With Utah Summer League ending, Lonnie Walker looks forward to skeleton in Las Vegas, that doesn’t embody most outward of basketball.
Media: San Antonio Express-News
SALT LAKE CITY – Spurs partner manager Will Hardy had no idea of bothering his players on Wednesday.
Hardy’s devise was simple: Allow guys to get diagnosis in a morning and suffer a holiday though being worried with basketball.
“We’ve been together for 7 days straight,” pronounced Hardy. “So, it was a good day for them to get divided and get some rest.”
The Spurs rewarded their manager by shutting out a Utah Summer League violence a Memphis Grizzlies, 94-87, during Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Derrick White continued his plain play finishing with a team-high 26 points on 8-of-17 shooting, 7 rebounds and 6 assists, while Chimezie Metu combined 9 points and 9 rebounds in a win.
The Spurs finish a Utah Summer League 2-1.
Quick response: White got a Spurs off to a clever start, scoring 13 points in a initial entertain and converting 3 of 5 3-pointers. The group took a 25-20 lead after a initial 10 minutes.
The Grizzlies would respond, though.
Following a Cory Jefferson turnover, Kobi Simmons available his second take of a initial half and converted a fastbreak to assistance a Grizzlies start on a 12-6 run. Hardy called a timeout, and Lonnie Walker was unleashed.
Walker converted his initial margin idea of a diversion – a 25-foot 3-pointer – to cut a Grizzlies lead to one. Moments later, Walker got a asperse off a White assist, and afterwards nailed a 27-foot 3-pointer to give a Spurs a 41-38 lead during a 3:24 symbol in a second quarter.
Walker finished a entertain with 8 points on 3-of-4 shooting, while White sealed out a initial half with a game-high 21 points.
After a indolent start to a second, a Spurs finished a entertain sharpened 6-of-11 (3-for-4 from three), outscoring a Grizzlies 20-13 to take a 51-45 halftime lead.
Walker finished with 14 points and 3 rebounds in his second Summer League appearance.
Shooting for a stars: Led by White (5-for-8) a Spurs shot 60 percent from over a arc. Jeff Ledbetter scored all 9 of his points on 3-pointers, while Cory Jefferson shot 2-of-3 from three, finishing with 6 points.
Hardy credited a round transformation for a success from three.
“Last diversion a round transformation softened though tonight we were means to expostulate a ball, get in a paint, flog and find some open shooters,” pronounced Hardy. “When we’re means to expostulate north-south and get in a paint, there is a lot of open shots.”
The other rookie: With his father, former Spur Jaren Jackson Jr. in attendance, Jaren Jackson Jr. did not get off to a best start. He finished a initial half with 6 points on 1-of-5 shooting, though did modify 3-of-4 from a free-throw line.
Jackson finished a diversion with 8 points on 1-of-7 sharpened in 26 minutes.
Watchful eye: Olivier Hanlan perceived his initial ambience of diversion movement on Thursday. He checked in a diversion during a 4:23 symbol in a initial entertain and fast found Drew Eubanks for a layup.
Hanlan started a second half in place of Cory Jefferson. At a 6:43 symbol of a third, he connected with Jaron Blossomgame on a give-and-go to assistance a Spurs open a duration on a 10-2 run.
Hanlan finished a diversion with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Expect Hardy to give a maestro ensure some-more opportunities as a summer progresses.
Injury report: Point ensure London Perrantes (concussion-like symptoms) did not play on Thursday. The Spurs are anticipating he can play this weekend as play shifts to a Las Vegas.
Up Next: The Spurs will open a Las Vegas Summer League on Saturday opposite a Indiana Pacers.