They say all good things must come to an end — well, I’m not exactly sure how good a 16-game win streak in the Summer League is, but the Warriors’ had theirs snapped on Monday night in an 89-88 loss to the Lakers.
It was a nail-biting finish. Justin Holiday, who again had a game-high 26 points, knocked down a jumper with six seconds to play that gave the Warriors an 88-87 lead. But with no timeouts left, the Lakers pushed the ball back up the floor, and eventually Jordan Crawford tipped in a missed shot by Julius Randle just as the clock hit zero.
Besides Holiday, the Warriors had contributions from Orlando Johnson, who had 16, and James Michael McAdoo, who finished with 14. Nemanja Nedovic had a disappointing game, with three points and two turnovers, drawing comments such as this from NBA pundits:
Nemanja Nedovic did almost nothing today. Really difficult to see what his above average NBA skill is.
— Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) July 15, 2014
It’s nice to see Steve Kerr getting his feet wet during this Summer League games. Tonight, he tried in vain to receive his first technical foul by walking onto the court and arguing an offensive foul call, but the referee instead gave the technical to Mitchell Watt.
Here’s Kerr talking about the near-T:
Kerr also drew up some nice plays down the stretch in a close game, and the final one resulted in an open shot for Holiday just inside the three-point line at the top of the arc. This prompted yours truly to throw out this not-so-subtle jab at a former Warriors’ head coach:
— Eric He (@erichesports) July 15, 2014
By the way, if you’re wondering what Mark Jackson is up to these days, well, um….he’s become a sidewalk preacher:
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