Clarkson’s game winning tip gives Lakers 1st win in Summer League

It took 3 games but the Lakers finally registered their first win in Summer League play and it came in dramatic fashion. The Lakers down by 1 in overtime with 6.1 seconds go the entire length of the floor, get the ball in the hands of Julius Randle whose 5 foot shot hits the front of rim, but Jordan Clarkson is there to tip in the miss at the buzzer, giving the Lakers an, 89-88, victory over the Golden State Warriors.

The win put the Lakers’ Summer League record at 1-2 and the loss is the first for the Warriors in 17 games in Summer League play.

The Lakers were led in scoring by 2nd round pick, Jordon Clarkson, who finished with 19 points. Clarkson has been stellar thus far in 3 games, leading the team in scoring with 18.7 points per game and averaging 4.3 rebounds per game as well.

The Lakers went to Randle often in the game but he struggled with ball security, committing 5 turnovers. Randle operated mainly from the wing and elbow area all game long, looking to face up and drive. Randle finished with 14 points and 4 rebounds.

Justin Holiday led all scorers in the game with 26 on 9 for 18 shooting, also added 2 steals and 2 blocks for a great all around game.

The Lakers will have to wait to learn when they play their next game as Summer League pool plays comes to an end and tournament play begins on Wednesday.

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