The Miami Heat defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 89-74 at the California Classic Summer League at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Tuesday.
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A 31-19 first quarter advantage for Miami really set the tone in this game, as the Heat dominated the rest of the contest. In fact, Miami led by 19 points at Adam Joseph Duhe Womens Jersey the half and by 29 points heading into the fourth quarter, with the game never getting within a 12-point margin following the first quarter. Ball movement was critical for the Heat, considering they recorded 27 assists while the Lakers mustered up just 14 of their own. Defense was also huge, as Miami recorded 15 steals and eight blocks while forcing 20 turnovers from Los Angeles.

This pick is a definite candidate to be sold to one of the current six teams—Detroit, New Orleans, Miami, Oklahoma City, Houston and Toronto—that don’t have first-rounders. Hard to see the Sixers interested in committing guaranteed money here for a player who might not get into their rotation any time soon when they’re all in for a board-tilting free agent. But whether Philly makes this pick for itself or someone else, Brown is a talent with upside. The 29 percent he shot on threes at Oregon is a red flag, but guys tend to improve their shooting with diligence and good coaching, and the 76ers have shown they Ryan Zimmerman Jersey can take young talent and improve it (see Robert Covington and T.J. McConnell). At 6-7, Brown can handle in transition and pass with any two guard coming out of school. Though he’s shown flashes, and he’s smart, he’s not a great defender yet, but did we mention he’s 18 and 6-7?

The NBA Canada Series presented by Bell will once again feature an expanded schedule of interactive fan events, NBA legend appearances, and NBA Cares community outreach programs in Vancouver and Montreal.

The Raptors are coming off their best regular season in franchise history, having finished with a 59-23 record and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

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NBA Canada Vice President and Managing Director Dan MacKenzie:

We’re excited to partner with Bell to bring the live NBA experience to our passionate fans in Vancouver and Montreal this fall. Basketball has never been more popular in Canada, and in addition to the games, we’re looking forward to bringing community service events, NBA personalities and partner activations to the fans in both cities. Thank you to the Raptors, Trail Blazers and Nets for their participation.