The Los Angeles Lakers summer league squad is headed to the NBA Summer League semifinals after beating the Brooklyn Nets, 115-106. Vander Blue led the way offensively with 27 points, while Kyle Kuzma followed close behind with 26 points.
Lonzo Ball struggled to hit shots, but still succeeded in facilitating the offense, finishing with 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. After the game, Ball said he didn’t feel like he played well, but it didn’t matter because they got the win.
One thing that was noticeable throughout was that guys started to lose their legs, clearly fatigued after playing six games in such a short span. Although head coach Jud Buechler is well aware his players are tired he has no intention of resting anyone for tomorrow night’s semifinal, despite it being a back-to-back.
If the Lakers win on Sunday night against the Dallas Mavericks, they will play one final game on Monday night to compete for the championship. Check out all of our postgame videos below.
Coach Jud Buechler