James Palmer Jr. had 23 points in his NBA League Debut.
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Huskers in NBA Summer League

By NU Athletic Communications

James Palmer Jr. put together a strong debut with the Phoenix Suns, while Isaiah Roby helped the Dallas Mavericks to a 2-0 start, as the Las Vegas NBA Summer League began over the weekend.

Palmer, who signed with the Suns for the Las Vegas Summer League, led Phoenix with a game-high 23 points, as they overcame a 15-point second-half deficit for a 105-100 overtime win over New York late Sunday evening. Palmer started and went 8-of-18 from the field, including four 3-pointers and added four rebounds for the Suns, whose opener on Friday was postponed because of a 7.1 magnitude quake that hit the west coast on Friday. Palmer and the Suns return to action against Memphis Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. (CT) on NBA TV. 

Isaiah Roby put together two solid efforts over the weekend, helping the Dallas Mavericks start the Las Vegas Summer League with a 2-0 record. In a 113-81 win over Houston on Saturday, Roby, a second-round pick, finished with 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, along with seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals in 25 minutes of work. Roby, who had a plus 34 in 25 minutes of action, was one of six player singled out on NBA.com for standout performances on Saturday. On Friday, Roby made his debut in a 96-92 win over Brooklyn, totaling 10 points, four rebounds and two blocks.  Roby will be back in action Monday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. (CT) against Sacramento on NBA TV.


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