Lining up for the 2nd recreation in a row between the Grizzlies and Celtics in Las Vegas at MGM Resorts. Memphis got here out of the gates the stronger crew to steer 10-5 after struggling a humiliating 26 level defeat.
Tremont Waters whose father handed away Thursday Night time was suited up and obtainable for the sport. The 51st decide within the NBA Draft, confirmed trememdous braveness of spirit to even ponder suiting up for a Summer season League recreation underneath such circumstances. Waters has proven to be a really nifty facilitator who may also get pictures for himself.
Carsen Edwards who reportedly signed a four-year deal got here off the bench as soon as extra and instantly appeared to push the tempo alongside Tremont Waters. Edwards shot was a bit of off to start out going 1-Four from three level vary, so it was good to see him push into the paint and get going.
Edwards’ shot was off to start out going 1-Four from three level vary, so he proceeded to push into the paint and get going. Edwards who has proven a propensity to drive into the important thing a bit of little bit of management, confirmed off a clean method on this play to load up 7 factors within the 1st quarter.
Robert Williams III continues to indicate flashes of courtroom consciousness as his passing has been on full show this week.
Memphis entrance line gamers 2nd-year Bruno Caboclo (9 factors, 10 rebounds) and rookie Brandon Clarke (18 factors, 12 rebounds) most assuredly got here to play after a disappointing exhibiting Thursday. Each gamers had been concerned in a mixture of inside and out of doors scoring to place strain again on the Celtics bigs, who ran fairly free Thursday evening.
Memphis would go on 13-1 run that later included 7 consecutive three level makes because the factors dissipated for Boston. The struggling Celtics would go Four-24 from three within the first half, which led to very disjointed play, principally it was ugly Summer season League basketball to observe, (one thing we haven’t mentioned in any respect this week) as the primary half ended 37-49.
With the Celtics left to play catch up within the 2nd half, issues obtained scrappy and chippy. With a Semi-final matchup on the road with both Miami and New Orleans. gamers like Max Strus, Javonte Inexperienced and Chinanu Onuaku confirmed a gritty resolve and held there personal towards a Memphis crew who had each proper to really feel assured. Boston managed to get again to five factors however the third quarter would finish 63-71.
The ball continued to move by way of Waters (16 factors, 1-10 3pt) and Edwards (25 factors, 6-14 3pt) into the ultimate quarter as each guys had been struggling to shoot with any consistency from lengthy vary, Memphis continued to pound the Celtics inside. Regardless of this, they resolved and continued to shoot from deep, as Edwards was trying to warmth up with this…
The tiny backcourt of the Celtics rallied sturdy to get again to to inside 1 level, however some late recreation errors let Memphis squeak by for the win.