The Indiana Pacers only got third place, but after watching them twice when they took on the Boston Celtics, they looked like the most impressive team in the Orlando summer league.
Chris Babb made his second straight start, but he didn’ score a point in his final game. he went 0-for-4 from the field and 0-and-3 from downtown. He played a total of 22:14 and recorded 2 rebounds, 1 assists, and 2 personal fouls.
Babb was largely ineffective while playing for a large portion of the first half. He was eventually subbed out early in the fourth quarter and never came back.
Marcus Smart and Kelly Olynyk ran the show for Boston. They combined for 39 points and took the most shot attempts. However, the Celtics should give their game ball to Mike Moser who recorded 16 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field.
Phil Pressey improved from his last game out, still struggled a bit from the floor but still finished with 12 points and dished out a game high 13 assists.
All of Indiana’s starters hit double-digit points, the huge difference in the game. Donald Sloan had 20 points, 10 assists, and 5 rebounds — he did all of that without a turnover. He went 8-for-17 from the field and recorded 34:27 of game action.
I couldn’t tell you who actually won the NBA Summer League. Luckily, this game was over and done with shortly before news broke that LeBron James was returning to Cleveland. The announcers paid zero attention to what was going on in the championship game just as the rest of the nation didn’t.