Keon Ellis’ scoring and JD Davison’s play and defense headline Alabama in Summer League


Keon Ellis and JD Davison played two very different NBA Summer League games on Saturday.

Ellis finished with 15 points, a rebound, four assists and a steal in the Los Angeles Kings’ 94-92 loss to first overall pick Paolo Banchero and the Orlando Magic.

All of Ellis’ points came from downtown as he went 5 for 8 from the field, including 5 for 6 from the three-point line.

The Kings score six points in seven seconds after dropping eight points with less than a minute remaining.

Ellis gave the Kings the lead after a clutch three-pointer with 21.5 seconds left in overtime.

However, the Magic tied the game and forced a second overtime after Ellis was blocked on a game-winning layup attempt. Orlando won on a sudden death (next score wins) shot under the basket by Emanuel Terry.

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JD Davison and the Boston Celtics have also nearly completed their comeback.

Before Saturday’s game against the Miami Heat, Davison signed a two-way deal. This means Davison is cleared to play for both the NBA and the G League.

Davison finished with 10 points, but struggled on the field. He shot 3 for 11 including 2 for 5 from downtown.

However, he made up for it in the other stat categories. Davison had six assists, six rebounds, two steals and three blocks.

Davison threw several lobs throughout the match.

Davison kicked off the Celtics’ comeback with a three-pointer to cut it to an 86-73 deficit with 3:20 remaining. Davison scored the final basket for the Celtics to cut the deficit to eight, but they would lose the game 88-78.

Davison limped off the field in the final minutes with an apparent injury to his right ankle. However, that doesn’t seem too bad.


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