The Charlotte Hornets knocked off the Golden State Warriors 93-85 in their Las Vegas Summer League opener, thanks to a big performance from Dwayne Bacon.
Dwayne Bacon Leads Way for Hornets
Bacon, a third-year pro out of Florida State, put together a 25-point performance on 8-19 shooting. Despite going 3-8 from three-point range, the hyper athletic Bacon was able to get to the rim and finish in traffic. The Hornets will be looking for Bacon to be a regular contributor on the wing this year.
Jordan Poole Scores Inefficient 15
Poole, the Warriors first round pick out of Michigan, led the Warriors in scoring, with 15 points. Despite leading the team in scoring, Poole struggled from deep, shooting 3-14 from three-point range. Poole is a streaky shooter who could see time in the Warriors rotation, with Klay Thompson out while recovering from his torn ACL.
Other Notable Performances
Second-year pro Devonte Graham gave the Hornets firepower from the outside, scoring 21 points and going 4-10 from range.
Golden State rookie Eric Paschall put up a solid opening performance, contributing 12 points, four assists and five rebounds in the losing cause.