Here’s a quick recap of Wednesday’s eight games and a look forward to the Round of 16.
Bucks 97 Rockets 93
Milwaukee, the 24th and final seed in the tournament, advanced despite going 0-3 in the three-game regular season. Sean Kilpatrick continued as the breakout star of this Summer League with a game high 26 points on 9-of-12 shooting, including four 3-pointers.
The Bucks also got 23 points from first rounder Rashad Vaughn and 20 points and nine boards from Kevin Jones. Milwaukee shot 54.5 percent from the field.
Houston, the 9th seed, was the best regular season team not to earn a bye by missing 15 of its 19 3-point shots. UC Santa Barbara rookie Alan Williams continued his great Vegas run by leading the Rockets with 17 points and eight rebounds.
Nets 75 Sixers 68
In the you-can’t-make-this-up department, Philadelphia, already the 23rd seed, was without top rookie Jahlil Okafor because he was invited to the ESPY awards. With Okafor out, the Sixers trailed after 23-7 after the first quarter and couldn’t fully recover against the 10th seeded Nets.
Coming off a surprisingly pleasant rookie season, Brooklyn guard Markel Brown led all scorers with 23 points on 10-of-20 shooting. Austin Hollins, the son of Nets head coach Lionel, had 13.
For Philly, the only player in double figures for the game was former Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin— who’s impressed scouts in Vegas— who had 11.
Hawks 75 Heat 64
With DeMarre Carroll now a member of the Raptors, Mike Muscala could be in line for a bigger role with Atlanta next season. The Bucknell alum scored 15 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out five assists in the win for the 14th seeded Hawks.
Miami got 21 points on 6-of-18 shooting from point guard Shabazz Napier, but the 19th seeded Heat missed 13 of its 16 3-point attempts.
Atlanta got good contributions from other affiliated players, including second round pick Lamar Patterson (12 points, five rebounds, five assists) and Walter “Edy” Tavares (10 points, seven rebounds, five blocks).
Warriors 83 Kings 67
Sacramento proudly featured its 2014 Summer League championship banner near the tunnel at the Thomas & Mack Center, but fell to the real champs in a rematch of last year’s Vegas finals.
Sixth overall pick Willie Caulie-Stein was relatively quiet for the 21st-seeded Kings, only scoring six points on 3-of-5 shooting to go with four rebounds and two blocks in just over 20 minutes on the floor.
James Michael McAdoo scored a game-high 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting and 8-of-13 from the line to go with nine rebounds. Golden State, the 12th seed, got 18 points from Providence product LaDonte Henson and 11 from first round pick Kevon Looney.
Wizards 86 Jazz 78
In an upset in terms of seed, Washington led Utah 33-18 after the first quarter and sailed to victory behind a very balanced attack.
Former Rockets guard Scott Machado led 20th-seeded Washington— who had five players in double figures— with 17 points, eight assists and five rebounds and former Pacer Orlando Johnson added 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Among the first round picks, both Kelly Oubre and Trey Lyles shot 3-11 from the field. Bryce Cotton led Utah, the 13 seed, with 20 points.
Mavericks 88 Lakers 86
After struggling against the Knicks, Julius Randle scored 17 points on 6-11 shooting and looked a lot better. D’Angelo Russell’s shooting, 3-for-11, continued to slump but he had eight points, six rebounds, five assists and just three turnovers for the 11th seed.
Dallas first rounder Justin Anderson had 16 points on 6-of-15 shooting. Jabari Brown led all scorers with 19 for L.A.
Bulls 91 Cavaliers 73
Chicago avenged (not really) its playoff loss to Cleveland and advanced to the round of 16 by getting 16 points each from Doug McDermott, first round pick Bobby Portis and former Marquette guard Vander Blue.
The 17th-seeded Bulls shot 8-of-16 from three, including 4-of-5 for Tyrus McGee.
Cleveland, the 16 seed, played without top players Joe Harris and Rakeem Christmas. D.J. Seeley led the Cavs with 16 points.
Blazers 82 TimberWolves 77
Despite a 20-point, 10-rebound performance for top overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns, Portland advanced to the round of 16 with a balanced effort.
The 18th seed, Portland got 16 points and 10 rebounds from recent acquisition Noah Vonleh along with 15 from Malcolm Thomas.
Minnesota, the 15th seed, got 16 points from Lorenzo Brown and 13 points from Adreian Payne in defeat.
Today’s Schedule (all times Eastern)
Bucks vs Suns 4 p.m.- The 8th seed, Phoenix has a lot of its young players on the squad including Alex Len, who leads Vegas in rebounds, T.J. Warren and Archie Goodwin.
Warriors vs Knicks 4:30 p.m.- In addition to 4th overall pick Kristaps Porzingis, the 5th-seeded Knicks have gotten good contributions from roster hopeful Maurice Ndour.
Mavericks vs D-League Select 6 p.m.- The squad of D-League stars got the 6th seed with the help of Scotty Hopson, who’s 7th in the summer league in scoring.
Nets vs Spurs 6:30 p.m.- San Antonio got the 7th seed on the back of Kyle Anderson, whose 21.3 points per game is third in Vegas.
Wizards vs Pelicans 8 p.m.- An MVP candidate for Vegas is Seth Curry, who leads 4th-seeded New Orleans and the league with 25 points per game.
Hawks vs Nuggets 8:30 p.m.- During the Vegas regular season, the 3rd-seeded Nuggets beat Atlanta by 15 behind Emmanuel Mudiay.
Bulls vs Raptors 10 p.m.- Toronto, the top overall seed, won its matchup with Chicago by 15 during the regular season. They signed top scorer Norman Powell to a contract.
Blazers vs Celtics 10:30 p.m.- Boston, the second seed, won its regular season matchup by nine and has a good young team lead by Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier.