Lonzo Ball records triple-double in summer-league game

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The rookie point guard has been limited since suffering a left ankle injury in an Oct. 2 preseason loss to the Nuggets.

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The rookie point guard has been limited since suffering a left ankle injury in an Oct. 2 preseason loss to the Nuggets.

Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball rebounded from a poor summer-league debut to record a triple-double Saturday against the Celtics.

Ball, who never had a triple-double at UCLA, scored 11 points with 11 rebounds and 11 assists in an 86-81 loss.

The final score doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. The most important aspect from the game was Ball's ability to run an NBA offense while pitching in on defense as well.

Ball, drafted No. 2 overall in last month's draft, enters the NBA with lofty expectations thanks to his talent, not to mention his outspoken father. Time will tell if he can live up to them, but it will be fun watching his career progress.

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