Thunder Finally Get It Going in Summer League

By Randy Renner

The Thunder's Summer League team, relying heavily on Jeremy Lamb and Mitch McGary, rode those two to a 98-84 win over the Brooklyn Nets summer squad Monday evening in Orlando.

Lamb led all scorers with 26 points and he also pulled down eight rebounds. But Lamb's long ball still isn't falling. He was just 2-for-7 on threes and 8-for-21 overall. McGary had a double-double and looked impressive again. He finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds, six of those coming on the offensive glass.

The other three Thunder starters were guys who will likely be in Tulsa this coming season but they played pretty well as OKC finished with all five starters in double figures.

Mario Little got hot late from beyond the arc, finishing with 14 points and he was 4-for-9 on threes (4-for-13 overall). Marcus Lewis had 13 and point guard Nolan Smith added 11. Smith also had four assists and three steals. Michael Stockton (son of NBA Hall-of-Famer John Stockton) was solid running the point too with seven points and five assists.

The Thunder rested Perry Jones III, Steven Adams, Josh Huestis, Andre Roberson and Semaj Christon. The Thunder will rest everyone at least one game in Orlando.

The Thunder played better today by far than they did over the weekend. McGary continues to impress with his speed and quickness for a big man and his ability to get rebounds and get out on the break.

McGary spends a lot of time down on the floor too scrappin' around for loose balls.

Overall pretty nice game and the Thunder summer squad will take tomorrow off and be back at it on Wednesday on Orlando.

Randy RennerComment