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NBA Summer League roundup: Chet Holmgren rocks Pacers, Jazz stay perfect

We’re tracking all the action for Wednesday’s slate of Summer League games in Las Vegas.

2023 NBA Las Vegas Summer League - Minnesota Timberwolves v Utah Jazz
Keyonte George of the Utah Jazz handles the ball during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2023 NBA Las Vegas Summer League on July 10, 2023 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images

Summer League action starts to heat up Wednesday in Las Vegas, where three more teams can remain unbeaten in their quest to make the playoffs. There are only four semifinal spots available and five teams are unbeaten at this point, so the games involving the Pacers, Jazz and Lakers have big implications on the Summer League postseason. Indiana has a relatively early contest, while the Jazz and Lakers round out the day’s action.

Here we’ll be recapping all the games for Wednesday, July 12.

NBA Summer League recaps

Clippers 83, Grizzlies 74

Kobe Brown had a double-double for LA, who saw four players reach double figures in the win. Kenneth Lofton and Jake LaRavia had big games for the Grizzlies, combining for 46 points. David Roddy’s struggles from the field are a bit concerning but the Grizzlies should like what they’ve seen from both Lofton and LaRavia in Summer League so far.

Hawks 99, Timberwolves 93

This was the Tyrese Martin show. The 2022 second-round pick finished with 25 points and nine rebounds in an impressive showing. He was one of five Hawks players to reach double figures. For the Timberwolves, Brandon Williams led the way with 23 points while Leonard Miller added 18 points and six rebounds.

Mavericks 98, Warriors 96 (target score)

This one went to “overtime” and the Mavericks came out on top late. Lester Quinones continues to make his case, as he dropped 29 points, seven rebounds and five assists in this one. Brandin Podziemski had a rough showing with five points on 1-10 shooting. For Dallas, Dereck Lively had a double-double while Jaden Hardy and Mike Miles Jr. combined for 40 points.

Pistons 94, Raptors 90

Ausar Thompson had a solid outing with 17 points and nine rebounds for the Pistons, while Jared Rhoden added 18 points. Raptors rookie Gradey Dick had 22 points but it was an inefficient day for the rookie as he went 2-10 from behind the arc.

Thunder 98, Pacers 87

The undefeated run for Indiana comes to an end and it potentially takes the Pacers out of the running for the semifinal. Chet Holmgren played in this one for the Thunder, recording 25 points, nine rebounds and five blocks. Keyontae Johnson added 18 points for Oklahoma City. Jarace Walker led the Pacers with 20 points.

Knicks 82, Magic 80 (target score)

This was another game that went to “overtime” after a nice mini-run from New York. Charlie Brown Jr. had 19 points and six rebounds for New York, but the real story here was the play of Jett Howard. Many felt he was a reach for the Magic in the lottery, but he showed out Wednesday with 22 points and even hit four three-point shots.

Jazz 96, Nuggets 91

Utah stays perfect and ensures it can control its own destiny for the semifinals. Ochai Agbaji had 14 points and seven rebounds in the win, while Keyonte George had a relatively quiet outing with just six points. For Denver, Julian Strawther and Hunter Tyson combined for 40 points.

Celtics 95, Lakers 90

Boston had five players in double figures, led by Jordan Walsh’s 25 points. JD Davison had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Celtics, who spoil LA’s perfect record in Las Vegas. For the Lakers, Max Christie continued to shine with 24 points. D’Moi Hodge also made an impression, going 6-12 from behind the arc en route to 22 points.