Brandon Williams shines as Portland Trailblazers beat New York Knicks to win Summer League

Portland earned themselves a second Summer League on Sunday, after a 85-77 win over New York.

In their third championship game since just 2017, the Portland Trailblazers earned themselves a second Summer League title, with Brandon Williams and Trendon Watford spearheading the side towards a 85-77 victory.

Portland's reserves contributed an impressive 36 points, with Jabari Walker in particular impressing with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

But it was Watford who scooped the MVP award as the unanimous choice, after finishing with 19 points and seven rebounds.

"They made a run in I think the late third or the fourth," Watford said. "We stuck together and when we came back in, we turned it up and I'm just proud of all these guys man."

"It was big time, our chemistry came together since day one and I'm just proud of all these guys."

Williams added 22 as the Trailblazers took control in Los Angeles.

The Knicks, with coach Tom Thibodeau sitting courtside, had five players finish in double figures, led by Quentin Grimes, who scored 19 points.

The Blazers started strongly and took a 41-30 lead into the locker room, before extending their lead to 16 points in the third quarter.

The Knicks fought back to pile on the pressure, but Portland's defence remained resolute, earning them their second Summer League.

READ MORE: NBA: Play-In tournament made permanent, plus changes to 'take foul' rule ahead of new season

Latest news