NBA Summer League: Jazz and Jones’ Thunder both win 2-1 in Salt Lake City | News, Sports, Jobs
NBA Summer League: Jazz and Jones’ Thunder both win 2-1 in Salt Lake City | News, Sports, Jobs

Rick Bowmer, Associated Press

Utah Jazz guard Keyonte George brings the ball up the court during an NBA Summer League game against Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 10, 2024, in Salt Lake City.

Keyonte George returned to the court and once again outclassed the competition for the Utah Jazz, while Dillon Jones and the Oklahoma City Thunder picked up another win to give both Utah and OKC a 2-1 record as the Salt Lake City Summer League concluded at the Delta Center on Wednesday.

All 30 teams will next travel to Las Vegas with their summer teams for the NBA Summer League from July 12-22. OKC (vs. Toronto) and Utah (vs. Dallas) will both play their opening game in Vegas on Saturday night, July 13.

JAZZ 93, 76ERS 85

After an off night, sophomore guard Keyonte George got to the free throw line at will, making 11 of 12 free throws and 9 of 15 field goals for 31 points and five assists to lead Utah to the win.

The Jazz overcame a 10-point halftime deficit with 33 points in the third quarter.

Taylor Hendricks, Utah’s 2023 draft pick, added 18 points, making 4 of 6 three-pointers, along with six rebounds and three blocks. Third-year player Walker Kessler also returned to the game and grabbed 15 rebounds.

Cody Williams, this year’s No. 10 pick for the Jazz, scored two points, three rebounds and two assists on 0-of-8 shooting in 28 minutes.

Ricky Council IV was once again Philadelphia’s top scorer with a total of 20 points.


With visibly tired legs, both teams struggled to make 40% of their shots, but the Thunder took control with 1:48 left when Ousmane Dieng made a three-pointer off an assist from Dillon Jones.

Jones, the Weber State star, had seven points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals and played 30 minutes for the third straight game (Summer League games last 40 minutes instead of the NBA’s usual 48). He made 2 of 11 field goals but drained a 3-pointer with 4:22 left after Memphis had cut the deficit to two.

Ajay Mitchell shone for OKC, scoring 21 points on 7 of 9 shooting.

Big Trey Jemison made 9 of 12 shots and led Memphis with 20 points. GG Jackson, who like Jones is from Columbia, South Carolina, made three of his team’s five 3-pointers and scored 18 points.


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