Lakers news: Brandon Ingram says he suffered a cramp in right leg

The second-year forward suffered a cramp late in the fourth quarter of Friday’s Summer League opener.

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The Los Angeles Lakers begun Summer League play on Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers that saw them fall short in overtime. 

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. 

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.

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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Bob Garcia IV

Staff Writer at Sports Out West
Bob Garcia IV is a sports journalist from Southern California. He's currently the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. He is also currently covering the NBA and NFL for ClutchPoints. He was previously the beat writer for LA Rams Report for Scout.com, which is a website dedicated to covering the Rams. Lastly, he was a reporter for the award-winning newspaper, The Daily Sundial, at California State University, Northridge. You can follow him on Twitter, @BGarciaivsports.


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