John Jenkins, Dennis Schröder struggle in Bakersfield loss

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

John Jenkins and Dennis Schröder had up and down games as Bakersfield Jam dropped their second straight to Santa Cruz.

John Jenkins and Dennis Schröder turned in a lukewarm performance in Bakersfield's 112-106 loss to the Santa Cruz Warriors. The Jam were outscored 46-26 in the final quarter as the Warriors hand them their second defeat.

The most concerning part of Jenkins night is his continued transformation from an efficient shooter to a volume scorer. Jenkins finished with a team-high 18 points but was just 6-18 from the field and 2-10 from three-point range. He did escape without a turnover in 38 minutes while finishing with four rebounds and three assists.

No doubt Jenkins  is getting featured by the Jam's coaching staff and it is natural for an NBA player to try and do too much but with Jenkins' strength always being his shot his continued shooting struggles are concerning. Jenkins is now shooting 42 percent from the field in four games in the D-League but is at just 22 percent from deep going 6-27.

Dennis Schröder had a similar game in many respects. He finished with 16 points and nine assists but was just 2-8 from the field and committed six turnovers. He did get to the free throw line regularly going 12-15 but neither guy looks like they are getting in much of a groove.

For the Jam, Damion James chipped in 17 off the bench while James Nunnally added 16. Brian Butch logged another double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds.

Seth Curry led the Warriors with 25 points while Kiwi Gardner and William Buford finished with 23 and 20 respectively.

If you missed the game you can watch a replay here:

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