Cotton came off the bench to make 7 of 11 field goals, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range. The Hawks (2-0) also got double-digits from Lamar Patterson (16 points), Kevin Pangos (12), Brandon Ashley (11) and Edy Tavares (10). DeAndre’ Bembry finished with seven points, seven assists and six rebounds. He was a plus-19.
“He was big for us,” Hawks assistant and summer league coach Taylor Jenkins said of Cotton. “His ability to score, and you don’t see it in the box score, but what he also does on defense. He played a long stretch there and was competing. It was huge lift for us off the bench.”