Santa Cruz Warriors: Chris Boucher with ANOTHER double-double

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Golden State Warriors two-way contract player, Chris Boucher, posted another double-double for the Santa Cruz Warriors on Tuesday in Texas.

Also: Damion Lee earns call-up with Atlanta Hawks.

Chris Boucher might be the most polished big man on the Santa Cruz Warriors roster right now, which certainly bodes well for the future of the Golden State Warriors.

Playing Tuesday night against the Texas Legends at the Dr. Pepper Arena, the Santa Cruz Warriors were defeated 111-95, once again falling below .500 with a record of 22-23.

The Sea Dubs failed to win any quarter, starting the game with a 4-point deficit. It wasn’t before long that the Legends pushed their lead to 12 by the end of halftime, then 13 by the start of the fourth.

Surf City had a brilliant second half overall, scoring a total of 60 points. Unfortunately, they allowed Texas to score just as much, which ultimately hindered their late-game comeback attempt.

Tuesday night in Texas

Boucher paced the Warriors with 22 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks in 28 minutes as a starter. He shot 9-of-16 from the field and 4-of-7 from the free throw line, but he went 0-for-2 from behind the arc after going 3-of-5 last game.

Jeremy Pargo posted 20 points, one rebound, 11 assists and two blocks in 43 minutes. He went 8-of-19 from the field, 3-of-6 from long range and 1-of-2 from the charity stripe.

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Jabari Brown dropped in 15 points, three rebounds and two assists on 6-of-15 shooting, while Quinton Chievous added 13 points, one rebound and two steals in 19 minutes off the bench.

This loss follows Tuesday’s announcement of Damion Lee signing a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks. Over the course of 38 games this season, Lee has averaged 15.8 points (45.6 FG%, 30.5 3P%, 91.5 FT%), 5.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 29.7 minutes.

Lee is one of three Sea Dubs players to receive a call-up this season, the others being Antonius Cleveland and Georges Niang. This is the most players to be called up in a single season for the franchise since Hilton Armstrong, Seth Curry and Dewayne Dedmon each earned a call-up during the 2013-14 D-League season.

As I stated back in January, Lee was most likely to be the next Santa Cruz player to earn a call-up.

Lee was also one of the players added to USA Men’s Basketball FIBA World Cup Qualifying Team following the 2017-18 NBA All-Star Weekend’s G League International Challenge.

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Per Santa Cruz Warriors PR:

“Damion Lee earned this Call-Up to the Atlanta Hawks through his hard work and determination to come back stronger from his injury,” said Kent Lacob. “It’s been one of the highlights of the season to see him return to the court and grow into one of our team leaders and offensive catalysts.”