Bulls top Mavs in Summer League action

Bulls top Mavs in Summer League action

July 19, 2013, 11:15 pm
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Mark Strotman

The Bulls closed out their Summer League action in Las Vegas with a 94-87 win over the Dallas Mavericks. The Bulls used a dominant third quarter to outscore their opponents 27-14 to take a seven-point lead and held off a late Dallas push to close things out in the final minutes. The usual suspects were at it again, with Andrew Goudelock leading the way and draft picks Tony Snell and Erik Murphy picking up the slack for the Bulls, who played without Marquis Teague. Here were the notable performances from Friday night's matchup.

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Andrew Goudelock (22 points, 8-15 FG, 2-3 3FG, 5 rebounds, 1 turnover, 25 minutes): Goudelock continued his stellar play and has put himself in a position where making an NBA roster isn't out of the question. He took care of the ball and again showed the ability to get to the rim and finish through traffic. The Bulls likely won't have room for the former Laker, but another NBA team will.

Tony Snell (20 points, 6-13 FG, 5-8 3FG, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 turnovers, 33 minutes): The Bulls won't get five 3-pointers out of Snell every night but this was a great example of best-case scenario with the team's first-round pick. Snell was active on defense, strong on the glass and hit from everywhere beyond the arc.

Erik Murphy (19 points, 7-10 FG, 3-5 3FG, 13 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 turnovers, 34 minutes): Whether Murphy makes the roster is up for debate, but he sure left a good final impression on the coaching staff with his Friday performance. His outside touch was on full display with his three 3-pointers, but the three blocks and 13 rebounds were just as impressive.

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Dion Thompson (14 points, 7-11 FG, 7 offensive rebounds, 30 minutes): Thompson and his wide frame were a force on the glass, corralling seven offensive rebounds to help him to 14 points.

Matthew Bryan-Amaning (9 points, 3-5 FG, 3 rebounds, 1 block, 16 minutes): His statline won't jump out at you, but MBA had a two-minute sequence in which he scored eight points on four Bulls possessions, including a nifty reserve jam to push the Bulls' lead to seven, 75-68, in the fourth quarter.