MIYE Oni scored 17 points, Jarrell Brantley added 16 and Utah never trailed in an 84-81 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday in Salt Lake City (Thursday, Manila time).
Oni, the 58th overall pick in this year's draft out of Yale, shot 5 of 12, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range. Willie Reed added 14 points and 16 rebounds.
Utah (2-1) jumped out to a 24-8 lead in the first quarter before hanging on. San Antonio had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds but a 3-pointer by Lonnie Walker IV was off the mark.
Walker had 19 points and eight rebounds for San Antonio (2-1). Drew Eubanks scored 15 and Quinndary Weatherspoon added 13.