LAS VEGAS – The Oklahoma City Thunder beat Portland Trail Blazers 92-87 on Thursday night in their final game of the Las Vegas Summer League prelims.
The Blazers, who played most of the game without two injured starters, finished the preliminary game with a 1-3 record and did not qualify for the eight-team summer league tournament. Portland will once again play a game in Las Vegas, a consolation game that will take place on Friday or Saturday.
Gary Trent Jr. led the Blazers with 22 points, but was freezing, making only 2 of 14 shots. Jarnell Stokes added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Blazers.
Kevin Hervey finished with 20 points and seven rebounds for the Thunder (2-2).
Nassir Little, the first round pick of the Blazers in the NBA draft last month, was injured in the left shoulder in the middle of the first quarter and did not return. Little, who injured his shoulder during a crash around the rim while continuing a flight, watched most of the game from the bench, a large gauze wrapped around his shoulder.
Little was one of two key players – with Anfernee Simons, the keeper of high scores – who spent most of the evening. Simons, who had a sprained right ankle Tuesday in the tough moments of the third game of the Blazers League, did not play.
Here is a summary of the live chat:
Blazers Summer League Schedule
Saturday, July 6: Detroit Pistons 93, Blazers 73
Sunday, July 7: Blazers 97, Houston Rockets 87
Tuesday, July 9: Jazz 97, Blazers 93
Thursday July 11 against Oklahoma City, 5 pm, Cox Pavilion (ESPN3)
* The schedule of the tournaments / consolation will be determined after the preliminary round.
The composition of the Blazers summer league
# 1 Anfernee Simons | G | 6-4, 185
# 2 Gary Trent Jr. | G | 6-6, 205
# 6 Jaylen Hoard | F | 6-8, 210
# 9 Nassir Little | F | 6-6, 220
# 17 Skal Labissiere | F | 6-11, 225
# 38 Devin Robinson | F | 6-8, 200
# 40 Jarnell Stokes | F / C | 6-9, 260
# 42 Trey Lewis | G | 6-2, 185
# 44 Isaiah Whitehead | G | 6-4, 213
# 46 Gian Clavell | G | 6-4, 185
# 48 Keith Hornsby | G | 6-4, 210
# 50 Demetrius Jackson | G | 6-1, 200
# 52 Mike Daum | F / C | 6-9, 235
# 54 Keljin Blevins | G / F | 6-6, 200
# 56 Zach Auguste | F / C | 6-10, 243
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