Oklahoma City Thunder wins 2013 Orlando Pro Summer League title

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY Staff Writer dmayberry@opubco.com Published: July 12, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Oklahoma City Thunder has won the 2013 championship.

The Orlando Pro Summer League championship, that is.

The Thunder went 5-0 this week, capping this year's summer league appearance with a 85-77 win over the Houston Rockets in the inaugural championship game on Friday afternoon.

Oklahoma City led by as many as 20 points and never trailed in the second half.

Jeremy Lamb scored a team-high 18 points to lead the Thunder. Daniel Orton, playing his first game since Monday after sustaining a mild concussion, added 12 points. Rookie center Steven Adams scored 10 points with nine rebounds for the Thunder, while fellow rookie Andre Roberson chipped in seven points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

The Thunder took a 76-56 lead with seven minutes remaining but was threatened when the Rockets pulled within three behind a 19-2 run over the next 5 1/2 minutes. Houston, however, never got closer. Thunder summer league point guard Tony Taylor (11 points) made six of seven free throws in the final 90 seconds to close it out.

Indiana finished in third place after a 73-70 win over Utah.