Derrick White scores a team-high 21 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs (1-1) to a 103-81 victory over the Atlanta Hawks (0-2) during the Utah Summer League on Tuesday at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Spurs’ win was decisive nearly the whole way, as the team led 61-34 at halftime and only lost the third quarter. San Antonio shot 51.4 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from three, while the Hawks managed to convert just 34.4 percent of its shots from the field and 21.2 percent from beyond the arc.
In addition to his impressive scoring output, White posted nine assists, six boards, two steals and two blocks in 30 minutes. Jaron Blossomgame accumulated a double-double, posting 16 points and 10 rebounds. Amida Brimah secured a team-high 11 rebounds.
For Atlanta, Trae Young struggled once more, shooting 5-of-16 from the field and 1-of-5 from three en route to 12 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers. Second-year player John Collins scored a team-high 19 points despite going 0-for-4 from beyond the arc. Jock Landale led the team in rebounding with eight boards, while Jaylen Adams dished a team-high four dimes.
The Spurs’ next tilt arrives Thursday against the Grizzlies, who feature No. 4 pick Jaren Jackson. That same day, Atlanta will face off against the Jazz and No. 21 overall pick Grayson Allen, who may enter the contest questionable after missing Tuesday’s game for rest purposes.
Rookie Marvin Bagley III debuted in style Monday, scoring 18 points to help the Sacramento Kings edge the Los Angeles Lakers, 98-93, on the opening day of the California Classic Summer League at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.
The second overall pick in this year’s Draft, Bagley hit a hook shot with 1:04 to play to give the Kings a 91-87 lead. Bagley, who had six rebounds and three blocks, then knocked down a free throw for a five-point margin, 92-87.
A Frank Mason 3-pointer sealed the deal, as he drilled a 26-foot trey to help put the game out of reach with 22 seconds remaining. He added a pair of free throws moments later to ice it, finishing with 16 points.
Point guard De’Aaron Fox led the Kings with 23 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals. Power forward Harry Giles III, making his pro debut, added 13 points.
The Lakers led by as many as 12 in the first half and went into halftime up, 54-48. The Kings fought back in the third quarter, tying 67-67 by the end of the period and then taking the lead for good, 69-67, with 9:11 remaining in the fourth quarter as Mason fed Zach Auguste for a a dunk.
Rookie big man Moritz Wagner scored 23 points to lead the Lakers, though he shot just 6 of 18 from the field. Guard Josh Hart also scored 23 more points, knocking down four of his seven 3-point attempts. Svi Mykhailiuk added 15 points.