Blazers vs. Lakers: Live Updates, Score and Highlights for 2017 NBA Las Vegas Summer League


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Andy Bailey

Behind 30 points and 10 rebounds from Kyle Kuzma, the Los Angeles Lakers won the 2017 NBA Summer League championship game, 110-98, over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kuzma finished his summer averaging 21.9 points and took home the MVP for the championship game. His teammates, Lonzo Ball, sat out Monday's game but won MVP honors for the entire league. Next up for the Lakers is some time off before training camps in October, where rookies like Ball and Kuzma should have a little extra confidence thanks to their play in Vegas.

  1. July 18, 2017
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    Lakers 110, Blazers 98 — Final

    The Lakers and Blazers game is wrapped. Scroll below for updates.

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    Kuzma Leads Lakers to Summer League Title

    Kuzma Leads Lakers to Summer League Title
    Lakers vs Trail Blazers 7-17-2017

    Kuzma Leads Lakers to Summer League Title

    Paul Kasabian
    via Bleacher Report
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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    HIGHLIGHTS: Kyle Kuzma finishes with 30 points, 10 rebounds, and a nice piece of hardware as the Championship Game MVP #LakersSummer

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  6. July 18, 2017
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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Thirty points. Ten Rebounds. Six 3-pointers. @kylekuzma, have yourself a championship game!

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma leads the way a 30-point double-double, while Matt Thomas (23 pts) and Vander Blue (20 pts) also step up for the #LakeShow

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    Trail Blazers @trailblazers

    good game, @lakers

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    Lonzo Who?

    Lakers 108, Blazers 96 — 0:39 left in the fourth quarter

    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Nice fill-in work from 2-way player Alex Caruso in Lonzo’s absence: 13 points, 9 assists, 7 boards, 1 steal, 1 block and some tough D.

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    Daggers from Downtown

    Lakers 106, Blazers 94 — 0:45 left in the fourth quarter

    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Matt Thomas connects again from way downtown, making him a perfect 5 for 5 from deep tonight #LakersSummer (📺: @SpectrumSN & ESPN)

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    May Not Be Enough

    Lakers 104, Blazers 94 — 0:51.5 left in the fourth quarter


    .@calebswanigan50 (22 PTS, 12 REB, 7 AST) is keeping the @trailblazers in reach as we near the end of #NBASummer

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    Tough to Keep Up with This

    Lakers 102, Blazers 91 — 2:37 left in the fourth quarter

    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Matt Thomas with the Lakers' 14th triple of the night! 3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣ Lakers lead 102-90 with 2:51 remaining!

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    NBA Summer League @NBASummerLeague

    30 points.

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    Lakers Keep Raining Threes

    Every time it looks like Portland might get a little traction, L.A. drills a three. The last two were from Wear and Thomas. Thomas is a ridiculous 5-of-5 from deep tonight.

    Lakers 102, Blazers 90 — 2:51 left in the fourth quarter

    NBA @NBA

    Poetry in motion... @kylekuzma beats the buzzer for the @Lakers! #NBASummer #PhantomCam

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    The Blazers Are Hanging Just Close Enough to Make L.A. Work

    The Lakers' run made this a double-digit game, but it's been back and forth since then. Teams are exchanging haymakers now.

    Lakers 99, Blazers 90 — 3:54 left in the fourth quarter

    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Lakers lead by 11 after another bucket by Zubac. We've got five minutes left in this one. 📺: @SpectrumSN, @spectdeportes and ESPN

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    Yep, They Got That One Wrong

    It's hard to argue Kuzma hasn't been one of the five best players here. He's up to 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting tonight. And that's without Ball playing. Detractors were saying Kuzma's numbers might've been inflated because of Ball's passing.

    Lakers 94, Blazers 85 — 5:53 left in the fourth quarter

    Larry Nance Jr @Larrydn22

    2nd team.... LOL #Kuzzzzzzzz🔥🔥

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    L.A.'s Taking Over!

    Fueled by Kyle Kuzma's incredible scoring, the Lakers have seized control of this one.

    Lakers 90, Blazers 79 — 8:02 left in the fourth quarter

    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers


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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Kuzma extends the lead with a third quarter buzzer-beater #LakersSummer (📺: @SpectrumSN & ESPN)

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    Trail Blazers @trailblazers

    we've got a good 10 minutes* of fight left *or more, if needed

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    And This Guy Was on the All Summer League 2nd Team?

    Lakers 81, Blazers 79 — 0:03.6 left in the third quarter

    Synergy Sports Tech @SynergySST

    Kyle Kuzma is shooting an eFG% of 78% in transition and 76% on spot up jumpers in the half court for the @Lakers in the @NBASummerLeague

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    🎥: @LakersReporter​ catches up with @ZO2_ to talk about winning Summer League MVP, and his thoughts on the summer in general.

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    Kuzma Is ROLLING

    27 points on 10-of-13 shooting for Kuzma.

    Lakers 79, Blazers 75 — 2:32 left in the third quarter

    Silver Screen & Roll @LakersSBN

    Teams when trying to defend Kyle Kuzma

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    Yet Another Double-Double for Caleb Swanigan

    17 points, 10 boards and five assists for Swanigan now.

    Lakers 71, Blazers 70 — 4:06 left in the third quarter

    Trail Blazers @trailblazers

    at this point, we might as well pin it

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    Kuzma and Blue Are Balling

    The Blazers can't stop L.A.'s one-two punch.

    Lakers 67, Blazers 66 — 5:52 left in the third quarter

    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Can't put a big man on Vander Blue. @veezy_SQ leaves his defender in the dust for a layup that puts him at 18 points.

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    Both Teams Picking Up Right Where They Left Off

    Blazers 66, Lakers 66 — 6:33 left in the third quarter

    NBA @NBA

    Kyle Kuzma puts up 19 and Jarnell Stokes puts up 14 in the first half of the @NBASummerLeague final on ESPN! #NBASummer

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    .@kylekuzma puts up 19 PTS (4-6 3PM) to lead all scorers in the 1st half at #NBASummer

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    Trail Blazers @trailblazers


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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    We've got a good one in the making! Kuzma's on fire with 19 points. Blue (14p, 4a) & Thomas (12p) are also rolling.

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    The Blazers Are Rolling Offensively

    Blazers 55, Lakers 55 — 0:38.8 left in the second quarter

    Trail Blazers @trailblazers


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    Who Needs Lonzo Ball?

    We may get a triple-double in this game, after all. Just not from the guy you'd expect.

    Blazers 48, Lakers 44 — 3:01 left in the second quarter

    Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker

    Caleb Swanigan has 7 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists with 5 mins left in the second quarter.

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    Trail Blazers @trailblazers

    💦 W E T 💦

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    The Blazers Are Scoring at Will

    Another high-scoring game for the Lakers, whose defense has been less than stellar here in Vegas.

    Blazers 43, Lakers 35 — 5:29 left in the second quarter

    Trail Blazers @trailblazers


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    16 Already for Kuzma

    This guy can put points up in bunches.

    Blazers 37, Lakers 35 — 6:26 left in the second quarter

    Harrison Faigen @hmfaigen

    Kuzma when he saw Ball wasn't playing

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    Trail Blazers @trailblazers


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    Swanigan Is Dominating Early

    Six boards, four assists and three points for Swanigan already.

    Blazers 34, Lakers 30 — 7:45 left in the second quarter

    Trail Blazers @trailblazers

    Biggie dropping dimes like spare change.

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    Trail Blazers @trailblazers

    lots of points were scored

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    This game is in #KuzControl early, as Kyle Kuzma pours in 11 points in the first quarter.

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    Lakers Staying Alive with Three-Point Shooting

    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    ❄️ @Theiceman_21's got 6pts for #LakersSummer in the first

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    11 Early Points for Kuzma

    Blazers 20, Lakers 18 — 3:09 left in the first quarter

    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Kuz can't be stopped!! #LakersSummer

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    The Real MVP?

    That headline's made in jest, of course. Ball was spectacular. But Kuzma has looked very good offensively too. He's been better than No. 3 pick Jayson Tatum, who plays at a similar size and position.

    Blazers 19, Lakers 18 — 3:24 left in the first quarter

    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    And … still more Kuzma, who drained his 3rd triple in a row after missing his first shot. His 11 points lead all scorers just 6 minutes in.

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    Another Hot Start for Kuzma

    With Ball out, the offense will be Kuzma's responsibility. He's already drilled two triples here. He came in shooting 45 percent from deep this summer.

    Lakers 18, Blazers 17 — 3:32 left in the first quarter

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    NBA Summer League @NBASummerLeague


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    Trail Blazers @trailblazers

    SHOE UPDATE: Jake Layman is wearing @adidas tonight, just as he has every other game. 👟

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    Trail Blazers @trailblazers


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    NBA @NBA

    On the call for the #NBASummer championship on ESPN...Jeff Van Gundy!

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    NBA @NBA

    20.5 PPG in #NBASummer. @kylekuzma gets loose for ESPN championship action!

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    NBA Summer League @NBASummerLeague

    Congrats to the 2017 @MGMResortsIntl #NBASummer Second Team! @cheick_diallo13 @BrynjForbes @kylekuzma @WayneSeldenJr @jaytatum0

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    NBA Summer League @NBASummerLeague

    Congrats to the 2017 @MGMResortsIntl #NBASummer First Team! @ZO2_ @jcollins20_ @j_josh11 @Dennis1SmithJr @calebswanigan50

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    Great Showing for Lonzo

    Lonzo averaged 16.3 points, 9.3 assists, 7.7 rebounds and 2.5 rebounds and engineered a five-game winning streak for the Lakers.

    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Los Angeles Lakers' No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball has been named NBA Summer League MVP in Las Vegas.

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    L.A.'s New Shooting Guard Showing Some Team Spirit

    Kentavious C.P @CaldwellPope

    We got this one! Let's go fellas

  52. July 17, 2017
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    NBA @NBA

    The @MGMResortsIntl @NBASummerLeague Championship between the @Lakers and @trailblazers tips off at 10pm/et on @espn! #NBASummer 🏆

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Lonzo Ball (mild calf strain) finishes Summer League with averages of 16.3 pts, 9.3 ast, 7.7 reb and 2.5 stl.