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NBA Summer League 2013: Otto Porter struggles in debut as Wizards lose to Warriors

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No. 3 pick Otto Porter struggled in his Summer League debut as Kent Bazemore powered Golden State to an ugly victory.


It's the beginning of 2013 Summer League competition in Las Vegas, so sloppy play and horrid shooting can be excused, but Saturday's 56-52 victory by the Golden State Warriors over the Washington Wizards took some real stomaching.

The lowest-scoring contest in Summer League history, according to the NBA TV broadcast, was to be endured as much as enjoyed.

Taking the court for the first time in a Wizards uniform, No. 3 overall pick Otto Porter often struggled to operate in a stagnated offense. With veteran guard Sundiata Gaines running things early, Porter couldn't find open looks and revealed an inability to easily get good shots off the dribble.

The Georgetown product finished Saturday's game with just seven points on 3-of-13 shooting. It was actually former first-round pick Chris Singleton who looked the best for Washington, leading the team with 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting in addition to four rebounds and two blocks.

The Warriors' summer squad doesn't boast as much talent or pedigree, but Kent Bazemore played well in the win. Leading the team in scoring with 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting, he could be angling for some extra minutes off the bench with Golden State next season.

Former second-round pick Draymond Green also played a prominent role, finishing with 15 points (12 from the charity stripe), four steals and four rebounds. Scott Machado, who briefly played for Houston last season, started at guard for Golden State but struggled to the tune of three points on 1-of-11 shooting.

Jan Vesely and Glen Rice Jr. displayed some brief moments of excitement in an otherwise poorly-played game. Neither finished with great numbers, as Vesely recorded as many points as fouls (six), while Rice shot 3-of-12 but still put up eight points and seven rebounds. Still, potential could be seen from the young Wizards.

The Warriors won despite shooting 26 percent from the field with 16 turnovers and fewer rebounds than their opponent. Welcome to Vegas, everyone.

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