Spurs draft picks strong in 106-96 win over Hornets
The San Antonio Spurs‘ draft picks are stepping up in the NBA Summer League.
Ben Moore scored 17 points and had eight rebounds for the Spurs (1-1), who shot 51 percent from the field.
The Spurs had three picks in the top 49 in the NBA draft and will be counting on them in what is expected to be a highly competitive Western Conference.
Samanic, the 19th overall pick, was 5 of 10 from the field with two 3-pointers and had four rebounds for Spurs Summer League coach Becky Hammon.
The Hornets, who are playing without their first-round pick PJ Washington due to a foot injury, got 23 points and seven rebounds from Miles Bridges, who competed in last year’s dunk contest. Cody Martin, the team’s second-round pick, had 15 points while Dwayne Bacon and Josh Perkins each added 14 for the Hornets (1-1).
The Warriors (1-1) shot 44 percent from behind the 3-point arc.
NETS 74, CROATIA 58
The Nets won despite shooting 5 of 22 from 3-point range.
Croatia (0-2) was led by 12 points from Roko Badzim and 11 each from Zeljko and Marjan Vukovic.
Terence Davis was 8 of 13 from the field with five 3-pointers and finished with 22 points, five rebounds and three assists to lead the Nuggets (1-0) past the Magic. Brandon Goodwin had 16 points and seven rebounds, while Vlatko Cancar added 12 points.
Behind Davis, Denver made 11 3s.
Orlando was led by Erik McCree’s 17 points. DaQuan Jeffries and Amile Jefferson each had 13 for Orlando (0-1).
JaCorey Williams and Dean Wade each added 11 points for Cleveland (1-1).
Mychal Mulder had 18 points and Coby White 15 for the Bull (1-1)s. White, the seventh overall pick in the draft, also had six rebounds, five assists and a steal but committed seven turnovers.
Robinson also had 10 rebounds and Nunn had eight assists. Tyler Herro, the 13th overall pick had 16 points for Miami (2-0).
Rice hit the go-ahead 3-pointer early in the 2-minute extra session and Rice and Harper each hit a pair of free throws in the closing seconds. Rice hit five 3-pointers and Palmer four for the Suns (1-0).
Ignas Brazdeikis, a second-round pick acquired in a trade, scored 30 points for the Knicks (0-2), going 11 of 19 from the field with three 3s, tying the game with a deep shot with 24 seconds left in regulation. Mitchell Robinson added 17 points. Barrett, the third overall pick, had eight points on 3 of 15 shooting along with eight turnovers but he also grabbed 10 rebounds.
Brandon Clark, the 21st overall pick, made a flashy debut in the Summer League with two big dunks in the first three minutes and scored 17 points to lift the Grizzlies over the Clipper.
Clark was 7-of-11 shooting and had four rebounds and two blocks. Grayson Allen also scored 17 points for the Grizzlies (2-0).
- Charlotte Hornets
- Denver Nuggets
- Golden State Warriors
- Houston Rockets
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Miami Heat
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- New York Knicks
- San Antonio Spurs
- Toronto Raptors