Lonzo Ball's roller-coaster rookie season gives Lakers reason for optimism — and concern

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Lonzo Ball's roller-coaster rookie season gives Lakers reason for optimism — and concern
Lonzo Ball's roller-coaster rookie season gives Lakers reason for optimism — and concern

For three straight minutes, Lonzo Ball had the Knicks eating out of the palm of his hand. The score was tied at the midpoint of the third quarter. Ball was having a quiet performance to that point of the game, but a turnover by Jarrett Jack ignited a personal 7-0 scoring run. It began with Ball running the full length of the court and throwing down a one-handed alley-oop from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. He then made Jack pay for going under a Brook Lopez screen by draining a deep 3-pointer, only to follow it up by making Jack pay for going over a Lopez screen by attacking the basket and weaving his way around Enes Kanter for a smooth layup. The fact that Ball didn't score another point in the quarter

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