SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – The Utah Jazz Summer League set a total attendance record as the Utah Jazz beat Atlanta 92-87 behind the scoring punch of Stanton Kidd’s 15 points and Tony Bradley’s double-double while Derrick White paced San Antonio to a 94-87 win over Memphis with an all-around game of 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
Attendance for the final session of the Utah Jazz Summer League was 12,047, bringing the three-day total to 33,884 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in downtown Salt Lake City. The previous record had been 31,751 in 2015 when summer basketball returned for the first time since 2008.
The Jazz, Spurs and Grizzlies each finished with 2-1 records in the round-robin summer showcase while Atlanta was 0-3. The four-team, six-game Utah Jazz Summer League was presented by America First Credit Union, University of Utah Health and the Utah Sports Commission.
A balanced attack for the Jazz was paced by Kidd’s 15 points and five rebounds; 15 points and 12 rebounds by Bradley; 15 points from Georges Niang; 11 points, five assists and four rebounds from Trey Lewis off the bench; and nine points, eight assists and six rebounds from Grayson Allen.
Tyler Dorsey led Atlanta with 17 points while Antonius Cleveland had 14 points. Jaylen Morris scored 14 points and Jock Landale had 11 points and six rebounds. Omari Spellman added nine points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks. Trae Young recorded 10 points, seven assists and four rebounds.
White with 5 three-pointers for the Spurs and the Grizzlies’ Wayne Selden on 6-of-7 three-point shooting each scored team highs of 26 points. However, San Antonio prevailed as first-round draft pick Lonnie Walker IV stepped up with 14 points and Jaron Blossomgame added 10 points. Chimezie Metu chipped in nine points and nine rebounds as the Spurs led the entire second half.
Kobi Simmons and Brady Heslip were the only other double-digit scorers for Memphis with 10 points each. First-round draft pick Jaren Jackson Jr. had eight points, four rebounds and three blocks.
All four Utah Jazz Summer League teams will next compete in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League, a 12-day, 82-game event at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus.
Participating for the fifth straight year, Utah will play the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, July 7. The Jazz will then face the New York Knicks on July 8 before playing the Miami Heat on July 10 in the team’s final game of the preliminary round. The teams will then be seeded in a tournament, which runs through July 17. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.