Morris scores 15 as Denver advances in Vegas Summer League playoffs

Former Iowa State point guard Monte Morris played his best game of the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas when all the chips were on the table Wednesday.

Morris scored 15 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished four assists off the bench to help Denver advance into the second round of the league’s playoffs with an 87-81 win over Houston. Iowa State’s all-time leader in assists and steals shot 5-of-9 from the field in 24 minutes of play.

Torrey Craig led the Nuggets with 27 points while Robert Carter Jr. added 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Nuggets, who entered the playoffs as the No. 23 seed, advance to face the No. 7 seed Brooklyn Nets on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. central time.

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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