PHOENIX — In his second NBA game, Lonzo Ball earned his first victory and almost got a triple-double to boot.
Ball, the No. 2 overall draft pick who doesn’t turn 20 until next Friday, had 29 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 132-130 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
“The last game I shot six shots,” he said. “That didn’t work out so well. Figured I’d try something else.”
So he took 27 shots and made 12, finishing 4 of 9 on 3-pointers to go with his cache of assists and rebounds.
Ball’s career high in college was 24 points during his lone season at UCLA.
“Everything is progress from our first game, but … 132 points is way too many.” — Devin Booker after #Suns’ 132-130 loss to the #Lakers. pic.twitter.com/Pa8R8FUUFP
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