RECAP: Warriors vs. Cavaliers – Summer League

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It was an NBA Finals rematch in Summer League play Monday night.

The Cleveland Cavaliers improved to 3-0 in Summer League after its 91-74 wire-to-wire victory over the Golden State Warriors (0-2).

Brandon Paul led the way for the Cavaliers, with 21 points, and had a very efficient shooting performance. He shot 66.7 percent from the floor, including 57.1 percent from long distance.

Paul played with the G-League (formerly the D-League) affiliate of the Cavaliers, the Canton Charge, a few seasons back.

The positive here was the play from Paul, but one concern to look at is the play of Kay Felder.

Cleveland drafted Felder in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft. He also made the regular season roster but saw time with the Charge as well.

On Monday night, Felder had a very inefficient game. He shot 28.6 percent from the floor (4-14) in 18 minutes of action.

With improvement the rest of the way in the Summer League, Felder could find himself in the rotation come the start of the 2017-2018 season.

Even though Felder did not have the best night shooting-wise, he did find a way to impact the game in another way. Felder was able to grab six rebounds (four defensive rebounds) and took care of the ball as well – with just one turnover.

For the Warriors, there was not much scoring.

Jabari Brown and Alex Hamilton were the only two Warriors in double-figures on the night. Brown had 10 points on 2-for-11 shooting, while Hamilton had 11 points on 3-for-4 shooting.

Shots were not falling for Golden State, as the Warriors shot a lackluster 32.9 percent from the floor.

Golden State’s next matchup will be on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. The Warriors will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves, at 7:30 p.m., on ESPN2.

Cleveland will play in the First Round of the Summer League tournament, starting on July 12. The Cavaliers opponent is to be announced.

07.10.17 GS vs. CLE
Final statistics from the Golden State Warriors (0-2) and Cleveland Cavaliers (3-0) Summer League matchup. Cleveland defeated Golden State 91-74.

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