The 19-year-old on Wednesday night led the Lakes past the Philadelphia 76ers 103-102 in Summer League playoff action with a near triple-double performance with a game-high 36 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds along with five steals.
Ball once again put on full display his unique passing ability throughout the night that included six assists in the first quarter. This featured a plethora of impressive passes with two coming from well beyond halfcourt that hit a pair of teammates in stride to the rim.
— Sports Degens (@TheSportsDegens) July 13, 2017
He switched gears in the second half becoming more of a scorer notching 28 points that helped Los Angeles completely erase a 15-point deficit. Ball continually got to the rim in transition and off the pick-and-roll while hitting a pair of 3-poitners in the process.
He was particularly huge down in the final 43 seconds of the fourth quarter that included a three-point play that gave the Lakers a momentary 101-100 lead with 21.2 seconds left. Ivica Zubac would help seal the deal with a pair of free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining in the game.
It was Ball’s strongest performance of the Summer League that made the first player since Hall of Famer Magic Johnson to put up his all-around stat line.
Lonzo Ball tonight: 36 pts, 11 ast, 8 reb, 5 stl; last Laker with 30/10/5/5 in regular-season game was Magic Johnson (Dec. 1987 vs Warriors)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 13, 2017
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