Second-round draft pick Keita Bates-Diop scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves in a 103-92 victory over Toronto on Sunday in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Bates-Diop, the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year, also had two assists, two blocks and a steal. He shot 6-for-14 from the field and 3-for-6 on three-pointers. This came after he went only 3-for-10 from the field Friday in his first Summer League game.
“I definitely felt more comfortable than the first game,” Bates-Diop said to NBA.com. “Kind of got the jitters out, so I felt good this game.”
Rookie Josh Okogie, the Wolves’ first-round pick at No. 20, finished with 16 points, four rebounds and two steals.
Amile Jefferson finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds, his second consecutive double-double for the Wolves (1-1). Jordan Loyd led Toronto (0-2) with 17 points.
The Wolves play again Monday, at 10 p.m. against Brooklyn. The game will be shown on ESPNU.
• Former Gophers golfer Erik van Rooyen tied for fourth in the PGA European Tour’s Irish Open in Donegal, closing with a 2-over-par 74. Van Rooyen finished two strokes out of first place. Russell Knox beat Ryan Fox with a 40-foot putt on the first playoff hole.
• Jess Doin Time, bred in Minnesota by Tom Pouliot, won the $146,400 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity by three-quarters of a length at Canterbury Park. Jess Doin Time, ridden by Julian Serrano and trained by Jason Olmstead, was the only state-bred in the field of 10 and became the third 2-year-old quarter horse foaled in Minnesota to win the 350-yard race in its 31-year history. The Northlands offers the biggest quarter horse purse of the racetrack’s 70-day season.
• Lincoln, lifted by seven hits and four RBI from the bottom four batters in its lineup, beat the St. Paul Saints 6-3 in Midway Stadium.