NBA Summer League 2017: Friday Scores, Highlights and Las Vegas Results – Bleacher Report

Phoenix Suns' Josh Jackson grabs a rebound next to Sacramento Kings' Jack Cooley during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Las Vegas Summer League action continued Friday at the Cox Pavilion and the Thomas and Mack Center in Paradise, Nevada, with many of the NBA‘s brightest young stars taking center stage.

Friday’s slate featured eight games, and although the Los Angeles Lakers and Lonzo Ball were off and Philadelphia 76ers No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz was out due to injury, there were plenty of top prospects to keep track of.

Chief among them were Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson and Chicago Bulls big man Lauri Markkanen.

Here is a full rundown of games with updated results throughout the night and recaps of how each contest played out.

Saturday’s Schedule

Atlanta Hawks 92, Houston Rockets 86

Minnesota Timberwolves 80, Washington Wizards 73

Utah Jazz 97, Milwaukee Bucks 76

Golden State Warriors 109, Los Angeles Clippers 100

Denver Nuggets 96, New Orleans Pelicans 91

Chicago Bulls 99, Philadelphia 76ers 82

Sacramento Kings 93, Phoenix Suns 87

Cleveland Cavaliers 78, Toronto Raptors 75 (OT) 

Cavaliers 78 (4-1), Raptors 75 (3-2)

The Cleveland Cavaliers only used seven players and were still able to knock off the Toronto Raptors, 78-75, in overtime. 

Four Cavs scored at least 10 points in the win. T.J. Williams led the way with 21 points, though he only shot 6-of-19. Edy Tavares was able to post a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. 

Sir’Dominic Porter had the best all-around effort for Cleveland. The 25-year-old did a little bit of everything with 14 points, eight rebounds, six assists, seven steals and this block in the first quarter:


Even though the Raptors used a deeper bench with 10 players, they struggled to generate enough consistent offense. They shot just 38 percent overall, including 8-of-31 from three-point range. 

Raptors undrafted rookie Kennedy Meeks was one of the few offensive bright spots with 18 points. He also grabbed nine defensive rebounds. 

Jalen Reynolds made the most of his 14 minutes on the court for Toronto. He chipped in with 12 points and had six rebounds, including three on the offensive glass. 

Kings 93 (2-4), Suns 87 (2-4)

The Sacramento Kings overcame a 13-point deficit to earn a 93-87 victory over the Phoenix Suns. 

The Suns stormed out of the gate with a 22-13 lead at the end of the first quarter, though that would be the only quarter they would win. Sacramento saved its best act for last with a 32-point fourth quarter. 

Kings rookie Justin Jackson led the offensive barrage with a game-high 29 points, though he shot just 9-of-22 from the field. 

Nazareth Mitrou-Long, who finished with 21 points, delivered a key three-pointer with 28.4 seconds remaining that put Sacramento up by four:


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