With Giannis Antetokounmpo flying out to join the Greek National Team, the pressure was on Jabari Parker, the Bucks first round draft pick, to step up.
Golden State, the reigning Summer League champions, had no draft picks in this year’s draft and are not in the development stage as a team, like the Bucks are.
Parker was the stand out player in this game, showing off his great scoring ability. For a 19-year-old rookie, he has a wide assortment of offensive moves and he was able to show this off in this game.
He took players off the dribble. He was able to take players onto the low block and score. Another area that stood out in Parker’s game was his rebounding.
Golden State had no individual standout players, and were being dominated throughout the game, and at one stage they were down by 30 points.
The Warriors were able to rally back by the fourth quarter and cut the Bucks lead down to four points through the energy of Kiwi Gardner and the outside shooting of Tyrus McGee who scored nine points in 11 minutes.
But Parker answered every time in stopping the Warriors comeback finishing with 20 points and 15 rebounds leading the Bucks to a 79 – 74 win.