Consolation play ends NBA Summer League for losers’ bracket
LAS VEGAS (AP) Trips to Las Vegas feel better when they end on a win.
The consolation round of the NBA Summer League gave teams a chance to experience that Friday. They had already been eliminated from the chance to win the tournament championship, but at least some can head to the airport on a high note.
Many of the top performers on the teams who played Friday were already done for the week, sitting out the games so as not to risk injuries.
The winners’ bracket of the tournament resumes with six second-round games Saturday.
The Spurs rested first-round pick Lonnie Walker IV and finished 1-4.
With first-round pick Kevin Knox already done after a strong Summer League, second-round pick Mitchell Robinson finished with 14 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for the Knicks. Damyean Dotson added 15 points, while New York (2-3) was paced by Daniel Ochefu (22 points) and Tyrius Walker (16).
Second-year guard Frank Ntilikina also was held out.
Tyler Davis scored 19 points for Brooklyn (0-5).
Jalen Jones scored 21 points for the Mavericks (2-3) on the day he was waived.
Josh Adams also scored 21 for Dallas, while Kostas Antetokounmpo finished with 10 on the day he was signed to a two-way contract by the Mavericks.
Keita Bates-Diop and Josh Gray scored 14 points apiece and Isaiah Cousins had 12 points, six assists and three steals for Minnesota (3-2).
Kenrich Williams, the only Denver (3-2) player to score in double figures, had 17 points on 8-of-14 shooting. Kennedy Meeks added nine points and 11 rebounds.
Deonte Burton hit a fall-away jumper in the lane as time expired to lift Oklahoma City (3-2).
Burton was 6-of-10 shooting and finished with 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals and Terrance Ferguson added 14 points.
Anthony Brown had 17 points and Zach Auguste scored 13 on 6-of-7 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds for Sacramento (2-3).
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Junior Robinson, a 5-foot-5 guard who went undrafted last month out of Mount Saint Mary’s, had 20 points and Robert Johnson scored 18 for Atlanta (3-3).
Alpha Kaba added 14 points and 15 rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench. Trae Young, picked fifth overall by the Hawks in last month’s draft, did not play for the second consecutive game.
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