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military helicoptersBall Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 94 83 in tournament play on Thursday. A night after a 36 point, eight rebound, 11 assist performance, Ball had 16 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds against Cleveland.
Thursday winners advanced to the quarterfinal round on Saturday with Portland playing San Antonio, Miami facing Memphis, Dallas against Boston and the Lakers meeting Brooklyn.
Ball created quite a sensation Wednesday when, instead of his own ZO2 shoes, which sell for $495 under his family independent fashion line Big Baller Brand, he wore Nike Kobe AD sneakers. Ball kept people guessing Thursday when he jogged onto the court in a pair of James Harden signature Adidas.
Baller Brand, you got freedom to do whatever you want, Ball said on the ESPN broadcast after the game. showcasing that. showed off the gifted passing skills that president of basketball operations Magic Johnson coveted before the draft. He tossed alley oop passes, outlets for dunks,
kick outs for jumpers and nifty passes in traffic. It was the third straight game of double digit assists for Ball.
Fellow first round draft pick Kyle Kuzma continued his strong summer with 20 points and a nail in the coffin 3 pointer with 1:00 left off an assist by Ball to go up 90 81. The 2016 17 NBA Development League MVP Vander Blue finished with 18 points for the Lakers (3 2).
Point guard Kay Felder carried Cleveland (3 1) with 25 points.
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SPURS 86, PELICANS 81
Bryn Forbes, the summer league leading scorer, continued his summer onslaught with 29 points and five assists in the Spurs victory.
The Spurs guard has been a terror for opposing teams as San Antonio improved to 3 1 in Vegas. Forbes began the day averaging a summer league high 29.3 points in the first three games after going undrafted in 2016. The former Michigan State Spartan knocked down a crossover, pull up 3 pointer from the top of the arc to give the Spurs an 81 78 lead with 1:02 remaining in the game. San Antonio never trailed again.
Derrick White, the former Division II player who went No. 29 in the 2017 draft, finished with 15 points.
Pelicans (1 4) guard Quinn Cook cooled off with a team high 16 points and seven assists after averaging 21.8 points in his first four games.
CELTICS 93, WARRIORS 69
The Celtics led from start to finish and simply ran the Warriors off the court with a 20 5 first quarter. Boston (4 0) didn play, or miss, the last two No. 3 picks in the draft in Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. Jabari Bird, a 2017 second round pick, took advantage of the opening with 17 points on 8 for 10 shooting. Ante Zizic, the 2016 No. 23 overall pick,
has gained steam as the summer league has progressed. He had a double double with 14 points and 10 rebounds to go with three blocks. Forward Rosco Allen scored 18 off the bench.