Blazers, Lakers stay undefeated in Las Vegas Summer League
Josh Hart NBA file photo
The Portland Trail Blazers and the LA Lakers stayed undefeated after three games in the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League, Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time).
Gary Trent Jr., out of Duke University, the 37th overall pick in this year's NBA Draft, powered Portland with 20 points off the bench, as the Blazers downed the San Antonio Spurs, 95-89.
Four other Blazers, all starters, finished in double-figures, led by Wade Baldwin IV and his 16 points, nine assists, and five steals. Jake Layman added 15, while Caleb Swanigan posted all-around numbers of 12 markers, nine boards, five dimes, and two swipes.
Jaron Blossomgame and rookie Lonnie Walker IV had 12 points each to lead the Spurs.
Later on in the day, the LA Lakers used a 31-14 fourth quarter to hold off a New York Knicks comeback attempt, winning 109-92.
A dunk by Troy Williams off an Isaac Bonga turnover tied the game at 78-all at the end of the third, and an Allonzo Triet slam put New York ahead to start the final canto. However, the Lakers got separation off of three straight three-pointers, part of a 16-0 blast that put them up the rest of the way.
Josh Hart top-scored for the Lakers with 27 points on a 50 percent shooting clip. NBA veteran Jeff Ayres added 17 points while hitting all seven of his shots.
Kevin Knox, the ninth overall pick in this year's draft shined for the Knicks, behind his 29-point, nine-rebound outing.
LA and Portland joined the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, and Houston Rockets as the undefeated teams in this season's preseason tournament, which has all 30 NBA franchises participating for the first time.
Check out the rest of the day's results below:
Heat 98, Jazz 90
Second-year Heat big man Bam Adebayo gave his side their first win of the tournament, behind 24 points and nine rebounds.
Adebayo got 14 of his markers via the free throw line, and also logged two assists, two steals, and two blocks in an all-around effort.
Four Jazz starters scored in double-figures, including first-round pick Grayson Allen, who finished with 17 points on as many shot attempts.
Hawks 101, Bulls 93
Trae Young caught fire to lead the Hawks to their first win of the tournament.
Young, whom the Hawks traded down to land with the fifth overall pick, saw all of his field goal conversions come from beyond the arc, where he was 7-of-13, en route to his 24 points. He also added five assists and two steals in 33 minutes of action.
Fellow Atlanta rookie Omari Spellman posted a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds, plus four assists.
Chicago's Wendell Carter Jr. and Antonio Blakeney each scored 23 to lead the 1-2 Bulls.
Kings 94, Grizzlies 80
Sacramento similarly logged their first win of the tournament after downing Memphis.
Justin Jackson continued to wax hot, pouring in 20 points on an 8-of-13 shooting clip. Harry Giles Jr. added a double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Frank Mason III had 10 points and dished out 13 assists.
Wayne Selden Jr. and Ivan Rabb combined to shoot 14-of-28 from the field for 17 points each.