LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Dylan Ennis scored a professional career-high 35 points in the Golden State Warriors summer league finale win, 109-100, over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday afternoon. The Canadian finished his summer in style after beginning in Orlando with Oklahoma City.
Following four games in four days, the Warriors handed mandatory rest to their core players like Jordan Bell and Patrick McCaw. This was an opportunity for guys who haven't played yet, alongside players like Ennis who were looking for more minutes.
Ennis wasted no time with 28 minutes on the floor from the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League. He tallied a game-high 35 points on 12-of-20 shooting from the floor. Incredibly, he buried 8-of-11 from 3-point territory. The Canadian added seven rebounds, three steals and two assists.
This was the kind of game Ennis needed heading into the NBA offseason. There is very little downtime between now and the tip of next season, every little bit helps. Scoring 35 in your final contest will certainly leaving a lasting impression on the league.
His former Duck teammate Elgin Cook added three points and two boards in just seven minutes of action. Cook did not play much this summer after competing for the Warriors G-League affiliate in Santa Cruz last year.
As for the Atlanta Hawks and Tyler Dorsey, they played their final summer contest on Friday, as well. Unfortunately, Mr. March was held out for a second straight game after spraining his right ankle a few days ago. His summer concludes quietly, yet singing with the Hawks was the most important task of his career. Now, he can just focus on basketball.
After a few weeks of professional basketball, one could not help but to be impressed by the Oregon basketball pro transition. Every Duck from 2017 draft class made a contribution this summer, even injured Chris Boucher.
Currently, Mr. Dillon Brooks and his undefeated Memphis Grizzlies represent the only Duck left standing. The Grizz are set for action in their quarterfinal affair on Saturday afternoon from the desert. We will have coverage of every moment.
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