Lakers’ Lonzo Ball bounces back with triple-double in second Summer League game

So … maybe this Lonzo Ball kid will be decent after all.

Following a horrific NBA Summer League debut Friday in which he made 2 of 15 shots, and only 1 of 11 3-pointers, Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball put up a triple-double in an 86-81 loss to the Celtics on Saturday.

Ball finished with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Lakers fell to 0-2 in Las Vegas, and scored his final points of the night on a coast-to-coast transition dunk (aided by some non-existent Celtics defense).

Here are a few takeaways from Ball’s bounce-back performance.

Now that’s more like it

Ball was as advertised in his second game, pushing the tempo from the start and pulling off some nifty passes. He had a couple no-look dump-offs for layups in the first half, and sent the sell-out crowd at the Thomas Mack Center into a frenzy with a one-handed bounce pass to Kyle Kuzma from well behind the 3-point line.

Ball’s playmaking didn’t appear to suffer despite the absence of Brandon Ingram, who played brilliantly in the Lakers’ loss on Friday. Ball managed to elevate his teammates, which is what the Lakers brought him in to do.

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