Yesterday was the final day of “regular” summer league games, and the competition now shifts to a playoff style bracket because there is no accomplishment greater in the dog days of sports summer than a summer league title.
Before the competition could up the fake ante, the Utah Jazz elected to give Nigel Williams-Goss the starting nod at point guard. While Williams-Goss did get an extended run with 24 minutes of game action, he was unable to build on his 8-assist performance as the turnover issues that have been a thorn in his side this summer continued to plague him. He finished the game with 5 turnovers to just a single assist, along with 7 points (2-6 FG, 1-3 3P).
In the Trailblazers game against the San Antonio Spurs, Zach Collins was limited to only 11 minutes after he suffered a right quad bruise and was shut down for the remainder of the game. He scored 4 points on 2-3 shooting and grabbed 4 rebounds before exiting the game. After the game, Collins stated he hoped to play again in the Summer League but the team has not yet announced whether they will hold him out for the remainder of the competition.
The Wizards took on the hapless Chicago Bulls, but Kevin Pangos got a DNP. Perhaps that’s why the Wizards ended up losing 82-73?
Wednesday’s schedule for the Zags is as follows:
- New Orleans Pelicans v. Atlanta Hawks, 1:00pm PT (NBAtv) - Jordan Mathews (NO)
- Washington Wizards v. Miami Heat, 3:00pm PT (NBAtv) - Kevin Pangos (WAS)
- Utah Jazz v. Phoenix Suns, 5:00pm PT (NBAtv) - Nigel Williams-Goss (UTA), David Stockton (PHX)
- Chicago Bulls v. Portland Trailblazers, 7:00pm PT (NBAtv) - Zach Collins (POR)