The Charlotte Hornets stay alive, this time with a dominating 104-75 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. Mickey McConnell was two points away from a double-double in the victory, scoring eight points and dishing out 11 assists. If the Hornets receive more performances such as this from McConnell, then the Hornets can put together a decent run in the summer league.
The Hornets play on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. PST in a quarterfinal bout versus the Knicks.
Brendan Lane played quality minutes in the Sacramento Kings 100-86 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, but struggled in the time he played. Lane failed to score despite taking two shots, and turned the ball over two times. He did bring down a rebound in about 12 minutes played.
The Kings play their next game on Saturday, when Sacramento takes on the Chicago Bulls at 5:00 p.m. PST.
The San Antonio Spurs advance further into the summer league tournament championship, as the defending NBA champions defeated the Utah Jazz by a score of 86-77. Austin Daye once again started at power forward and led all scorers with 20 points in the victory. He also chipped in four rebounds, two assists and three steals.
The Spurs will play their quarterfinal matchup against the Washington Wizards. The game will be held at 7:00 p.m. PST on Saturday night.
The Atlanta Hawks received a great performance from former Saint Mary’s guard Stephen Holt, who scored 15 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists in the team’s 88 to 65 win over Portland. Holt started alongside Dennis Schroder in the Hawks backcourt and shot 50 percent (five of 10) from the field and 75 percent (three of four) from beyond the arc.
The Hawks play again on Saturday against the Houston Rockets for their quarterfinal matchup. 3:00 p.m PST is the tip-off for that bout.
Matthew Dellavedova is with the Australian National Team to prepare for the world cup of basketball. His summer league stint appears to be over.
The Cleveland Cavaliers lost a tight matchup against the Rockets, losing to Houston by a score of 86 to 80. Steven Gray played 17 minutes for the Cavaliers in a reserve role, scoring nine points, grabbing two boards and dishing out an assist.
The Cavaliers will play the Miami Heat in a consolation game at 3 p.m. PST tomorrow.
Brandon Davies started at power forward for the 76ers tonight, but only played six minutes and did not score during the game. He did contribute one rebound though. Philadelphia lost 79-68 to the top seeded Bulls.
With the loss, the Sixers move to a consolation game. They will play the D-League All-Stars tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. PST.