The Golden State Warriors handled the Miami Heat 79-68 on Monday night in the opening matchup of the California Classic.

The Warriors were paced by 19 points and 11 rebounds from Kendrick Nunn, while Damian Jones and Jordan Howard added 14 and 12 points, respectively. Jones also had eight rebounds and an assist but picked up eight fouls in less than 25 minutes of action. Jordan Bell, who played key minutes in the playoffs off the bench for the Warriors, had four points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and five fouls in 29 minutes.
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Miami struggled from the field all night, shooting just 29.3 percent as a team, including 22.6 percent (7-of-31) from deep. Derrick Jones, Jr. was the lone bright spot, as he led all scorers with 24 points, to go with 11 boards. Bam Adebayo, last year’s first-round pick, finished with 14 points, but eight of those came at the free throw line (8-11 FT), as he went just 3-of-13 from the floor. Former Michigan standout Derrick Walton, Jr. was 1-of-12 shooting, including 0-of-9 from beyond the arc.

Gray quickly Womens Devin Harris Jersey disposed of Betts and Andrew Benintendi to open the game, but a well-placed grounder by Martinez sparked a big first inning. After Martinez’s infield single, Mitch Moreland’s walk and Xander Bogaerts’ single, Gray floated a waist-high 1-2 curveball that Devers lofted just over the left-field wall. It was Devers’ second career slam — both this season — and his 14th homer of the year.

Charlotte then played their best defensive quarter coming out of intermission, limiting the Thunder to 15 points and gaining a three-point advantage of their own in the process during the third. That set up a highly competitive final quarter, one which the Hornets narrowly escaped from a with a one-point win.

The Thunder’s Delanie Walker Authentic Jersey 43.6 percent success rate from the field was markedly better than the Hornets’ 36.6 percent figure.

Rashawn Thomas led the way for the Thunder with 23 points. Dakari Johnson followed with 20 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. PJ Dozier contributed 12 points, six rebounds and one assist. Daniel Hamilton generated an 11-point, 12-rebound double-double that also included eight assists and one steal. Terrance Ferguson turned in seven points, five rebounds and two assists.

Malik Monk led a talented Hornets squad that boasts a solid amount of NBA experience with 23 points, complementing them with two assists, one rebound and two steals. Willy Hernangomez generated a 16-point, 14-rebound double-double that also included two assists and two blocks.