Phoenix Suns’ first-round pick T.J. Warren, playing his second full game in the NBA Summer League, scored 28 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in a 97-88 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday in Las Vegas.
Warren, the 14th overall selection in June’s draft, was coming back from a seven-minute performance on Sunday, when he needed four stitches after taking an elbow above his right eye.
The 6-foot-8 forward, who led the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring last season at North Carolina State, made 12 of 22 shots from the field Tuesday, although he missed all three of his attempts from 3-point range. He had six offensive rebounds, giving him extra opportunities around the rim.
Warren scored 22 points in his summer league debut on Saturday.
Rookie point guard Tyler Ennis, the 18th overall pick, had four points, five assists and eight rebounds in 22 minutes Tuesday.
Center Miles Plumlee had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Guards Archie Goodwin and Dionte Christmas each added 15 points. Christmas made 4 of 6 3-point attempts.