx">pic.twitter.com/xUz8N11OVx</a>

Obi Toppin had another nice performance with 11 points and nine boards, but it was forward Jericho Sims who truly impressed with 13 rebounds, six points and a vertical leap on par with the best in the NBA.


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It's worth noting, however, that the Hawks were without a number of players, including Jalen Johnson and Skylar Mays. Sharife Cooper got the start, finishing with six points in 20 minutes.

As No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham rested his right calf in the Detroit Pistons' victory over the Orlando Magic, second-round pick Luka Garza celebrated his brand new two-way contract with 21 points and 15 rebounds. 

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons

What. A. Dime. 👀<a href="https://twitter.com/SabenLee?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SabenLee</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/LukaG_55?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@LukaG_55</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/WynnBET?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@WynnBET</a> <a href="https://t.co/u5pxjEy0Bb">pic.twitter.com/u5pxjEy0Bb</a>

Killian Hayes, Sekou Doumbouya and Saddiq Bey also got the night off for Detroit.

In his last time out this summer, LiAngelo Ball struggled for the Charlotte Hornets, going 3-of-13 with six points and one rebound in 22 minutes. It's unclear if the Hornets will bring him back for training camp.



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