The big question is whether Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball will suit up and play. The No. 2 overall pick from UCLA suffered an injured right calf and sat most of the second half in the team’s 108-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.
But outside of Ball — who could be named the summer league MVP — the Lakers have also received strong contributions from rookie Kyle Kuzma (Utah) and experienced guard Vander Blue (Marquette). Kuzma led Los Angeles with 24 points on Sunday and made several key plays down the stretch to help fend off the Mavericks, who almost rallied from a 26-point deficit.
Caleb Swanigan (Purdue) has been a machine on both ends of the floor for Portland in this year’s Summer League. Zach Collins, a Bishop Gorman graduate, has sat the last three games with an injured quad during the Trail Blazers’ run. Will the 7-foot big man return for the championship and play in front of the hometown crowd?
At Thomas & Mack
Portland vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 7 p.m. (Lakers -3½, 181½)
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