NBA Summer League update: Antetokounmpo shows shot-blocking ability

Former Dayton forward blocks three shots Monday for Mavericks


Kostas Antetokounmpo received his most significant playing time of the NBA Summer League on Monday and showed glimpses of the potential Dayton Flyers fans saw at times throughout the 2017-18 season.

In 14 minutes, Antetokounmpo blocked three shots for the Dallas Mavericks in a 91-71 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Las Vegas, Nev. He also had seven rebounds and two steals. He made 1 of 4 field goals and 2 of 8 free throws, scoring four points.

Antetokounmpo, the 60th and last pick of the NBA Draft in June, didn’t play in the Mavericks’ previous game Saturday. In his first game Friday, Antetokounmpo played the final two minutes and made his only field-goal attempt and finished with two points.

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The Mavericks finished the preliminary round of play and will play two more games in a tournament that starts Wednesday.

Here’s an update on the two other former Flyers playing in Las Vegas:

• Scoochie Smith had two points and an assist in five minutes Monday for the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 93-88 victory against the Indiana Pacers. Smith had his most productive game Saturday, compiling four points, four assists and three rebounds in 17 minutes in an 86-81 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

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On the opening night of play Friday, Smith had one point, two rebounds and four assists in 10 minutes against the Washington Wizards.

• Charles Cooke had six points and one rebound in 15 minutes Monday for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 78-69 victory over the New Jersey Nets.

On Sunday, Cooke had 11 points and three rebounds in a 103-92 victory over the Toronto Raptors. He opened play with seven points in 15 minutes Friday against the Denver Nuggets.


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