LAS VEGAS — Day four of the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas began to shape up the seeding for the tournament portion of the event with many teams putting themselves in good positions to have an easier road to the final.
New York Knicks 95, Charlotte Hornets 72
The New York Knicks closed out their Summer League first round undefeated after an easy victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Summer League standout Tim Hardaway Jr. brought in 17 points in his third game to bring his overall total to 62 points for the first round. They have a strong chance of making it deep into the tournament with three solid wins.
Sacramento Kings 89, NBA D-League Select 75
The second game of the day saw the Sacramento Kings make a come-from-behind victory as the D-League Select squandered a 14-point first quarter lead. Nik Stauskas, Quincy Acy and Ben McLemore all had solid perfomances to bring the Kings up to a 2-1 record going into the tournament.
Toronto Raptors 57, Dallas Mavericks 88
The third game saw the second dominating performance of the day as the Dallas Mavericks easily took down the Toronto Raptors to move to 2-1 as well for the round. Ricky Ledo had another stellar performance bringing in 18 points to bring his overall total to 53 points so far.
San Antonio Spurs 88, New Orleans Pelicans 86
The San Antonio Spurs moved themselves into a good position going forward after squeaking out a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans to move to 2-1 as well. They were led by Austin Daye and JaMychal Green with 12 points a piece in a hard fought win.
Cleveland Cavaliers 86, Philadelphia 76ers 77
The fifth game brought another lopsided affair as the Cleveland Cavaliers held on for an 11-point victory over the Philadelphis 76ers that looked like it would be much larger most of the game. They were led by a third great performance by Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins to move to 3-0 overall in the first round of the Summer League.
Miami Heat 85, Los Angeles Clippers 91
The Los Angeles Clippers came back from a tough defeat in their first game to overcome the Miami Heat and move to 1-1 before their final game against the Houston Rockets. Amath M’Baye led the Clippers with a monster 27-point game, just short of doubling his first game performance.
Los Angeles Lakers 89, Golden State Warriors 88, OT
The seventh game of the day was by far the most exciting with the Los Angeles Lakers pulling out a last-second win over the Golden State Warriors in overtime. The Lakers were led by Jordan Clarkson as he scored 19 points to get the Lakers’ first win of the round and end the Warriors’ Summer League win streak at 16.
Utah Jazz 87, Milwaukee Bucks 71
The final game of the day was another blowout as Dante Exum and the Utah Jazz dominated Jabari Parker and Milwaukee Bucks. Rodney Hood brought down 29 points to help the Jazz move to 1-1 going into their third game of the round.
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