ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Here’s a quick review of Day 3 of the Mountain Dew Orlando Pro Summer League 2017 at Amway Center in Downtown Orlando Monday, July 3, 2017.
Dallas 86 – Orlando 76
Even though the Magic got off to a hot start, the Dallas Mavericks used defense to gain and remain undefeated by the score of 86-76. Dwight Buycks led the Mavericks with 20 points. Buycks, who is normally known for his defensive ability, showed off a diverse offensive game to get his points. He went 8 for 19 from the floor and used his years of experience to his advantage to keep the Magic guards off-balance the whole game. Brandon Paul had 18 points to help in the victory.
Magic rookie Jonathan Issac, who has been impressive in the previous two summer league games, injured his hip and did not return. He scored nine points in 12 minutes of action. Orlando was led by Marcus Georges-Hunt who scored 20 points. Orlando is now 1-2.
Oklahoma City 99 – New York 87
Oklahoma City’s day off on Sunday didn’t affect their play as they raced out to an early lead and gave the New York Knicks their third loss in summer league play. Former 1st Round Pick Josh Huesits scored a game-high 26 points and Markel Brown chipped in 20 for the Thunder as well. Huestis went 11 for 17 from the floor and even knocked down four 3-pointers in the game. He also had a team-high seven rebounds as well.
New York just couldn’t overcome another slow start and after scoring the opening basket of the game. The Knicks never had a lead the rest of the game. Chasson Randle led the Knicks in scoring again with 20 points.
Oklahoma City continues play on Tuesday against Charlotte and New York will join Orlando with the day off on Tuesday and play them on Wednesday.
Miami 86 – Indiana 83
Rookie T.J. Leaf showed why the Pacers used their 2017 1st round pick on the former UCLA Bruin as he scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the victory. In a game that was a back-and-forth affair with the score being tied nine times and experiencing four lead changes, the match was broken open by the inside scoring of Leaf and Chris Johnson. Johnson had 12 points and most of them were in the second half. Pacers guard Joe Young, who left the game after injuring his finger in the 3rd quarter, came back and ended any hopes of a Heat comeback. Young used a number of drives to the basket to score most of his points late in the 4th quarter.
Miami was led by Bam Adebayo, who had 29 points and 11 rebounds. Miami is now 0-3 in the summer league and Indiana remains undefeated at 3-0.
Danny Thompson is a contributing reporter for Florida National News. | email@example.com