Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Mitchell's debut is Jazzy

Mitchell was GREAT Monday. 
On a five-game NBA Summer League slate, no player was more efficient per minute than Donovan Mitchell, the 13th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. The former Louisville standout that is now property of the Utah Jazz, dazzled on both ends of the floor. Mitchell scored 23 points (10-17 FG, 3-6 3-pt.), dished five assists, and snared three steals in 25 minutes. Utah dropped San Antonio 87-74 in the nightcap of two Utah Summer League contests. 

Game One in Utah featured the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76'ers. Jayson Tatum, the Celtics' pick in the 2017 NBA Draft (3rd overall) hit what turned out to be the game winning jump shot. The final score was 89-88. 

Action also continued in the Orlando NBA Summer League. Oklahoma City improved to 2-0 with a 99-87 victory over the hapless Summer Knicks (0-3). ...Dallas improved to 2-0 with a 86-76 win over the host, Magic. ...Indiana upped their record to 3-0 by defeating Miami 86-83. The Heat remain winless in three tries.

Joining Mitchell on the Hoop Obsession All-Summer League Team for July 3rd...

  • Bam Adebayo - Miami. 29 points (8-14 FG, 13-17 FT), 11 rebounds, 2 blocks in 31 mins. 
  • Josh Huestis - OKC. 26 points (11-17 FG, 4-8 3-pt.), 7 rebounds in 27 mins. 
  • Jaylen Brown - Boston. 29 points (10-16 FG, 3-4 3-pt., 6-10 FT), 13 rebounds in 30 mins. 
  • Markel Brown - OKC. 20 points (8-10 FG, 3-4 3-pt., 1-1 FT), 2 steals in 26 mins. 
  • Chasson Randle - New York. 20 points (6-8 FG, 3-5 3-pt., 5-5 FT) in 23 mins. 
  • Jayson Tatum - Boston. 21 points (8-17 FG, 1-5 3-pt., 4-5 FT), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals in 33 mins. 
  • Dante Exum - Utah. 18 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3-pt., 2-3 FT), 6 rebounds, 5 assists in 27 mins. 
  • Dakari Johnson - OKC. 21 points (9-18 FG, 3-5 FT), 7 rebounds, 4 assists in 29 mins. 
  • TJ Leaf - Indiana. 19 points (9-17 FG, 1-4 3-pt., 0-1 FT), 10 rebounds in 28 mins. 
  • Jonah Bolden - Philadelphia. 9 points (4-10 FG, 1-4 3-pt.), 4 rebounds, 4 blocks in 22 mins. 
  • Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot - Philadelphia. 16 points (6-17 FG, 1-9 3-pt., 3-3 FT), 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 0 turnovers in 32 mins. 
Two players had the dreaded "zero" efficiency game: Jaron Blossomgame of San Antonio, and Tyrone Wallace of Utah. 

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