Jazz rally late but fall to Grizzlies on day 2 of Jazz Summer League


SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – Wayne Selden and Kobi Simmons each scored a team-high 20 points and Memphis held off a late rally to beat the host Utah Jazz 95-92 to remain unbeaten while San Antonio scored 61 first-half points behind Derrick White on the way to a 103-81 triumph over Atlanta on Day Two of the Utah Jazz Summer League.

Second-day attendance of 10,079 brought the total to 21,837 for the 2018 Utah Jazz Summer League at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Memphis improved to 2-0 followed by the Jazz (1-1), Spurs (1-1) and Hawks (0-2).

No games are scheduled for July 4. The four-team, six-game Utah Jazz Summer League wraps up on Thursday, July 5 with Memphis vs. San Antonio at 5 p.m. and Atlanta vs. Utah at 7 p.m.

The Grizzlies opened up a 26-point lead in the second quarter before the Jazz mounted a second half rally. The Jazz/Iowa State combo of Georges Niang and Naz Mitrou-Long along with Tony Bradley overcame the deficit to take an 86-85 lead with two minutes remaining. But Selden and Deyonta Davis, who finished with 17 points and six rebounds, hit key baskets down the stretch. Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for Memphis.

Mitrou-Long scored a team best 19 points with eight assists and six rebounds. Niang and Bradley each had double-doubles. Niang had 18 points and 10 rebounds while Bradley had 18 points and 14 rebounds. Diamond Stone added 10 points for the Jazz. Grayson Allen did not play (rest).

In the first game of the doubleheader, White scored 15 points in the first quarter as the Spurs led by as many as 29 points on the way to a 61-34 halftime lead. White finished with 21 points, nine assists and six rebounds. Jaron Blossomgame carried the load in the second half with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Jeff Ledbetter also netted 16 points and Chimezie Metu added 13 points and nine rebounds.

John Collins led the Hawks with a team-high 19 points followed by Tyler Dorsey with 14 points, Trae Young with 12 and Omari Spellman with 10. Jock Landale was Atlanta’s top rebounder with eight boards, but the Spurs had a 45-29 rebounding advantage and held the Hawks to 34.4 percent shooting from the field.

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