Summer League: Holiday lifts Warriors past Suns 74-72

Summer League: Holiday lifts Warriors past Suns 74-72
July 12, 2014, 7:45 pm
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Warriors guard Justin Holiday passes the ball during the game against the Suns on Saturday night. (AP)

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LAS VEGAS – The Warriors got a scare Saturday night, but managed to hold off the Suns for a 74-72 win to push their Summer League win streak to 16.

With the score tied 72-72, Justin Holiday hit the game-winning layup with 3.5 seconds remaining, grabbing an air-balled 3-point shot by point guard Nemanja Nedovic and flipping it in to beat the shot clock.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Holiday. The younger brother of Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday finished with 29 points (on 9-of-15 shooting) and 13 rebounds, both game-highs. The 6-foot-6 wing was active and effective at both ends, but particularly on offense.

THE BEAUTIFUL: The Warriors shot 83.9 percent from the free throw line, with Holiday making all nine of his attempts. Nedovic was 5-of-5 and off guard Orlando Johnson was 4-of-4.

THE HIDEOUS: The Warriors' assist-to-turnover ratio was 9 to 24. It's Summer League, yes, but that's atrocious even on the playground.

NEXT: The Warriors are off on Sunday, returning to action Monday night when they face the Lakers for a 7 o'clock tipoff at Thomas & Mack Center.