Las Vegas Summer League 2013: Cody Zeller, Dion Waiters star on Day 3


Bobcats rookie Cody Zeller was the star of the Sunday action at the Las Vegas Summer League, scoring 21 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in a victory over the Mavericks. Elsewhere, Dion Waiters led the Cavaliers to a win over the Grizzlies.

Day 3 of the Las Vegals Summer League featured eight games, and there were several standout performances. Arguably the best effort of the day came from No. 4 pick Cody Zeller, who helped lead the Charlotte Bobcats to victory over the Dallas Mavericks. 2012 No. 4 pick Dion Waiters also played well, propelling the Cleveland Cavaliers to a win against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Let's take a look at all of the games on Sunday's slate.

Zeller dominates Mavs

Zeller had 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bobcats (1-1) to an 86-80 victory over the Mavs (1-1). Zeller had 13 points in the first half as Charlotte jumped out to a 22-point halftime lead. Jeff Taylor added 19 points and five rebounds, while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 11 points. The Bobcats shot 51.9 percent from the field.

Dallas did make a game of it late, but they weren't able to complete the comeback. Justin Dentmon had 18 points off the bench to lead the Mavs. Jae Crowder and Josh Akognon both had 16 points.

Waiters leads Cavs to ugly win over Grizzlies

In a brick-filled game, Dion Waiters had 23 points on 7-of-17 shooting to lead the Cavs (2-0) to a 69-58 victory over the Grizzlies (0-2). Waiters scored the final 11 points of the game for Cleveland. Tyler Zeller added 11 points and nine rebounds. The Cavs won by double-digits despite shooting just 38.3 percent from the field and 3-of-14 from deep.

The Grizzlies shot a woeful 23.7 percent overall, and they went 2-of-24 from three-point land. Second-year guard Tony Wroten had an especially rough go of it, scoring seven points on 1-of-14 shooting. Jack Cooley was the only Grizzly to reach double-figures, scoring 20 points and grabbing nine boards.

Hardaway Jr. injures wrist in Knicks victory

The New York Knicks defeated the Washington Wizards 82-69, but the Knicks (1-1) did suffer a bit of an injury scare when first-round pick Tim Hardaway Jr. left the game with a wrist injury. Luckily, the injury doesn't appear to be all that serious and Hardaway did score nine points in 10 minutes before the injury. Terrence Jennings led the Knicks with 16 points and eight rebounds.

No. 3 pick Otto Porter struggled again for the Wizards (0-2), scoring eight points on 4-of-13 shooting. Marquez Haynes had 13 points, while Chris Singleton chipped in 12. Jan Vesely had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

D-League squad beats Clippers

The NBA D-League Select Team knocked off the Los Angeles Clippers, 81-77, behind 21 points from Elijah Millsap. The D-League squad (2-0) jumped out to a quick 13-point lead after one quarter and never trailed the rest of the way.

Clippers rookie Reggie Bullock had 18 points, but he shot just 4-of-12 overall and 3-of-10 from three-point range. Samardo Samuels had 15 points and six rebounds, while DaJuan Summers added 13 points. The Clippers (1-1) committed 24 turnovers.

Lakers blow out Blazers

The Los Angeles Lakers used a big second quarter to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers, 81-63. Lester Hudson had 15 points and Marcus Landry had 14 to lead the Lakers (1-1). Los Angeles outscored Portland 25-10 in the second quarter.

First-round pick C.J. McCollum had 15 points to lead the Blazers (0-2), but he shot just 6-of-17 from the field. Meyers Leonard had a solid game, scoring 12 points and grabbing five boards. Thomas Robinson had seven points and 10 rebounds, but he shot just 3-of-12.

Jones leads Bucks past Pelicans

Dominique Jones had 16 points as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 69-61. Ish Smith was the only other Buck in double-figures with 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting. The Bucks (2-0) shot 50.0 percent from the field.

Austin Rivers put forth another promising effort with 15 points on 7-of-16 shooting. Brian Roberts led the Pelicans (1-1) with 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting. New Orleans stayed close despite shooting just 34.3 percent overall.

Hawks edge Heat behind Jenkins

John Jenkins had 19 points on 6-of-14 shooting to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 75-71 victory over the Miami Heat. The Hawks (1-1) fought off a slow start to grab the win. Mike Scott had 13 points, while first-round pick Dennis Schroeder had nine points and eight assists.

Rookie James Ennis had 11 points and five rebounds off the bench for the Heat (1-1). Damion James also had 11 points while grabbing six rebounds, and Jarvis Varnado had eight points and seven rebounds. Miami committed a whopping 27 turnovers in the loss.

Valanciunas big as Raptors beat Spurs

Jonas Valanciunas had 19 points and 13 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the San Antonio Spurs, 82-76. Valanciunas shot just 4-of-12 from the field, but he made 11-of-12 from the charity stripe. Terrence Ross added 14 points and six rebounds. The Raptors (1-1) shot 48.3 percent overall and went 22-of-28 from the line.

Cory Joseph and rookie Deshaun Thomas had 16 points apiece for the Spurs (1-1). Aron Baynes had 11 points and nine rebounds.

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