The Golden State Warriors haven’t lost a summer league game since 2010, and they kept the streak alive Friday night in Steve Kerr‘s coaching debut by beating the Charlotte Hornets 70-58 in the summer league opener in Las Vegas.
Nemanja Nedovic led the way with 17 points, including a beautiful scoop layup in the second quarter that put the Warriors up 15. Touted as the “European Derrick Rose,” Nedovic didn’t play much his rookie season, but with moves such as this, one can see why he has that nickname.
Orlando Johnson, a former second round draft pick of the Kings, added 12 points. One notable name who impressed was James Michael McAdoo, who went undrafted after a college career at UNC where he didn’t live up to expectations as an elite high school player. McAdoo had 11 points, two of which came on an emphatic, rim-shaking dunk in the second quarter on Hornets’ top draft pick Noah Vonleh.
The game was also a chance for Kerr to get his feet wet on the sidelines, but downplayed it somewhat.
“It’s basketball,” Kerr said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “It’s also the summer league. There will be butterflies in October, for sure.”
The Warriors’ next game is Saturday when they take on the Suns at 5PM.