The Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 77-71 in the Las Vegas Summer League opener for both teams Friday at Thomas and Mack Center.

In a back-and-forth affair that saw 13 lead changes, 13 ties and each team win two quarters, the Clippers pulled to within one on two Sindarius Thornwell free throws with 52 seconds remaining. That’s as close as Los Angeles would get, however, as the Warriors scored the next five points, the dagger coming on a Josh Magette 3-pointer with 10 seconds left.
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Both teams shot less than 35 percent from the field, but Golden State hit 35.7 http://www.officialpacersonlineshops.com/Authentic-Cory-Joseph-Jersey percent from 3-point range compared to the Clippers’ 26.9 percent. Los Angeles kept it close with a plus-12 rebounding margin.

However, moving Walker presents obstacles. A star player on an expiring contract has proved to have less value unless there is a long-term commitment given to the acquiring team. While extension-eligible, Walker can receive only a 120 percent increase from his current deal, and a $14.4 million starting salary is a non-starter.

Kevin Love is on this list and our potential extension list. Love can opt out of his $25.6 million player option and become a free agent in 2019. The forward, who turns 30 this September, is not guaranteed to get more than that on the market next summer.

In addition, Wojnarowski writes on ESPN.com that the Rockets will be a premium consideration for Anthony’s services — whenever he does part ways with the Thunder:

The Rockets have lost Mbah a Moute, 31, and Trevor Ariza and plan to ramp up a pursuit Womens Cory Joseph Jersey of Carmelo Anthony once he becomes available after a trade and buyout or waive and stretch with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told ESPN.

The Thunder could waive and stretch Anthony’s $27.9 million salary, saving the franchise $107 million in salary and tax, within the next seven to 10 days if they are unable to find a trade partner, league sources said. The Rockets will be a premium consideration for Anthony, along with the Miami Heat, league sources said.

Undoubtedly, the Rockets’ losses in the frontcourt Cedric Ogbuehi Womens Jersey in free agency has created a sense of urgency for Houston to patch some of those holes. Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Rockets’ interest in Anthony — as well as in some other current free agents — is real:

The Rockets remain optimistic they can sign 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony when he becomes a free agent, two http://www.officialbengalsfootballstore.com/YOUTH+CEDRIC+OGBUEHI+JERSEY individuals with knowledge of the team’s thinking said. But with Mbah a Moute and Ariza gone from a team that improved to sixth in the league defensively, the Rockets likely will seek to sign a young prospect with strong potential on defensive.