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NBA Summer League 2019: Las Vegas Summer League Day 9 recap

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Nickeil Alexander-Walker (NBA Getty Images)

The ninth day of this year's Las Vegas Summer League brought the start of the playoffs, with the top eight teams squaring off.

There were also four consolation games played between eight of the teams that failed to make the playoffs. New York's R.J. Barrett stole the show from that round of games with a near triple-double, totaling 21 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in a Knicks win.

As for the first round of the playoffs, we have you covered with the top performers and highlights from each game.

Memphis Grizzlies 94, Boston Celtics 88

Grizzlies: Brandon Clarke - 18 points (8-14 FG), 12 rebounds, three blocks

Celtics: Carsen Edwards - 25 points (9-23 FG, 6-14 3PT), eight rebounds, one assist

Brandon Clarke capped off a big game with a putback in the closing seconds to secure the victory for the Grizzlies.

Clarke's double-double and clutch play helped the Grizzlies overcome a game-high 25 points from Carsen Edwards, handing the Celtics their first loss of Summer League.

New Orleans Pelicans 101, Miami Heat 100 (OT)

Pelicans: Nickeil Alexander-Walker - 34 points (9-21 FG, 5-12 3PT), five rebounds, five assists

Heat: Duncan Robinson - 26 points (9-21 FG, 4-12 3PT), eight rebounds, three assists

Nickeil Alexander-Walker continued his strong play, this time with 34 points to punch the Pelicans' ticket to the semifinals. He got to the free throw line at will, knocking down 11 of his 14 attempts from the charity stripe.

It was the Heat's Duncan Robinson, however, who had the play of the game with this third quarter buzzer beater:

Brooklyn Nets 105, Detroit Pistons 85

Nets: Jarrett Allen - 30 points (11-15 FG), 11 rebounds, two blocks

Pistons: Khyri Thomas - 15 points (7-18 FG), five rebounds, two assists

The Nets cruised to a victory behind a 30-point, 11-rebound double-double from third-year centre Jarrett Allen.

Brooklyn also got a scoring punch off the bench from Isaia Cordinier to the tune of 20 points.

It was a struggle for the Pistons, who shot 39.8 percent from the field and 25.7 percent from 3-point range as a team.

Minnesota Timberwolves 108, Dallas Mavericks 82

Timberwolves: Kelan Martin - 23 points (8-14 FG, 5-9 3PT), five rebounds, one block

Mavericks: Antonius Cleveland - 17 points (7-17 FG), six rebounds, one assist

It was the Kelan Martin show in this one, as the forward hit five 3-pointers en route to 23 points.

Aussie Mitchell Creek made a difference for the Timberwolves with 12 points, six rebounds and two assists.

Highlight of the Day

Two of the eight points Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges scored against the Utah Jazz came in style.

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