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Las Vegas Summer League Game Preview: Spurs vs. Wizards

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The summer Spurs get set to take on the 4th-seed Wizards in the quarter-finals of the LVSL tournament.

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In the summer Spurs' most recent game, a win against the Jazz, Austin Daye led the way with 20 points on 5-15 from the field, including 2 three-pointers, and 8-8 from the free throw line. Bryce Cotton was able to find his game and show some hops, pitching in 11 points on 4-6, as well as grabbing 5 boards and dishing out 3 assists. DeShaun Thomas continued his good run of scoring, as he dropped in 14 on 6-11, including 2 threes. The Spurs also shot well from three as a team, going 8-19 from beyond the arc, and outscored the Jazz by 10 points in the final frame.

The Wizards come into the matchup after beating the Miami Heat on Thursday. Glen Rice, Jr. has torn up the summer league for them, averaging 22 points per contest on 50% shooting. He's shown a decent three-point stroke, going 35% on 17 total attempts. He's gotten to the line at will, taking 11 foul shots per game. In addition to his efficient scoring, he is also grabbing 6.8 rebounds per game, and has been decent at pilfering the ball away from opponents on defense.

In addition to Rice, Otto Porter has also played well. After a disappointing rookie season, where his minutes were limited behind Trevor Ariza and Martell Webster, Porter has begun to blossom a bit this summer. He's averaging 17.2 points per game, shooting 52.8 percent from the field so far. Porter's step in the right direction has come at an opportune time for the Wizards, who look weak at the 3 unless he can come in and fill some of the minutes left by Ariza's departure to the Houston Rockets.

The game will be televised Saturday, July 19th at 9:00 PM CDT on NBA TV and/or online at NBA Summer League Live.