Jul 20, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; San Antonio Spurs players celebrate after defeating the Phoenix Suns 93-90 in the NBA Summer League Final at Thomas & Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
The terrific Summer League Playoff run by the Phoenix Suns came to a sad close on Monday night when they lost the championship game to the San Antonio Spurs by a final score of 93-90.
The Spurs join the Golden State Warriors (2013) and Sacramento Kings (2014) as the only Summer League champions in history.
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San Antonio was led by Jonathan Simmons in the championship game. The 25-year-old went undrafted, but his 23 points on Monday night were good enough to win him the Summer League Championship Game MVP award. Simmons reached a contract deal with the Spurs on Friday.
Simmons joined Kyle Anderson in MVP behavior in Summer League after Anderson came away with Summer League MVP honors. Anderson dropped 15 points and grabbed seven boards in the championship game.
Mike James led all scorers in the game with 32 points for the Suns, while also chipping in with eight rebounds and four assists. First-Team All-Summer League member T.J. Warren scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds for Phoenix as well.
The Suns finished Summer League with a 5-2 record, while the San Antonio Spurs finished Summer League with a 6-1 record.
All that’s left now is training camps and before you know it, it’ll be mid-October again with regular season NBA action happening each night.