The Utah Jazz dropped game two of the Vegas Summer League 93-81 to the Miami Heat, falling to 1-1 in the tournament.
Early in the game Jarrell Brantley was sidelined with hamstring tightness, while Tony Bradley never dressed for the game. Without either player, the front court was limited to big minutes from Willie Reed, Tanner McGrew, and Josh Sharma, and couldn’t compete with the Heat’s roster.
Reed led the Jazz with 14 points and 12 rebounds, and was a reliable option down low in a game where the Jazz struggled to find consistency offensively.
Justin Wright-Foreman struggled to run the team’s offense, and was outmatched by Miami’s bigger guard line. He’s yet to been able to use his speed as a true offensive weapon, and for the most part has struggled to shoot the ball this summer.
Miye Oni’s shooting continues to be the bright spot of the Jazz draft class, as he knocked down 3-5 from the three point line, moving him to 11-21 overall for the summer, and 11-18 over his last three outings. After showing his ability to knock down spot up jumpers yesterday, the Jazz have progressed to giving him opportunities off of pin down sets, which he looked comfortable running.
Perhaps the highlight of the night was the collection of new Jazz talent sitting sideline, with Mike Conley Jr, Bojan Bogdanovic, and Emmanuel Mudiay all sitting with Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey during the game.
The Jazz play again Wednesday.