NBA Summer League: Trail Blazers beat Knicks to win championship

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Brandon Williams scored 22 points to lead Portland Trail Blazers to an 85-77 win over the New York Knicks in the NBA Summer League championship game on Sunday.

It was the third time Portland played in the championship game since 2017 and its second title since.

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The Portland Trail Blazers celebrate after defeating the New York Knicks in the NBA Summer League Championship basketball game on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Las Vegas.
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The Trail Blazers got 36 points from their reserves, led by Jabari Walker, who finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Trendon finished with 19 points and seven rebounds for Watford Portland and the game was a unanimous choice for MVP honors.

“He scored a run, I think late third or fourth,” Watford said. “We stuck together and when we came back, we turned it on and I’m so proud of all these people.”

“It was big time, our chemistry came together from day one and I’m so proud of all these people.”

the knicks, sitting on coach Tom Thibodeau’s court, five players finished in double digits. Quentin Grimes scored 19 points.

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Trendon Watford of the Portland Trail Blazers celebrates after making a 3-point shot against the New York Knicks during the first half of the NBA Summer League Championship basketball game on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Las Vegas.

Trendon Watford of the Portland Trail Blazers celebrates after making a 3-point shot against the New York Knicks during the first half of the NBA Summer League Championship basketball game on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Las Vegas.
(AP Photo/John Locher)

Miles McBride added 17, while Jericho Sims made 13 and Feron Hunt and Micah Potter added 10 for New York.

Portland, who came into the game, finished third with 42.8 rebounds per game during the summer league, trailing the Knicks 37–32.

The Blazers, who had previously defeated New York 88–77 in this event, could not find their momentum until the start of the second quarter of the championship, when they opened with three straight 3-pointers, giving them a 21–14 lead. . They went on to hit seven 3-pointers in the quarter to create an 11-point lead they would reach 41-30 in the locker room.

With a 60-44 lead on 10 points on the rim, the Blazers pushed their lead to 16 in the third quarter.

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Ferran Hunt of the New York Knicks shoots against Kyle Alexander of the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of the NBA Summer League Championship basketball game on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Las Vegas.

Ferran Hunt of the New York Knicks shoots against Kyle Alexander of the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of the NBA Summer League Championship basketball game on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Las Vegas.
(AP Photo/John Locher)

Portland rode their defensive tenacity to the championship, but it was New York’s defense that disappointed the Blazers to begin the game. Both teams came out relatively sluggish, with a mixed slope, as the Knicks shot 5 out of 15 (33%) from the floor and the Blazers just 3 out of 12 (25%) off the field.

Raptors 80, Bucks 69

Abu Qigab scored 15 points to lead for a six Toronto players in double digits and scored 10 rebounds to help the Raptors beat Milwaukee.

Christian Vital, Ryan Hawkins and Christian Koloko added 11 points for Toronto, and Alex Barcel and Ron Harper Jr scored 10 each.

Lindell Wigginton led box with 11 points and Dewan Hernandez scored 10 points.

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The Portland Trail Blazers celebrate after defeating the New York Knicks in the NBA Summer League Championship basketball game on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Las Vegas.

The Portland Trail Blazers celebrate after defeating the New York Knicks in the NBA Summer League Championship basketball game on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Las Vegas.
(AP Photo/John Locher)

Sun 84, Pacers 69

Louis King hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points, Tyson Carter scored 12 and Phoenix scored beat Indiana,

Kameron Taylor and Ish Wainwright added 11 points Sun,

David Dilio, Jermaine Samuels Jr. and Kendall Brown scored eight points each for Indiana.

Pelicans 107, Thunder 71

John Butler Jr. hit six 3-pointers and scored 25 points on 9-of-9 shooting, Eliza Stewart added 20 points and nine assists, and new Orleans Cruise to victory over Oklahoma City.

Darren Seabron scored 19 points and eight rebounds for the Pelicans. Devidas Sirvidis had 17 points and Amadou So scored 10 points.

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New York Knicks Miles McBride, center, attempts a shot against Portland Trail Blazers Brandon Williams, left, and Trendon Watford, during the first half of the NBA Summer League Championship basketball game on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Las Vegas.

New York Knicks Miles McBride, center, attempts a shot against Portland Trail Blazers Brandon Williams, left, and Trendon Watford, during the first half of the NBA Summer League Championship basketball game on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Las Vegas.
(AP Photo/John Locher)

Gabe Brown hits five 3’s and leads Oklahoma City with 23 marks. Jaden Shackelford made 15 and Witt Crazy added 13 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two blocks.

Wizards 87, Warriors 77

Kwenton Jackson scored 18 points and Jaime Echenique added 17 points and 12 rebounds help Washington Defeated Golden State.

Devon Dotson and Pat Spencer added 11-11 points for the Wizards.

Mac McClung led Golden State With 14 points and six assists. Lester Quinones added 13 points and Alex Morales scored 10 runs. James Wiseman shot 5-of-13 with six rebounds and two blocks to finish with 11 points.

Jazz 82, Nuggets 72

Jared Butler had 14 points and six assists, Justin Robinson scored 12 points. and Utah beat Denver.

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Portland Trail Blazers' Trendon Watford, center, celebrates with teammates after defeating the New York Knicks in the NBA Summer League Championship basketball game on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Las Vegas.

Portland Trail Blazers’ Trendon Watford, center, celebrates with teammates after defeating the New York Knicks in the NBA Summer League Championship basketball game on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Las Vegas.
(AP Photo/John Locher)

James Palmer Jr. added 10 points for Jazz.

Adonis Arms Were Denver only The player ends up with 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 4 out of 4 from 3-point range, to score in the doubles.