Sunday, November 27, 2022

Grimes and Knicks beat Warriors 101-88 despite Moody’s 34 points

LAS VEGAS ( Associated Press) — Quentin Grimes had 24 points and eight assists, Jericho Sims had 16 points on 7-of-8 field shots and the New York Knicks beat Moses Moody’s 34 points to beat the Golden State Warriors 101-88 in Friday night at the Las Vegas Summer League.

Moody hit 8 of 13 on the ground and 15 of 17 on the free throw line. Mac McClung added 17 points for the Warriors.

Jonathan Kuminga, picked 7th overall by Golden State in the 2021 draft, had four points and five of the Warriors’ 23 turnovers. The 1.90m 19-year-old hit 2-of-10 on the field, 0-of-4 on the 3-point area and 0-of-4 on the free-throw line.

Feron Hunt had 17 points on 8 of 12 shooting for the Knicks. Miles McBride had 14 points and seven assists, and DaQuan Jeffries scored 12 points. Sims had 10 rebounds.


Marko Simonovic had 27 points, 13 rebounds and blocked three shots to help Chicago beat Dallas.

Simonovic, a 2020 second-round pick, was 10-of-17 on the field and 7-of-8 at the free-throw line. The 6-foot-11 Montenegro center – losing on the counterattack – caught a pass from Carlik Jones near the top of the bracket, dribbled and threw a two-handed dunk with 21 seconds left in regulation to make it 90-all and , eventually force overtime.

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AJ Lawson and Jaden Hardy — a second-round pick in the June draft after spending last season with G League Ignite — finished with 28 points each for the Mavericks. Lawson had a 10 of 16 field and 6 of 11 of 3 points.


Bennedict Mathurin, No. 6 overall in last month’s draft, scored 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting and Chris Duarte added 16 points to lead Indiana.

Terry Taylor had 11 points, Duane Washington Jr. scored 10 and Isaiah Jackson — a first-round pick, along with Duarte, in the 2021 draft — finished with nine points, 12 rebounds and four blocks for the Pacers.

Bryce McGowens led the Hornets with 17 points. LJ Figueroa hit 6 of 6 shots – including two 3-pointers – and finished with 16 points. Nick Richards had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Kai Jones had 12 points and nine rebounds, but it was 0-10 for 3 points.

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RJ Nembhard Jr. scored 20 points and Amar Sylla had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead Cleveland to victory over San Antonio.

Ochai Agbaji, 14th overall in last month’s draft, hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points. Malik Osborne had 13 points and Cam Young scored 10 for the Cavaliers.

Blake Wesley and Josh Primo — the Spurs’ 2022 and 2021 first-round picks, respectively — each scored 20 points. Malaki Branham, chosen 20th overall in June, had 15 points.


Lindell Wigginton had 17 points and seven assists, Sandro Mamukelashvili also scored 17 points and Milwaukee held Brooklyn.

Mamukelashvili hit a 3-pointer and then floatered before finding MarJon Beauchamp – who made several plays down the stretch – for a 3 corner that gave the Bucks a 93-82 lead with 1:17 to play.

Beauchamp finished with 16 points and AJ Green added 15 for Milwaukee.

Cam Thomas led Brooklyn with 31 points and David Duke Jr. scored 22. Day’Ron Sharpe had eight points, 10 rebounds, three steals and a block.

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