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Warriors take down the Raptors 80-71 in Vegas

It ain’t the NBA Finals, but at least Jacob Evans III showed some flashes.

2019 Las Vegas Summer League - Day 2 - Toronto Raptors v Golden State Warriors Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

Well, that was emphatically a Summer League game.

With the other nine Saturday games all in the rear view mirror, the Golden State Warriors looked to exact their revenge (in a very tiny way) against the Toronto Raptors.

And that’s what they did. It was sloppy and ugly, but it was a win.

Second-round pick Eric Paschall did not play due to a tailbone bruise, but the Warriors other two draft picks - Jordan Poole and Alen Smailagic - did. Neither player shot the ball particularly well, but both showed signs of improvement from their California Classic games.

After a tough first half, Jacob Evans III had a very nice second half, setting his teammates up nicely and making a handful of jumpers.

Let’s run some highlights:

Beating the Raptors in July won’t lessen the sting of losing to them in June. But it doesn’t make it worse, either.

Also of note: Damion Lee was sitting courtside, right near assistant general manager Kirk Lacob. Lee remains unsigned, but that would point towards him potentially being the Warriors final move of the offseason.

Golden State has Sunday off, but will be back in action on Monday against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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