BOZICH: Nolan Smith Injured: TJones Gets 24; Teague Struggles - WDRB 41 Louisville News

BOZICH: Nolan Smith Injured: TJones Gets 24; Teague Struggles

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Summer basketball is becoming a dangerous place. Last week former University of Louisville guard Edgar Sosa broke a foot while competing against the US Olympic team.

Tuesday night, in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Louisville native Nolan Smith appeared to suffer head injury while playing for Portland in the NBA Summer League is Las Vegas. Smith, the son of former U of L star Derek Smith, left the court on a stretcher after banging head-on into the basket support.

Unlike Sosa, he didn't Tweet an update on his condition, but folks at the game did Tweet that Smith took two steps after being fouled on a layup and then collapsed. He reportedly told teammate Wes Matthews that his head was spinning. One report from the Portland paper said Smith suffered a concussion, but would be released from the hospital. It said his summer league season was over.

Smith, a former star at Duke, had scored 27 points. The final 42 seconds in the game were canceled.

In other summer league news:

*Terrence Jones went off for 24 points and 14 boards for Houston. (Josh Harrellson didn't play, and Patrick Patterson isn't even listed on the Houston roster.)

*Marquis Teague struggled mightily in his first NBA action, missing 13 of 17 shots for the Chicago Bulls. He also had six turnovers and only one assist.

*Michael Kidd-Gilchrist sat out another game for Charlotte.

*Kenneth Faried delivered 16 points and 15 boards for Denver. The guy doesn't know how to stop playing hard. He was first-team all-rookie out of Morehead State last season.

*Another tough shooting night for former U of L guard Chris Smith. He went 1 for 5, scoring 4 points in 17 minutes for the Knicks.

*Former Indiana Mr. Basketball Tyler Zeller had 10 points and 12 boards for Cleveland. His new teammate, Samardo Samuels, had 17 points and five rebounds.

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