Day 10 of the NBA Summer League saw the Championship Game take shape, and showed that there is still a lot to come. The final game of the tournament will pit the Houston Rockets, who had a slow start to find themselves during the tournament portion, against the Sacramento Kings who have shown they belong since the beginning.
Charlotte Hornets 79, Houston Rockets 83
The first semifinal provided for an exciting contest as the No. 14 seed Houston Rockets defeated the No. 23 seed Charlotte Hornets. The Rockets were led by Isaiah Canaan with 24 points on 8-17 shooting, and 3-8 from three point range. PJ Hairston had another great game for the Hornets with 27 points, but was not able to carry his team into the finals. Hairston showed why he deserved to be the first NBA D-League player taken in the first round of the NBA Draft, and Canaan is making a great case to come up out of the D-League and play this season.
Washington Wizards 62, Sacramento Kings 74
The Sacramento Kings punched their ticket to the final game with a dominating win over the Washington Wizards. The Wizards came into the game as the only unbeaten team, but could not overcome a monster second quarter from the Kings as they outscored the Wizards by 14. The Kings’ scoring was evenly distributed with four players scoring at least 10 points. Glen Rice Jr. of the Wizards had another great performance with 24 points to bring his six-game average to 25 points per game and stay as the highest scorer of the Summer League.
Photo Credit: Sacramento Kings Twitter/@SacramentoKings
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