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the recap of the last basketball evening of the summer!

This time we are there, no more turning back possible and tonight you risk discovering what the lack is. The Summer League closed its doors, with it head full of memories (a little) and funny names (a lot), and so the Blazers took home the cup. Shall we debrief this last night? Ok, but we prefer to warn you that it was not… folichon.

All the recaps of the competition, just to pretend you haven’t missed anything

NBA Summer League 2022 – Episode 1: Paolo Banchero and Jabari Smith Jr. made their big debuts, and it was Paolo who came out on top

NBA Summer League 2022 – Episode 2: the cracks of the night? Marko Simonovic, Jaden Hardy and Christian Braun, among others

NBA Summer League 2022 – Episode 3: it lacks originality, but Kenneth Lofton Jr. has – again – impressed Las Vegas

NBA Summer League 2022 – Episode 4: Hornets win sudden death against Lakers, this sentence stinks of July

NBA Summer League 2022 – Episode 5: Chet Holmgren has eaten a rabbit and Trey Murphy III is already ready for recovery

NBA Summer League 2022 – Episode 6: incredible info, last night the Grizzlies played Ronaldo in garbage time

NBA Summer League 2022 – Episode 7: Keegan Murray challenged Chet Holmgren and he continues to heat up the Kings fanbase

NBA Summer League 2022 – Episode 8: Tyson Etienne, JD Davison and Lendell Wigginton at the top, but who are you gentlemen

NBA Summer League 2022 – Episode 9: very quiet night before the final phase… very very quiet

The results of the night:

Blazers – Knicks: we told you about it here, and we even gave you a report card on the match, because a little masochism never hurts. The Blazers are therefore the 2022 champions of the Summer League thanks in particular to Brandon Williams, Keon Johnson and the MVP of the final Trendon Watford, against a solid Knicks for ten days but a little less in the final against the well-placed defense of Portland. The Blazers have their ring, we hope that Damian Lillard had put an asterisk in the contract and that it will therefore be increased, because you have to feed your family well.

Bucks–Raptors: offensive dearth of the Bucks, with a game without from their usual leaders (Mamukelashvili, Beauchamp, Liddington) and the Raptors who only had to seize the gift without making a great game. For Milwaukee Hugo Besson and Sylvain Francisco played ten minutes but could not find the target even if the neo-international was in sight in the game, and in Toronto the absences of Brooks, Champagnie, Wilson, Banton and Dowtin (preserved for Club Med) allowed Christian Vital, Alex Barcello or Abu Kigab to show themselves. Who are these people ? We know it only too little.

Suns–Pacers: no Olivier Sarr on the Suns side, probably already assured in the coach’s mind of having a spot in the starting five of the Suns (no), but these gentlemen Louis King or Ishmail Wainright who did the essentials to master the Pacers who had also left their main babies to rest. We are talking about the five best players on this team (Mathurin, Duarte, Jackson, Washington and Taylor), replaced last night in their leadership roles by Aaron Nesmith guys like Simisola Shittu or David DiLeo. For the Suns we liked the slaughter of the pivot Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. and the contributions of Tyson Carter or Kameron Taylor, we could have put false names that you would have seen only fire.

Thunder–Pelicans: incredible performance from the Thunder who, no doubt too used to it, ended up tanking their Summer League. Why we don’t really know, however, that night only Jaylin Williams and Palermo (Vit Krejci) were on the pitch for OKC among the players “who matter”, while Jalen Williams, Ousmane Dieng, Josh Giddey, Chet Holmgren , Tre Mann, Aaron Wiggins, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Anne Roumanoff were all in plain clothes. For the Pels? Same with Marshall and Murphy spared so that they do not miss their plane at the end of the match. In the field ? A beating in favor of NOLA, thanks in particular to a huge heatstroke in the parking lot (6/6 for John Butler?!?). 18/34 at 3-point is very strong, and it ends up with a +36 in favor of the Pels, clean, clear, flawless. For the Thunder it was Gabe Brown who played the firefighters on duty, except that he did not put out any fires.

Wizards–Warriors: no Vernon Carey Jr. or Johnny Davis for the Wizards, no Moody, Kuminga, Baldwin Jr., Santos or Weatherspoon for the Dubs, because all of these people are apparently sure to have All-Star level next season. Washington eventually won by ten pawns thanks to the good contributions of Jaime Echenique and Quenton Jackson, while Mac MacClung and James Wiseman trotted for Golden State and Quinones and Morales gave us a remix of Gomez and Tavarez. That’s analysis, come get us.

Nuggets-Jazz: a big second quarter will have been enough for the Jazz to forget Rudy Gobert make the holeshot in this last game of the summer in Vegas. Jared Butler dominated in attack and substitutes Bruno Caboclo and James Palmer were useful off the bench, while for the Nuggets Ismaël Ouimagaté started the game again (6 points at 100% and 5 rebounds) and the two scorers Christian Braun and Gillespie were put to rest just to make sure they didn’t have too good a basketball game anyway. Dedication to end with the so-called Adonis Arms, author of a big match and best known for being the Jeremy Pied of this Summer League, perfect valve to end a somewhat useless paper.

Pictures of the night:

The evening program:

  • it’s going to be very hard, no wonder.


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