No. 8 seed Grizzlies beat No. 1 Celtics in NBA Summer League
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyler Harvey scored 20 points to lead No. 8 seed Memphis past top-seeded Boston 94-88 on Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the NBA Summer League tournament.
The Grizzlies avenged a 113-87 loss to the Celtics on Thursday in pool play to advance to Sunday’s semifinal round, where they’ll face No. 4 New Orleans.
Clarke finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds, Peyton Aldridge had 13 points and Kennan Evans chipped in with 10 points for the Grizzlies.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker hit one of two free throws with 1.9 seconds left in overtime, before Marcos Louzada Silva stole Miami’s inbounds pass to seal a quarterfinal win for fourth-seeded New Orleans.
Alexander-Walker finished with 34 points on 9-for-21 shooting, including 5 of 12 from 3-point range. Kenrich Williams added 17 points and seven rebounds, while Jaxson Hayes contributed 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Isaia Cordinier added 20 points for Brooklyn (4-1), which steadily pulled away throughout the game to earn a semifinal matching with the Timberwolves. Cordinier made 7 of 10 shots, including 3 of 4 3-pointers. Josh Gray and Ahmed Hill combined for 21 points on 9 of 13 shooting. The Nets shot 50% and had a 51-35 rebounding advantage while blocking nine shots..
Kelan Martin scored 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including five 3-pointers, and the third-seeded Timberwolves cruised past the sixth-seeded Mavericks in the last semifinal.
Barry Brown Jr. added 14 points and three players had 12 for Minnesota (5-0) the last remaining undefeated team. The Timberwolves went 13 of 28 from 3-point range and shot 52% overall.
Antonius Cleveland led Dallas (3-2) with 17 points and Josh Reaves had 15. The Mavs shot just 37% after going 5 of 25 behind the arc.
Kennedy Meeks saved his best game for last, scoring 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead Charlotte in the consolation round. Meeks went into the game averaging just 3.8 points.
Isaiah Miles added 13 points and John Petrucelli 12 for the Magic, who trailed 44-41 at halftime.
Daniel Gafford led the Bulls with 13 points, Chandler Hutchison and Mychal Mulder added 13 apiece and Adam Mokoka 12. Coby White, the seventh overall pick, had seven points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
Both teams finish 2-3.
Six players scored in double figures for the Rockets (3-2), who shot 50% from the field and made 16 3-pointers. Chris Chiozza scored 15 points with eight assists and Johnathan Williams and Rawle Alkins had 14 apiece.
Brandon Goodwin scored 22 points for the Nuggets (1-3) and Jordan Davis had 17. Denver shot 51 percent but only had nine 3-pointers.
- Chicago Bulls
- Denver Nuggets
- Detroit Pistons
- Memphis Grizzlies
- New Orleans Pelicans
- New York Knicks