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Spurs draft picks strong in 106-96 win over Hornets

Johnson, Weatherspoon both score 19, Samanic tallies 16

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LAS VEGAS – The San Antonio Spurs' draft picks are stepping up in the NBA Summer League.

First round selection Keldon Johnson and second round pick Quinndary Weatherspoon each scored 19 points and first-rounder Luka Samanic added 16 to lead the Spurs to a 106-96 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.

Ben Moore scored 17 points and had eight rebounds for the Spurs (1-1), who shot 51 percent from the field.

The Spurs had three picks in the top 49 in the NBA draft and will be counting on them in what is expected to be a highly competitive Western Conference.

Samanic, the 19th overall pick, was 5 of 10 from the field with two 3-pointers and had four rebounds for Spurs Summer League coach Becky Hammon.

The Hornets, who are playing without their first-round pick PJ Washington due to a foot injury, got 23 points and seven rebounds from Miles Bridges, who competed in last year's dunk contest. Cody Martin, the team's second-round pick, had 15 points while Dwayne Bacon and Josh Perkins each added 14 for the Hornets (1-1).