The WCC was once again in action at the Las Vegas Summer League. Here’s how they fared in the first round of the tournament:
The No. 9 seed Phoenix Suns were upset by the No. 24 seed Minnesota Timberwolves by a score of 86-77. The Timberwolves were 0-3 entering the contest, and the Suns were 2-1.
Elias Harris once again started at small forward for Phoenix, and led the team in minutes played with roughly 35. Harris also finished with 16 points and 6 rebounds in the loss.
David Stockton suited up for the Suns, but did not see any playing time.
Phoenix is guaranteed another consolation game, which they will play on Friday. The Suns will play the Mavericks at 1:00 p.m. PST at the Cox Pavilion.
Thanks to a 3-pointer at the buzzer by former Oregon State Beaver Roberto Nelson, the No. 23 seed Charlotte Hornets move past the No. 10 seed Dallas Mavericks by a score of 82-81.
Mickey McConnell started at point guard for the Hornets, scoring six points and dishing out three assists in the loss.
The Hornets will play the No. 7 seed New Orleans Pelicans tomorrow in the second round of the Las Vegas NBA Summer League tournament. The game will be played at 1:30 p.m. PST at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The No. 22 Atlanta Hawks and Stephen Holt narrowly escaped the No. 11 Golden State Warriors, defeating the Bay Area NBA franchise by a score of 68-65. Holt started at guard, finishing with four points, three assists and three rebounds.
The Hawks will play the No. 6 seed Portland tomorrow 3 p.m. PST.
The No. 12 San Antonio Spurs steamrolled the No. 21 Milwaukee Bucks tonight, defeating Jabari Parker and company by a score of 100 to 71. Austin Daye started at power forward for the Spurs, scoring nine points, grabbing four rebounds and dishing out four assists in the win.
The Spurs will play the No. 5 seed Utah tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. PST.
The No. 19 Toronto Raptors were smacked by the No. 14 Houston Rockets by a score of 93-77. Former Gonzaga forward Sam Dower did not dress due to a knee injury.
The Raptors will play again Friday at 3:00 p.m. PST, when the take on the No. 20 seed Los Angeles Clippers.
Brandon Davies No. 16 seeded Philadelphia 76ers walked past the Los Angeles Lakers, with the Sixers defeating the Lakers by a score of 85-63. Davies started at center, scoring three points and grabbing one total rebound in the win.
The Sixers will play again tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. PST when they take on Doug McDermott and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls.
Anthony Ireland played roughly four and a half minutes in the loss, failing to score, grabbing two rebounds and accumulating a steal in the loss.
The Lakers play again on Friday in a consolation game. They will play the No. 18 seeded Denver Nuggets 3:30 p.m. PST.