It was one of the most anticipated games of the Las Vegas Summer League as the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft was set to square up with the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
It was labeled as Deandre Ayton vs Marvin Bagley III, but Harry Giles seemed to be the forgotten man in this matchup between the Pheonix Suns Summer League team and the Sacramento Kings Summer League team.
Both Bagley and Giles were very impressive as Bagley was coming off of back to back rough games in the California Classic and Giles was looking to follow his first double-double as a professional with another strong outing.
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Both players responded and played very well in the media hyped game on ESPN as Bagley and Giles reached double figures as well as contributing in many other facets of the game.
Bagley scored 15 points while grabbing seven rebounds, dishing out two assists, and adding a block and a steal to his stat line.
However, Bagley did leave the Kings 71-63 loss to the Suns with about four minutes to go in the game with what appeared to be discomfort in his legs. Bagely was shown stretching on the sideline but then moved to the bench as the game came to an end.
The Kings announced shortly after the game that Bagley will undergo an MRI on Monday on his groin and hip flexor and that he has been ruled out of the Kings game on Sunday and is doubtful for their game on Tuesday.
Bagley made five of his thirteen shots, missing both of his three-point field goals, and made five of his seven attempts from the free throw line.
Harry Giles had himself a very efficient game, scoring 17 points, pulling down six rebounds, five steals, and a block.
Giles was also very active when defending Ayton, denying entry passes into the post, where most of his steals came from.
The former Duke big man made half of his sixteen shots and one of two from three-point range.
Giles’ teammate at Duke Matt Jones was also signed by the Sacramento Kings Summer League team but did not play in this game.
The Kings will take the floor once again on Sunday night as they face the Los Angeles Clippers Summer League team at 11:00 pm ET on NBATV.