NBA Summer League 2019: Rockets, Thunder Wins Highlight Thursday's Results

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorJuly 12, 2019

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Six NBA Las Vegas Summer League games were scheduled to take place Thursday, with the highlight being a matchup between the undefeated Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies. 

The C's and Grizz haven't encountered too much trouble en route to winning their first three contests. Boston has guard and 2019 draft pick Carsen Edwards to thank in part, as the ex-Purdue star has posted 19.0 points per game.

Elsewhere, 2018-19 NCAA Division I scoring leader Chris Clemons looked to continue his scorching-hot Summer League campaign for the Houston Rockets. He entered Thursday second in scoring among those who had played at least three Vegas games with 22.3 points a night.

Former Virginia guard and 2018-19 NCAA champion Kyle Guy was also scheduled to suit up for the Sacramento Kings, having averaged 18.7 points in three contests.

Here's a look at how all six games went down.

         

Las Vegas Summer League Scores: Thurs., July 11

Toronto Raptors 94, Indiana Pacers 79

Washington Wizards 76, Atlanta Hawks 71

Oklahoma City Thunder 92, Portland Trail Blazers 87

Houston Rockets 87, Utah Jazz 78

Los Angeles Clippers 83, Sacramento Kings 80

Boston Celtics 113, Memphis Grizzlies 87

           

Toronto Raptors 94, Indiana Pacers 79

Dewan Hernandez posted 18 points and eight rebounds as the Toronto Raptors enjoyed a comfortable 94-79 win over the Indiana Pacers.

Malcolm Miller hit four three-pointers en route to 16 points, and Richard Solomon dropped a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double. Terence Davis added 16 points, five assists and five boards in 22 minutes off the bench. That quartet helped the Raps outscore the Pacers 48-31 in the second half.

Davis was particularly impressive considering he signed with Toronto earlier in the day. He didn't waste time stamping his imprint on the game as evidenced by this three-pointer from the wing:

Hernandez also dominated in the low post, as he did on this dunk helping the Raps keep pace with Indiana:

The Pacers made just 31.1 percent of their field goals, with Aaron Holiday shooting 6-of-26 overall and 3-of-13 from three-point range.

Holiday did finish with 23 points, and Brian Bowen II added 17 more. Alize Johnson filled the stat sheet with 12 points, nine rebounds and five dimes.

Toronto is now 2-2 in summer-league play. The Pacers have lost all four of their matchups.

     

Washington Wizards 76, Atlanta Hawks 71

Rui Hachimura, the ninth overall pick in the 2019 draft, dominated to the tune of 25 points and nine rebounds on 9-of-12 shooting as he led the Washington Wizards to a 76-71 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

The former Gonzaga forward, who was a first-team All-American last year, also added two blocks.

Hachimura's versatile and near-flawless performance proved to be this game's highlight. 

He showed off his mid-range game early in the first quarter:

And he also finished in the lane:

Hachimura showcased his long-range prowess:

He did some work on the other end, too:

Garrison Matthews scored 11 points for the Wizards, and Isaac Bonga added 10.

Charles Brown led the Hawks with 16 points. Tahjere McCall scored 12 points and added a team-high nine rebounds.

The Wizards improved to 2-2, and the Hawks dropped to 1-3.

    

Oklahoma City Thunder 92, Portland Trail Blazers 87

Kevin Hervey's 20 points, seven rebounds and two steals led the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 92-87 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Hamidou Diallo and Deonte Burton each scored 14, and Luguentz Dort added 12.

Trail Blazers guard Gary Trent Jr. led all players with 22 points and eight rebounds, although he shot just 2-of-14 from the three-point line. Jarnell Stokes went a perfect 8-of-8 from the field en route to 17 points and seven boards, and Gian Clavell added 12 points.

Portland never led by more than one point or held an advantage after the first quarter, but the Blazers stayed close in the second half despite a 12-point halftime deficit.

OKC is now 3-1 in Summer League play. Portland fell to 1-3.

          

Houston Rockets 87, Utah Jazz 78

A balanced scoring attack led to the Houston Rockets' 87-78 win over the Utah Jazz.

Chris Clemons led five Rockets in double digits with 19 points and has now averaged 21.5 points in Summer League action. The 5'9" guard and former Campbell University star led D-I with 30.1 points per game.

He did damage from outside the arc and in the paint on this evening:

Gary Clark and Johnathan Williams each scored 13, and Chris Chiozza and Zach Thomas posted 12 apiece.

The Rockets also played tough defensively, amassing 12 steals. Clark led Houston with four, and William McDowell-White had three.

Jazz center Tony Bradley led all players with 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting and 13 rebounds. Willie Reed added 13 off the bench.

Both teams are now 2-2 in the Las Vegas Summer League.

     

Los Angeles Clippers 83, Sacramento Kings 80

Amir Coffey led five Los Angeles Clippers in double digits with 19 points as L.A. defeated the Sacramento Kings, 83-80.

Coffey shot 7-of-14 from the field and showed off a nifty Eurostep in the third quarter:

The ex-Minnesota star also had nine rebounds and six assists.

The 2-2 Kings held as much as a 12-point lead in the second quarter, but the Rockets outscored Sacramento 25-16 in the third to crawl within one. Houston pulled away in the fourth but needed to hold off a late Kings rally to seal the win.

Mfiondu Kabengele posted a near double-double with 15 points and nine boards. David Michineau had 14 points and three steals, and Kaiser Gates added 11 and three steals of his own. Jerome Robinson rounded out the double-digit crew with 10.

Wenyen Gabriel dominated for Sacramento with 18 points, eight rebounds and four blocks on 6-of-10 shooting. Bryce Brown scored 12 in just 15 minutes off the bench.

Kyle Guy struggled through an off night with 11 points on just 5-of-19 shooting, but his steal-and-three combination to end the third quarter was arguably the game's best highlight:

Hollis Thompson was one point away from a double-double with nine points and 12 boards.

Boston Celtics 113, Memphis Grizzlies 87

Celtics rookie first-round pick Grant Williams led all scorers with 21 points in Boston's 26-point win over Memphis Thursday night.

Six Celtics scored in double digits, including Boston's 2018 first-round pick Robert Williams III, who notched a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Celtics coach Scott Morrison said after the game, according to the team, that Thursday night was "the best I've ever seen [Williams] rebound." 

Rookie second-rounder Carsen Edwards continued his impressive summer run with 15 points, three rebounds and two assists while shooting 4-of-9 from the field and 3-of-6 from three. Undrafted rookie Tacko Fall also performed well off the bench as the 7'7" center scored 12 points, secured eight rebounds and blocked four shots.

On the flip side, while Thursday's result was the Grizzlies' first loss since arriving at Las Vegas, it was an ugly one. The team shot 35.1 percent from the field. Perhaps the biggest blemish on the evening, though, was 2018 first-round pick Grayson Allen getting ejected in the fourth quarter for two flagrant fouls within seven seconds.

Allen, who started the game, only scored three points while shooting 1-of-8 from the field before exiting the floor.

Memphis' leading scorer was Tyler Harvey with 14 points. The 25-year-old guard also led the team in scoring in its win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. 

Boston remains undefeated at 4-1, while Memphis drops to 3-1.

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