What we learned in the Warriors’ Summer League OT loss to the Mavs

What We Learned in the Warriors’ Summer League OT Loss to the Mavs originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

The Warriors’ championship aspirations will have to wait until the regular season.

Golden State once again battled to the very end Wednesday at the Cox Pavilion but fell to the Dallas Mavericks 98-96 in overtime.

First-round draft pick Brandin Podziesmki was icy shooting the ball and had a tough end to the loss. Podziemski’s game-winning layup attempt was blocked, and he was then the recipient of Dallas’ game-winning comeback dunk on the other side.

Lester Quinones led all scorers with 29 points, and Gui Santos had a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. The Warriors are now 0-3 in Las Vegas and 1-4 overall in the summer league.

Here are three takeaways from their loss to the Mavs.

Perry produced

As the Warriors await Trayce Jackson-Davis’ debut, a veteran big man has given them good minutes. Wednesday was also his best performance to date.

Reggie Perry is a 23-year-old forward who has already played two seasons in the NBA for three different franchises. Perry played 26 games as a rookie for the Brooklyn Nets and appeared in 10 games last season between the Portland Trail Blazers and Indiana Pacers. In 36 NBA games, he averaged 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds on 45.9% shooting.

On Wednesday, Perry was down to nine points and eight rebounds at halftime. Perry had scored 13 points to go with 13 rebounds through the first three quarters and was a plus-14 going into the fourth quarter. He finished with 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting and also grabbed 17 rebounds in 30 minutes.

Perry was extremely active and efficient all night. He was also one foul away on a 10-foul triple-double. Perry’s plus-19 plus/minus topped both teams.

Podziemski’s shooting struggles

The second tape of Podziemski’s highlights in Santa Clara was filled with minutes of him shooting all over the field. The left-hander looked for him this summer.

From Sacramento to Las Vegas, Podziemski’s shooting struggles continued in Wednesday’s loss. He missed his first seven shot attempts, all five in the first half and his first two in the second half. Podziemski’s first “successful shot” came from a goalie call to Derek Lively II at 1:23 left in regulation time. He was 1 in 10 on the night, but in reality Podziemski missed all 10 of his shot attempts.

In his second year for the Broncos, Podziemski shot 48.3% from the field and 43.8% from deep on 5.8 attempts per game. But through five Summer League games, Podziemski is now averaging 10.6 points on 30.5% overall and 26.1% from beyond the arc.

The positive part of his game continues to be his vision for the field, dropping a clutch penny to even the game in regulation.

Bucket getter

He won’t be happy to see his shooting numbers, but Quinones continues to score in multiple ways.

By halftime, Quinones had nine points on just 4 of 15 shooting and he had missed all five of his 3-point attempts. He ended up playing 38 minutes and scored 29 points on 8 of 23 shooting and only had two of his 10 threes.

So where did Quinones thrive? The free throw line. Quinones was 11 of 15 from the line and came on strong after a slow start. He missed three of his first five free throws, then hit nine of his next 10.

Quinones’ 29 points is his summer league high, and he’s now scored 20 or more points in four of his five games.

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