Basketball. NBA. Summer league
Golden State Warriors vs Washington Wizards
Stadium: Thomas & Mack Center (Las Vegas)
18.07.2022. 02:30 (UTC+3)
The Warriors were one of the biggest disappointments of the NBA Summer League, and now they have a chance to improve the situation a little bit. Golden State will face Washington in their last game, and the Warriors have no other option but win.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Golden State Warriors
With their current roster, the Warriors could have a shot at winning the Summer League, but they have only won one game out of four. Moses Moody played in 2 games and averaged 27.5 points while he was joined by Jonathan Kuminga and James Wiseman who could be a future Golden State star. You can't ignore Mac McClung's tenacity and a lot of what he did allowed them to beat San Antonio. Patrick Baldwin Jr., a recent 1st round draft pick, was not on the floor and it's not certain that he will play against Washington.
The Warriors failed to beat Oklahoma in their last Summer League game (82-90). Moody did not appear on the floor and Kuminga had a poor game, sinking only 5 of 15 shots from the field. Long-distance shooting for Golden State was poor, and Moody's skills would have come in handy there. Wiseman wasn't bad, scoring 14 points on 4-of-6 from the field. McClung was not as efficient as one would have liked and the Warriors' play combined was poor.
The Wizards did not expect much from in this Summer League game and, not surprisingly, they failed to reach the finals. In nearly every game of the tournament, the Washington club was the clear underdog, so two wins in four games is a clear success. Johnny Davis, selected by the club in the last draft, is not very visible yet, although only he and Isaiah Todd get something like 25 minutes of playing time. Jordan Schakel, with a 14.2 point average, is Washington's all-time leading scorer in Las Vegas, and his play is largely responsible for keeping the team unbeaten.
Schakel made 7 of 12 shots from the field for a game-high 21 points in Washington's 97-79 win over Indiana. Johnny Davis was not on the floor and the team as a whole played very effectively on offense. In addition to Shackel, Isaiah Todd, Tahjere McCall, Jaime Echenique and Jordan Goodwin all scored 10+ points. The Wizards defended well under the basket with 10 blocked shots and a combined 7 steals by McCall and Goodwin.
The only other Summer League face-off was nine years ago, and Golden State won 56-52.
Expert Betting Tips
With their current roster, Golden State has the potential to upset many NBA teams even in the regular season, much less Washington, who has one of the weakest rosters in the Summer League. Moses Moody makes one trip to the floor, and he could be a big help on the court right now, especially on offense. The Wizards do not have any bright performers on offense, so it will be hard for them to fight for a win. I suggest betting on the following outcomes:
- H1 (-2.5) for 1.71;
- TU (172.5) for 1.952;
- ITU2 (84.5) for 1.90.