Recap: Warriors 80, King 66



Posted Jul 15, 2013 11:36 PM

The Golden State Warriors pulled away in the second quarter and never looked back en route to an 80-66 victory over the Sacramento Kings on day four of the 2013 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on UNLV's campus. The Warriors improve to 2-0 in Sin City while the Kings drop to 0-2.

After scoring a combined 68 points in their first five quarters of NBA Summer League action, the Warriors exploded for 29 as a team in the second quarter Monday evening, helping turn a 12-11 edge after one quarter into a 14-point cushion at the half. Golden State held a double-digit lead the rest of the way, expanding the advantage to as large as 20 points.

Draymond Green led the Warriors in scoring with 18 points, hitting 5-9 from the floor and drilling all eight of his free-throw attempts. Green, who hit a game-winning layup with 0.9 seconds to go in regulation against Miami to give the Heat one of its four regular-season home losses last season, also contributed four rebounds and two assists.

The former Michigan State Spartan and 35th overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft was helped out by fellow regular-season Warrior Kent Bazemore, who contributed 15 points to the Golden State effort by finishing at the rim with ease and providing a layup in the waning moments of the first half to give the Warriors a 41-27 lead heading into the break.

Ray McCallum paced the Kings by scoring 23 points on shooting 7-10 from the floor and 9-12 from the charity stripe. The Detroit product and second-round draft choice of Sacramento also led all players with an impressive six steals. Ben McLemore, the No. 7 overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, scored 14 points as the only other King to reach double figures. The former Kansas star again struggled with his jump shot, hitting just one of his seven three-point attempts and is now 2-18 from beyond the arc in two games in Las Vegas.

Golden State will next hit the court Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. PT when it takes on Milwaukee at the Thomas & Mack Center. Sacramento also plays Tuesday, simultaneously squaring off against Toronto at 3 p.m. PT at COX Pavilion.