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Lonzo Ball Won't Play vs. Blazers in NBA Summer League 2017 Championship
Ethan Miller/Getty Images The Lonzo Ball Show is officially over in Las Vegas.
The Los Angeles Lakers' prized first-round pick will not play in Monday's summer league championship game against the Portland Trail Blazers due to a mild calf strain in his right leg, per Lakers sideline reporter Mike Trudell. Ball, 19, went down with calf stiffness in Sunday night's 108-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks in their semifinals matchup. The injury held him out of the final quarter-and-a-half of an otherwise superb 16-point, 10-assist performance, but he seemed optimistic about playing in the title game. "This is the first time my calf got tight," Ball told reporters. "Just being cautious. I wanted to get back out there, but the training staff is going to take care of me and I will be with them tonight and tomorrow and hope I can get back out there tomorrow." While there is some level of pride in winning a summer league championship, it's understandable the Lakers don't want to risk any aggravation.
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