NBA 2K23 Summer League: Lakers win close game against Clippers

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 83-72, in the NBA 2K23 Summer League at Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday.

There were five ties and eight lead changes in this close battle, with neither team leading by more than 12 points. The Lakers finished the game on a 19-7 run in the final seven minutes, completing a 21-10 fourth quarter victory. The Lakers ended up shooting 43% from the field while holding the Clippers to 35% shooting. Additionally, the Lakers outshot the Clippers, 44-34, while outscoring them in the paint, 38-28. They also outscored the Clips in quick points, 18-7.

The Lakers’ top two scorers (1-2) came off the bench, with Mason Jones leading the team with 15 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Javante McCoy totaled 14 points and three boards. Sacha Killeya-Jones led the starters with 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks, while Nate Pierre-Louis contributed 10 points and seven rebounds.

The Clippers (1-1) were led by Brandon Boston Jr., with 15 points and nine rebounds. Jay Scrubb generated 15 points and three boards. Jason Preston had seven points, three rebounds and four assists, while Cameron Reynolds led the bench with eight points, three rebounds and two steals.

On deck for the Clippers is a game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. As for the Lakers, they are out until Friday when they face the New Orleans Pelicans.

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