Summer League: Warriors Fall To Hawks In Elimination Game


The Golden State Warriors will not defend their Summer League title after falling to the Hawks 68-65 in the first round of the tournament. They Warriors had won 16 games in a row in summer league before losing their last two this year.

Justin Holiday again led the Warriors in scoring with 15 points on 5-of-15 shooting. Nemanja Nedovic added 14, and Ognjen Kuzmic had a strong game with six points and 10 rebounds.

Holiday had a chance to tie the game at the end of regulation, but his three-pointer bounced off the rim.

As Warriors’ summer league draws closer to an end, the two undrafted players who have the best chance of making the NBA roster appear to be Holiday and Aaron Craft. Holiday has led the Warriors in scoring in three of their four summer league games thus far, while Craft showed the hustle on both ends of the floor that he is known for:

The issue is though, that even if Craft and Holiday crack the Warriors’ roster, they wouldn’t receive much playing time. Craft, a point guard, would have to battle Nedovic for the third option off the bench behind Shaun Livingston and Stephen Curry. On the wing, Holiday would have to compete with the recently signed Brandon Rush for playing time behind Klay Thompson.

The Warriors will play the Hornets on Friday in a consolation match to finish up summer league play.

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