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NBA Summer League: Brandon Clarke, Tyler Harvey lift Memphis past top-seeded Boston

UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019

Memphis Grizzlies' Brandon Clarke plays against the Boston Celtics in an NBA summer league basketball game Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Las Vegas. (John Locher / AP)
Memphis Grizzlies' Brandon Clarke plays against the Boston Celtics in an NBA summer league basketball game Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Las Vegas. (John Locher / AP)
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LAS VEGAS – Tyler Harvey (EWU) scored 20 points to lead No. 8-seed Memphis past top-seeded Boston 94-88 on Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the NBA Summer League tournament.

Brandon Clarke (Gonzaga) tipped in a rebound with 18 seconds left to extend the Grizzlies’ lead to three, before Paris Lee and Bruno Caboclo hit three late free throws to ice the game.

The Grizzlies avenged a 113-87 loss to the Celtics on Thursday in pool play to advance to Sunday’s semifinal round, in which they’ll face New Orleans.

Clarke finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds, Peyton Aldridge had 13 points and Kennan Evans chipped in with 10 points for the Grizzlies.

Boston’s Carsen Edwards led all scorers with 25 points on 9-of-23 shooting, including 6 of 14 from 3-point range. Javonte Green added 17, Tremont Waters had 16 and Grant Williams scored 11.

Saturday’s other quarterfinals games:

New Orleans 101, Miami 100 (OT): Nickeil Alexander-Walker hit one of two free throws with 1.9 seconds left in overtime, before Marcos Louzada Silva stole the Heat’s inbounds pass to seal a quarterfinal win for the fourth-seeded Pelicans.

Alexander-Walker finished with 34 points on 9-for-21 shooting, including 5 of 12 from 3-point range.

Brooklyn 105, Detroit 85: Jarrett Allen hit 11 of 15 shots to score 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and the seventh-seeded Nets thumped second-seeded Pistons.

Isaia Cordinier added 20 points for Brooklyn (4-1), which steadily pulled away throughout the game to earn a spot in the semifinals against Minnesota. Cordinier made 7 of 10 shots, including 3 of 4 3-pointers. Josh Gray and Ahmed Hill combined for 21 points on 9 of 13 shooting.

Minnesota 108, Dallas 82: Kelan Martin scored 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including five 3-pointers, and the third-seeded Timberwolves cruised past the sixth-seeded Mavericks.

Barry Brown Jr. added 14 points and three players had 12 for Minnesota (5-0) the last remaining undefeated team.

Local watch

• Braian Angola-Rodas (NIC), Orlando: 2 minutes, 2 points in 85-73 win over Chicago.

• Perrion Callandret (UI), Chicago: 10 minutes, 3 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists against Orlando.

• Robert Franks (WSU), Charlotte: 8 minutes in 84-74 win over Utah.

• Rui Hachimura (GU), Washington: Did not play (rest) in 103-87 loss to New York.

• Josh Perkins (GU), Charlotte: 22 minutes, 5 points, 5 assists against Utah.

• Johnathan Williams (GU), Houston: 32 minutes, 14 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists in 105-96 win over Denver.

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