Cole Swider, Buddy Boeheim, Matt Morgan end NBA Summer League; Swider, Morgan with clutch plays

Cole Swider

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 14: Cole Swider #20 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against David Roddy #21 of the Memphis Grizzlies in the first half of a 2023 NBA Summer League game at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 14, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Louis Grasse/Getty Images)

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Cole Swider and Matt Morgan made clutch Sunday plays in the closing seconds of an NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas.

Both players, plus Buddy Boeheim, finished their 2023 Summer League action Sunday.

Swider, the 6-foot-9 forward who played one Syracuse basketball season, drained a free throw with .4 seconds left on the game clock to seal a 104-103 win for the Lakers over the Clippers. He was fouled as the Lakers were attempting to inbound the ball in a tied game.

The game was tied because of the 3-point shot Morgan made mere moments earlier.

With .4 seconds left and the Clippers trailing by 103-100, Morgan squared up on the left side of the arc and sank a 3-pointer to even things up.

Swider finished with 21 points, three rebounds and one assist in 30 minutes, 39 seconds. He was 7-for-11 overall and 5-for-9 from 3.

In the Las Vegas Summer League, he averaged 15.2 points in 28.4 minutes. He made 45.6% of his shots overall and 42.5% of his shots from the 3-point line. He also averaged 5.2 rebounds per game.

Announcers on Sunday referred to him as “Swiderman.” He played for the Lakers organization on a two-way contract last season.

Morgan, the 6-foot point guard who has scored every place he’s played, managed 11 points in 15:13 on Sunday. He was 3-for-8 from the 3-point line.

Morgan, whose Ivy League credentials came up in every game, played four games for the Clippers. He averaged 18.8 minutes, shot 40% overall and 32% from the 3-point line. He averaged 2.5 rebounds and 2 assists per game.

Morgan was one of three finalists for MVP of the French Pro A League. (Victor Wembanyama, the No.1 pick of the 2023 NBA Draft, won it.)

Buddy Boeheim played 18 minutes and 18 seconds of the Pistons’ 100-85 win over the Pacers.

He went 1-for-7 overall and 1-for-6 from the 3-point line. Boeheim, who played for the Detroit organization on a two-way deal last season, played in five Summer League games in Las Vegas. He averaged 11.1 minutes in those games. He shot 45% from the 3-point line and averaged six points per game.

The Pistons renounced Boeheim’s rights just as the Las Vegas Summer League was about to begin.

Syracuse coaches Adrian Autry, Gerry McNamara and Brenden Straughn were in Las Vegas to catch a couple games.

The Rockets and Cavaliers will play for a Summer League title tonight at 9 p.m.

Elijah Hughes finished his Summer League action for the Orlando Magic on Saturday. The 6-foot-6 wing averaged nine points in 22.2 minutes of game action. He played in three games for the Magic and struggled to make 3s (20%).

Hughes played for the Wisconsin Herd in the G League last season.

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