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NBA Summer League roundup: Keegan Murray outduels Chet Holmgren in Wednesday’s marquee matchup

We’re tracking all the action for Wednesday’s slate of Summer League games in Las Vegas.

2022 Las Vegas Summer League - Sacramento Kings v Oklahoma City Thunder
Keegan Murray of the Sacramento Kings plays defense on Chet Holmgren of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2022 Las Vegas Summer League on July 13, 2022 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

Summer League action continues Wednesday with seven games on the slate, headlined by a potential matchup between Chet Holmgren and Keegan Murray when the Thunder face the Kings. The Heat and 76ers are also doing battle in a rematch of last year’s conference semifinals, while the Nuggets and Clippers carry some intrigue given their history in the 2020 Orlando bubble.

Here we’ll be recapping all the games for Wednesday, July 13.

NBA Summer League recaps

Milwaukee Bucks 87, Minnesota Timberwolves 75

Sandro Mamukelashvili continues to put himself in a position to earn a roster spot in the main team in Milwaukee. The big man produced another double-double in Wednesday’s game and should get some looks from the Bucks brass. Another player to watch is Lindell Wigginton, who has been solid in Summer League. The Timberwolves will bring in Wendell Moore Jr. from this roster, but Kevon Harris is playing his way into potential rotation minutes.

Charlotte Hornets 91, Cleveland Cavaliers 80

Ochai Agbaji broke out with 24 points on 7-13 shooting, which is a good sign for the Cavaliers. Bryce McGowens matched Agbaji’s output for the Hornets, who had five players in double figures. An interesting player to watch will be LiAngelo Ball, who scored 12 points on 5-9 shooting. We’ll see if his connection to team star LaMelo Ball earns him some sort of contract.

New Orleans Pelicans 106, Washington Wizards 88

There’s always one Summer League game which is largely irrelevant. This was it Wednesday. Ever since Dyson Daniels and E.J. Liddell went down, the Pelicans don’t have much to play for here. The Wizards can’t like the early returns from Johnny Davis, which have been quite mediocre. He finished Wednesday’s game with eight points on 3-7 shooting, adding four rebounds, two assists and three turnovers.

Toronto Raptors 80, Utah Jazz 74

D.J. Wilson had a strong game for the Raptors, who could pluck a few players off this Summer League roster to sign as two-way guys. Jeff Dowtin is consistently showing up as well for Toronto. The Jazz have had a Summer League to forget and largely won’t be able to pull from this collection of players. Jared Butler remains a possibility to make the roster but Utah’s rotation is already somewhat set.

Oklahoma City Thunder 86, Sacramento Kings 80

The Thunder might’ve won the game, but Keegan Murray once again won the individual battle between him and Chet Holmgren. The Kings rookie went for 29 points in an efficient effort from the floor. Holmgren was solid as well with eight points, five steals, three assists and five rebounds. We’ll see these two battling for the Rookie of the Year award this season.

Philadelphia 76ers 75, Miami Heat 71

Nikola Jovic didn’t play again, which made this a somewhat irrelevant contest for Miami. Javonte Smart and Haywood Highsmith will get additional looks as potential roster filler. Trevelin Queen had a solid showing and he could be in line for a bigger deal with the 76ers, although they’re looking fairly deep right now. Maybe Queen lands a two-way contract.

Denver Nuggets 80, Los Angeles Clippers 75

This was a game where the Summer League squads have little relevance to the main roster. The Nuggets might have more interest given the health of some of their key players, and Collin Gillespie has made a strong case for himself. The Clippers get good contributions from Jay Scrubb again but he’s not making the main roster barring major injuries.