The fourth day of play at the Orlando Pro Summer League wrapped up on Thursday afternoon with a host of young players continuing to try and make a name for themselves.
Second-year Pistons point guard Brandon Knight had another strong showing on Thursday morning, controlling Detroit's game against the Celtics. Knight had a double-double, constantly pushing the pace and scoring in both transition and off the bounce. His 19 points and 14 assists led Detroit to a 93-79 victory. Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger had a bit of a setback in his fourth game, hitting just two of nine attempts from the floor, but did get to the line eight times to contribute 11 points and seven rebounds off Boston's bench. On the other side, Detroit rookie Andre Drummond made an impact on the interior, scoring 10 points, grabbing eight boards and blocking two shots.
The Oklahoma City Thunder edged the Brooklyn Nets in the second game of the day, 87-86. This game was highlighted by the back-and-forth play between point guards Tyshawn Taylor and Dwight Buycks. The Thunder's Buycks finished with 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting to go with five assists, while former Jayhawk Taylor poured in 23 on 9-of-18 shooting and added five assists of his own for the Nets. Taylor started the game by making his first six field-goal attempts before cooling off considerably in the second half. But his streaky play could be indicative of the Jersey native's role as a backup.
The Jazz bested the Pacers, 87-81, in the third game of the day, led by second-year players Alec Burks and Enes Kanter. Burks scored a game-high 22 points by getting into the lane and to the free-throw line, where he hit 10 of his 11 attempts. Kanter had one of his best games on Wednesday and followed that up on Thursday with a 12-point, 11-rebound performance. Guard Ben Hansbrough led Indiana with 18 points, 11 of which came at the charity stripe.
The final game of the day between the Magic and 76ers needed two overtimes to settle the exhibition. The Magic ended up securing the 77-75 win after two ugly extra sessions. Orlando forward Justin Harper led all scorers with 18 points but certainly wasn't shy chucking up shots to get there. Harper took 18 attempts from the field, including 10 from behind the arc, with the versatile big man making just three of his long-range tries as he continues to work on his range. He did, however, grab 10 boards to aid the Magic's cause.
The Orlando Pro Summer League will wrap up with its final day of action on Friday, beginning bright and early at 8 a.m. ET with the Jazz and Thunder squaring off.
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