By Trevor Zickgraf, Project Spurs.com
LAS VEGAS - Game one of the San Antonio Spurs 2012 Summer League is in the books and it was a very successful debut for a couple of players entering their sophomore seasons. Going into Summer League, we knew Kawhi Leonard would be the focal point of the offense, and while it took him a little while to get going, he did not disappoint.
The Spurs other Sophomore, Cory Joseph, came in to Summer League hoping to show he can be a reliable back up to Tony Parker. One game in he also showed a knack for running a team.
A few house keeping items to start off with. The Spurs won 82-76. After a really flat first quarter, the Spurs led for most of the final three quarters. The offense that was run was a paired down version of what's run during the regular season. In fact, it's probably almost exactly what Joseph ran in Austin for half of last season. The first quarter was shaky but Joseph was incredibly aggressive. Joseph finished with 18 points and four assists and showed a much improved jump shot. Summer League Head Coach Jacques Vaughn said he was very pleased with how everyone played considering it was game one and signaled out Leonard and Joseph specifically.
“I think a few guys played really well. I think we competed which is great in Summer League basketball," Vaughn said. "Cory and Kawhi really stepped up and played well.”
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