Short-handed Jazz drop summer league finale to Hornets, 84-74

A Utah Jazz team missing most of its top players dropped its summer league consolation game to the Charlotte Hornets, 84-74, on Saturday afternoon at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas.

Tony Bradley (toe soreness), Jarrell Brantley (hamstring tightness), Justin Wright-Foreman (personal reasons), Isaiah Cousins (toe soreness), Tre’Shaun Fletcher (hip soreness) and William Howard (groin soreness) were all missing from the game.

George King led three Jazz players in double-figure scoring, hitting 8 of 17 shots (including 4 of 10 from 3-point range) for 20 points. He also added five rebounds. Josh Sharma hit 6 of 8 shots for 12 points and five boards. Stanton Kidd scored 10 points, but shot only 4 of 15.

Among the more notable names on the team, rookie Miye Oni totaled four points, three rebounds and three assists, and shot just 1 of 6 in 29 minutes. Big man Willie Reed played only 15 minutes, scoring one point and grabbing six rebounds.

Utah shot just 36.8% from the field and 25.7% from deep (9 of 35). The Jazz never led in the game. They finished Las Vegas Summer League play with a 2-3 record.

Kennedy Meeks led the Hornets with 18 points (on 8-for-11 shooting) and 10 rebounds.