Blazers Top LA Lakers in Summer League

Ross Houston
July 20, 2018

The Lakers kicked off their second straight Summer League championship game with a rematch against the Blazers.

The top-seeded Lakers are looking to take home back-to-back titles after beating the Trail Blazers previous year.

Hart was also named to the All-NBA Summer League First Team, and Lakers 2018 second-round pick Svi Mykhailiuk made it on the Second Team.

While the Cavaliers squad ended up losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Summer League semifinals, 111-109, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert was quite pleased with what he saw.

James, who watched Hart play on Sunday, took to Twitter to praise his new teammate, who will likely be among his favorite target next season.

Hoiberg continued: "The play that stands out to me from the Summer League is where he pinned the ball on the backboard with two hands from behind".

The MGM Resorts NBA Summer League, Las Vegas was a great mix of promising rookies, sophomores and other players trying to make a mark in the NBA. The Blazers' early plan is to display their Summer League championship trophy at their practice facility in Tualatin. After this frightful game today, I can't wait to get back to training camp and wash this taste out of my mouth. Mykhailiuk has picked up the slack in his absence, displaying a strong perimeter game that has seen him knock down 18 3-pointers in six contests. "My ability to shoot off the dribble". He's playing unbelievable in Las Vegas.

For the better part of July, the National Basketball Association has spent some of their young players - along with a few veterans - out to the state of Utah and city of Sacramento, California before meeting in Las Vegas for the annual event known as the Summer League.

This resulted in Hart winning the Summer League MVP, and LeBron congratulated him for his outstanding performance. Wade Baldwin IV had 14 points and six assists.

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