Warriors Jordan Poole and Nico Mannion, on their return from the G League bubble, are back precious minutes Thursday’s loss 120-98 For Phoenix Suns.
After playing for the G League competition for weeks and leaving Orlando, Florida as the second-scorer with 22.4 points per game, Paul scored a NBA highest level 26 points in a 10 of 16 shot in 26 minutes.
Ball also took charge in the fourth quarter once the game got out of hand, taking seven shots at eight of the Warriors’ possessions at one point down the span.
Niko Manion He started his first game in the NBA Instead of Steve Curry is resting and playing 31 minutes. The Pick a rookie in the second round He scored nine points in a 3 out of 10 shooting, including 3 out of 5 from a 3-point range. Mannion made six assists, but he also had five turns.
Mannion apparently approached this competition with a passing mentality first, while also showing some gentle defense activity by recording Chris Paul’s theft and guard. Mannion’s minutes will be drastically diminished, but he did well into a lead role in one of the nights when the Warriors were without Carrie, Draymond Green and Kelly Oubre Jr.
Don’t be surprised if Paul and Mannion pay Brad Wanamaker for minutes in the second half of the season.