Mac McClung, Lakers Fall to Warmth in 2021 NBA Summer season League Opener
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The Los Angeles Lakers are busy overhauling their roster as the 2021-22 season approaches, nevertheless they misplaced their Summer season League opener in Sacramento, California, on Tuesday.
The Miami Warmth emerged with an 80-78 victory due to the take hang of free throws from Omer Yurtseven within the closing 10 seconds. Austin Reaves had an opportunity to be a hero on the assorted side earlier than the buzzer, nevertheless he neglected a running jumper.
It seemed as if the Pink and Gold had been on their strategy to a take hang of when Reaves drilled a triple to push the advantage to 77-72 with fewer than four minutes closing, nevertheless that became as soon as their closing self-discipline aim.
From there, a dunk from D.J. Stewart Jr., layup from Dru Smith and an alley-oop attain from Yurtseven keep Miami up one. Devontae Cacok split two free throws for the Lakers to tie it earlier than Yurtseven won the sport on the line.
It became as soon as becoming that Yurtseven played the role of hero because he became as soon as dominant on his strategy to 27 functions and 19 rebounds as the sport's main scorer.
Cacok spearheaded the assert for the Lakers with 15 functions, seven boards, four assists and two steals, whereas Mac McClung added six functions off the bench.