Former Virginia basketball star Kyle Guy scored 10 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:28 remaining, in his professional debut to help the Sacramento Kings defeat the Golden State Warriors, 81-77, on Monday during the opening day of the California Classic NBA Summer League event in Sacramento.
Guy, who taken with the 55th overall pick in the recent NBA Draft by the New York Knicks and then dealt to the Kings, went 4-for-7 from the field and 2-for-5 from 3-point range in 24 minutes of action. The former Cavalier also had two rebounds and one assist.
His biggest shot of the night came with 2:28 to go, when he ran off a screen and sank a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give the Kings a 74-71 lead. Sacramento never trailed again.
Guy got off to a rocky start, committing turnovers on the Kings’ first two possessions, but settled in quickly after that, scoring seven points in the second quarter, including a smooth 3-pointer from the right wing that gave Sacramento a 32-30 lead with 5:58 to go in the first half.
Guy was one of four Kings who scored in double figures. Wenyen Gabriel led the way with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Semaj Christon added 13 points, while Hollis Thompson chipped 11 points.
Guy and the Kings will be back in action on Tuesday night against the Miami Heat at 11 p.m. Eastern. The game will be broadcast on NBATV and ESPN3.com.