The Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Summer League Championship after knocking off the Charlotte Bobcats by a score of 75-67 and extending their NBA Summer League winning streak to a record 13 games in a row.
Draymond Green recorded a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds and Cameron Jones knocked down a game-high 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including connection on all three of his 3-point attempts. Kent Bazemore added 13 points in the win for Golden State.
The Warriors were off to a fast start as Bazemore continued his sharp shooting as he knocked down two early 3-pointers to help Golden State take a 19-13 lead at the end of the first-quarter.
Troy Daniels connected on back-to-back 3-pointers to bring the Bobcats within two at 29-27. The Warriors' countered with a 9-2 run to pad the Golden State lead to 38-29. They didn't stop there as James Southerland hit a three-pointer with 2.7 to play in the first-half and the Warriors took a 46-34 lead, their largest lead of the game, into the locker room.
Charlotte bounced back in the third quarter with a 10-0 run to cut the deficit down to two at 51-49. They outscored Golden State 19-12 in the third quarter. The rally was sparked by Brandon Triche, who came off the bench and finished with 13 points, five rebounds and an assist. Triche, an undrafted guard from Syracuse scored in double-figures in 31-of-40 games played for the Orange.
Triche's collegiate teammate, James Southerland, helped hold-off the Bobcats' third-quarter rally. He connected on a three-pointer to push the Warrior lead back to nine at 66-57 with six minutes left. Southerland a shooting specialist at the collegiate level finished with 11 points and five rebounds.
Tomorrow's NBA Summer League Championship is scheduled for tomorrow night at 6 P.M. at Thomas and Mack and will feature the #1 seed Golden State Warriors vs. the #3 seeded Phoenix Suns. Charlotte finished their NBA Summer League slate with a 4-2 record.