Detroit Pistons 73, Miami HEAT 71 (2OT)
Summary: The Miami HEAT got off to a slow start, something that has become a trend in this years’ Summer League, trailing 24-9 after the first quarter of play. Both teams struggled from the field in the second quarter, as the HEAT outscored the Pistons 11-10, entering the halftime break with a 14-point deficit. Miami fought back to tie the game entering the fourth quarter, and found themselves up by three points with under 10 seconds to go in regulation.
The Pistons inbounded the ball to rookie lottery pick Luke Kennard, who was fouled on a three-point attempt with just one second remaining on the clock. Kennard calmly knocked down all three free throws to tie the game, and the HEAT’s go-ahead attempt was blocked at the other end, sending the game into overtime.
After both teams went scoreless in the first overtime period, the game went to sudden death, per NBA Summer League rules. After Miami missed two attempts at the game-winning basket, Detroit’s Pierre Jackson converted a tough running layup in the lane to give the Pistons the victory.
Former Skyforce forward Okaro White led all scorers with 29 points, scoring 10 points in the final five minutes of regulation. HEAT rookie Bam Adebayo sat out of today’s game due to rest.
Charlotte Hornets 95, Oklahoma City Thunder 81
Summary: The Charlotte Hornets picked up another impressive victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder behind 19 points and eight rebounds from Treveon Graham, as well as 17 points from second-round draft pick Dwayne Bacon.
Former Skyforce guard Briante Weber posted seven points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Vince Hunter led five thunder players in double figures with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
Dallas Mavericks 94, Indiana Pacers 79
Summary: The Pacers looked to be in control early in the first half, but the Mavericks came storming back to take the lead and never looked back from there. Texas Legends alum Jameel Warney led the team with 17 points, four rebounds and three steals. Brandon Paul followed with 16 points, while former Skyforce guard Luis Montero pitched in seven points and five rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench.
Former NBA G League MVP Jarnell Stokes led Indiana with 15 points, seven rebounds and four blocks in 27 minutes off the bench, while former Skyforce guard Bubu Palo notched his first points of the week, scoring five points and adding two rebounds in 13 minutes off the bench.
Skyforce Alum Day 4 Statistics (Orlando)
|Okaro White||Miami HEAT||37||9||20||45.0||2||7||28.6||9||10||90.0||3||6||0||2||29|
|Briante Weber||Charlotte Hornets||25||2||8||25.0||0||2||00.0||3||5||60.0||2||3||3||1||7|
|Jarnell Stokes||Indiana Pacers||27||5||6||83.3||0||0||—||5||6||83.3||0||7||1||4||15|
|Bubu Palo||Indiana Pacers||13||2||3||66.7||1||2||50.0||0||1||00.0||0||2||0||0||5|
|Stefan Jankovic||Orlando Magic||No Game||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Luis Montero||Dallas Mavericks||25||3||6||50.0||1||2||50.0||0||0||—||0||5||2||0||7|
Skyforce Alum Cumulative Statistics (Orlando)
|Okaro White||Miami HEAT||3||104||18||48||37.5||5||17||29.4||23||27||85.2||4||20||1||6||64|
|Briante Weber||Charlotte Hornets||3||81||13||32||40.6||1||6||16.7||9||12||75.0||5||9||8||1||36|
|Jarnell Stokes||Indiana Pacers||4||100||15||29||51.7||0||0||—||19||28||67.9||4||30||3||8||49|
|Bubu Palo||Indiana Pacers||2||25||2||4||50.0||1||2||50.0||0||1||00.0||2||5||0||0||5|
|Stefan Jankovic||Orlando Magic||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Luis Montero||Dallas Mavericks||3||75||6||15||40.0||2||7||28.6||1||2||50.0||5||12||7||3||15|