The Los Angeles Lakers got their first real taste of Lonzo Ball dominating a game of basketball as the No. 2 pick led the purple and gold to an exciting 103-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Ball did it all, scoring, passing, defending and getting to the free-throw line.
Ball made his mark on the game immediately, dishing four quick assists to start the night and ended the first quarter with six dimes in the bag. It was the most complete game yet from Ball, showcasing he can, in fact, score the basketball.
He dropped a game-high and new personal summer league high with 36 points, leading the Lakers’ late charge in a game that as a back-and-forth one-possession game in the final minutes.
Ball’s triple-double in Game 2 was impressive, but this was a statement game after mixed results and sitting out against the Sacramento Kings. Ball finished with a double-double, tacking 11 assist, eight boards and five steals in his first win as a Laker.
Kyle Kuzma came up big on the defensive side of the ball down the stretch, picking up guards and locking them down with his size and athleticism. There was a notable string of defensive possessions here from Kuzma.
Lonzo played his most impressive stretch as a Laker and found his way into the win column in memorable fashion.