LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Caleb Swanigan nearly put up another double-double as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Chicago Bulls 88-77 in NBA Summer League action Wednesday night in Las Vegas.
The Blazers’ first-round pick scored 13 points and brought in nine rebounds, one short of notching his third double-double in four games for the Blazers this summer. While he did score 13 points, Swanigan struggled shooting again, knocking down just 5 of 13 shots.
ain't too many can bang with us pic.twitter.com/wHiezYNvtN— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) July 13, 2017
In addition to Swanigan, forward Jake Layman, who has struggled at times during the Summer League, scored 22 points and grabbed seven boards.
Jake had a nice little run in the first half. pic.twitter.com/IxUFPbF7vC— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) July 13, 2017
But the most surprising performance may have come from Jarnell Stokes, a 6-foot-9 forward who has bounced from team to team since 2014. Stokes scored 16 points on 8 of 11 shooting and hauled in 17 rebounds.
We're moving on in Vegas! pic.twitter.com/Uh4j2BvW4R— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) July 13, 2017
Zach Collins, who the Blazers selected with the No. 10 overall pick in last month’s draft, did not play due to a quad injury. He is out for the remainder of the Summer League.
The Blazers, who are 2-2, take on Toronto in the second-round of the Summer League tournament at 7 p.m. Thursday.