NBA Summer League: Chet Holmgren leads Thunder over Magic

Holmgren shot 7 of 10 in a game that was originally expected to be a matchup of the Nos. 1 and 2 picks. But the Magic announced earlier Monday that Paolo Banchero would not play the remainder of the summer after averaging 20 points, five rebounds and six assists in his two games in Las Vegas.

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Oklahoma City Thunder's Chet Holmgren passes around Orlando Magic's Justin James, left, and Orlando Magic's Emanuel Terry, right, during the first half an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 11, 2022, in Las Vegas. 

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chet Holmgren passes around Orlando Magic’s Justin James, left, and Orlando Magic’s Emanuel Terry, right, during the first half an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 11, 2022, in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/John Locher)

Josh Giddey added 12 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for the Thunder (1-1).

Holmgren, a 7-footer out of Gonzaga, did a little bit of everything, from bringing up the ball to anchoring the Oklahoma City defense. He threw down dunks, was 2 of 4 from 3-point range, blocked two shots and changed multiple more, but committed four turnovers.

Justin James led Orlando (2-1) with 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Tommy Kuhse scored 14 points, Devin Cannady added 12 and Zavier Simpson had 11 points, seven assists and five steals. Emanuel Terry scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

ROCKETS 97, SPURS 84

Tari Eason had 22 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks, and Jabari Smith Jr. had 19 points and nine rebounds as Houston rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat San Antonio.

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Oklahoma City Thunder's Chet Holmgren drives up the court against the Orlando Magic during the first half an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 11, 2022, in Las Vegas. 

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chet Holmgren drives up the court against the Orlando Magic during the first half an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 11, 2022, in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/John Locher)

Josh Christopher scored 13 of his 18 points in the final six minutes as Houston (2-1) pulled away. Daishen Nix added 18 points, six assists and two steals for the Rockets.

San Antonio led 54-36 with 2 minutes left in the first half. Houston used a 16-5 run midway through the third quarter to take a 62-61 lead after Smith hit a 3-pointer.

Malaki Branham led San Antonio (0-3) with 20 points. Blake Wesley made just 3 of 20 from the field — 0 of 7 from 3-point range — but finished with 14 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Josh Primo (health and safety protocols) did not play for the Spurs.

CELTICS 111, BUCKS 109

Matt Ryan scored 23 points and hit six of Boston’s 18 3-pointers — including a tightly contested running 3 with 0.8 seconds to play — and Boston stunned Milwaukee.

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Josh Giddey  #3 of Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball during the game during the game against the Orlando Magic during the 2022 Las Vegas Summer League on July 11, 2022 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada 

Josh Giddey  #3 of Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball during the game during the game against the Orlando Magic during the 2022 Las Vegas Summer League on July 11, 2022 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada  (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

After Lindell Wigginton made two free throws to give the Bucks a one-point lead, Ryan took the inbounds pass, dribbled up the left sideline and went behind-the-back near midcourt and hit a straight-away 3 with the 6-foot-7 MarJon Beauchamp in his face. Ryan appeared to hurt his left ankle on the play and writhed in pain on the court before Wigginton missed a heave from beyond half court as time expired.

Mfiondu Kabengele had 15 points, 11 rebounds — including seven offensive — four assists and two blocks, while Brodric Thomas made 4 of 8 from 3-point range and finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for Boston (1-1). Juhann Begarin scored 13 points, Sam Hauser 12 and Justin Jackson added 10.

Milwaukee’s Sandro Mamukelashvili had 28 points and nine rebounds. Wigginton added 24 points and Beauchamp scored 15.

PELICANS 101, HAWKS 73

Trey Murphy III, the No. 17 selection in the 2021 draft, had 30 points on 10-of-18 shooting and Daequan Plowden scored 16 to help New Orleans beat Atlanta.

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Orlando Magic's Emanuel Terry, right, dunks over Oklahoma City Thunder's Chet Holmgren during the second half an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 11, 2022, in Las Vegas. 

Orlando Magic’s Emanuel Terry, right, dunks over Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chet Holmgren during the second half an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 11, 2022, in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/John Locher)

Dyson Daniels, the Pelicans’ first-round draft pick (No. 8 overall), did not play because of an ankle injury.

Jared Harper made 9 of 12 from the free throw line and finished with 14 points and seven assists for the Pelicans (1-1). Tyrique Jones added 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks.

AJ Griffin, the Hawks’ No. 16 pick in the draft, did not play did not play due to discomfort in his right foot.

Chaundee Brown Jr. and Justin Tillman scored 14 points apiece for Atlanta (0-2).

The Hawks shot 31.7% (26 of 82) from the field and made 3 of 24 (12.5%) from 3-point range.

JAZZ 83, MAVERICKS 82

Tacko Fall and D.J. Funderburk each had a double-double and Johnny Juzang hit a step-back 3-pointer in the closing seconds to help cold-shooting Utah beat Dallas.

Fall scored 12 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked three shots, while Funderburk added 10 points, 10 rebounds and two steals. The Jazz (2-0) outrebounded Dallas 65-46 overall and had a 22-7 advantage on the offensive glass. Fall pulled down 12 offensive rebounds as Utah outscored the Mavericks 21-0 in second-chance points.

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Josh Giddey #3 of Oklahoma City Thunder does a post game interview after the game against the Orlando Magic  during the 2022 Las Vegas Summer League on July 11, 2022 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada 

Josh Giddey #3 of Oklahoma City Thunder does a post game interview after the game against the Orlando Magic  during the 2022 Las Vegas Summer League on July 11, 2022 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada  (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Juzang, Justin Robinson and Xavier Sneed scored 11 points apiece for the Jazz. Jarod Butler finished with nine points, 10 assists and three steals but made just 3 of 22 (16%) from the field and went 0 for 10 from behind the arc.

Jerrick Harding led Dallas (0-2) with 18 points and A.J. Lawson had 15 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks. Jaden Hardy was just 4-of-15 shooting but finished with 14 points, six rebounds and five assists. Derrick Alston Jr. scored 13 points and Moses Wright added 11.

Utah shot just 31% (26 of 84).

TRAIL BLAZERS 88, KNICKS 77

Trendon Watford scored 18 points and Jabari Walker had 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds to help Portland overcome a slow start to beat New York.

Craig Randall II hit 4 of 8 from 3-point range and finished with 12 points, Keon Johnson scored 11 and Brandon Williams added 10 for the Trail Blazers (2-1).

Portland shot just 3 of 14 from the field in the first quarter and trailed 24-9. The Trail Blazers were 27 of 48 (56.3%) the rest of the way.

Quentin Grimes #6 of New York Knicks shoots the ball during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers  during the 2022 Las Vegas Summer League on July 11, 2022 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada

Quentin Grimes #6 of New York Knicks shoots the ball during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers  during the 2022 Las Vegas Summer League on July 11, 2022 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Quentin Grimes scored 24 points for the Knicks (2-1), who led 13-0 for the second straight game. Miles McBride scored 16 and Feron Hunt added 12. Jericho Sims had six points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks.

ESPN analyst and former NBA player Richard Jefferson, who won an NBA title with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, officiated the second quarter.

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