View Full Version : SL Game 4 Stats and Recap

07-10-2008, 10:05 PM
Michael Bealsey: 19 pts, 8/16 FG's, 5 rebs, 1 steal, 2 fouls
Mario Chalmers: 11 pts, 4/5 FG's, 4 rbs, 4 asts, 2 TO's, 1 steal, 3 fouls
Stephane Lasme: 14 pts, 4/5 FG's, 3 rbs, 2 blocks, 3 fouls

All three listed above were very efficient tonight. It wasn't a wow game for Chalmers and he did get beat by Westbrooke several times, but he was efficient and looked to be in control most of the time and put up decent stats in only 19 minutes. Beasley had his best shooting game (including 2 three pointers), but shied away from the paint more then we would want and didn't crash the boards. Lasme had the best game. He did it all and looked like he's getting closer to making the roster. I highlighted the fouls stat b/c all three stayed out of foul trouble tonight, perhaps a sign of maturity. Powell also played well again but wasn't a top performer. Go here for complete stats:


The Miami Heat controlled the third and final game on day four at the 2008 Orlando Pro Summer League, defeating Oklahoma City 101-76 behind Michael Beasley’s team-high 19 points. The Heat relinquished the lead only once early on and never looked back, leading by double digits for virtually the entire game and by as many as 29 late in the contest.

Oklahoma City continued their two-man show of Jeff Green and Russell Westbrook, as the duo scored 19 points apiece to lead the squad, while D.J. White and Ronald Dupree added 13 and 11, respectively. Green and Westbrook have accounted for 47 percent of OKC’s offense through four games, totaling 157 of the team’s 335 points so far this week.

Miami controlled virtually every aspect of the game, including garnering a staggering 19 second chance points while OKC failed to get on the board in the category. The Heat also dominated the paint, outscoring Oklahoma City 42-30, while also outrebounding the opposition 36-29.

The 25-point spread by Miami is the largest margin of victory for any team this week and also marks the ninth-largest win in the six-year history of the Orlando Pro Summer League. Both teams finish up play tomorrow, as the Heat take on the Magic in the summer league finale while Oklahoma City squares off against the Chicago Bulls in game two.


Thursday's Heat game at the Orlando Pro Summer League offered some of the best matchups of the week, including Micheal Beasley vs. D.J. White, as well as Mario Chalmers vs. Russell Westbrook.

What the game lacked was dueling nicknames, with the team formerly known as the Seattle SuperSonics now merely known as Oklahoma City. Moniker-to-be-named-later aside, it was an intriguing pairing.

Chalmers vs. Westbrook: The 2008 NBA Draft might prove to be more than the Derrick Rose story when it comes to quality point guards. Chalmers and Westbrook consistently challenged each other with straight-line drives to the rim. Westbrook has spent the week seemingly with a chip on his shoulder regarding those who questioned his selection at No. 4 overall. He decisively won the matchup, applying a lockdown one-man trap with his superior athleticism. The Heat's Chalmers, the No. 4 pick in the second round, has been a less about attitude, but just as spirited. This time, though, Chalmers wasn't getting into the paint nearly as easily.

Beasley vs. White: The Heat's Beasley established his offense early, in the opening minutes converting a jump hook, a steal and dunk, and crafty turn-and-shoot jumper from the elbow. White, though, could prove to be a draft steal, after going No. 29 in the first round. He got the best of Heat center David Padgett on an early jump hook and made good use of his length on the defensive end. Beasley also spent time matched against Jeff Green, but, frankly, lacked consistent aggression. Finding another gear for Beasley has to be an offseason focus. The 19 points were fine, but more than five rebounds are expected amid this type of competition.

More Heat: Stephane Lasme continues to display a crafty side on the low block… Kasib Powell again had his moments as a featured scorer. Whether he can do it as a complementary component is another story… Jason Richards struggled off the bench in reserve of Chalmers… Marco Killingsworth is the second-coming of Anthony Mason, at least on the summer-league level. He is the closest thing on the court to a human bumper car… At 3-1, the Heat closes out its summer schedule Friday against the Magic, with a tentative 3 p.m. opening tip.

More OKC No-Names: Kevin Durant was held out against Beasley, his former AAU teammate, after talking earlier in the week about going head-to-head… Ronald Dupree again showed why his summer-league appearances tend to lead to regular-season auditions… Jeff Green had his moments, with 19 points.


Master Mind
07-10-2008, 10:13 PM
It was a butt-kicking victory...Beasley had a nice night and Chalmers was solid...

07-10-2008, 10:55 PM
It was a butt-kicking victory...Beasley had a nice night and Chalmers was solid...

Ya. I learned a lot about some of these guys tonight...

07-10-2008, 11:48 PM
It was a butt-kicking victory...Beasley had a nice night and Chalmers was solid...
Cant you take out that rose sig bet cause i heard it was only until beasley and rose play against each other and they did, 4 days ago.