Garcia Shines As Kings Roll Past Wizards
Sacramento 75, Washington 64
Las Vegas, July 10 -- Francisco Garcia continued to shine in the NBA Summer League, pushing the Sacramento Kings past the Washington Wizards, 75-64, to improve their record to 2-0 in summer league play.
“I felt good out there today,” Garcia added about his performance. “I hit my first shot, so I just wanted to stay aggressive.”
After leading the Kings with 20 points in their opener, Garcia accounted for a game-high 23 points (6-10 FG, 5-6 FT) in today’s win. Forward Justin Williams recorded his second straight double-double with 11 points (5-8 FG) and 10 rebounds, while rookie Spencer Hawes struggled from the floor (4-16 FG) and finished with eight points and six rebounds.
“I just wanted to come down here to Vegas and see where I stand,” Garcia said about playing in summer league. “Last season I was injured and didn’t get to play as much as I would have liked.”
Rookie Nick Young made just three of his fourteen attempts from the field in his NBA debut with Washington. He finished with 11 points in 27 minutes of play. Second round pick, Dominic McGuire, recorded 10 points (4-6 FG) and seven rebounds in 25 minutes of play.
The Kings trailed by four entering the fourth quarter, but outscored the Wizards 23-8 in the quarter to break the game open.