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0-1, 3rd in Pacific
Booker goes airborne,lands hard on his back (0:25)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball is out here throwing Vegas-like passes. He grabbed a defensive rebound under the basket and immediately fired a rim-to-rim pass to a streaking Corey Brewer, who was blocked from behind on his dunk attempt. Later, Ball stole a pass on the far right corner by the sideline and in one motion flung a pass up and across the court to Brewer but couldn't get the ball ahead of Brewer resulting in a turnover. Still, these were the types of passes Ball delivered at the Las Vegas summer league where he was MVP and rebounded from a poor debut.

Ball drops dime to Kuzma (0:19)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Devin Booker took a really hard spill after attempting a driving dunk while being blocked and fouled by Brook Lopez. He landed on his hip area but got up and remains in the game.

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Walton: I thought Lonzo played fine in debut

Lonzo Ball struggled in his first official game with the Lakers, but head coach Luke Walton said his celebrated rookie point guard "was fine" and had a good learning experience.

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It's early but Lonzo Ball looks quicker and more assertive than in his debut. He's clapping for the ball when he doesn't have it and he's looking to push even more than his debut. Obviously not having Patrick Beverley hounding him helps.

Ingram slams home transition dunk (0:13)

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One game after he started, Luol Deng is inactive tonight against Phoenix. Luke Walton says he is making changes to his starting lineup and rotation.

Elhassan: Lonzo Ball playing 'soft' (1:21)

HQ reacts to Marshawn Lynch charging the field.

Dan Le Batard, Papi, and Katie Nolan react to Marshawn Lynch charging the field during last night's TNF action, question if the Chiefs are out of gas, discuss Beverley vs. Ball and more.


Lonzo, Rockets, Thunder and lottery reform

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Jackie MacMullan chat about Lonzo (and LaVar's) NBA debut with the Lakers (4:00), first thoughts on the Rockets (14:55) and Thunder (23:45) and Mark Cuban's proposed lottery reforms (39:20).

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The Undefeated

50 greatest players remix: Kobe Bryant

It's been 20 years since the NBA announced its 50 greatest players at the 1997 All-Star game, and the last two decades have brought some changes to the list.

NBA legends weigh in on Lonzo's debut (1:53)
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When will Lonzo breakout?

Lonzo Ball had a tough time creating offense in his Lakers debut, and it likely won't get any easier over his next few games. Bledsoe averaged two steals per game last season, Holiday and Lowry ranked among the top four PGs in Defensive Real Plus-Minus last season, Wall is a former All-Defensive team selection and Rubio's 2.1 steals per game ranks among the top 15 ever.

Max not sold on players targeting Lonzo (1:58)
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No magic in Lonzo debut

When Lonzo Ball took the floor for his Lakers debut on Thursday night, he likely didn't imagine that Clippers PG Patrick Beverly would spoil it.

Stephen A. watched the Lakers in disbelief (1:11)
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Relive Lonzo Ball's NBA debut

Rookie Lonzo Ball managed just three points in his first game as a Laker. Take a look at how it all unfolded in a loss to the Clippers.

Lonzo dealing with the fallout from LaVar's words (1:39)
Lonzo disappoints in anticipated NBA debut (0:55)
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LaVar Ball retorts: 'Who is Patrick Beverley?'

LaVar Ball fired back at Patrick Beverley after the Clippers guard shouted an obscenity as he walked into the locker room that seemed to be aimed at Lonzo Ball.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LaVar Ball and Lonzo Ball doing what is their routine and having a post-game chat. LaVar Ball says he noticed how the arena was still full in the fourth even as the Lakers were getting blown out and that his son has authored a few stirring comebacks of his own although the Lakers held the rookie out of the fourth with a game to play in Phoenix on Friday.

LaVar's comments have Stephen A. in disbelief (0:47)

Team Stats

Points Per Game92.026th
Rebounds Per Game52.0Tied-3rd
Assists Per Game21.0Tied-19th
Points Allowed108.018th

Team History


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