McLemore comes alive, but Kings fall to 0-3

Summer League highlights -- Raptors 81, Kings 70

McLemore comes alive, but Kings fall to 0-3
July 16, 2013, 5:15 pm
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Ben McLemore scored a game-high 26 points on 8-for-14 shooting. (USA TODAY IMAGES)


The Kings stayed winless in the 2013 NBA Summer League after falling to the Toronto Raptors 81-70 Tuesday.

Sacramento is now 0-3, with additional losses to the Mavericks on Saturday and the Warriors on Monday.

Despite the outcome, Tuesday was an improvement for first-round draft pick Ben McLemore, who found his shooting stroke for the first time. After scoring 11 and 14 points in the first two losses, McLemore tallied a game-high 26 points on 8-for-14 shooting. He was 3-for-6 from beyond the arc and made all seven free throw attempts. McLemore played a team-high 32 minutes.

Second-round pick Ray McCallum, who led the team with 23 points on Monday, was much less effective. He scored nine points and committed four turnovers in 31 minutes.

McLemore and McCallum combined to commit nine of the team's 20 turnovers.

Off the Kings bench, Former Arizona Sun Devil Trent Lockett scored 12 points in 25 minutes and Nick Minnerath added 10 points and seven fouls in 18 minutes.

Following the first three games, the 22 Summer League teams will be seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 22. Seeds 1-10 earn a bye in the first round games played on Wednesday, July 17.