Without players like Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins, the Warriors leaned on a group of young players on the second leg of a road back-to-back.
For the first time in his career, Jonathan Kuminga drew a start in Steve Kerr’s lineup. While the Raptors’ surged to a 119-100 win over the Warriors, Kuminga made the most of his opportunity with an increased role.
The No. 7 overall pick impressed in a big way, scoring a career-high 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field with two assists, two steals and a rebound in 36 minutes.
On his way to a career night, Kuminga showed why he was drafted in the lottery. Along with displaying power and athleticism while bursting through the lane to the bucket, the 19-year-old also showed off his jumper, drilling four triples on six attempts from beyond the arc.
Although the shorthanded Warriors dropped a loss to end the road trip, Kuminga’s performance in a featured role was a positive takeaway.
Coming off the bench, fellow rookie Moses Moody tallied double-figures against the Raptors. The Arkansas Razorback product notched 11 points on 3-of-10 shooting from the field with eight rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes.
After Kuminga’s performance in Golden State’s 119-100 loss, the NBA community on Twitter weighed in with different reactions. Here is a look at what fans and analysts were saying about Kuminga, Moody and the Warriors on Saturday.
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