Trey Lyles continues to shine for Jazz at Summer League
A look at some of the highlights from Tuesday's schedule in the Las Vegas Summer League:
Utah Jazz forward Trey Lyles has been a standout in the summer league, and he continued his excellence in a 92-89 loss to Portland. Lyles had 30 points and nine rebounds and hit 5 of 7 3-point attempts. Lyles tipped in a rebound at the buzzer of the first overtime to force a second OT. As a rookie last season, the 6-foot-10 Lyles hit 38 percent from 3-point range.
The Jazz-Blazers game was the first to utilize the ''next shot wins'' rule in summer league. In the second OT in Vegas, the game ends on the first made shot by either team. The Jazz won the tip but turned the ball over and Pat Connaughton buried a 3-pointer on the other end to give Portland the win.
Philadelphia's Ben Simmons had another quiet night offensively, scoring just eight points on 3-for-8 shooting in an 85-77 loss to the Golden State Warriors. The No. 1 overall pick has been in a pass-first mode all week and coach Brett Brown has hinted at the possibility of using him at point guard once the season begins. One of the few holes in Simmons' game is his shooting, and opponents in summer league are already laying off him to try to make it harder for Simmons to get to the rim. He can expect to see even more of that when the NBA season begins.
Dallas Mavericks guard/forward Justin Anderson was one of the top players in Vegas as a rookie and he is flexing his muscle in his second trip this summer. Anderson had 29 points and 11 rebounds in an 88-82 loss to Boston. He hit 6 of 12 3-point attempts in just 27 minutes. He also exhibited some of the defensive toughness that so endeared him to Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle when he swatted away an alley-oop attempt right at the rim.
OUBRE JR. EXCELS
Second-year Wizards swingman Kelly Oubre Jr. has unveiled a versatile game in Las Vegas, and he played well again in an 87-85 victory over Brooklyn. Oubre had 16 points, six rebounds and a blocked shot. He has shown and uncanny knack for getting to the basket during the last five days and has been able to get his shot off in traffic.
NAPIER OUT AGAIN
Former UConn Final Four star Shabazz Napier is trying to get acquainted with new teammates after the Portland Trail Blazers acquired him in a trade with Orlando last week. But he has missed the last two games, including on Tuesday against Utah, with an injured left shoulder.