It was highlighted by a strong performance from second-year forward Brandon Ingram scoring a game-high 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting along with 7-of-8 from the free throw line in 31 minutes played. He was able to get to his spots on the floor while getting to the rim off-the-dribble with consistency and knocked down several jumpers from various spots on the floor.
However, there was a nerve-wracking moment on the final possession in the fourth quarter with Ingram sitting on the floor in pain after missing a free-throw line jumper.
He was then immediately treated by the medical staff and walked off the court on his own will, which effectively ended his night with team president Magic Johnson visibly signaling that notion.
— Fernando Ramirez (@RealFRamirez) July 8, 2017
Following the game, Ingram cleared up the entire situation stating that he suffered a cramp on the last play of the fourth quarter. This eases any tension or concern surrounding the 19-year-old moving forward.
Brandon Ingram said he just has a cramp. He didn't sound concerned
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) July 8, 2017
It will be interesting to see what the Lakers decide to do with Ingram for the rest of Summer League play. The team will take the court once again on Saturday night at 5:30 p.m. against the Boston Celtics.
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