Rookie Kyle Kuzma poured in 30 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 110-98 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in the final of Las Vegas Summer League.
Kuzma caught fire, connecting on 11-of-16 from the field and 6-of-10 from three-point land.
Caleb Swanigan led Portland with 25 points,12 rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 18, 2017
The rest of the Lakers followed Kuzma’s lead as they shot a scorching 61.5% from the field and 58.3% form the three-point line. Guards Matt Thomas and Vander Blue added 23 and 20 points respectively.
Lonzo Ball sat out the game with a calf strain after being named Summer League MVP.
The game stayed close through three quarters, before Kuzma beat the buzzer with this momentum shifting three.
— NBA (@NBA) July 18, 2017
That shot gave LA a five-point lead, before they opened the fourth on an 8-0 run to seize control of the game.