Just two days after falling in overtime to the Orlando Magic, Jonathan Kuminga and the Warriors finished strong on Wednesday to grab their first Las Vegas NBA Summer League win. Golden State led for the entirety of the second half in a 90-84 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
It was rookie Jonathan Kuminga who led the way, as he opened his outing with a pair of made threes in the first quarter that set an early tone for his matchup with No. 4 overall pick Scottie Barnes.
After a back-and-forth first quarter that ended with the Raptors up two, the Warriors grabbed hold of the contest in the second. Behind 10 first-half points from Kuminga, Golden State went to the locker room with a 44-35 lead.
The Raptors got themselves back into the game early in the fourth quarter as they cut the deficit to just three with seven minutes left. The fourth quarter belonged to Gary Payton II, who scored 10 points in the frame to seal the win. While Payton doesn’t yet have a guaranteed contract with the Warriors, the Oregon State product will likely be given a good chance to win a roster spot come training camp.
Kuminga led all scorers with 18, as Payton added 13 points on just six shot attempts including a highlight jam.
While Moses Moody struggled from inside the arc, he did go 3-7 from distance. The Warriors first-round pick finished the night with 14 points on 4-15 from the field.
Golden State improved to 1-1 on Las Vegas and will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on