Golden State Warriors' rookie impresses but Santa Cruz streak snapped

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The Golden State Warriors' G League affiliate in Santa Cruz have had their five-game winning streak snapped in a 123-99 loss to the Ontario Clippers at Arena on Monday.

Entering with an imperious 5-0 record, the Warriors were kept to just 44 points in the second-half as the Clippers ran away with the victory to join them at 5-1 to start the season.

Golden State Warriors' rookie Trayce Jackson-Davis got some much needed G League reps despite a 24-point loss for Santa Cruz.

2023 second-round pick Trayce Jackson-Davis was a big inclusion for Santa Cruz, with the 23-year-old having played 20 minutes across Golden State's last two games against the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs.

Jackson-Davis had a huge dunk in the third-quarter as part of his 18 points on 7-8 shooting. He also added four rebounds, four assists and a steal in a fascinating battle with Clippers big man Moussa Diabate who finished with 28 points and 10 boards.

Outside Jackson-Davis, it was a reasonably underwhelming game from the remainder of Golden State's affiliated players. Brazilian forward Gui Santos took just seven shots, recording nine points, three rebounds and two assists while finishing a game low -20.

Two-way guard Lester Quinones provided a huge highlight with a monster dunk late in the game, but he otherwise finished with just 12 points on 4-16 shooting including 1-7 from three-point range. Another two-way player, Jerome Robinson, had eight points, five rebounds and three assists on 3-10 shooting.

The Warriors were led by 19 points from Jackson Rowe off the bench, yet the team recorded a monumental 26 turnovers and shot just 43.3% from the floor and 26.5% from beyond the arc. The Clippers had five players score at least 14 points and shot 52.3% as a team.

Santa Cruz will start December with a back-to-back against the Rip City Remix at Kaiser Permanente Arena, before another matchup with Ontario next week.