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    Keldon Johnson, Quinndary Weatherspoon shine as Spurs down Hornets

    Jul 8, 2019
    PHOTO: AP

    THE San Antonio Spurs' draft picks are stepping up in the NBA Summer League.

    Second-round picks Keldon Johnson and Quinndary Weatherspoon each scored 19 points and first-rounder Luka Samanic added 16 to lead the Spurs to a 106-96 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).

    Ben Moore scored 17 points and had eight rebounds for the Spurs (1-1), who shot 51 percent from the field.

    The Spurs had three picks in the top 49 in the NBA draft and will be counting on them in what is expected to be a highly competitive Western Conference.

    Samanic, the 19th overall pick, was 5 of 10 from the field with two 3-pointers and had four rebounds for Spurs Summer League coach Becky Hammon.

    The Hornets, who are playing without their first-round pick PJ Washington due to a foot injury, got 23 points and seven rebounds from Miles Bridges, who competed in last year's dunk contest. Cody Martin, the team's second-round pick, had 15 points while Dwayne Bacon and Josh Perkins each added 14 for the Hornets (1-1).

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