LAS VEGAS — It was as wild an ending as you’re going to see.
The Utah Jazz were down four, 89-85, with 4.2 seconds left in overtime. Portland had the game won, and the coaches were yelling from the bench “don’t foul.” Sure enough, Luis Montero — who played in a dozen games for the Trail Blazers last season — fouled Utah’s Spencer Butterfield in the act of shooting a three with 1.9 seconds remaining.
Butterfield makes the first two, but then intentionally missed the third and Trey Lyles picked up his 29th and 30th points of the night with the tip in at the buzzer.
It’s 89-89 headed to a second overtime — which at Summer League is sudden death. First bucket wins.
Utah won the tip, got the ball to Lyles who drew defenders when he drove, but his kickout pass caromed out of bounds. That’s when Portland’s Pat Connaughton ended it from deep.