2017 Summer League

Summer Standouts: Day 2 in Las Vegas

Ian Thomsen

LAS VEGASA look at top performers from Day 2 in Las Vegas:

Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

Rookie forward Jayson Tatum led Boston with 27 points (9 of 19 field, 8 of 8 line) and 11 rebounds in 33 minutes in the Celtics’ 86-81 win over the Lakers. Tatum, the No. 3 pick, scored 6 points in the final 2:34 to overcome a triple-double from Los Angeles’ No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball (11 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists).

Wayne Selden, Memphis Grizzlies

Wayne Selden led the Grizzlies with 28 points in their 91-88 victory over the Wizards. The second-year shooting guard hit a crossover jumper and converted the free throw for the game-winning 3-point play with 2.3 seconds left.

Brandon Ashley, Dallas Mavericks

One day after being added to the roster following the Mavericks’ trade of A.J. Hammons to Miami, 6-9 forward Brandon Ashley had game-highs of 21 points (9 of 15) and an impact of plus-23 points to key Dallas’ 91-75 win over Chicago.

Caleb Swanigan, Portland Trail Blazers

Hard-driving rookie power forward Caleb Swanigan did not lack for effort in his pro debut, leading the Trail Blazers with 16 points (4 of 12), 13 rebounds and 7 fouls in their 72-63 win against the Jazz.

Jakob Poeltl, Toronto Raptors

Second-year center Jakob Poeltl generated an efficient 15 points (6 of 8 from the field), 10 rebounds and a plus-22 impact in the Raptors’ 97-72 win over Minnesota. Pascal Siakam – who like Poetl was a 2016 first-round pick by Toronto – added 17 points.

Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat

Heat rookie big man Bam Adebayo continued his strong summer league while leading Miami with 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 75-74 victory over San Antonio. London Perrantes, an undrafted rookie point guard from Virginia, won it on a jumper with 4.0 seconds remaining.

Furkan Korkmaz, Philadelphia 76ers

Furkan Korkmaz, the 76ers’ recent signing from Turkey, scored a team-high 15 points in their 95-93 victory over Golden State. The game-winner by Larry Drew II with 7.6 seconds left enabled the Sixers’ to survive 25 points by the Warriors’ Patrick McCaw.

Ian Thomsen has covered the NBA since 2000. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter.

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