Thursday, July 12, 2007

Cleveland-Memphis Final

All Grizzlies in this one, as they led by 20 virtually the entire second half and finished Cleveland off 100-76. Rudy Gay led the way with 20 points.

Mike Conley was good but not great. He scored 13 points, handed out seven assists and had just one turnover in 23 minutes, but it would have been nice to see him make a jumper.

I was keeping a close eye on Ryvon Covile, a rookie power forward from Detroit-Mercy who will be playing for the Sonics in the Rocky Mountain Revue after completing his service to the Cavaliers. He had some nice minutes, scoring six points and grabbing two rebounds in 10 minutes.

Rare is the game in this NBA Summer League that does not involve at least one player from the Seattle area. Up next, Franklin (and University of Oregon) product Aaron Brooks and the Rockets take on Dallas.

Faces in the crowd: Jeff Green is spending a little of his day off watching hoops. Adam Silver, the NBA's #2 behind David Stern, is sitting courtside with Kiki Vandeweghe. Naturally, the Sonics braintrust has been here scouting. Lastly, did you know that former Sonics Coach Paul Westphal is now an assistant for Dallas? He's sitting high up in the stands for this one with Mavericks Head Coach Avery Johnson.