Orlando Magic 81, Miami HEAT 68
The Orlando Magic started the game on a 21-0 run, a deficit that proved too much for the HEAT to come back from. However, midway through the third quarter, Miami cut the deficit to just five points, trailing 53-48, but were never able to come any closer.
Okaro White led the way in scoring for the second game in a row for the HEAT, posting 15 points and six rebounds, but shot just 4-14 from the field in the game. White, who has been focused on his playmaking ability over the offseason, expressed a displeasure in his performance after the game, but is anxious to get back out there and continue to compete over the next few days.
“I was down on myself today a little bit. I didn’t think I played up to my ability, but I thought I did some good things, as far as pushing it a little bit. I just want to stay lower when I’m pushing it against shorter guys. I still want to get into the offense, and try and be a playmaker, you know? I’m not trying to put up 20 shots…30 shots. So I just try and keep going as these games keep getting played out.”
Miami rookie Bam Adebayo posted 14 points, nine rebounds and two blocks, while summer league signees London Perrantes and Gian Clavell each posted 12 points in the loss for the HEAT.
Magic first-round draft pick Jonathan Isaac tallied 15 points and 13 rebounds in just 22 minutes, while NBA D-League Alumni Marcus Georges-Hunt and Kalin Lucas each posted 12 points.
Okaro White and the HEAT are set to take on Bubu Palo, Jarnell Stokes and the Indiana Pacers tomorrow (Monday) night at 5:00 PM ET on NBATV and the WatchESPN app.
Additional Day 2 Scores:
Detroit Pistons 103, New York Knicks 78
Summary: The Pistons scored at least 24 points in every quarter, while they held the Knicks under 16 points in three of the four quarters, leading by as many as 35 points before ultimately running away with the 25 point victory. Detroit shot 52.2 percent from the field, and 50 percent from three-point range in the win.
Pistons’ lottery pick, Luke Kennard, tallied 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals, while NBA D-League alum Eric Moreland scored a team-high 15 points to go along with six rebounds and four blocks.
Chasson Randle, another NBA D-League alum, led the Summer Knicks in scoring for the second game in a row, posting a game-high 16 points to go along with three assists and two rebounds in the loss for New York.
Indiana Pacers 84, Charlotte Hornets 77
Summary: After the Charlotte Hornets started the game on a 7-0 run, the Indiana Pacers fought back to take a 9-7 lead early on in the first quarter. The back-and-forth game saw the Pacers take a four-point lead into the final period, ultimately escaping with an 84-77 victory.
Former Skyforce forward Jarnell Stokes posted his second-consecutive double-figure game with 10 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals, while former Fort Wayne Mad Ants guard Travis Leslie tallied his second-consecutive 20-point game off the bench.
Former Skyforce guard Bubu Palo, who didn’t play on Day 1 of summer league for the Pacers, saw 12 minutes of playing time against the Hornets. Palo collected three rebounds and added two assists while missing his lone shot attempt in the game.
Briante Weber stayed hot for the Hornets, scoring 12 points on 6-11 shooting. Weber’s teammate Treveon Graham scored a team-high 18 points to go along with four rebounds, three assists and two steals in the loss for Charlotte.
Skyforce Alum Day 2 Statistics (Scroll right for complete stats)
|Okaro White||Miami HEAT||34||5||14||35.7||2||6||33.3||8||11||72.2||0||8||1||3||20|
|Briante Weber||Charlotte Hornets||27||6||11||54.5||0||2||00.0||0||0||—||1||1||1||0||12|
|Jarnell Stokes||Indiana Pacers||28||3||8||37.5||0||0||—||4||4||100.0||2||7||2||0||10|
|Bubu Palo||Indiana Pacers||12||0||1||00.0||0||0||—||0||0||—||2||3||0||0||0|
|Stefan Jankovic||Orlando Magic||DNP||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Luis Montero||Dallas Mavericks||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Skyforce Alum Cumulative Statistics (Scroll right for complete stats)
|Okaro White||Miami HEAT||2||67||5||14||35.7||2||6||33.3||8||11||72.2||0||8||1||3||20|
|Briante Weber||Charlotte Hornets||2||29||5||13||38.5||1||2||50.0||6||7||85.7||2||5||4||0||17|
|Jarnell Stokes||Indiana Pacers||2||55||5||16||31.3||0||0||—||10||14||71.4||4||16||2||4||20|
|Bubu Palo||Indiana Pacers||1||12||0||1||00.0||0||0||—||0||0||—||2||3||0||0||0|
|Stefan Jankovic||Orlando Magic||2||DNP||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Luis Montero||Dallas Mavericks||1||21||3||5||60.0||1||2||50.0||1||2||50.0||3||1||3||1||8|