Wiseman plays, Kuminga, Warriors top Spurs in Summer League
LAS VEGAS (AP) — James Wiseman returned and Jonathan Kuminga capped a big night with a tiebreaking free throw with 8.1 seconds left, leading the Golden State Warriors to an 86-85 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday at the Las Vegas Summer League.
Recovering from April 2021 surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee, Wiseman didn’t play in the NBA this season and appeared in just three G League games in March before being shut down. The 21-year-old Wiseman, a 7-foot center taken with the No. 2 pick in the 2020 draft, had 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting with two blocks in 19 minutes.
Kuminga had 28 points on 10-of-22 shooting with seven rebounds and four assists. He made just 1 of 7 from 3-point range and shot 7 of 18 at the free throw line, but split a pair at the line with the game tied at 85.
Blake Wesley scored 22 points for the Spurs. Darius Day had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Josh Carlton had 10 points and 11 rebounds — seven offensive — and Josh Primo had 10 points or San Antonio. Primo, taken 12th by the Spurs in the 2021 draft, shot just 2 of 15 from the field and 1 of 5 from 3-point range.
Mac McClung added 22 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals for the Warriors (1-1). Moses Moody, who scored 34 points in a loss to the New York Knicks on Friday, did not play.
KINGS 103, PACERS 96
Keegan Murray, picked No. 4 overall by Sacramento in June’s draft, scored 23 points and hit four of the Kings’ 18 3-pointers in their win over Indiana.
Sacramento (1-1) took Murray over Purdue’s Jaden Ivey and the 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward out of Iowa is averaging 21.5 points and hitting 40% of his 10 attempts per game from 3-point range in Las Vegas. The 21-year-old Murray averaged 19.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals while shooting 51.1% from the field and 43.8% from 3-point range in three games at the California Summer League earlier this month.
Terry Taylor had 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds. Bennedict Mathurin, the No. 6 pick in last month’s draft, had 15 points but made just 6 of 16 from the field for Indiana (1-1).
Sean McDermott hit three 3s and finished with 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting and Frankie Ferrari scored 16 and made 4 of 6 from behind the arc for the Kings.
NETS 91, 76ERS 84
Cam Thomas made 15-of-15 free throws and finished with 26 points and seven assists, David Duke Jr. scored 21 points and Day’Ron Sharpe had a double-double to help Brooklyn beat Philadelphia.
Sharpe had 13 points — including dunk while being fouled to open the fourth quarter — with 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks. Kessler Edwards added 10 points for the Nets (1-1).
There were 15 ties and 17 lead changes, the last of which came when Sharpe made a reverse layup with 6:23 to play.
Brooklyn made 28 of 32 (87.5%) from the free-throw line, including 6 of 6 in closing seconds. Duke finished 9 of 10 from the foul line.
Cassius Winston led the 76ers (0-2) with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting and added five rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Charlie Brown Jr. scored 15 points and Charles Bassey had 11 points and nine rebounds.
KNICKS 101, BULLS 69
Quentin Grimes hit four 3-pointers and finished with 23 points, Jericho Sims scored 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds and New York never trailed against Chicago.
Sims, who played 41 games for the Knicks (2-0) on a two-way contract as a rookie last season, had his second consecutive double-double. The 6-foot-9 center out of Texas signed a three-year contract worth about $6 million.
New York opened the game with a 13-0 run, led by 16 points at the end of the first quarter and scored 32 in the second to make it 59-24 at halftime. The Knicks finished with 42 points in the paint, scored 35 points off 21 Chicago turnovers, and led by as many as 39 points.
Miles McBride added 14 points, six assists and three steals, and DaQuan Jeffries scored 13 points for New York.
Dalen Terry — picked No. 18 overall in June’s draft — and Carlik Jones scored 13 points apiece for Chicago (1-1). Terry made 3 of 7 from the field, 1 of 6 from 3-point range and committed seven turnovers. Henri Dell added 11 points and three steals.
WIZARDS 97, SUNS 72
Vernon Carey Jr. had 15 points and 11 rebounds, Jaime Echenique scored 12 points and Washington led by double figures for nearly 30 minutes in its win over Phoenix.
Isaiah Todd hit a 3-pointer that gave the Wizards (1-1) a 23-13 lead with 9:31 left in the second quarter and the Suns trailed by at least 10 the rest of the way. Davion Mintz made a step-back 3 to give Washington its biggest lead at 89-56 with 3:55 to play.
Johnny Davis, the No. 10 pick in last month’s draft, and Tyler Hall scored 11 points apiece. Davis, a 6-foot-5 guard out of Wisconsin, went 1 for 9 from the field and finished with six points, five rebounds and two assists in Washington’s 105-99 loss to Detroit on Friday.
Tyson Carter led the Suns (1-1) with 12 points. Ish Wainright added 11 points and Louis King scored 10.
NUGGETS 84, CAVALIERS 76
Peyton Watson scored 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds, and Collin Gillespie added 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists as Denver beat Cleveland.
Christian Braun had 10 points, five assists and three steals, Ismael Kamagate also scored 10 points to go with nine rebounds and Jack White had eight points, 15 rebounds and three blocks for Denver (1-1).
RJ Nembhard Jr. led the Cavaliers (1-1) with 19 points, Cam Young scored 16 and Amar Sylla 11. Ochai Agbaji, who Cleveland picked No. 14 overall in June’s draft, had eight points on 3-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Cleveland Browns All-Pro defensive end Myles Garrett warmed up with the Cavaliers before the game, dunking in the layup line while wearing a No. 95 jersey.
HORNETS 89, LAKERS 86, 2OT
Ty-Shon Alexander scored 22 points and his drive-and-kick to JT Thor for a 3-pointer from the right side gave Charlotte the win in the sudden-death second overtime.
Alexander converted a three-point play and then hit a 3-pointer to make it 81=all with 21 seconds left in regulation. He hit three free throws after being fouled on a 3-point shot to make it 86-all with 4.3 seconds left in the 2-minute first OT.
Alexander hit 4 of 9 from 3-point range and had six assists, while Thor finished with 12 points on 4-of-13 shooting. LJ Figueroa made 7 of 7 from the field, including two 3-pointers, and finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and three steals.
Cole Swider hit 5 of 8 from 3-point range and led Los Angeles with 21 points. Mason Jones scored 13 and Scotty Pippen Jr. and Max Christie added 10 points apiece.
The Lakers won the tip in the second overtime and Pippen air-balled a potential winning 3-point shot
GRIZZLIES 70, TIMBERWOLVES 61
Santi Aldama had 22 points, eight rebounds, six steals and two blocks, and Tremont Waters scored 16 points to help Memphis beat Minnesota.
David Roddy had 10 points and nine rebounds for Memphis (1-1). Jake LaRavia, the No. 19 pick overall in June’s draft, finished with two points on 1-of-5 shooting, 0 of 4 from 3-point range.
Kevon Harris led Minnesota (1-1) with 17 points.
The teams combined to shoot 7 of 64 (10.9%) from 3-point range.
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