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Lonzo Ball leaves summer league playoffs with calf tightness

Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball shoots over Los Angeles Clippers' Brice Johnson (10) during overtime of an NBA summer league basketball game, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
AP Photo/John Locher

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball exited from Sunday night’s Summer League semifinals game against the Dallas Mavericks with right calf tightness. He was reportedly available if needed off the bench.

UPDATE: Per ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk, Lonzo will get treatment on his calf and hopes to play in the Las Vegas Summer League final on Monday.

Ball recorded his fourth double-double of the Summer League on Sunday in the first half alone, totaling 14 points and 10 assists, including a home run pass that landed in the hands of Kyle Kuzma for a jam.

At the time of his departure, Ball had moved his total up to 16 points and was shooting 5-for-7 from the floor overall, including 2-for-3 from 3-point range. In addition to his 10 assists, he had grabbed four rebounds and was yet to record a turnover.

Taken with the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of UCLA, Ball has become such a sensation that he has turned the summer league into the modern-day version of the Lake Show. From what shoes he would be donning on any given night, to the 36-point game, to the triple-double, Ball has become a must-see attraction, even before he takes to the court in a regulation NBA game.

It’s unclear at this point whether or not Ball will be available to play in Monday night’s Summer League Championship (which features the No. 16 vs. No. 15 seed) against the Portland Trail Blazers, if the Lakers are able to hold onto their 17-point lead they had entering the fourth quarter.

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