Thursday, July 13, 2017 1:00 am
Heat get help from Auguste, Hammons
Staff, news services
Justin Robinson scored with 11 seconds remaining to lift Miami 89-88 over Washington in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
The tournament began with eight games, featuring the Nos. 9-24 seeds. The top eight seeds earned byes into today's second round.
The Heat (3-1 in Las Vegas) were helped by 10 points and nine rebounds from former Notre Dame center Zach Auguste while former Purdue star A.J. Hammons scored nine and had five rebounds. Longtime Mad Ant Trey McKinney Jones added eight points in 28 minutes.
In other games Wednesday:
• Former Indiana forward Troy Williams scored 20 points and had four steals, three rebounds and two assists in Houston's 87-81 loss to Denver in Las Vegas while former Mad Ant Jarrod Uthoff scored two points in three minutes for the Rockets.
• Former New Haven and Notre Dame player V.J. Beachem grabbed one rebounds in seven minutes in Minnesota's 77-69 loss to Golden State.
• Quinn Cook had 26 points, seven assists and five rebounds as New Orleans picked up its first victory after three losses, defeating Atlanta 105-95.
Pacers sign pick
The Indiana Pacers signed second-round pick Ike Anigbogu, a center from UCLA.
The Pacers announced the signing Wednesday. Terms weren't disclosed.
Anigbogu played one season at UCLA, averaging 4.7 points, 4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks.
• The Los Angeles Lakers signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $18 million contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told the AP.
Caldwell-Pope was among the top talents remaining on the free agent market after spending his first four NBA seasons with the Detroit Pistons. The former eighth overall pick from Georgia averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists last season while starting 75 games.
• Cleveland agreed to terms with Turkish forward Cedi Osman to a reported three-year contract worth $8.3 million. The Cavaliers drafted Osman in the second round in 2015.
• Utah has agreed with Thabo Sefolosha to a two-year, $10.5 million deal and with Jonas Jerebko to a two-year, $8.2 million deal.