Vegas Play of the Day: Lakers vs. Sixers in NBA Summer League

Jul 14, 2017, 00:37
Vegas Play of the Day: Lakers vs. Sixers in NBA Summer League

Furkan Korkmaz outplayed his Summer League so far, and really put on a highlight real show especially with the way he wheeled-and-dealed the ball. Ivica Zubac added 21 points and rookie forward Kyle Kuzma, who also sat out Monday's game (cramps), added 13 points and 12 rebounds.

The Los Angeles Lakers got their first real taste of 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. And his choice of sneaker is drawing nearly as much attention as his performance. But for some rookies, like Lonzo Ball, it's an even better time to dissect their choices in fashion-like when Ball chose to wear Nike's over his signature Big Baller Brand kicks on Wednesday. This time around, Lonzo still looked to distribute, tallying 11 assists to go along with eight rebounds.

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"Um, you know, Mamba mentality", Ball said when asked why he wore Nike. Then he brought the Lakers back from a 15-point deficit to claim a spot in the round of 16 on Thursday against No. 2 seed Cleveland. "Thought I'd switch it up".

Ball was a big part of the comeback, but he was not the only Lakers player to do well tonight.

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According to CBS Sports, one of Ball's faults in his first couple of games was that he was too unselfish. If Ball and his teammates perform as they did tonight, they will be very hard to beat. "It was about the team", said Ball, who nonetheless expressed displeasure over his errors. Ball did it all, scoring, passing, defending, and getting to the free-throw line. He was 12-of-22 from the field, but just 3-of-10 from three-point range.

We've entered the fourth season of the annual South Point-lined Play of the Day competition, effective July 1.

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