Another day, another solid performance for the former UNLV Runnin’ Rebel Christian Wood.
The Philadelphia 76ers posted its first victory of the Utah Summer League Thursday in a 86-75 win, aided by Wood’s 17 points and six rebounds.
The second year center refuses to go unnoticed this summer, as he has delivered not only consistent minutes off the bench but a number of highlight reel plays, including this jam over the bigger defender.
Wood’s temmate, ex-Boise State Bronco James Webb III failed to get off the bench Thursday. Webb had two decent outings in the first couple of summer league matchups.
On the opposing side, former Utah State Aggie Spencer Butterfield had a nice showing in the losing effort. Butterfield finished with nine points off 3-7 shooting to go with five rebounds in 18 minutes of playing time. Butterfield continues to be the most active and productive player off the bench for the Jazz.
Elsewhere around the Assocation, Alex Kirk logged four points and three rebounds in 13 minutes for the San Antonio Spurs in their 87-86 loss to the Boston Celtics.
Over in the Orlando Summer League, Chris Obekpa had another forgettable afternoon with the Miami Heat, appearing for only four minutes and did not record a shot attempt. The former Rebel has had very little playing time to work with in the summer league thus far.
Orlando’s Stephen Zimmerman, who spent this past season with UNLV, displayed another nice showing Thursday in a 96-94 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Zimmerman started, played 25 minutes, and finished with 12 points (5-8 from the field), five blocks and three rebounds. Zimmerman had a knack for altering shots before arriving in Orlando, but he has been on another level through four games in the summer league.
In the following Orlando Summer League matchup, Fresno State’s Alex Davis had a near-perfect shooting afternoon, going 4-4 from the field but missing a free throw in Orlando White’s fourth consecutive win to start summer league play. Davis also logged four rebounds, an assist, a steal, and a block Thursday. Davis is yet another former Mountain West player that has shown significant strides this summer and remains a productive force off the bench.
Summer league play continues Friday, headlined by the opening day of the Las Vegas Summer League and the final day of the Orlando Summer League. The schedule is listed below.
Orlando Summer League
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Miami Heat (10 AM ET)
Orlando White vs. Detroit Pistons (12 PM ET)
Orlando Blue vs. Indiana Pacers (2 PM ET)
Los Angeles Clippers vs. New York Knicks (4 PM ET)
Las Vegas Summer League
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (6 PM ET)
D-League Stars vs. Memphis Grizzlies (6:30 PM ET)
Atlanta Hawks vs. Houston Rockets (8 PMET)
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets (8:30 PM ET)
Sacramento Kings vs. Toronto Raptors (10 PM ET)
Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (10:30 PM ET)