The fifth day of the 2017 NBA Summer League will feature six games — three in the Thomas & Mack Center and three in the adjacent Cox Pavilion.
It’s the final day of pool play before the tournament begins July 12. Each team is guaranteed at least two more games after Tuesday.
The 11-day competition will present 67 games in total. A record 24 teams will participate in the tournament-style format, which culminates with a championship game that will be televised by ESPN on July 17.
Game of the day
Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks — Dennis Smith Jr. has arguably been the top performer in this year’s Summer League. The No. 9 overall pick outplayed Phoenix’s Josh Jackson, the No. 4 pick, on Saturday, scoring 25 points (8-f0r-14 shooting) and racking up eight rebounds and four assists, in the Mavericks’ 11-point win. Bam Adebayo, a Kentucky product who was selected No. 14 overall, is coming off a 16-point, seven-rebound game against the Washinton Wizards and will look to continue impressing for the Heat. Both teams have started 2-0.
What to look for
— Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown give the Celtics the most star power on Tuesday. Both were selected No. 3 overall by Boston in the last two drafts, and have been tearing up the Summer League this year. They will look to continue doing the same against the Philadelphia Sixers.
— Will Patrick McCaw keep playing? The Golden State guard dominated his first Summer League game this year, scoring 25 points in a narrow loss to the Sixers on Sunday night, but struggled shooting (3-for-15, nine points) in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.
— Lauri Markkanen and Denzel Valentine shot a combined 2-for-25, including 0-for-18 from three, in the Chicago Bulls’ 20-point loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday afternoon. Surely, that won’t happen again. After an 0-2 start this year, the defending Summer League champions will be looking to get on track against the Washington Wizards in the Cox Pavilion.
At Cox Pavilion
At Thomas & Mack
*Lines courtesy of William Hill
Per session: $30 adults, $20 kids 12 and under
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