Summer League Recap: Day 5

by Christian Verde
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Summer League Recap: Day 5

Cameron Thomas, Antonio Blakeney, Trendon Watford, Skylar Mays, and Josh Gray took the NBA Summer League stage in Las Vegas on Thursday, August 12.

Cameron Thomas was the star of the strip on Thursday where he scored 31 points, one of those buckets being a three to send the game to 2OT.

NBA Summer League rules state that 2OT comes down to a first-to-make-a-basket, sudden death ending. Thomas sized up the No. 15 overall pick, Corey Kispert, and drilled a one-legged, walk-off three to secure the win for the Brooklyn Nets, 84-81. Thomas’s final three landed him at No. 3 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays of the Night.

Thomas is averaging 24.0 points in Summer League, landing him fourth overall in scoring and first amongst rookies.

Next up in Vegas was the Portland Trail Blazers where Antonio Blakeney and Trendon Watford hit the court. Blakeney scored 15 points and added on two rebounds and two assists.

Watford showcased his all-around game once again, accumulating seven points, five rebounds, a block, and a steal. The Blazers fell to the Indiana Pacers, 97-64.

Skylar Mays and the Atlanta Hawks took on the Philadelphia 76ers. Dr.Mays, as some fans call him, put on a scoring clinic, dropping in 20 points in 25 minutes. Philadelphia defeated Atlanta in OT, 96-88.

One of Mays two assists came off this nifty behind-the-backboard pass, landing him at No. 5 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays of the Night.

Last up was Josh Gray and the Denver Nuggets taking on the Phoenix Suns. Gray got the start and showed off his playmaking, dishing out seven assists while also scoring four points and getting three rebounds. Phoenix defeated Denver, 90-84.

Full Stat Lines

Cameron Thomas- 31p/3r/1a/2s/1b

Antonio Blakeney- 15p/2r/1a

Trendon Watford- 7p/5r/2s/1b

Skylar Mays- 20p/3r/2a/1s/1b

Josh Gray- 4p/3r/7a

Friday’s NBA Summer League Schedule

MIAMI (Javonte Smart) vs. UTAH – 4 p.m., ESPNU

Golden State vs. Oklahoma City (Emmitt Williams) – 6 p.m., ESPN2