Lonzo Ball put up a triple-double in a bounce-back performance, but the Lakers fell 86-81 Saturday night in a summer league game against the Celtics.
The No. 2 draft pick and former UCLA point guard scored 11 points while racking up 11 rebounds and 11 assists. While he only shot 5-of-13 from the floor (making one of five 3-point attempts), it was a much more encouraging performance than his debut on Friday.
While the spotlight was on Ball, fellow first-round pick Kyle Kuzma also shined in Las Vegas. The former Utah star scored a game-high 31 points on 26 shots, and connected on half of his 10 3-point attempts.
The duo formulated a couple Pac-12 connections in the contest, including this Ball find that led to a transition basket for Kuzma.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 9, 2017
The summer league hype continues on Monday, as Ball faces off against his rival De’Aaron Fox as the Lakers take on the Kings. Fox and his team won the last matchup when Kentucky knocked off UCLA in the Sweet 16.