Mitch McGary and Semaj Christon led the way as the Oklahoma City Thunder knocked off the Orlando Blue 73-65 on Monday afternoon.
McGary finished with 19 points on 9-for-12 shooting from the floor with three rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals while Christon managed 12 points, nine assists and three steals, but also had nine turnovers in the sloppy affair.
The Blue struggled mightily on the offensive end as they fell to 1-1 in summer league action. They never scored more than 19 points in any quarter as they had a difficult time getting shots to fall. They shot 26-for-63 from the floor (41.3 percent), including just 5-for-24 from 3-point range (20.8 percent) and 8-for-16 from the free-throw line. Orlando also had a hard time with ball control with 20 turnovers, including 12 from the starters.
Aaron Gordon led the way for Orlando with 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting from the floor to go along with 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals, but had four turnovers and shot only 4-for-8 from the free-throw line. Mario Hezonja added 14 points on a poor shooting day. He was 6-for-16 from the floor, including 2-for-9 from 3-point land. Elfrid Payton also had a difficult day with just four points on 1-for-3 shooting with four assists and four turnovers.
Brandon Davies was back in the starting lineup, but had a very rough outing in limited minutes. He played just 6:41 and finished with two points on 1-for-3 shooting from the floor. He added a pair of rebounds, but also had three turnovers and five fouls. His only bucket of the game came on a contested left elbow jumper early in the first quarter before things went wrong.
Up next for Davies and the Orlando Blue squad is a matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday afternoon. A few notable players for the Grizzlies are second year players Jordan Adams and Jarnell Stokes. Russ Smith and Andrew Harrison are also on the Memphis roster.
The Grizzlies started out the summer with a 2-0 record after an 8-point win over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday and a four-point win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.