Jaylen Wells Buzzer-Beater Leads Grizzlies to Victory Over 76ers

Jaylen Wells' Buzzer-Beater Leads Grizzlies to Victory Over 76ers
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Jaylen Wells, a rookie for the Memphis Grizzlies, put on an exciting show and finished with a game-winning one-handed floating jumper as time expired. His courageous shot ensured an 87-85 comeback win against the Philadelphia 76ers in the Salt Lake City Summer League at Delta Center in Utah.

Strong Start by the 76ers

The 76ers came out strong in the game, holding a 31-17 lead at the end of the first quarter. Nevertheless, the Grizzlies came back strong in the second quarter, eliminating the disadvantage to even the score at 49-49 by halftime.

Grizzlies’ Defensive Turnaround

In the latter half, Memphis ramped up their defensive effort, holding the 76ers to only 36 points. Wells secured the hard-earned win with a last-second shot after Isaiah Miller missed.

Stellar Performances

Wells contributed 27 points, six rebounds, three assists, and one steal to lead the Grizzlies. Another rookie, Cam Spencer, contributed with 18 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, and one steal. DeJon Jarreau added 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out four assists, stole the ball twice, and blocked one shot. Both Miller and Timmy Allen contributed eight points each, with Miller also tallying eight rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

76ers’ Efforts

Jeff Dowtin led the 76ers with 18 points, along with six assists, two rebounds, and one steal. Keve Aluma contributed with 15 points, four rebounds, one assist, and one block. Justin Edwards scored 14 points and also contributed three rebounds, one assist, two steals, and two blocks. Newcomer Jared McCain contributed with 12 points, four assists, three rebounds, and one steal.

Looking Ahead

Both teams will play their final game of Salt Lake City Summer League at Delta Center on Wednesday evening. The Grizzlies are set to play against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the 76ers will compete against the Utah Jazz. This thrilling game sets the scene for another exciting night of Summer League basketball.

Jaylen Wells impressive showing not only showcases his potential but also suggests a promising future for the Grizzlies as they nurture their young talent.

Maya Rodriguez
Greetings, fellow basketball aficionados! I'm Maya Rodriguez, a storyteller at heart, weaving tales of the game I love. Specializing in women's basketball, I'm on a mission to shine a spotlight on the incredible narratives often overlooked. Through my articles, I not only break down scores and stats but also share the inspiring journeys of female athletes. Join me in celebrating the resilience, skill, and passion that define women's basketball – because every hoop deserves its heroine.

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