October 14th: In the NBA preseason game, the Warriors defeated the Lakers again 129-125.
After the game, commentator Xu Jingyu commented on Kuminga’s performance: “9 of 12, Kuminga scored 26 points, evolved! Poole left, but young people on the front line quickly replaced him. This is the environment of the Warriors. An excellent team can always breed a steady stream of newcomers. In today’s game, he first deceived James with a fake move when facing the basket, and then dunked with both hands when facing the thick eyebrows. The two hits are really unforgettable. And Kumingjia’s COSCO has become more and more confident in his shooting. He is familiar with three-pointers and mid-range post-ups, and appears to be calm and unhurried. His free throws at critical moments also highlight his natural big heart. He always has a smile on his face, is elegant and calm, adapts to changes, and develops!”
In this game, Kuminga played 27 minutes and 15 seconds, making 9 of 12 shots (3 of 5 three-pointers) and 5 of 7 free throws. He scored a team-high 26 points, plus 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Plus/minus +12.