Moses Moody drops 34 points but Jonathan Kuminga struggles mightily in 2022 Summer League debut

Moses Moody drops 34 points but Jonathan Kuminga struggles mightily in 2022 Summer League debut

LAS VEGAS — Moses Moody scored a game-high 34 points Friday night in the Warriors’ 101-88 loss to the Knicks in their Las Vegas Summer League opener while Jonathan Kuminga struggled mightily in his 2022 summer debut.

Kuminga might’ve played his worst game with the Warriors Friday night as he looked out of sorts throughout the entire exhibition contest. The 19-year-old, who’s fresh off a trip home to the Congo, missed his first six shots of the game, including a failed dunk attempt, before making a pull-up basket in the third quarter.

Kuminga was visibly frustrated at times. He voiced his annoyance with the referees lack of calls when one of his five turnovers resulted in a Feron Hunt dunk on the other end of the court.

Kuminga missed all four attempts from 3-point land and finished with four points and only two rebounds in 24 minutes.

Meanwhile, Kuminga’s fellow 2022 lottery pick, Moody, looked like a seasoned veteran and was the Warriors lone lifeline against the Knicks. Moody went 8-of-13 from the field and made three shots from deep. Fifteen of his summer-high 34 points came from the foul line.

Mac McClung also had his moments in his Warriors debut Friday. He added 17 points and four rebounds while starting alongside Moody and Kuminga.

The Warriors picked up McClung from the Lakers to replace second-round selection Ryan Rollins, who’ll miss all of Summer League with a stress fracture in his foot. McClung is coming off a Rookie of the Year campaign with the G League, where he averaged 21.6 points, 7.5 assists and 6.9 rebounds.

The Warriors will return to action Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs. James Wiseman is expected to make his highly anticipated return to the court after being sidelined for all of last season with a lingering knee issue.

Source: Paradise Post

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