Just one night after Tyler Haws made a significant statement about his ability to shoot the NBA 3-point shot, he was back on the floor as the Cleveland Cavaliers faced off with the Brooklyn Nets. This time around, Haws was far less aggressive on the offensive end as the Cavaliers fell 76-75 to the Nets on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ryan Boatright and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson led the way for the Nets in their first summer league action in Las Vegas. Boatright had 16 points on the strength of a 4-for-7 shooting night from beyond the arc while Hollis Jefferson registered 15 points on 5-for-11 shooting from the floor to go along with nine rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Willie Reed and Markel Brown also made big contributions for Brooklyn. Reed had 10 points on 50 percent shooting from field with 10 rebounds and two assists while Brown chipped in with 11 points and four rebounds.
Jerrelle Benimon and D.J. Seeley led the Cavaliers in the loss. Benimon had 11 points on 4-for-6 shooting from the floor with 12 rebounds while Seeley totaled 11 points on 3-for-8 shooting from the floor, including 2-for-5 from distance. He added a game-high five assists and two rebounds.
John Shurna and Rakeem Christmas both had some nice moments in the defeat. Shurna had nine points on 3-for-6 shooting from beyond the arc while Christmas managed eight points, four rebounds and four blocked shots. Joe Harris added eight points, four rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals while Talib Zanna chipped in with seven points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Haws played just 9:52 as Cleveland used a 12-man rotation, but was still perfect from 3-point land as he hit his only attempt on the night. He finished the game with three points on 1-for-1 shooting from the floor, but the Cavaliers were a +10 when he was on the floor.
So far in summer league action, Haws is averaging 7.5 points on 80 percent shooting from the floor, including a perfect 4-for-4 from 3-point land in 10 minutes per game.
The Cavaliers have a day off on Sunday before they square off against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday afternoon. Some notable names on the Bucks are first round draft pick Rashad Vaughn from UNLV and Sean Kilpatrick who played for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2014-15. Kilpatrick led Milwaukee in the first game of summer league with 24 points and four rebounds while Vaughn recorded 14 points, five rebounds and two helpers in a 101-89 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.