Anticlimactic showdown in NBA Summer League quarterfinal

Duke’s Jayson Tatum didn’t play for the Celtics because of an injury while while NC State’s Smith played only 15 minutes for Dallas, as the Mavericks advanced to the tournament semifinals


  The anticipated showdown between former ACC rivals and recent first round draft choices Jayson Tatum and Dennis Smith Jr. in the quarterfinals of the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League never materialized Saturday.

Duke’s Tatum, the third overall pick by the Boston Celtics didn’t play because of right patella tendonitis while NC State’s Smith, selected by the Dallas Mavericks at No. 9, played only 15 minutes while going just 1 for 6 from the floor.

His three points and two assists did, however, help the Mavericks to a 91-74 victory against the shorthanded Celtics to stay undefeated and advanced to the tournament semifinals. Smith and the Mavericks will take on either the Brooklyn Nets or Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

One bright spot for the Celtics in their losing effort Saturday was the play of former NC State sharpshooter Scott Wood. The veteran free agent, who won the NBA’s D-League 3-point shooting contest last season while playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors, finished with 10 points, six rebounds and three steals in his best game of the event.

Here are the cumulative stats for all state players participating in the Las Vegas Summer League:

Brandon Ingram, Duke (Lakers): 1 game, 26.0 ppg, 9-17 FG, 1-4 3PT, 7-8 FT, 3.0 apg, 3.0 spg

Quinn Cook, Duke (Pelicans): 5 G, 20.6 ppg, 43-74 FG, 8-16 3PT, 9-10 FT, 3.6 rpg, 4.8 apg

Jayson Tatum, Duke (Celtics): 3 G, 17.7 ppg, 19-45 FG, 2-3 3PT, 13-15 FT, 8.0 rpg

Dennis Smith, NC State (Mavs) 5 G, 16.6 ppg, 25-57 FG, 9-25 3PT, 24-34 FT, 5.2 rpg, 3.8 apg

John Collins, Wake Forest (Hawks): 5 G, 15.4 ppg, 32-54 FG, 1-1 3PT, 13-18 FT, 9.2 rpg

Justin Jackson, UNC (Kings): 6 G, 14.2 ppg, 27-73 FG, 6-29 3PT, 11-12 FT, 4.0 rpg, 2.2 apg

Brice Johnson, UNC (Clippers): 4 G, 13.8 ppg, 22-40 FG, 11-15 FT, 5.0 rpg, 1.3 bpg

Marcus Paige, UNC (T-wolves): 5 G, 12.4 ppg, 22-63 FG, 13-33 3PT, 5-6 FT, 2.8 rpg, 5.0 apg

Kennedy Meeks, UNC (Raptors): 4 G, 11.3 ppg, 20-36 FG, 3-8 3PT, 2-4 FT, 5.5 rpg

C.J. Williams, NC State (T-wolves): 5 G, 10.9 ppg, 18-47 FG, 4-18 3PT, 14-17 FT, 2.8 rpg

Eric Griffin, Campbell (Jazz): 3 G, 10.7 ppg, 11-25 FG, 1-3 3PT, 5-9 FT, 7.0 rpg, 4.0 bpg

Tony Bradley, UNC (Jazz): 5 G, 10.6 ppg, 25-48 FG, 3-4 FT, 6.6 rpg, 1.2 bpg

Ryan Kelly Duke (Hawks): 4 G, 10.0 ppg, 12-33 FG, 3-12 3PT, 13-19 FT, 2.8 rpg

Jack Gibbs, Davidson (T-wolves): 5 G, 9.2 ppg, 18-51 FG, 9-27 3PT, 3-6 FT, 3.2 apg

Isaiah Hicks, UNC (Clippers): 4 G, 6.8 ppg, 11-18 FG, 5-8 FT, 2.3 rpg, 1.3 bpg

Kendall Marshall, UNC (Clippers): 4 G, 6.3 ppg, 9-18 FG, 1-1 3PT, 6-7 FT, 3.0 rpg, 7.8 apg

Matt Jones, Duke (Rockets): 2 G, 5.0 ppg, 2-10 FG, 2-6 3PT, 4-5 FT, 3.0 rpg

Scott Wood, NC State (Celtics): 4 G, 3.3 ppg, 5-15 FG, 3-10 3PT, 2.3 rpg

J.P. Tokoto, UNC (Jazz): 3 G, 2.7 ppg, 3-13 FG, 2-8 3PT, 1.7 rpg, 1.7 apg

Amile Jefferson, Duke (T-wolves): 5 G, 2.2 ppg, 4-14 FG, 3-6 FT, 3.6 rpg

Nate Britt, UNC (Hawks): 3 G, 1.7 ppg, 2-8 FG, 0-4 3PT, 1-3 FT, 1.7 apg


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