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Lonzo Ball did not play a minute of the fourth quarter within the Los Angeles Lakers‘ 100-93 win over the Phoenix Suns on Monday, nevertheless it apparently had nothing to do together with his Three-for-10 taking pictures evening.
“It is powerful and it is a really feel factor,” Lakers coach Invoice Walton mentioned afterward, per ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk. “(Corey) Brewer and (Jordan) Clarkson have been each unimaginable tonight … clearly Zo’s skill to play the sport and run that time spot for us – there have been a pair instances I used to be one play away from placing him again in, and a type of guys would make a play.”
Clarkson and Brewer mixed for 38 factors off the bench. In consequence, Ball did not sound involved.
“We bought the win, all the things labored out, so I bought no complaints and (Clarkson) was scorching,” the rookie added. “I might have rolled with him, too.”
The fourth-quarter benching got here after Ball had one in all his greatest outings as a professional in Saturday’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, registering his first NBA triple-double and taking pictures 7-of-12 from the ground. Nonetheless, that was one in all solely two video games during which Ball has shot above 45 p.c up to now. Total, he is at 33.Three p.c by way of 14 video games, which incorporates beneath 29 p.c from deep.