2021 California Classic Summer League
Max Strus, Omer Yurtseven combine for 52 points as Heat fend off Warriors
First-round picks Moses Moody (19 points) and Johnathan Kuminga (18) lead the way for the Warriors in their Summer League debuts.
Juan Carlos Blanco, RotoWire
Max Strus scored 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting shooting and Turkish big man Omer Yurtseven added 25 and eight boards to spoil impressive performances by the Warriors’ two first round-picks and lead the Miami Heat to a 94-87 win over Golden State in their California Classic Summer League clash at Golden 1 Center on Wednesday night.
The game was a see-saw battle that included eight lead changes and seven ties. Miami forged a 10-point lead through the first period, but its advantage was down to six to start the final period. Golden State briefly found itself ahead by a 78-76 score with 6:33 remaining before the Heat finished the game on an 18-9 run over the final 5:21 to seal the victory. The Warriors’ second unit performed well in defeat, outscoring Miami’s bench by a 30-21 margin.
Strus, who agreed to re-sign with the Heat earlier in the week, added five rebounds, one assist and one block to his aforementioned game-high scoring tally. The rest of Yurtseven’s impressive line consisted of one assist, three blocks and one steal. Marcus Garrett posted an 11-point, 10-rebound double-double that also included three assists and four steals. Tyson Carter matched Garrett’s scoring tally and also posted five assists, two rebounds and one steal.
Moses Moody, the No. 14 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, paced the Warriors with 19 points to go with seven rebounds and two assists. Seventh overall selection Jonathan Kuminga furnished 18 points, three boards, two steals and one block. Gary Payton II and Jeff Dowtin chipped in 13 points apiece, with Payton also recording eight rebounds, four assists and four steals.