NBA Summer League: Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball exits semifinal game with calf injury

What was figuring to be Lonzo Ball's best game of the summer came to an abrupt halt Sunday night. After a brilliant first half (14 points, 10 assists, no turnovers), Ball was removed from the game and later helped to the locker room in the third quarter with right calf tightness.

Ball returned to the bench, but the Lakers cautiously held him out for the rest of the team's 108-98 victory over the Mavs. Ball finished with 16 points, 10 assists, four rebounds and no turnovers in 21 minutes.

It was Ball's third game in four nights after missing last Monday's matchup with the Kings because of a groin injury. The Lakers will face the Trail Blazers in the Las Vegas championship game on Monday night, but it's possible that Ball might not be on the court if Magic Johnson and the rest of the front office play it safe.

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