For some players, the NBA’s premier summer league showcase in Las Vegas is a chance to sharpen skills and display talents that may not have publicly surfaced otherwise. For others, it is a fight just for a chance to continue playing basketball on the world’s biggest stage. No matter the case, the action rolls on for the 10 former Kentucky Wildcats on Las Vegas NBA Summer League rosters.
Miami Heat first-round pick Bam Adebayo led his team to a 75-74 come-from-behind win over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night. Adebayo scored a game-high 18 points to go along with 10 rebounds an two steals over 29 minutes.
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The Philadelphia 76ers, thanks in part to contributions from a trio of former Cats, picked up a 95-93 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. Aaron Harrison recorded 13 points, four rebounds, one assist, and a steal in just 12 minutes off the bench. Alex Poythress added 12 points, two steals, and a block in a starting effort down low. Isaiah Briscoe saw just five minutes on the floor, attempting only one field goal in the process.
The Toronto Raptors handled the Minnesota Timberwolves 97-72 on Saturday, though Windsor, Ontario native Mychal Mulder did not see the court.
On Sunday, James Young and the New Orleans Pelicans will take on the Atlanta Hawks at 4 p.m. ET. Afterwards, Archie Goodwin’s Brooklyn Nets will face the Milwaukee Bucks at 6 p.m. The Sacramento Kings — featuring rookie sensation De’Aaron Fox, Skal LabissiÃ¨re, and Dominique Hawkins — will play the Memphis Grizzlies at 10 p.m.