In the feature match-up for UK fans last night, Doron Lamb’s Milwauke Bucks and Darius Miller’s New Orleans Hornets faced off. The Bucks downed the Hornets, 76-68, and Lamb outplayed Miller as well. Lamb played in just over 34 minutes and scored a team-high 20 points on 6-12 shooting. He was 8-9 from the line and 0-2 from deep. This line indicates what I have been trying to tell people and that is that Lamb is much more than a spot-up shooter. He also had four rebounds, but did not record an assist.
After struggling in their first game, Miller was much better against the Bucks. He had 11 points on 4-10 shooting, was 0-4 from deep, and recorded three rebounds. He played just over 25 minutes. Foul trouble was an issue for Miller as he finished with four fouls. In the opener vs. Portland (L, 85-82) he had three points and three steals in 17 minutes.
Anthony Davis, of course, is not playing with the Hornets because he is preparing for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Click here to check out video highlights, http://www.nba.com/video/games/hornets/2012/07/16/1521200022_mil_noh_recap.nba.
Terrence Jones played in 22 minutes yesterday in the Rockets’ 113-91 win over the Kings. He finished with 17 points on 7-13 shooting and recorded eight rebounds. The Rockets are 2-1 in league play and Jones has played at least 21 minutes in each game. On July 13th he went 17 and 9 in a 93-81 win over the Raptors and on July 14 he finished with 16 and 5 in a 76-70 loss to the Wizards. He is shooting 53-percent from the floor.
Josh Harrelson, who was recently traded to the Rockets, has seen action in just one game. He did not score in five minutes of play versus the Wizards.
The Rockets take on the Blazers tonight at 8:00 p.m.
Eric Bledsoe started yesterday in the Clipper’s summer league opener against the Timberwolves. The Clips lost 73-64 and Bledsoe scored 11 points on 5-11 shooting, while recording five rebounds, four assists, five steals and committing four turnovers. He played 36 minutes, which was the most for the Clip Show.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and the Charlotte Bobcats take on the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at 10:30. The Bobcats are 2-0 and MKG has played in just one game, a 121-87 win over Sacramenton on 7/13. He played in 22 minutes, scoring 18 points on 7-12 from the field, knocked down his only three point attempt, and also recorded eight rebounds, five assists and four steals. Kidd’s going to be a stud.
Marquis Teague and the Bulls make their debut in the Summer League tonight at 10:00 p.m. versus the Celtics.
Enes Kanter played in five games with the Utah Jazz as they finished 3-2. He started all five games and averaged 10.4 points and 8.8 rebounds, while shooting 50-percent from the floor.
Brandon Knight played in four games with the Detroit Pistons as they finished 3-1. He started all four games and averaged 14.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 4.0 turnovers.
Daniel Orton is playing with the Toronto Raptors. He has played a total of 35 minutes in three games, scoring a total of two points and pulling down nine rebounds.
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