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NBA Summer League roundup: Suns, Mavs get close wins, Keyonte George lights up Timberwolves

We’re tracking all the action for Monday’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 shoots a three point basket 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 in Las Vegas continues Monday, with four teams in action still looking for their first win on the court in Sin City. The Suns, Magic, Mavericks and Clippers could use a win to stay in the race for the title.

Here we’ll be recapping all the games for Monday, July 10.

NBA Summer League recaps

Cavaliers 100, Grizzlies 77

Sam Merrill broke out for 27 points behind an 8-11 performance from behind the arc. He could be looking at a roster spot if he keeps up that clip. Emoni Bates added 21 points as well. David Roddy and Jake LaRavia combined for 34 points on 10-25 shooting, which isn’t a great clip but LaRavia was largely shooting triples which makes his mark more acceptable.

Suns 73, Heat 70

It was a horrendous showing from behind the arc for Phoenix, but the Suns still got a win to get on the board in Vegas. Nikola Jovic failed to hit a single shot from the floor, while Jaime Jaquez Jr. didn’t suit up for Miami. The Heat got a big showing from Jamal Cain with 18 points, but he didn’t have enough support around him for Miami to pick up the win.

Mavericks 111, 76ers 103

This was an impressive comeback win for the Mavericks, who get on the board in Vegas. Jaden Hardy led the way with 22 points, while Dereck Lively added eight points and 11 rebounds. Terquavion Smith was the star for the 76ers with 18 points, six assists and six rebounds. He should get consideration for a role off the bench immediately, especially if the 76ers don’t get competent role players back in a James Harden trade.

Pacers 108, Magic 85

This was an absolute clinic from Indiana, and the Pacers have to be excited about the performance of their core which played for a big portion of the regular season. Five players hit double figures in scoring, including Bennedict Mathurin and Andrew Nembhard. For Orlando, Caleb Houston was solid but both Jett Howard and Anthony Black struggled.

Jazz 108, Timberwolves 96

Leonard Miller (20 points) and Josh Minott (19 points) gave it their best effort for Minnesota, but the Timberwolves met their match in Keyonte George. The Jazz rookie absolutely torched the Timberwolves, racking up 26 points on 9-15 shooting. The Baylor product also hit five triples. George has been playing consistent minutes in the Summer League and he’s now proving he can be a competent scoring threat right away for Utah.

Clippers 80, Kings 70

This was a rough offensive showing overall from both sides, but there were a few stellar performances. Xavier Moon and Jordan Bowden each put up 18 points for LA, while Colby Jones tallied 19 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks for the Kings. Jones might have a real chance at an immediate rotation spot, but the Clippers likely won’t dip into anyone from this team for their main squad.