Warriors top Wizards in low-scoring summer league opener

Warriors top Wizards in low-scoring summer league opener
July 13, 2013, 2:45 pm
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Kent Bazemore scored a game-high 21 points on 7-for-14 shooting. (AP)

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It was the lowest-scoring game in NBA Summer League history, but the Warriors emerged victorious. Late free throws from Draymond Green and Kent Bazemore lifted Golden State to a 56-52 win over the Washington Wizards in their opener of the Las Vegas Summer League on Saturday.

The two teams combined to make five of the 30 three-pointers attempted (.167).

Bazemore led all scorers with 21 points. Green was the only other Golden State player in double figures with 15, going 1-for-9 from the field but 12-for-14 from the free-throw line.

Four of the five Warriors' starters made just one shot.

"50-point games, we'll grind 'em out," Bazemore said after the win. "Credit my teammates, we buckled down. We had a tough scrimmage yesterday, so it was good to come out and get a win."

In 17 minutes off the bench, 6-foot-11 center Dwayne Jones collected nine points and five rebounds. He was 3-for-3 from the field and a plus-nine while one the court.

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Guard Scott Machado had a tough shooting night, scoring just three points on 1-for-11 from the field.

As a team, the Warriors shot just 25.9 percent, but they took 31 free throws, 12 more than the Wizards.

First-round pick Nemanja Nedovic, who sprained an ankle in Friday's scrimmage, did not play.

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The 22-year-old guard plans to leave Las Vegas Sunday to join the Serbian national team as they compete in the 2013 FISU Summer Universiade.

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