LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Jordan Bell continued to exhibit his multidimensional talent for the Golden State Warriors from the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League on Tuesday. The Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year finished one block shy of tying the all-time summer league record (7).
The Warriors (0-3) fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves (2-1) in sudden death overtime, 78-76. After one 2-minute overtime, the two teams were knotted up at 76. Regardless, Oregon’s finest was in beast mode from the start.
Bell concluded with 11 rebounds (2 offensive), six blocked shots, five points, five assists and five stolen passes. He did not miss a field goal attempt (2-for-2) or free throw (1-for-1) on Tuesday.
A 5x5 performance has only been achieved 18 times in NBA history.
He altered a multitude of Minnesota shot attempts, alongside forcing a jump ball. Bell had four rejections in the first half alone. I blame former Kansas Jayhawk Perry Ellis for being on the floor with the Wolves. Bell saw red and channeled his Elite Eight self.
Overall, the Warriors recorded 12 total blocked shots in the game.
Dylan Ennis was solid once again for the world champs. The Canadian amassed eight points, two dimes, one board and one steal. He shot 2-for-7 from the field, including 50 percent (1-for-2) from downtown. Ennis made both of his free throw attempts.
Elgin Cook followed his nine points in six minutes on Monday with two points on 1-for-5 shooting. The former Duck added one blocked shot, an assist and a rebound in the loss.
Dillon Brooks highlighted the early games on Tuesday with his professional breakout performance. The Canadian led his Grizzlies past the Jazz, 84-81, in overtime with a team-high 24 points. Brooks shot a remarkable 82 percent (9-for-11) from the floor in the win.
Now, it’s go time. Tournament play begins on Wednesday. The tourney will last until Monday, July 17 when the Championship will be played from the desert.
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TOURNAMENT PLAY - TBA
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