Detroit Pistons 73, Orlando Blue 68
Henry Ellenson had another rough day at the office from an efficiency standpoint. The youngster may have scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds, but was 2-for-11 from the field and 0-for-6 from the 3-point line. Ellenson scored many of his points from the line as the Rice Lake, Wisconsin native went 6-for-7 on his free throw attempts. Ellenson’s weaknesses have unearthed after the first two games of the summer league in Orlando, and hopefully for his sake his advancement picks up and he works out the kinks quickly.
Charlotte Hornets 78, Oklahoma City Thunder 74
Semaj Christon was once again one of the top stories for the Thunder SL team. Despite going 4-for-15 from the field, Christon got to the foul line a copious amount of times. The former Xavier point guard had 18 free throw attempts on the day and converted on 14 of them and finished with 23 total points. In addition to Christon’s performance, Kameron Woods amassed 26 minutes on Monday and scored one point, grabbed eight rebounds and picked up an assist as well.
Orlando White 92, Dallas Mavericks 85
In their 92-85 loss to the Orlando Magic White team, Vander Blue dropped 23 points on 13 shots in a quality performance. The former Marquette guard shot 7-for-13 from the field, 2-for-5 from the 3-point line and 7-for-9 from the free throw line as well. He grabbed a defensive rebound and came away with two steals as well despite finishing as a -5 in +/-.
Boston Celtics 102, Philadelphia 76ers 94
In a high-scoring affair, the Celtics took down the Sixers 102-94. There were some terrific performances on both sides, in particular those of Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown, the No. 1 and No. 3 overall picks in this past year’s NBA Draft. Simmons scored 10, grabbed seven boards and picked up seven assists in his first NBA performance while Brown scored 16 points and took 17 free throw attempts.
The No. 51 pick meanwhile had a good performance of his own. Providence’s Ben Bentil seemed to pick up right from where he left off as a Friar, scoring in bunches off the bench. Bentil scored 11 on six shots and was 4-for-4 from the free throw line and looked good on both ends as well. Bentil, who amassed 17:30 in the game, also grabbed six boards and an assist before eventually fouling out.
San Antonio Spurs 90, Utah Jazz 69
Ryan Arcidiacono meanwhile didn’t get off to the most crisp of starts as far as scoring goes. Arch dropped just three points on the night against the Jazz in the Spurs’ 90-69 victory but still was able to hold his own on the floor. He amassed nearly 24 minutes in the game and still found ways to contribute as he dished out four assists, grabbed three boards and picked up two steals also.