Warriors 84, Bucks 72 - Wayward shooting, turnovers send Bucks to first Vegas loss

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Bucks' Summer League squad dropped its first contest Tuesday night, falling to the Golden State Warriors.

The Bucks looked like an offensive dynamo (relatively speaking) through the first two games of their 2013 Summer League schedule, but the good vibes disappeared Tuesday night when the Vegas squad fell 84-72 to the Golden State Warriors. It was the Warriors 10th straight Summer League win, a record that will surely be listed directly below the lengthy streaks of the Lakers and Heat. The Bucks hit more than 50% of their shots in each of their first two games, but couldn't even crack 30% in this one. They committed 21 turnovers, 3 more than their total made field goals.

Dominique Jones led the Bucks with 11 points on 2-6 shooting. He went 7-8 at the free-throw line and added 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals. He earned the foul shots with his now-typical aggression, attacking the rim without restraint. It was especially impressive considering the way the game was called, with a lot of passing swipes on defense left alone instead of drawing whistles. Jones made his defender wrap up or hit hard and was able to get to the line consistently.

Nate Wolters had 10 points, 2 assists, and 2 steals. He missed all four of his 3-point attempts but did go 6-7 at the stripe. The Bucks had a hard time orchestrating any sort of organized offense for much of the game, stifled by a pressing Warriors defense and general sloppiness with the ball. That's not all on Wolters by any measure, and it was surely difficult to pick up many assists the way the Bucks were shooting. Wolters is experienced enough that his real skill will probably show better when surrounded by more capable teammates, but getting his jumper going would go a long way.

Perhaps most notable of all was John Henson's performance, which mixed good (15 rebounds, three blocks) with bad (8 turnovers). Henson was doing more off the dribble than usual, something that isn't likely to happen as much when the games matter, and was also the victim of a few bad passes. The turnovers played a big part in the final margin, but it's more important the Henson works out various elements of his game anyway, so it's all good. There were still plenty of examples of Henson Specials: rebounds snatched high out of the air, unblockable turnaround hooks near the basket, and great energy and effort on the offensive glass.

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