The Milwaukee Bucks blew almost all of a 28-point lead Friday in their Las Vegas Summer League finale as the Golden State Warriors closed to within three of the Bucks in the closing seconds before Milwaukee hung on for a 79-74 victory.
The Bucks (1-4) had lost their first four games in Summer League play, but went on a 22-1 run in the first and second quarters and at one point led 49-21 early in the second half.
Milwaukee outscored the Warriors 26-8 in the second period and led 45-21 at the break.
But Golden State (2-3) stormed back, outscoring the Bucks 22-15 in the third quarter and 31-19 in the fourth.
Rookie Jabari Parker had his best game of the summer to close out the LVSL, scoring 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting and grabbing 15 rebounds.
Here are some of the highlights of the No. 2 overall pick’s performance:
Milwaukee got the win despite not having Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was not with the team for the finale after leading the team in scoring at 17 points per game through the first four contests.
Chris Wright had 16 points and eight rebounds starting in place of Antetokounmpo and second-round pick Johnny O’Bryant scored 10 points and grabbed 10 boards for the Bucks, including hitting a pair of free throws with 5.6 seconds left that sealed the win.
Non-roster player Kenny Kadji also had 10 rebounds for the Bucks to go with eight points in just 13 minutes as Milwaukee hammered the Warriors on the glass 61-37.
The Bucks held the Warriors to just 31.4 percent shooting, including 4-for-31 from 3-point range.