NBA Summer League: Cavaliers beat Spurs 72-66, advance to quarterfinals

The Cavaliers’ Summer League team beat San Antonio in Las Vegas today, 72-66, to advance in the 22-team Summer League Tournament.

Cleveland was led by Dion Waiters, who scored 27 points on a respectable 12-23 from the field. He did go 0-4 from behind the three point line. Tyler Zeller struggled offensively scoring a single point and gathering five rebounds in 20 minutes. He added five personal fouls as well. Rookie Carrick Felix had nine points and six rebounds.

Defense was again the key for the young Cavaliers holding San Antonio to under 20 points in three of the four quarters.

With the win Cleveland faces the winner of the Miami/Chicago game on Saturday.

[Related: Cavaliers earn 7th seed in NBA Summer League Tournament]

  • FearTheRoo

    Pistons twitter account kept tweeting about Andre Drummond going #BeastMode after scoring 13 points. What is it called when Dion Waiters scores 27?

  • Ezzie Goldish

    Expected. (Which is a good thing.)

  • Jaker

    THIS IS SO AWESOME. It’s like we’re back in the playoffs again!

    This is actually a nice boost of confidence. Hopefully they keep advancing and win this thing. Even if its against other rookies and nobodys, this could help the learning process for our young guys. There weren’t many clutch opportunities for Dion last year, maybe this will provide some experience, however meaningless the games may be.

  • BenRM

    Dion is a bawss