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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 1:00 am

Swanigan scores 19, has 13 boards

Staff, news services

It was another terrific Summer League game Tuesday for Caleb Swanigan, the Homestead graduate and first-round draft pick of the Portland Trail Blazers.

In a 99-85 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Las Vegas, Swanigan made 8 of 14 shots for 19 points with 13 rebounds, although he was overshadowed by the Spurs' Bryn Forbes, who had 35 points on 11-of-26 shooting.

The Spurs (2-1 in Vegas) got 10 points and seven rebounds from Shayne Whittington, a former player with the Mad Ants of the Developmental NBA Gatorade League.

Swanigan, who left Purdue after two seasons to enter this year's draft, came into the day averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds in his first two Summer League games for Portland (1-2).

In other games Tuesday:

• Alex Poythress, who spent his rookie season with the Mad Ants, made 2 of 4 shots and was 5 of 8 from the free-throw line, totaling nine points and four rebounds in 27 minutes for the Philadelphia 76ers in an 88-83 loss to the Boston Celtics.

James Blackmon Jr., the former Bishop Luers and IU star, didn't play and the 76ers (1-2) were also without Markelle Fultz, the top pick in the draft who injured his ankle last weekend.

Former Notre Dame star Demetrius Jackson had 14 points and four assists for the Celtics (3-0).

• Travis Leslie, who played last season for the Mad Ants, had eight points and nine rebounds for Utah (0-3), but it lost 84-81 in overtime to the Memphis Grizzlies (3-0).

• Trey McKinney Jones, the longtime Mad Ants player, had seven points and six rebounds for the Miami Heat in its 78-73 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Yogi Ferrell, a former IU star, made 6 of 14 shots for 23 points with four rebounds for Dallas.

• V.J. Beachem, the former New Haven and Notre Dame player, missed all four of his shots and was scoreless in seven minutes for the Minnesota Timberwolves (2-1) in their 78-76 double-overtime victory over Golden State.