Today is the last day of the Utah Jazz hosted Summer League. It's small, but there is growth potential here in Salt Lake -- especially due to the proximity to Las Vegas, and the timing being directly before it. It's fun, they play in the Aunt Viv, and these young guys get more chances to impress teams, scouts, or cooky foreign billionaires. Well, it all comes to a close for another year tonight with the last two games.
- Boston Celtics (2-0) vs. San Antonio Spurs (2-0) -- 5:00 PM Mountain
- Philadelphia 76ers (0-2) vs. Utah Jazz (0-2) -- 7:00 PM Mountain
This is pretty much the "championship" game of the #UtahJazzSL, and that's fine. Boston worked hard to win their games, coming from behind against the 76ers 102-94 and Jazz 89-82. And San Antone was absolutely dominant in housing the Jazz 90-69 and coasting against the 76ers 95-91. Both the Cs and Spurs have been led by some great performers. Boston's Jaylen Brown, , , , , and have been going in and out of the line-up and causing havoc. San Antonio has been lead by , , and Bryn Forbes. It's going to be interesting to see which team prevails.
As for the "3rd place" game, well, I am not that Jazzed about it. I think Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and this guy. I think both sit this game out as well. Because, well, why wouldn't they?deserves to sit, and as a result, I have no idea where Utah's offense will come from. ( had some nice runners. can make the open three. So there's that, at least?) Philly, well, they have
All four of these teams tip off in Las Vegas on Friday, and those games seem to matter more. After all, there's a tournament and sometimes if you do really well, like, you can get a job out of it when all is said and done.
For tonight, well, enjoy it Utahns. It's the last bball that is fun to watch until preseason games in October.