Sport NBA Summer League: Clippers spoil Lonzo Ball's debut with Lakers

07:15  08 july  2017
07:15  08 july  2017 Source:   FOXSports

For new Lakers duo Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, summer league a preview of future

  For new Lakers duo Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, summer league a preview of future It's only the NBA summer league, but rising Lakers stars Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram take the court together for the first time Friday.Sure, it's only an NBA Summer League game, something only die-hard fans care much about, but when the Lakers' team face the Clippers, all eyes will be on rookie Lonzo Ball.

Lonzo Ball struggled in his first NBA Summer League game. He tallied five assists, three turnovers and four fouls as the Lakers blew a double-digit lead and lost to the Clippers in overtime, 96-93.

If all goes well on Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers will be able to go to Las Vegas for the NBA Summer League this weekend with Lonzo Ball having signed his rookie contract making him eligible to play.

  NBA Summer League: Clippers spoil Lonzo Ball's debut with Lakers © Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Lonzo Ball’s NBA debut was less than memorable.

The former UCLA star managed to score five points and dish out five assists, but committed three turnovers in 32 minutes of play.

Thanks to the solid play of Brice Johnson (23 points, seven rebounds, three blocks) and Sindarius Thornwell (26 points), the Clippers won their NBA Summer League debut over the Lakers in overtime, 96-93 on Friday in Las Vegas.

Johnson also traded Lonzo Ball to a ‘welcome to the NBA’ moment …

Can’t wait to watch these two teams in the regular season! Should be a little bit entertaining.

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