It was a one man show last evening in Las Vegas as Kings Point Guard Tyreke Evans went 8-19 from the field for 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists. Jason Thompson played the Robin role to Evan’s Batman as Shock grabbed 5 boards and punched in19 points, but both performances weren’t enough to overcome the Warriors last game surge.
Up by 14 with 5 minutes remaining, the Kings were unable to hold the lead as Stephen Curry destroyed the Kings late, torching them for 29 points. Cartier Martin and Anthony Randolph also combined with Curry in the late surge, scoring 27 and 24 points respectively as the Warriors beat the Kings 98-95 in overtime.
Beyond the stellar play from Evans, there weren’t too many bright spots from the Kings. Rookie forward Omri Casspi did improve in his second Summer League game, however, the improvement was minimal as he continued to struggle, especially on the defensive end. Casspi failed to close out on his opponent multiple times as well as committing multiple silly slap fouls. His 5 fouls however were minimal when compared to the 9 committed by Power Forward Jason Thompson who still continues to struggle with foul issues – the same issues that plagued him all of last season.
Kings Forward Donte Greene also struggled for the second consecutive game, shooting 5 of 17 from the field but sent the crowd into a frenzy with a reverse, and one layup late in the second quarter.
Second round draft pick Jon Brockman continued to impress in his second Summer League game, but had to do so in limited minutes. Brockman grabbed 7 rebounds in 9 minutes of floor time, boxing out the Warriors with a relentless attack.
As the Warriors late surge was mounted, Kings Guard Tyreke Evans did his best superhero impression to keep the Kings in the game with multiple successful one on one baskets, but it wasn’t enough as the Kings dropped to 0-2 in the Summer League standings.
The Kings will play the Milwaukee Bucks tomorrow evening at 7:30 Pacific time.