Summer League action continues Tuesday in San Francisco and Salt Lake City. The California Classic is wrapping up with two games, while the Salt Lake City Summer League event tips off. These games are precursors to the main Summer League event in Las Vegas which begins July 7.
Here we’ll be recapping all the games for Tuesday, July 5.
NBA Summer League recaps
Heat 94, Warriors 70
The big story in this game was the play of Heat rookie Nikola Jovic, who finished with 25 points and nine rebounds. The forward shot well from behind the arc, which will help him get minutes regularly in what figures to be a tight Miami rotation. The Warriors had three players in double figures scoring, but did not shoot the ball well from deep. Patrick Baldwin Jr. didn’t get on the floor for Golden State in this contest.
Kings 87, Lakers 75
Neither team shot the ball particularly well in this game. Keegan Murray continued his impressive summer with 24 points and seven rebounds. He’ll look to keep this up in Vegas. The Lakers didn’t get much out of second-round pick Max Christie as he managed just five points. He did get eight rebounds though. This was LA’s first loss in Summer League play.
Grizzlies 103, 76ers 99
This was the best game of the day and it came down to the final few minutes. The Grizzlies had a balanced effort offensively with five players touching double figures scoring, including rookie Jake LaRavia. Three other players came within a bucket of double figures. On the Sixers side, Paul Reed and Jaden Springer were the best developments. Reed finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds, while Springer had 15 points. Isaiah Joe added 19 points for Philly, who also had five players in double figures scoring.
Thunder 98, Jazz 77
This was a rude awakening for Utah. Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren dominated on both ends of the floor, finishing with 23 points and six blocks. He also hit four triples, which definitely raised some eyebrows. It’s only one Summer League game, but now Holmgren is a player to watch for the rest of the showcase.