Knicks vs. Trail Blazers live score, updates, highlights from Las Vegas Summer League Championship game

Knicks vs. Trail Blazers live score, updates, highlights from Las Vegas Summer League Championship game

And then there were two. Well, sort of.

As the 2022 NBA 2K23 Summer League comes to a close with a six-game slate on Sunday, July 17, it’s the championship game that tips off a day full of action.

This year, the championship will be decided between the Knicks and Trail Blazers, with each team posting a 3-1 record during their first four games. New York and Portland weren’t the only Summer League teams to post a 3-1 record but the two teams earnd a spot in the championship game due to having a greater point differential than the rest.

Two second-year guards will take center stage in this one as the Knicks have enjoyed the play of Quentin Grimes and the Trail Blazers have benefitted from the contributions of Keon Johnson. 

The Sporting News is tracking score updates and highlights from the Summer League Championship Game.

Knicks vs. Trail Blazers score

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Knicks141616  
Trail Blazers122919  

Knicks vs. Trail Blazers live updates, highlights from Summer League Championship

Fourth Quarter

4:32 p.m. — Just as it seemed the Blazers had it in the bag, the Knicks are making a late push.

New York is on an 8-0 run to cut the deficit with plenty of time to play.

Portland leads 64-57 with 7:02 remaining in regulation.

End of Third Quarter: Trail Blazers 60, Knicks 46

4:22 p.m. — At the end of three, Portland is in command.

Jabari Walker, Trendon Watford and Brandon Williams have each turned in 12 points apiece to pace the Blazers, who are shooting 10 of 26 from 3 while the Knicks are shooting 1 of 14.

4:07 p.m. — The Blazers are beginning to pull away.

An impressive dunk from the uber-athletic Keon Johnson makes it a 49-33 advantage for Portland with 7:03 left in the third quarter.

Halftime: Trail Blazers 41, Knicks 30

3:54 p.m. — Portland is one half away from the ring.

Led by 12 points, three rebounds and three steals from Trendon Watford, the Blazers take an 11-point lead into the half. Rookie Jabari Walker is making his presence felt, turning in eight points, seven rebounds and three steals in 15 minutes off the bench.

Oh, and Portland is a red-hot 9 of 20 from 3.

New York, which shot 7 of 22 (31.8 percent) from the field and 1 of 8 (12.5 percent) from the field, is led by seven points from Miles McBride, who is a perfect 5 of 5 from the free throw line.

The Knicks’ 15-of-19 shooting from the line has been their biggest advantage over the Blazers, who are 6 of 8.

3:39 p.m. — The offenses are beginning to come alive a bit and statements are being made.

Portland leads 28-22 with 4:28 remaining in the half.

End of First Quarter: Knicks 14, Trail Blazers 12

3:26 p.m. — It hasn’t been the prettiest first quarter as the Trail Blazers (9) and Knicks (7) combined for 16 turnovers in the opening frame.

Portland’s Trendon Watford leads the way with seven points, three rebounds and three steals.

For New York, Feron Hunt has scored an early five points to pace the offense.

3:17 p.m. — The defenses are out and the scoring is at a premium. The Trail Blazers lead 9-7 with 2:53 remaining in the opening frame.

Pregame

3:02 p.m. — Starting for the Knicks: Miles McBride, Quentin Grimes, Trevor Keels, Feron Hunt and Jericho Sims.

Starting for the Trail Blazers: Brandon Williams, Keon Johnson, Didi Louzada, Trendon Watford and Luka Garza.

3 p.m. — Championship Sunday is upon us. The Knicks are ready.

12 p.m. — As a reminder, these teams are playing for the hardware and jewelry, as Summer League championship rings will be handed out for the first time in 2022.

What channel is the Las Vegas Summer League Championship on?

Date: Sunday, July 17

TV channel: ESPN

Live streaming: ESPN app | fuboTV | Sling TV

In the United States, the Las Vegas Summer League Championship game will air on ESPN.

Viewers in the U.S. can also stream the Summer League championship on the ESPN app, fuboTV or Sling TV.

Las Vegas Summer League Championship start time

Date: Sunday, July 17

Time: 3:00 p.m. ET | 12:00 p.m. PT

The Summer League Championship game between the Knicks and Trail Blazers will be played at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 17. The game will be played at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.