The Los Angeles Lakers just refused to go away, unwilling to let their time at Las Vegas Summer League end with a loss. After trailing (by as much as 17!) for most of the game, the team took just their third lead of the game in the fourth quarter, going on a 17-4 run to take control of things and finish their time in the desert with an 84-76 victory, and 3-2 overall.
In his last chance to make an impression on Lakers’ decision-makers — and those around the league — G League veteran Trevelin Queen didn’t waste a second of his time on the floor, making the hustle plays and athletic rim attacks he’s become known for during his time with the Summer Lakers, while also pouring in a team-high 21 points off the bench and serving as a menace in passing lanes. He also grabbed 5 rebounds and 4 steals.
Queen is currently unsigned, but it wouldn’t be a shock to see him get a camp invite — whether with the Lakers or elsewhere — or end up in South Bay.
Vic Law also got nearly every bucket for the Lakers down the stretch, and his 11 points undersell his impact on the end of this game. He also grabbed 9 rebounds.
Current free agent and Lakers champion Devontae Cacok also managed to play 16 minutes despite a head injury that bled so much that it required him to change jerseys in the back and play with a gigantic bandage. Wherever he goes next, no one can say that Cacok isn’t a gamer. He ended the game with 10 points on 4-8 shooting.
For the Warriors, sophomore guard and possible Red Dead Redemption side character Justinian Jessup led the way with 18 points before going cold down the stretch.
This is the last Lakers basketball until the preseason begins in October, and what a way to end it with a fun comeback. It’s been a joy covering this season at this website for all of you fine people, and I hope we can all take some time this offseason to relax a little after quite a two-year run. But until basketball kicks back off, stay tuned to Silver Screen and Roll anyway.
Because games or no games, things are never totally quiet around the Lakers. Good or bad, we’ll have it all covered for you as it happens.