Washington Wizards 87, Brooklyn Nets 85
Big East players were on both sides in the first matchup of the day. Daniel Ochefu and Sterling Gibbs helped lead the Washington Wizards to their 87-85 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Gibbs led between the two in points with seven and had five assists as well and no turnovers. He shot 3-for-5 from the field and 1-for-2 from the 3-point line in a pretty great performance all things considered. Ochefu meanwhile had a rough g, shooting 0-for-2 from the field with just three points, all coming from the free throw line. Ochefu grabbed only two rebounds in the 17:10 that he played.
Isaiah Whitehead meanwhile had old habits resurface but still was impressive in defeat. Whitehead shot 4-for-13 from the field and scored 10 points with a 2-for-5 mark from the 3-point line. That aside, Whitehead did keep control of the basketball as he committed only one turnover in 24 minutes of action. The former Seton Hall guard also had two assists and two steals on the day.
Boston Celtics 88, Dallas Mavericks 82
Like Wizards-Nets, Big East players were on both sides of het floor during the matchup between the Celtics and Mavericks. Production, however, was not so similar. Ben Bentil had a tough afternoon against the Mavs, as he failed to score a single point in 13:17 of action. Bentil still contributed - grabbing four rebounds, dishing out two assists and finishing a +10 in +/- but you'd still like to see him get on the scoreboard and that he wasn't had to be extremely frustrating.
Meanwhile Vander Blue scored just four points and shot 2-for-5 from the field with an 0-for-3 mark from the 3-point line. Like Bentil, he managed to add a few rebounds and assists to his statline but it remained a relatively unsatisfying performance for the former Marquette hooper.
Chicago Bulls 79, San Antonio Spurs 76
Ryan Arcidiacono was the only player on either side to represent the Big East in this game. The former co-Big East Player of the Year dropped just four points in almost 15 minutes of action. Arch shot 2-for-3 from the field and grabbed five boards and threw out two assists with a steal as well as he was able to shoot well in spots and distribute the basketball as well in defeat to the Bulls, who are 3-0 on the Summer League circuit so far.