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NBA Summer League Recap: Jordan Bell’s 16 Rebounds Carry Golden State Warriors

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Champs heading to the Round of 16 in Las Vegas

NBA: Summer League-Philadelphia 76ers at Golden State Warriors Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Jordan Bell’s 16 rebounds, six points and three blocked shots helped guide Golden State to the Round of 16 in championship play from the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League. The Warriors grabbed their first summer win on Wednesday from Cox Pavilion vs the Minnesota Timberwolves, 77-69.

It is difficult to follow a 5x5 performance, including six blocks, less than 24 hours later. Yet, Bell saved a monster rebounding effort for his encore against the same team. It’s not like he caught them by surprise.

The 38th overall pick of the Chicago Bulls secured 16 rebounds, six points, three blocked shots and a stolen pass in the victory. Bell finished 3-for-5 from the floor during his 27 minutes on the court. He missed his lone 3-point attempt.

Elgin Cook continued to score for the Warriors. The former Duck amassed 12 points, four boards and one dime. Cook shot 71 percent (5-for-7) from the field in 15 minutes of action.

NBA: Summer League-Philadelphia 76ers at Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell continues to torment the NBA Summer League from Las Vegas. Following a historic performance on Tuesday night, Bell recorded 16 rebounds on Wednesday afternoon from the desert. What will be the encore to his encore on Thursday?
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Dylan Ennis played just 10 minutes for the Warriors. He secured one point and two rebounds. The Canadian missed all three attempts from the field.

Patrick McCaw led the scoring for the world champs with a game-high 26 points. He added five dimes, four boards and a stolen pass in the win. The Warriors will now play the unbeaten Boston Celtics on Thursday.

Unfortunately, Tyler Dorsey was unable to play for the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday due to a sprained ankle. His No. 9 seed Hawks fell to the No. 24 seed New Orleans Pelicans, 105-95.

Dillon Brooks and the No. 4 seed Memphis Grizzlies await their opponent for Thursday’s action. The tournament will last until Monday, July 17 when the Championship will be played from the desert.

With Dorsey eliminated from play, only the Grizzlies and Warriors remain with Ducks. Both will get underway on Thursday with 16 teams remaining.

Thursday - Round of 16

No. 22 Golden State (1-3) vs No. 6 Boston (3-0) 3:00 p.m. PT via NBA TV or ESPN 2

No. 13 Phoenix Suns (2-2) vs No. 4 Memphis (3-0) 5:00 p.m. PT via NBA TV or ESPN 2

We will have continual coverage from the NBA Summer League throughout July.

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