LAS VEGAS – Next week, the Spurs have a chance to train their young talent with four games at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Fans and coaches will get to see two of their last three first-round draft picks — Malachi Branham and Blake Wesley — in action against other developing talent, with second-year guard Josh Primo likely leading the way in summer league head coach Mitch Johnson’s sights .
All three players played a big role in the Spurs’ opener against the Cavaliers on Thursday, but San Antonio couldn’t come from behind in a 99-90 loss.
Wesley, a rookie guard selected No. 25 overall out of Notre Dame, helped fuel the Spurs’ offense in the first quarter, scoring seven points and assisting on four field goals. Primo finished the quarter with a jumper with nine seconds left and San Antonio entered the second quarter up 27-22. Those two continued their surge in the next frame with a pair of 3-pointers, capping a 19-6 run that gave San Antonio a 41-33 advantage. But Cleveland rallied behind Cameron Young and Luke Travers to lead 48-45 at halftime.
The Cavaliers then dominated the third quarter, taking a 65-47 lead after a 3-pointer by RJ Nembhard Jr., who finished with a team-high 20 points. Cleveland outscored San Antonio 30-17 in the frame, but the Spurs battled back to make things interesting in the fourth quarter. Primo and Wesley each finished with 20 points, and Branham added 15, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 19-point deficit. Dominic Barlow recorded a team-high seven goals for Spurs.
San Antonio then resumes Summer League action on Sunday against the Golden State Warriors. The council is scheduled for 6:30 p.m
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Wesley, Primo score 20, Spurs lose 99-90 to Cavaliers in NBA Summer League opener
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