Golden State Warriors' two-way player springs to life in fourth-straight G League win

Golden State Warriors v Sacramento Kings
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While the Golden State Warriors appear stuck in the mud with six-straight losses, it's fortunately a different story for their G League affiliate in Santa Cruz.

The Warriors continued their early season momentum against the G League Ignite on Sunday, recording their fourth-straight win in dominant fashion at The Dollar Loan Center in Nevada.

Led by Golden State Warriors' two-way player Jerome Robinson, Santa Cruz notched a comfortable 125-101 victory against the G League Ignite.

Having produced a come from behind win against Ignite at Kaiser Permanente Arena on Friday, Santa Cruz found the going easier in the teams' second matchup. The Warriors built a 13-point lead after the first period and a 27-point margin by half-time, with their 76 points in the first 24 minutes effectively putting the game to bed.

The scoring was led by Golden State two-way player Jerome Robinson, with the 26-year-old scoring 23 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals on 9-15 shooting from the floor including 3-6 from three-point range.

It was a bounceback game of sorts for Robinson who finished with four points, three rebounds, two assists and shot just 2-10 from the floor in his season debut on Friday. The former lottery pick averaged 14.8 minutes across two games for Golden State during the NBA preseason.

Point-guard Kendric Davis also added 23 points, six rebounds, six assists and was an astonishing +40 in the game. Javan Johnson, another who was a part of Golden State training camp, had 20 points and five rebounds.

It was an undermanned Warriors' team who were without 2023 NBA draft picks Brandin Podziemski and Trayce Jackson-Davis, two-way guard Lester Quinones and recently signed Brazilian forward Gui Santos.

Another two-way player, Usman Garuba, took advantage of Jackson-Davis' absence. Starting at center, the former first-round pick had 12 points, 16 rebounds, three assists and three blocks.

The 4-0 Warriors will next face the Salt Lake City Stars at Maverick Center in Utah on Tuesday.