The Las Vegas Summer League was kicked off with 10 games of action!
There was plenty to unwrap as the first day of the Vegas Summer League did not disappoint.
Zion Williamson's debut was filled with thunderous dunks but Frank Jackson stole the show. Tyler Herro continued his high level of play and Dwayne Bacon showed his ability to score the rock.
The back end of the schedule was postponed due to an earthquake in the arena, but there was still plenty of basketball played throughout the day.
For all other action, we had you covered below!
Detroit Pistons 96, Croatia 80
A frequent #NBA assignee with @grdrive last season, @Khyri_2 scored 26 PTS in the @DetroitPistons' first @NBASummerLeague win over Croatia! #NBASummer pic.twitter.com/tZDme6c2DN- NBA G League (@nbagleague) July 5, 2019
Pistons: Khyri Thomas - 26 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists
Croatia: Zeljko Sakic - 17 points, 5 rebounds
Former Creighton star and No. 38 pick of the 2018 NBA Draft Khyri Thomas aws the best player on the floor in this one, going for a game-high 26 points with seven made 3-pointers.
Philadelphia 76ers 107, Milwaukee Bucks 106
Zhaire Smith gets up for the reverse slam! 💥@sixers/@Bucks on ESPN2. #NBASummer pic.twitter.com/wueh6YSyIM- NBA (@NBA) July 5, 2019
76ers: Marial Shayok - 19 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist
Bucks: Jock Landale - 25 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
Canadian rookie Marial Shayok led a balanced scoring attack for the 76ers, who had six players score in double figures. Jock Landale was the best player on the floor, making things difficult for the 76ers' defence.
Minnesota Timberwolves 85, Cleveland Cavaliers 75
Keita Bates-Diop (17 PTS) helps guide the @Timberwolves' 85-75 @NBASummerLeague win over Cleveland.- NBA (@NBA) July 5, 2019
Josh Okogie: 14 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST
Kelan Martin: 12 PTS, 11 REB
Dylan Windler: 15 PTS, 8 REB pic.twitter.com/QH7Wy8GgYs
Timberwolves: Josh Okogie - 14 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal
Cavaliers: Dylan Windler - 15 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists
Josh Okogie's efforts on both ends of the floor helped the Timberwolves earn the victory. Cavaliers' first round pick Dylan Windler - who impressed during his time at the Salt Lake City Summer League - was at it again with 15 points and eight boards but shot 1-for-5 from beyond the arc.
Miami Heat 103, China 62
No. 13 overall #NBADraft pick @raf_tyler drops 23 PTS & 4 AST in the @MiamiHEAT victory! #NBASummer pic.twitter.com/ZbjBXrlE3f- NBA Draft (@NBADraft) July 6, 2019
Heat: Tyler Herro - 23 points, 4 assists, 3 steals, 2 rebounds
China: Zhelin Wang - 12 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists
Tyler Herro was the standout player at the California Classic and he kept that going in Day 1 of the Vegas Summer League. He scored 23 points shooting 44.4% from beyond the arc with a couple of smooth assists.
Dallas Mavericks 96, Brooklyn Nets 92
Antonius Cleveland (22 PTS) and Cameron Payne (18 PTS) lift the @dallasmavs past Brooklyn, 96-92, in their @NBASummerLeague opener!- NBA (@NBA) July 6, 2019
Daryl Macon: 16 PTS, 4 AST
Isaiah Roby: 11 PTS, 5 REB
Kostas Antetokounmpo: 9 PTS
Jarrett Allen: 19 PTS, 8 REB
Rodions Kurucs: 14 PTS, 7 REB pic.twitter.com/4K8T3IReFv
Mavericks: Antonius Cleveland - 22 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
Nets: Jarrett Allen - 19 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks
The Mavericks edged the experienced Nets squad behind a big game from Antonius Cleveland, the G Leaguer who went undrafted out of Southeast Missouri State University in 2017. Cleveland's 22 points led all scorers, giving the Mavericks the win despite a solid performance from Nets' starting centre Jarrett Allen.
Chicago Bulls 96, Los Angeles Lakers 76
Coby White (17 PTS) helped carry the @chicagobulls to a big #NBASummer win! pic.twitter.com/icHrGbHlb2- NBA TV (@NBATV) July 6, 2019
Bulls: Daniel Gafford - 21 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Lakers: Zach Norvell Jr. - 15 points, 5 assists, 1 steal
Daniel Gafford - the No. 38 overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft out of Arkansas - dominated on both ends of the floor. His 21 points came on a near-perfect 9-for-10 shooting from the field. First round pick Coby White also had a solid showing in his debut, going for 17 points and three assists.
Charlotte Hornets 93, Golden State Warriors 85
Dwayne Bacon (25 PTS) showed out as the @hornets got the W in Vegas! 🥓#NBASummer pic.twitter.com/Ny8YYQRHi5- NBA TV (@NBATV) July 6, 2019
Hornets: Dwayne Bacon - 25 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists
Warriors: Eric Paschall - 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists
Dwayne Bacon ended the season strong and he carried that into the start of Summer League. The No. 40 overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft was getting buckets, going for a game-high 25 points going 9-for-20 from the field and 3-for-9 from beyond the arc.
New Orleans Pelicans 80, New York Knicks 74 - Postponed during 3Q
Frank Jackson (30 PTS) puts on the burners and takes flight for the @PelicansNBA slam! #NBASummer@nyknicks/@PelicansNBA on ESPN. pic.twitter.com/IiyuD2GjGK- NBA (@NBA) July 6, 2019
Pelicans: Frank Jackson - 30 points, 3 rebounds
Knicks: Alonzo Trier - 21 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists
Zion Williamson: 11 points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3PT, 3-6 FT), 3 rebounds, 1 steal
RJ Barrett: 10 points (4-18 FG, 1-8 3PT, 1-4 FT), 5 rebounds, 1 assist
This game produced plenty of highlights - from Zion Williamson ripping the ball out of Kevin Knox's hands for a thunderous jam...
😱 ZION RIPS IT & PUNCHES IT HOME! 😱@nyknicks/@PelicansNBA on ESPN. pic.twitter.com/URJtFeVHGT- NBA (@NBA) July 6, 2019
To Mitchell Robinson's electric alley-oops...
💥 MITCHELL ROBINSON 💥@nyknicks/@PelicansNBA on ESPN. #NBASummer pic.twitter.com/W5nUGxvODS- NBA (@NBA) July 6, 2019
But unfortunately, the game was cut short due to an earthquake and the remainder of games at the Thomas & Mack Center have been postponed until further notice.
Orlando Magic 75, San Antonio Spurs 59 - Postponed during 3Q
Final.- Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) July 6, 2019
For precautionary reasons, the remainder of tonight's @NBASummerLeague game vs. the Spurs has been cancelled. pic.twitter.com/4rEBENpOXX
Magic: Erik McCree - 16 points (6-11 FG), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 1 block
Spurs: Lonnie Walker IV - 28 points (11-17 FG), 2 rebounds, and 1 steal.
Despite a scoring burst from Lonnie Walker (28 points in 24 minutes), the 18th overall pick in 2018, the Magic led by 16 at the end of the third before the game was suspended for precautionary earthquake-realted reasons.