New Thunder Players Make Debut in Summer League
The Oklahoma City Thunder played their opening game in the NBA Summer League in Orlando on Saturday, losing 84-63 to the Memphis Grizzlies.
It was the first chance for several newly acquired Thunder players to show off their skills.
Top draft pick Mitch McGary had 8 points and 3 rebounds, just a few hours after the Thunder announced they had signed the 6-10 forward from Michigan.
Another draft pick, Josh Huestis of Stanford, finished with two points, getting his lone basket on a follow slam late in the first half.
Semaj Christon of Xavier had 8 points and 4 rebounds.
Memphis took control of the game with a 13-0 run in the second quarter and led by 15 at halftime, then coasted to the win in the second half.
Perry Jones led OKC with 15 points, while Jeremy Lamb added 14, but made just one of seven from 3-point range.
The Thunder actually outshot Memphis, but committed 27 turnovers, to just 10 for the Grizzlies.
The Thunder continue Summer League play on Sunday at 4:00 central time against Philadelphia.