How much is there to say about about a 18-point loss in a summer league game?
Sure, there are many of us interested in Kendrick Nunn and Marcus Derrickson, but the outcome of this one was clearly going to be affected by all those absences.
Following Summer Dubs will not play tonight:— Kevin Danna (@kevo408) July 12, 2018
Jacob Evans (rest)
Jordan Bell (L shoulder)
Jordan Howard (left knee)
Damian Jones (rest)
Ultimately, the Warriors never even led in an 87-69 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
Marcus Derrickson was impressive once again with 20 points on 8-for-15 shooting, including 4-for-7 shooting from 3-point range.
Unfortunately, if you take out Derrickson’s shooting performance, the rest of the team shot only 20-for-66 (30.3%) and 2-for-28 from 3-point range — that’s better than shooting 0-for-27, but only by a narrow margin. So given the team’s shooting numbers, it’s probably no surprise that the Hornets led by as many as 23 points en route to their 18-point win.
With the loss, the Warriors have been knocked out of contention for the summer league title. However, they will play a final consolation game on Friday at 7 p.m. PST.
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