NBA Summer League play will continue after the July 4 holiday, with the California Classic wrapping up and the Salt Lake City Classic entering its second day. The Heat, Thunder and Kings all impressed in the first day of play, so we’ll see if those teams can keep the momentum going. Brandon Miller’s second game as a Hornet will also be worth monitoring.
Here we’ll be recapping all the games for Wednesday, July 5.
NBA Summer League recaps
Warriors 98, Hornets 83
Brandin Podziemski started off hot with a couple threes en route to a great overall effort with 17 points, four rebounds and five steals. He’s looking like an excellent pick for the Warriors who could contribute immediately off the bench. On the flip side, Miller had a rough showing with just six points. Even though he tallied seven assists, he also committed eight fouls. Six of those were in the first half.
Grizzlies 94, Thunder 86
David Roddy struggled, but Jake LaRavia went off with 25 points on 9-18 shooting. The Grizzlies are counting on both of these players to be big contributors in the regular season, but consistency might be an issue. For the Thunder, Tre Mann was on fire with 28 points but Chet Holmgren struggled.
Spurs 109, Lakers 99
Julian Champagnie had another solid outing but the star of the show was Malaki Branham. The guard put up 32 points on 50% shooting, and his backcourt mate Blake Wesley had a solid all-around showing with 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists. For the Lakers, Max Christie had a solid game with 25 points.
76ers 104, Jazz 94
Six players hit double figures for the 76ers, led by Javonte Smart with 19 points. For the Jazz, Ochai Agbaji and Keyonte George combined for 32 points, but the Jazz once again did not put Brice Sensabaugh or Taylor Hendricks in the game.
Kings 95, Heat 83
This was the Keegan Murray show. The second-year forward blasted off for 41 points, and Miami had no answers for him for the entire game. Nikola Jovic was solid for the Heat with 22 points, but this was all about Murray putting on a show.