The final night of the Salt Lake City and California leagues wrapped up Wednesday and now all teams will prepare to head to Las Vegas where play will begin on Friday.
In Wednesday’s games, Wenyen Gabriel returned to action, and while he didn’t have a double-double again, he had a nice evening nonetheless. Gabriel logged 23 minutes and scored 16 points and pulled down 5 rebounds. After a lackluster performance at the free throw line on Monday night, Wenyen improved by making 3-4 in the Kings’ losing effort against the Lakers (99-97).
Also back in action after a night off was Tyler Herro. Tyler showed that Monday night’s performance was no fluke as he came back with 20 points and 5 rebounds in 34 minutes of play. He also added 2 steals and 2 assists to round out his night. While Herro remained perfect from the free throw line (5-5), his shooting percentage was not exactly impressive, especially after going 2-11 from 3-point range. That aside, Tyler certainly grabbed the attention of a lot of folks and this should continue in Vegas.
The Spurs were also in action on Wednesday, but Keldon Johnson did not play.
After a day off on July 4, the league gets into full swing on Friday with 10 games scheduled. All 30 NBA teams, plus a squad from Croatia and one from China, will be competing over a 7-day period. After that, the teams will be seeded and then compete for the league championship. The ESPN family of networks along with NBA-TV will cover every game.
Games of interest Friday
Bulls vs. Lakers 7:30 pm ESPN
Warriors vs. Hornets 9pm NBATV
Pelicans vs. Knicks 9:30 pm ESPN
Nuggests vs. Suns 11:30 pm ESPN
Heat vs. Kings 11 pm NBATV