Las Vegas Summer League 2013: Suns, Warriors advance to tournament final


Markieff Morris hit a game-winner with 21.8 seconds left to propel the Suns past the Heat in the Las Vegas Summer League semifinals. In the other semifinal, Draymond Green led the Warriors over the Bobcats.

The Las Vegas Summer League is wrapping up, with the title game of the new tournament now set for Monday. The final will be between the third-seeded Phoenix Suns and top-seeded Golden State Warriors, who advanced by winning Sunday night. Let's take a look at Sunday's games.

Suns edge Heat

The Suns blew a 20-point second-half lead, but recovered in time to beat the Miami Heat, 91-89. Markieff Morris scored the go-ahead bucket with 21.8 seconds to go, and D.J. Kennedy missed a potential game-winning three to seal it for Phoenix.

P.J. Tucker led five Suns in double figures with 19 points on 8-of-11 from the field. Morris had 10 points and seven rebounds, while Marcus Morris had 17 points before fouling out. Phoenix shot 54.4 percent overall and 44.4 percent from three.

The Suns led by three after the first quarter and by 14 heading into halftime. It appeared they would run away with the game early in the third quarter, but Miami closed the gap to five by the time the fourth quarter rolled around. The Heat took a three-point lead late in the fourth, but they weren't able to close the game out.

James Ennis had 25 points for Miami, while James Nunnally had 24 and was key in leading the comeback. Of Nunnally's 24 points, 21 came in the second half. Kennedy added 18 points and six rebounds. The Heat shot only 42.9 percent overall, but they hit 10 3-pointers and outscored the Suns by 10 from the free throw line.

Green leads Warriors over Bobcats

Draymond Green had 15 points and 12 rebounds as the Warriors defeated the Bobcats, 75-67. Cameron Jones scored a game-high 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting overall and 3-of-3 from 3-point range. Kent Bazemore chipped in 13 points in the victory.

Golden State started strong, taking a 19-13 lead after the first quarter. The Warriors doubled their lead to 12 by halftime before the Bobcats -- soon to again be the Hornets -- got back in the game in the third quarter. Charlotte got to within two in the third, but they were never able to get over the hump and Golden State pulled away in the final frame.

Brandon Triche and Troy Daniels both had 13 points to lead Charlotte. Deron Washington scored 12 points despite making just one field goal, going 10-of-13 from the charity stripe. The Bobcats shot just 35.1 percent and turned the ball over 19 times.

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