Sunday, June 14, 2015

THE BIRTH OF A JUGGERNAUT



While the Blazers were plowing through their schedule and racking up all those wins back in the first half of the 2014/15 season to lead the NBA in the standings, the Warriors were quietly building a juggernaut in Oakland. They had the star, the defensive personnel, a few good bench players, a coach that had them believing in themselves, and the chemistry that enabled them to play greater than the sum of their parts. Despite the lack of x's and o's from their coaching staff, I thought their starting 5 was among the best in the NBA and that a tight rotation had as good a chance as any to could carry them to the Finals. Sadly, the injury to Bogut two games prior to the start of the playoffs delayed their coming out party.

A season later, this team has gotten more dangerous through internal development, emergence of other stars, an improved bench, health, and most of all, an elite coaching staff to maximize return on investment.

Few saw how great this team was last season. Few believed they had a shot at contending. But even with what they've accomplished thus far this season, few believe they deserve to be recognized as one of the all-time great teams. As Mark Jackson would say to about the doubters, "Those guys are just coming to the hospital. The baby has been born already."



Years from now, we're going to look back on this team and marvel at how great the players were and amazed at how well they fit together. A young core of Curry, Thompson, Green, and Barnes coupled with All-NBA defenders in Bogut and Iguodala, supported by role players capable of starting on other teams like Speights, Livingston, and Ezeli. "How could that team not have won 73 games?" Get with the program haters. You're a year late. This team ain't no fluke and they're only going to get better.




The following is one of the first articles I've read touting the Warriors as under-the-radar contenders.

Warriors better than Blazers?
1/2/2014
Tom Haberstroh, ESPN Staff Writer

If healthy.

We slap that disclaimer on a number of promising teams every season, hinting at a club's potential if injuries somehow weren't part of the conversation. For some teams this season (the Chicago Bulls, for instance), playing the "if healthy" game is a sad, unrealistic ideal. But for others, it has tangible implications down the road. Perhaps no team hears that "if healthy" tag more than the Golden State Warriors.

That's because the Warriors are legitimate title contenders -- if healthy. No, they don't seem like card-carrying members of the NBA elite because of that 20-13 record, which is only good for seventh in the loaded Western Conference.

But that 20-13 record is misleading because of the health issue. With Andre Iguodala, Andrew Bogut and Stephen Curry suiting up, the Warriors are absolute juggernauts. Check out the Warriors' record this season with that trio in uniform:

15-3.


In other words, a better win percentage than any team in the NBA. In their "healthy" games, the Warriors have posted an average scoring margin of plus-11 every 100 possessions, which would also top the league. In all other games, the Warriors are 5-10. That's why you hear the "if healthy" disclaimer repeated ad nauseum.


One team that has escaped the "if healthy" discussion this season is the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers have exceeded all expectations, jumping out to a 25-7 record with the league's best offense, scoring 110.1 points per 100 possessions. But unlike the Warriors, the Blazers have been remarkably, off-the-charts healthy this season.

Guess how many games Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Wes Matthews, Nicolas Batum and Robin Lopez have missed? Zero. The Blazers have had the same starting lineup for all 32 games.

Let's go further: The Blazers' top three reserves -- Mo Williams, Dorell Wright and Joel Freeland -- have missed a grand total of two games combined. Of course, we should mention that the Blazers have played without their top pick in the 2013 draft, C.J. McCollum, who has been sent to the D-League in a rehab assignment after breaking his foot in training camp. Aside from McCollum, the Blazers have generally been invincible (knock on wood).


You can see Portland's stability and ridiculously clean bill of health contrasted to the Warriors in the chart on the right. The Blazers have trotted out just 90 lineups this season, by far the lowest number in the league. That's fewer than half the league average (195 lineups) and almost 50 lineups fewer than the Minnesota Timberwolves who rank second. The Warriors, however, have needed to use 198 lineups, which is slightly more than the league average.

Health, and thus lineup stability, is a significant indicator of success (look no further than the poor Brooklyn Nets, who have used three times as many lineups as the Blazers). Notice that most of the NBA's contenders are at the top of the list, while the Warriors, along with the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers, reside much further down the line. This must be a weird feeling for Blazers fans who have suffered over the years in the "if healthy" column thanks to franchise-altering injuries to Greg Oden and Brandon Roy. Some might say this absurdly healthy 2013-14 season for the Blazers is an example of the basketball gods finally smiling upon Portland.

But with the exception of a rookie being sidelined, what we're watching is just about the best-case scenario for the Blazers. And nonetheless, they're just barely better than the Warriors on the season in point differential (plus-5.3 vs. plus-5.1 per 100 possessions). Even with Iguodala out for a long stretch, the two teams are neck-and-neck in the Hollinger Power Rankings despite the gap in the standings. The Blazers' superior record is boosted by some Lillard-spun good fortune in clutch situations. In games where the score margin is within three points in the final minute, the Blazers are 12-3 while the Warriors are just 8-6.

With health -- for now -- on their side, the Warriors went 11-5 in December and enter Thursday's showdown with the Miami Heat carrying a six-game win streak. And four of those five December losses have been by four points or fewer. What's more, the road is about to get smoother thanks to a scheduling quirk that has 24 of the Warriors' next 49 games coming against the sorry Eastern Conference.

Ultimately for the Warriors, Iguodala changes everything. When Iguodala went down with a strained hamstring in November, it derailed the Warriors' season as they played without their best perimeter defender and primary ball handler behind Curry for 12 games. In his absence, the Warriors went 5-7 and surrendered 105 points per 100 possessions to the other team, a rate that would rank 25th in the league over a full season or roughly the same rate as the Blazers' defense (104.8 points per 100 possessions).

But with Iguodala, Curry and Bogut suiting up, the Warriors have been dominant, having held opponents to just 93.7 points per 100 possessions, according to NBA.com. For comparison, the Pacers allow 93.4 points per 100 possessions. On the other end of the floor, the Warriors have scored 104.7 points per 100 possessions with the Warriors trio in uniform, which is just about a top-10 rate.

Contrary to popular belief, the Warriors are a defense-first team thanks to Iguodala and Bogut.

So if you're looking for a team that plays both ends of the floor, it's the Warriors, not the Blazers, who should have your attention in the title contention conversation. When it comes to injuries and late-game situations, what's clear is that the Warriors are the better team, but so far, the Blazers have enjoyed the better luck.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

2014 NBA SUMMER LEAGUE TOURNAMENT BRACKET



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Summer League Format and Tournament

Format Summary
- 24 participating teams
- Each team will play a minimum of 5 games in the NBA Summer League
- There will be a total of 67 games
- Each team will play three games (July 11-15) in the preliminary round and will be seeded 1-24 for a single elimination tournament (July 16-17, July 19-21) on the basis of the results of the preliminary round
- Seeding for the tournament will be determined by record with ties being broken using the tie-break criteria described below
- Teams seeded 9-24 will be play in the first round of the tournament and teams seeded 1-8 will receive a first round bye
- The tournament will consist of five single elimination rounds to determine the NBA Summer League Champion

Monday, July 14, 2014

TOP SUMMER LEAGUE PERFORMERS - 07/14/14



Knicks 95 Hornets 72
Jeremy Tyler: 28 min, 8-12 fg, 3-3 ft, 8 reb, 3 ast, 19 pts
Tim Hardaway Jr.: 25 min, 6-12 fg, 3-5 3pt, 2-2 ft, 4 reb, 3 ast, 3 st, 17 pts
Shane Larkin: 22 min, 6-10 fg, 2-2 ft, 2 ast, 2 st, 14 pts
Noah Vonleh: 27 min, 4-6 fg, 5-9 ft, 5 reb, 2 ast, 1 bs, 13 pts
Cody Zeller: 31 min, 6-13 fg, 6-9 ft, 4 reb, 1 ast, 1 st, 1 bs, 18 pts
P.J. Hairston: 35 min, 6-14 fg, 3-6 3pt, 4 reb, 2 ast, 1 bs, 18 pts

Kings 89 Select 75
Nick Stauskas: 26 min, 6-8 fg, 3-4 3pt, 3 reb, 2 ast, 15 pts
Quincy Acy: 26 min, 4-7 fg, 6-7 ft, 7 reb, 1 ast, 1 st, 14 pts
Derrick Williams: 26 min, 6-10 fg, 1-3 3pt, 4-4 ft, 1 reb, 17 pts
Ben McLemore: 29 min, 7-10 fg, 1-2 3pt, 3-4 ft, 6 reb, 1 bs, 18 pts
Ray McCallum: 29 min, 3-8 fg, 4-5 ft, 3 reb, 12 ast, 1 st, 10 pts
Devin Ebanks: 24 min, 8-15 fg, 1-3 3pt, 5-5 ft, 6 reb, 1 ast, 1 st, 22 pts
Tony Mitchell: 28 min, 4-13 fg, 1-4 3pt, 6-6 ft, 2 reb, 2 ast, 1 st, 15 pts

Raptors 57 Mavericks 88
Bruno Caboclo: 22 min, 3-9 3pt, 3-4 ft, 1 reb, 1 ast, 2 st, 12 pts
Deandre Daniels: 26 min, 5-11 fg, 2-5 3pt, 4-5 ft, 6 reb, 2 st, 16 pts
Hassan Whiteside: 16 min, 2-2 fg, 4-4 ft, 9 reb, 2 bs, 8 pts
Ricky Ledo: 25 min, 4-9 fg, 2-3 3pt, 8-9 ft, 4 reb, 5 ast, 2 st, 18 pts

Spurs 88 Pelicans 86
Kyle Anderson: 28 min, 4-8 fg, 3 reb, 3 ast, 9 pts
Austin Daye: 28 min, 2-5 3pt, 6-7 ft, 11 reb, 5 ast, 18 pts
Darius Morris: 30 min, 7-12 fg, 1-1 3pt, 4-4 ft, 4 reb, 4 ast, 1 bs, 19 pts
JaMychal Green: 19 min, 5-8 fg, 4-4 ft, 9 reb, 2 ast, 1 st, 14 pts
Josh Carter: 22 min, 5-12 fg, 5-11 3pt, 2 reb, 1 ast, 15 pts
Russ Smith: 27 min, 6-15 fg, 1-1 3pt, 5 reb, 10 ast, 1 st, 14 pts
Courtney Fells: 20 min, 6-11 fg, 4-8 3pt, 3-3 ft, 5 reb, 2 bs, 19 pts
Dequan Jones: 23 min, 5-8 fg, 1-2 3pt, 9-13 ft, 1 st, 20 pts

Cavaliers 86 76ers 77
Andrew Wiggins: 28 min, 4-8 fg, 2-3 ft, 3 reb, 1 ast, 3 st, 2 bs, 10 pts
Anthony Bennett: 32 min, 5-12 fg, 4-6 ft, 4 reb, 1 ast, 14 pts
Matthew Dellavedova: 29 min, 6-9 fg, 1-3 3pt, 6-7 ft, 4 reb, 1 ast, 1 st, 19 pts
Shane Edwards: 22 min, 12-13 ft, 11 reb, 2 bs, 14 pts
Jordan McRae: 29 min, 5-12 fg, 8-9 ft, 2 reb, 1 ast, 4 st, 1 bs, 18 pts
Brandon Davies: 20 min, 6-7 ft, 2 reb, 3 st, 10 pts
Nerlens Noel: 29 min, 6 reb, 2 st, 4 bs, 12 pts

Heat 85 Clippers 91
Scott Suggs: 20 min, 4-9 fg, 3-7 3pt, 3-3 ft, 5 reb, 1 bs, 14 pts
Tyler Honeycutt: 23 min, 5-9 fg, 3-5 ft, 1 reb, 3 ast, 1 st, 13 pts
Amath M'Baye: 27 min, 9-15 fg, 2-4 3pt, 7-8 ft, 4 reb, 2 ast, 2 st, 1 bs, 27 pts
Delonte West: 29 min, 5-11 fg, 2-3 ft, 8 reb, 5 ast, 3 st, 12 pts
Lorenzo Brown: 27 min, 7-13 fg, 2-4 3pt, 6-6 ft. 3 reb, 4 ast, 22 pts

Warriors 88 Lakers 89
Justin Holiday: 32 min, 9-18 fg, 4-8 3pt, 4-7 ft, 3 reb, 1 ast, 2 st, 2 bs, 26 pts
James McAdoo: 33 min, 5-11 fg, 4-7 ft, 8 reb, 1 ast, 1 bs, 14 pts
Orlando Johnson: 23 min, 6-15 fg, 1-4 3pt, 3-5 ft, 5 reb, 16 pts
Aaron Craft: 27 min, 4-7 fg, 2-3 3pt, 3-4 ft, 3 reb, 1 ast, 2 st, 1 bs, 13 pts
Mitchell Watt: 23 min, 3-6 fg, 5-8 ft, 9 reb, 2 st, 11 pts
Julius Randle: 28 min, 5-11 fg, 4-6 ft, 4 reb, 3 ast, 1 bs, 14 pts
Jordan Clarkson: 34 min, 7-16 fg, 2-4 3pt, 3-3 ft, 7 reb, 1 ast, 19 pts
Kendall Marshall: 25 min, 4-8 fg, 3-3 ft, 3 reb, 2 ast, 1 st, 11 pts

Jazz 87 Bucks 71
Rodney Hood: 28 min, 11-16 fg, 7-10 3pt, 3 reb, 5 ast, 2 st, 29 pts
Rudy Gobert: 23 min, 6-6 fg, 9 reb, 1 ast, 5 bs, 13 pts
Brock Motum: 19 min, 7-9 fg, 1-2 3pt, 6 reb, 2 st, 16 pts
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 32 min, 6-16 fg, 3-5 ft, 4 reb, 5 ast, 3 st, 15 pts
Jabari Parker: 28 min, 6-14 fg, 2-2 ft, 2 reb, 2 ast, 4 st, 14 pts

TOP SUMMER LEAGUE PERFORMERS - 07/13/14



Cavaliers 82 Spurs 70
Andrew Wiggins: 29 min, 1-3 3pt, 6-8 ft, 3 reb, 1 st, 2 bk, 13 pts
Anthony Bennett: 31 min, 5-8 fg, 1-3 3pt, 2-3 ft, 14 reb, 2 ast, 13 pts
Jack Cooley: 24 min, 6-9 fg, 5 reb, 15 pts
Will Cherry: 23 min, 9-13 fg, 3-5 3pt, 7 reb, 4 ast, 1 st, 21 pts
Deshaun Thomas: 27 min, 7-16 fg, 2-5 3pt, 5-5 ft, 5 reb, 21 pts
Kyle Anderson: 25 min, 6 reb, 3 st, 1 bs, 2 pts

Lakers 73 Pelicans 90
Jordan Clarkson: 28 min, 6-14 fg, 3-6 3pt, 1-1 ft, 2 reb, 16 pts
Kendall Marshall: 27 min, 2-6 3pt, 3-3 ft, 4 reb, 4 ast, 2 st, 11 pts
T. Thompkins: 20 min, 7-9 fg, 2-2 3pt, 2-2 ft, 5 reb, 1 ast, 1 st, 18 pts
Patrick Young: 29 min, 5-6 fg, 6 reb, 1 bs, 10 pts
Russ Smith: 28 min, 4 reb, 8 ast, 2 st, 1 bs, 6 pts
Courtney Fells: 23 min, 9-13 fg, 4-6 3pt, 3-3 ft, 1 reb, 2 st, 25 pts
Dequan Jones: 19 min, 5-6 fg, 1-1 3pt, 3-3 ft, 4 reb, 2 st, 14 pts

Kings 72 Hornets 65
Nick Stauskas: 35 min, 2-4 3pt, 2 reb, 1 ast, 10 pts
Quincy Acy: 31 min, 6-6 ft, 9 reb, 2 ast, 1 st, 10 pts
Josh Davis: 34 min, 16 reb, 4 ast, 2 st, 6 pts
Noah Vonleh: 32 min, 1-2 3pt, 3-4 ft, 18 reb, 10 pts
P.J. Hairston: 27 min, 6-13 3pt, 4-6 ft, 1 reb, 1 st, 1 bs, 22 pts

Hawks 92 Select 94
Adreian Payne: 33 min, 1-4 3pt, 7 reb, 2 ast, 1 st, 2 bs, 10 pts
Mike Muscala: 31 min, 4-8 fg, 7-7 ft, 15 reb, 3 ast, 1 st, 1 bs, 15 pts
Dennis Schroder: 36 min, 9-14 fg, 3-4 3pt, 9-10 ft, 4 reb, 4 ast, 30 pts
Trent Locket: 34 min, 5-10 fg, 1-3 3pt, 7-8 ft, 2 reb, 1 ast, 4 st, 18 pts
Devin Ebanks: 30 min, 2-7 3pt, 6-8 ft, 4 reb, 1 ast, 3 st, 16 pts
Tony Mitchell: 27 min, 6-16 fg, 7-10 ft, 5 reb, 1 st, 20 pts

Bulls 103 Nuggets 76
Doug McDermott: 27 min, 7-12 fg, 5-9 3pt, 12-12 ft, 1 reb, 1 ast, 1 bs, 31 pts
Tony Snell: 31 min, 9-22 fg, 5-12 3pt, 4 reb, 4 ast, 23 pts
Quincy Miller: 32 min, 11-20 fg, 3-7 3pt, 8 reb, 3 ast, 1 st, 26 pts
Erick Green: 26 min, 7-14 fg, 2-4 3pt, 2 reb, 1 ast, 1 st, 16 pts

Trail Blazers 75 Rockets 67
Will Barton: 34 min, 4-5 ft, 7 reb, 3 ast, 1 st, 15 pts
Thomas Robinson: 29 min, 4-10 fg, 12 reb, 1 st, 1 bs, 14 pts
C.J. McCollum: 32 min, 6-16 fg, 6-6 ft, 5 reb, 3 ast, 2 st, 19 pts
Donatas Motiejunas: 29 min, 5-10 fg, 4-5 ft, 6 reb, 2 ast, 1 bs, 14 pts
Nick Johnson: 32 min, 6-13 fg, 3-3 ft, 3 reb, 16 pts

Bucks 82 Suns 93
Jabari Parker: 29 min, 4-15 fg, 2-6 3pt, 11 reb, 2 ast, 1 st, 11 pts
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 33 min, 4-11 fg, 1-1 3pt, 7-8 ft, 6 reb, 1 bs, 16 pts
Nate Wolters: 25 min, 5-10 fg, 1-2 3pt, 5-6 ft, 2 reb, 4 ast, 1 st, 16 pts
Miles Plumlee: 29 min, 12 reb, 2 ast, 2 bs, 14 pts
Archie Goodwin: 27 min, 6-15 fg, 1-2 3pt, 4-5 ft, 3 reb, 2 ast, 3 st, 17 pts
Seth Curry: 22 min, 7-9 fg, 5-7 3pt, 7-7 ft, 1 reb, 2 ast, 2 st, 26 pts

Wizards 67 Timberwolves 61
Otto Porter: 30 min, 6-16 fg, 5 reb, 2 ast, 13 pts
Glenn Rice Jr.: 31 min, 7-14 fg, 4-8 3pt, 6 reb, 3 ast, 3 st, 1 bs, 22 pts
Alexey Shved: 28 min, 6-15 fg, 3-3 ft, 3 reb, 2 ast, 2 st, 1 bs, 16 pts
Zach LaVine: 36 min, 7-10 ft, 7 reb, 2 ast, 2 st, 11 pts
Gorgui Dieng: 29 min, 3-6 fg, 5-6 ft, 8 reb, 3 st, 1 bs, 11 pts

Saturday, July 12, 2014

TOP SUMMER LEAGUE PERFORMERS - 07/12/14



Trail Blazers 69 Knicks 71
Thomas Robinson: 30 min, 6-9 fg, 7 reb, 1 ast, 1 st, 1 bs, 17 pts
C.J. McCollum: 35 min, 1-4 3pt, 7-13 ft, 1 reb, 2 ast, 4 st, 16 pts
Cleanthony Early: 29 min, 1-2 3pt, 4-5 ft, 6 reb, 3 ast, 1 st, 11 pts
Tim Hardaway Jr.: 26 min, 6-16 fg, 3-8 3pt, 5-6 ft, 1 bs, 20 pts

Hawks 74 Wizards 90
Lamar Patterson: 31 min, 1-4 3pt, 3-4 ft, 3 st, 10 pts
Adrian Payne: 30 min, 5-15 fg, 2-2 ft, 7 reb, 1 ast, 1 st, 12 pts
Mike Muscala: 26 min, 7-7 ft, 5 reb, 2 ast, 1 st, 1 bs, 11 pts
Otto Porter: 28 min, 11-16 fg, 1-3 3pt, 2-3 ft, 7 reb, 3 ast, 25 pts
Glenn Rice Jr.: 26 min, 14-16 ft, 4 reb, 1 ast, 1 st, 22 pts

Raptors 83 Nuggets 104
Bruno Caboclo: 32 min, 4-5 ft, 3 reb, 1 ast, 1 st, 11 pts
Lucas Nogueira: 13 min, 1-2 fg, 4-4 ft, 5 reb, 1 bs, 6 pts
Dwight Buycks: 28 min, 5-11 fg, 2-2 3pt, 9-10 ft, 4 reb, 3 ast, 21 pts
Quincy Miller: 34 min, 5-9 fg, 4-5 3pt, 9-11 ft, 4 reb, 3 ast, 1 st, 4 bs, 23 pts
Gary Harris: 35 min, 10-17 fg, 5-10 3pt, 5-6 ft, 4 reb, 2 ast, 2 st, 30 pts
Erick Green: 32 min, 7-11 fg, 2-4 3pt, 7 reb, 4 ast, 17 pts

Mavericks 93 Timberwolves 85
Bernard James: 27 min, 6-9 fg, 9-11 ft, 7 reb, 3 st, 1 bs, 21 pts
Ricky Ledo: 30 min, 7-19 fg, 5-8 3pt, 3 reb, 3 ast, 1 st, 21 pts
Eric Griffin: 26 min, 6-8 fg, 1-3 3pt, 4-5 ft, 3 reb, 1 ast, 2 st, 2 bs, 17 pts
Gorgui Dieng: 29 min, 4-6 fg, 10 reb, 1 ast, 2 st, 2 bs, 12 pts
Zach LaVine: 33 min, 5-12 fg, 1-4 3pt, 2-2 ft, 3 reb, 2 ast, 2 st, 13 pts
Shabazz Muhammad: 31 min, 10-24 fg, 2-3 3pt, 5-9 ft, 11 reb, 27 pts
Alexey Shved: 26 min, 4-11 fg, 6-9 ft, 3 reb, 3, ast, 14 pts

Suns 72 Warriors 74
T.J. Warren: 24 min, 10-16 fg, 2-2 ft, 4 reb, 1 st, 1 bs, 22 pts
Archie Goodwin: 26 min, 6-10 fg, 5-7 ft, 1 st, 17 pts
Tyler Ennis: 23 min, 1-1 ft, 4 reb, 1 ast, 3 st, 7 pts
Ogden Kuzmic: 28 min, 10 reb, 3 pts
Orlando Johnson: 24 min, 4-4 ft, 4 reb, 3 ast, 1 bs, 10 pts
Justin Holiday: 32 min, 9-15 fg, 2-5 3pt, 9-9 ft, 13 reb, 1 ast, 2 bs, 29 pts

Bulls 86 Clippers 70
Tony Snell: 32 min, 10-14 fg, 5-7 3pt, 4 reb, 27 pts
Doug McDermott: 31 min, 2-5 3pt, 4-5 ft, 5 reb, 4 ast, 10 pts
Lorenzo Brown: 29 min, 4-12 fg, 1-2 3pt, 8-8 ft, 8 ast, 1 st, 17 pts
Amath M'Baye: 19 min, 5-8 fg, 2-4 3pt, 2-2 ft, 4 reb, 14 pts

Rockets 81 Heat 92
Maarty Luenen: 20 min, 3-4 fg, 3-4 3pt, 2-2 ft, 2 reb, 2 ast, 1 st, 11 pts
Donatas Montiejunas: 26 min, 6-10 fg, 1-2 3pt, 4 reb, 1 ast, 13 pts
Nick Johnson: 33 min, 5-11 fg, 3 reb, 6 ast, 2 st, 1 bs, 11 pts
Isaiah Canaan: 28 min, 6-12 fg, 2-3 3pt, 4-7 ft, 1 reb, 4 ast, 18 pts
James Ennis: 31 min, 8-13 fg, 2-4 3pt, 1-1 ft, 8 reb, 1 ast, 3 st, 19 pts
Justin Hamilton: 26 min, 9-12 fg, 1-1 3pt, 7 reb, 3 ast, 1 st, 5 bs, 21 pts
Shabazz Napier: 27 min, 4-5 fg, 2-2 3pt, 3 reb, 5 ast, 2 st, 11 pts
Tyler Honeycutt: 23 min, 6-10 fg, 1-3 3pt, 2-2 ft, 4 reb, 1 ast, 1 st, 3 bs, 16 pts

Jazz 70 76ers 74
Malcolm Thomas: 27 min, 5-10 fg, 8 reb, 1 bs, 13 pts
Rudy Gobert: 25 min, 9 reb, 1 ast, 1 st, 2 bs, 11 pts
Dante Exum: 27 min, 4-10 fg, 3 reb, 3 ast, 1 st, 10 pts
Jordan McRae: 33 min, 4-15 fg, 2-6 3pt, 10-12 ft, 3 reb, 1 ast, 2 st, 2 bs, 20 pts
Sean Kilpatrick: 25 min, 7-13 fg, 3-5 3pt, 3-3 ft, 3 reb, 1 st, 1 bs, 20 pts