It was the penultimate day in Orlando at the ongoing NBA Summer League and once agains six teams out of the total 10 were slated for action. The three match line-up was something like this:
– Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat
– Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic
– Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets
The Pacers might not have beaten the Heat during the real deal in the Playoffs but their summer league team seems to have got the better of the opposition this time around. Shabazz Napier (26th overall pick), a player the Heat traded for during the draft, has been far from impressive.
Boston Celtics, led by big man Marcus Smart (6th overall pick) beat the young and talented Magic. Despite the loss, Orlando’s point guard Elfrid Payton (4th overall pick) had a good game of 8 points and 10 assists but the stat that gave the game away was 7 turnovers. Magic’s young core started this competition well with two wins but have now lost two on the trot.
Meanwhile, the young players the Grizzlies have picked up in the draft seem ready to fit into their pro team’s grit and grind system. They beat the Rockets on the back of impressive performances by Jordan Adams and Jamaal Franklin.
Here are the Top 5 plays from Day 6: