Raptors right back at in Vegas Summer League last night 24 hours after to taking on the Heat they match up with the Summer League Version of the Spurs. This game was a bit of a Canadian basketball family reunion for the Joseph brothers. This was the first time since high school that Devoe Joseph against his brother Cory in a game. Cory would be the better of the two individually with 16 point 6 rebound and 6 assist performance. A quite but effective 14 minutes from Devoe Joseph with 7 points going 3-5 from the field.
As for the game the Raptors would hang on to win after almost letting it slip away. A couple clutch free throws by Jonas Valanciunas would seal the game as the Raptors let a decent size lead of 10 shrink to just 2 late. In the end the Raptors got an 82-76 win to even their record in the Preliminary Round of Vegas Summer League with one game left to play on Tuesday.
Terrence Ross was better in this one with 14 points, 6 rebounds and a couple assists with 2 steals as well. He shot a respectable 6-11 from the field but just 1-3 from three point line. Jonas Valanciunas was not as efficient in game two of Summer League but did record a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds still issues with turnovers and double teams as he had 4 turnovers. He also in a normal NBA game would have fouled out with 6 fouls but this is Summer League and you get 10. Acy also would have been fouled out in a normal NBA contest with 6 of his own in terms of fouls. He had 9 points and had just 3 rebounds as Jonas was getting a lot of those rebounds.
Joining Ross and Valanciunas in double figures scoring were Micah Downs with 11 and Chris Wright in double figures again for a second day in a row with 13.
Raptors have one more game in the preliminary round on Tuesday and after that are guaranteed at least two more games in the tournament phase of Vegas Summer League. Something new to try and make you think this stuff is more important than it is.