Summer League: Warriors Beat Suns On Game-Winning Layup

Yes, it was just a summer league game, but this one actually had some interesting drama at the end of it.

The Warriors beat the Suns 74-72 Saturday night thanks to an alert hustle play by Justin Holiday, collecting a Nemanja Nedovic air-ball and laying it in with mere seconds left on the clock to give Golden State the lead.

Here’s the play:

Holiday, in fact was the star of the game, scoring a game-high 29 points on 9-of-15 shooting. He played for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League last season.

As for the Warriors, they still haven’t lost a summer league game since 2010 and have now won 16 straight.

Aaron Craft, the undrafted guard out of Ohio State, saw some playing time off the bench and took full advantage of it. Craft had just eight points, but he showed his hustle as tweeted by Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group:

This last one is the best:

One other note: I can’t help but notice the abysmal number of assists on the box score. Orlando Johnson had the most helpers of any player on either team with three, and the Suns had two assists total. I mean, I know it’s summer league and these guys are fighting for a job, but a little ball movement never hurt anybody. As Steve Kerr said yesterday to the media, “The GMs and the scouts in the stands don’t really care how many points you have. They want to know if you can play.”

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