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NBA Summer League Recap: Unbeaten Memphis Advances, Golden State Eliminated

Dillon Brooks helps Memphis to Elite Eight in Vegas

Oregon v Kansas Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Memphis Grizzlies advance to the summer league Elite Eight, while the Golden State Warriors were eliminated from the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League on Thursday afternoon.

Dillon Brooks helped his Memphis team squeak past the Phoenix Suns, 102-98, on Thursday from Cox Pavilion. The Pac-12 Player of the Year followed his Oregon’s teammates who played at the arena prior to his contest.

Brooks finished with seven points, five rebounds, three assists and a stolen pass. He was 2-for-10 (20 percent) from the field. The second round pick of the Houston Rockets was 2-for-2 at the free throw line and 1-for-2 from 3-point territory.

A Duck and Jayhawk are heading to the Elite Eight once again in 2017. This time around, they are playing together.

Former KU star Wayne Selden led the way with a game-high 33 points vs the Suns and former Jayhawk freshman Josh Jackson. He tallied 18 first-half points, before finishing off Phoenix in the second half.

Jackson departed with 13 points, eight boards, two steals and an assist. He played a whopping 37:11 minutes and was 6-for-11 (55 percent) from the floor.

The Grizzlies will enjoy another off day on Friday, before playing their next game on Saturday. Those are the perks of being undefeated in Las Vegas.

The Golden State Warriors exited Sin City after being dismantled by the Boston Celtics, 93-69, from Cox Pavilion. Four games in four days caught up with the champs.

Jordan Bell was solid with six rebounds, four points, three stolen passes and two blocked shots in 19:40 minutes of action. He was 2-for-4 from the floor and 0-for-2 from the charity stripe.

2017 Las Vegas Summer League - Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan Bell still had some gas in the tank after playing all summer, including four games in the last four days. The Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year concluded his massive summer league with six boards, four points, three steals and two rejections. The desert has been buzzing about his recent performances.
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Dylan Ennis concluded a lopsided third quarter with a buzzer-beating bucket. The tally was the first and only score of the day for the Canadian, who finished with two points and two rebounds in 12 minutes on the court. Ennis shot 25 percent (1-for-4) in the losing effort.

Elgin Cook played just seven minutes. He recorded three boards, two blocked shots and a point. He was 0-for-5 from the field.

With the loss, the Warriors are eliminated from the competitive summer tournament.

Tyler Dorsey and his Hawks were eliminated on Wednesday. However, they will play on Friday because every team is guaranteed to play five games. Friday’s action is for those teams that were eliminated after four games played.

Friday - Consolation Game (Every Team Guaranteed Five Games)

Atlanta Hawks (2-2) vs Houston Rockets (2-2) 1:00 p.m. PT via ESPNU

Saturday - Elite Eight

No. 4 Memphis (4-0) vs No. 12 Miami Heat (4-1) 3:00 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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