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Rookie dynamic duo, reigning summer league champs dominate consolation round

The New York Knicks duo of Quentin Grimes and Miles McBride gave the Atlanta Hawks fits in the team’s 104-85 win from Cox Pavilion.

Despite a 27-27 tie after the first 10 minutes, Grimes and McBride had already combined for 17 points, going 5-for-8 from three-point range.

It continued in the second half as the pair went into halftime with a joint 35 points on 13-of-19 shooting from the field with nine made threes.

Grimes finished with a game-high 26 points on 10-of-17 from the floor including six made threes.

McBride ended the night with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting including five made threes.

New York made 23 threes as a team on 45% shooting. The Knicks needed every single bit of production from the rookie pair as second-year guard Immanuel Quickley was held scoreless in the first half.

He did not make his first field goal until under a minute left in the third quarter.

Quickley made back-to-back deep balls in the fourth quarter as New York built its largest lead of the game, 24 points.

By the end of the night, Quickley ended up with 14 points on a cold 3-of-18 shooting.

Atlanta was led by forward Javin DeLaurier’s 18 points on 7-of-10 from the field off-the-bench.

Grizzlies rest everybody, still clobber Clippers

Most wouldn’t be able to tell that the Memphis Grizzlies sat seven players in the team’s most recent 104-95 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on day nine of the Las Vegas summer league.

Five of those seven players in street clothes were the team’s leading scorers.

A complete team effort saw five players score in double-figures with Memphis building a 14-point lead in the first quarter.

Later that lead would grow as large as 26 points.

Guard Shaq Buchanan had a game-high 21 points on 9-of-19 shooting, followed by 20 points from guard Sam Merrill on 8-of-16 from the field. The Clippers didn’t go down without a fight despite the “hell nah” screams coming from the Grizz bench on nearly every three-point attempt.

A concerted effort from guard Brandon Boston Jr. and forward Amir Coffey helped Los Angeles cut the deficit down to eight in the final quarter.

Boston Jr. finished with a team-high 20 points on 57% shooting while Coffey ended the night with 16 points and three made three-pointers.

Garza dominates final summer league showing as Pistons escape with win

Second-round pick Luka Garza put the league on notice during his dominant 2021 summer league showing for the Detroit Pistons.

Most recently, it showed in the team’s 79-78 win over the Orlando Magic from the Thomas & Mack Center.

By halftime, Garza had already secured a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in 14 minutes of action.

The 2021 men’s Naismith Player of the Year with Iowa recently signed a two-way deal with the Pistons.

Garza finished with 21 points and 15 rebounds on 50% shooting including two made three-pointers.

Guard Saben Lee added 19 points and eight assists.

Detroit was up 11 points with about six minutes left in regulation before Orlando went on a 14-5 run to cut the deficit to two.

Guard Ignas Brazdeikis missed a potential game-tying three-point attempt that was tipped in for two points as time expired.

To that point, he had 13 points including going 3-for-4 from deep before that final shot.

The Magic were led in scoring by guard Hassani Gravett, who poured in 19 points on 7-of-11 from the field.


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