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NBA Summer League Recap: Tyler Dorsey, Dillon Brooks Victorious on Day 3

These two Ducks continued their winning ways Sunday

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks led their respective teams to victories on Sunday from the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League. Dorsey and Brooks combined for 10 total points on Day 3 from Cox Pavilion.

It’s been interesting to watch the transition of Oregon basketball since the Final Four. The Ducks are churning out pro talent at an incredible rate. It’s not just the outgoing talent we are talking about, it’s the present/incoming talent too.

On the same day that Dorsey and Brooks played in their second summer league game, Abu Kigab and Payton Pritchard were earning medals at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Egypt. As fast as the talent is flying out of Eugene is as fast as it’s reentering Matthew Knight Arena.

Oregon head coach Dana Altman was in attendance once again. Prior to Saturday’s game, he met with Brooks, Dorsey, Dylan Ennis and Jordan Bell to award them their 2017 Final Four rings. They are glossy.

Brooks scored six points for his second straight game. He was 1-for-5 from the floor with two dimes in 19 minutes of action. However, the Canadian was 4-for-6 from the charity stripe. DB missed his lone attempt from downtown.

For the second straight contest, Brooks was playing down the stretch. His leadership was instrumental as the Memphis Grizzlies outlasted the Sacramento Kings, 81-75. With the win, the Grizz move their record to 2-0.

Oregon v Kansas
Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey are fighting to find time on the floor this summer. However, both second round picks are not concerned with minutes right now. Their opportunity will come when they are ready and they know it.
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The best part of the day was Brooks shutting down North Carolina’s Justin Jackson. You know DB hasn’t forgotten their last meeting and revenge was on the menu.

They were guarding one another when they were on the floor together. Jackson shot a dreadful 2-for-13 from the field, including 0-for-8 from downtown. He scored just four points, including three turnovers.

Dorsey did not score his first points of the game until midway through the third quarter. He finished with four points on 2-for-6 shooting from the floor. TD missed his lone 3-point attempt. The Pasadena native added a rebound, as well.

The 41st overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft finished with a plus/minus of -15 in his second game with the Atlanta Hawks. Mr. March played for a total of 14 minutes.

Atlanta won the third quarter scoring 24-20. Then, they outscored the New Orleans Pelicans 19-18 in the fourth to escape with a 84-82 victory. The Hawks move to 1-1 on the summer.

Before his NBA career began, the last time Dorsey was held to less than 10 points was in Oregon’s regular season finale from Corvallis. He scored one point on the same day the Ducks clinched their second straight Pac-12 regular season title.

Let’s take a look at the remaining schedule for the Ducks from the desert:


July 10:

1:00 p.m. PT - Atlanta Hawks (Dorsey) vs Chicago Bulls

5:30 p.m. PT - Golden State Warriors (Bell, Boucher, Cook, Ennis) vs Cleveland Cavaliers

July 11:

1:30 p.m. PT - Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies (Brooks)

5:30 p.m. PT - Golden State Warriors (Bell, Boucher, Cook, Ennis) vs Dallas Mavericks

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

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