Corey Webster helps Dallas Mavericks march on in NBA Summer League

Corey Webster was solid for the Dallas Mavericks on Friday.
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Corey Webster was solid for the Dallas Mavericks on Friday.

Reigning National Basketball League MVP Corey Webster continued his solid start at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, helping the Dallas Mavericks to a 83-76 win over the Sacramento Kings.

Webster was efficient from the floor as he chalked up eight points to go with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 21 minutes of action. 

Shooting 50 per cent from the floor (3/6) and from beyond the arc (2/4), the 28-year-old proved to be effective at both ends of the floor, with the Mavericks 17 points better with Webster on the floor in perhaps his best performance in a Dallas jersey.

Former Wellington saints import has impressed for the Denver Nuggets during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
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Former Wellington saints import has impressed for the Denver Nuggets during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

The performance comes just a day after the Perth Wildcats announced the 28-year-old would be released from his ANBL contract to pursue opportunities overseas. 

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This is Webster's second taste of NBA action - two years ago he played for the New Orleans Pelicans in the pre-season - but didn't earn a roster spot for the regular season. 

With the win, Webster and the Mavericks move on to a quarterfinals match-up against the Boston Celtics, who took out Webster's younger brother Tai and the Golden State Warriors 93-69 on Friday.

Tai was unable to make much on an impact in his time on the court in the Warriors' match, with one steal, two turnovers and two fouls in nine minutes.

Former Wellington Saints wing and 2015 NBL MVP has also made his mark during the Summer League suiting up for the Denver Nuggets. 

Craig's performances have earned a heap of praise from Denver's Summer League head coach Micah Nori as he worked his way into a starting spot. 

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The 26-year-old posted a double-doube with 27 points and 11 rebounds off the bench in Thursday's win over the Houston Rockets, and followed it up with 14 points and five rebounds in a starting role in Friday's loss to Brooklyn. 

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