The Golden State Warriors have a Summer League “dynasty” going.
Of course, I write that sentence with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, but technically, it is very true. The Warriors have now won 13 consecutive Summer League games after their 75-67 victory over the Bobcats, and they’ve reached the finals of the 1st ever “tournament” in Las Vegas.
Golden State got a balanced scoring attack in the win, and they were led by a double-double from former Michigan State forward Draymond Green. Green put up 15 points and 11 rebounds in 34 minutes and, along with Kent Bazemore, he has led the team as one of the few “regulars” on the roster. Speaking of Bazemore, he is best known for his outlandish bench celebrations, but he has also played tremendously well throughout his time in Vegas, and the swingman scored 13 points in 28 minutes.
For the Bobcats, the “dream” of a Summer League title, however modest, is over. They shot just 35% from the field as a team, and the franchise elected to leave their “big guns”, such as Cody Zeller and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, on the sideline after they reached their limit of summer minutes.
While Summer League wins and losses certainly don’t mean much, the Warriors continue to soar in Las Vegas. They will square off with the also undefeated Phoenix Suns in the finals on Monday, and with a win, they will have completed back-to-back summers of flawless play. Stay tuned.