Kiwi Tai Webster makes his mark for Golden State Warriors in NBA Summer League
Tai Webster has made his presence felt in the NBA Summer League, making the most of a significant jump in game time to help the Golden State Warriors to victory over the LA Clippers.
Handed a start by the Warriors, the 22-year-old scored 12 points in 21 minutes on the court as they overpowered the Clippers 109-100 in Las Vegas.
Along with older brother Corey, Webster is hoping to pick up a spot on a pre-season roster but had found opportunities hard to come by in the NBA's development tournament.
He had failed to make a field goal in his first three games, averaging just 8.7 minutes, 1.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists.
But he broke his drought with the Warriors' opening basket and went on to produce a solid performance, shooting six of 10 from the floor as well as one highlight reel block.
It comes after Corey Webster recorded his best performance of the tournament on Friday, with eight points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals from his 21 minutes on court for the Dallas Mavericks.
Tai Webster gets the start for the Warriors, puts up 12 points (6/10 FG) in 21 minutes, plus this block. pic.twitter.com/QLvI1XSniW— NZhoops (@NZ_hoops) July 15, 2017
Webster was the Warriors' third-highest scorer, although he was some way behind Dylan Ennis, who was near-unstoppable on the way to dropping a career-high 35 points.
Ennis, who played for the Thunder in the Orlando Summer League before joining the Warriors, poured in 23 points in 12 first-half minutes, including six of his eight 3-pointers. He previously had 21 points over five games in Las Vegas.