Cotton leads five double-digit scorers in Hawks win

Bryce Cotton scored 21 points to lead five Hawks players in double-digit scoring in an 88-80 victory over the Wizards in Las Vegas Summer League action Sunday.

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.”

The Hawks led by as many as 18 points in the win.

The Wizards (1-1) were led by Kelly Oubre Jr. with 21 points, Michael Eric with 20 points and Jarell Eddie with 19 points. The three accounted for 60 of the Wizards’ 80 points.

The Hawks will conclude the opening round of the tournament against the Nets on Monday (4:30 p.m. ET).

The Hawks’ summer league roster is down to 14 players after Malcolm Thomas left the team. He did not play in the Hawks’ league-opening win Friday.

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