Wizards drop another game in summer league

Wizards drop another game in summer league
July 14, 2013, 5:45 pm
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Wizards-Knicks Summer League highlights

LAS VEGAS – The Wizards lost their second game in a row in summer league, but Sunday’s showing was a much better effort even though the New York Knicks won by double digits.

The Wizards fell 82-69, with Marquez Haynes leading the way with 13 points. Chris Singleton scored 12 points despite 2-for-9 shooting. He also had five rebounds, two blocked shots and seven fouls. Players are allowed 10 fouls in summer league.

Rookies Otto Porter and Glen Rice had sub-par offensive outings again. Porter finished with eight points on 4-for-13 shooting with five rebounds and three assists. Rice contributed nine points on 3-for-8 shooting.

Sundiata Gaines, who has played spent parts of four seasons in the NBA, came off the bench after starting in Saturday’s 56-52 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Unheralded: Haynes, an undrafted 6-3 point guard from Texas-Arlington, started in place of Gaines and was a difference-maker because of his pace and ability to finish. Haynes took contact under the rim for a layup and made a free throw that cut the deficit to 62-60. He made 5 of 7 shots.

Gaining ground: After showcasing some offensive moves in the opener, Jan Vesely played even better. He had a tip-in in transition on a lob pass, some offensive rebound putbacks and turned away from a double-team on the baseline to knock down a mid-range jumper in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 70-66. Where he struggled was in transition defense as Vesely gave up layups and made careless fouls that led to points. 

DNP: Post players Devin Booker and Maurice Sutton played after not getting time in the opener. The only player on the Wizards roster who has yet to see game action is guard Lorne Jackson, an undrafted rookie from Pepperdine.