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6-9, 2nd in Pacific
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Hay que tener paciencia con Lonzo Ball

El novato de los Lakers no encuentra su nivel en este inicio de temporada pero para nuestro especialistas todo esto es cuestión de tiempo.

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Lonzo says 'it was about that time' for his new hairstyle (0:32)
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Walton on Lonzo's new haircut: 'He looks good' (0:28)
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Fresh trim, fresh start? Cold Lonzo gets haircut

Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball was seen with a fresh haircut and burying several 3-pointers at the end of shootaround before Friday's game against the Suns.

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Larry Nance Jr. (broken left hand) has been cleared to practice.

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Lonzo shows off new hairdo during practice (0:19)
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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball has a new look.

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Jordan Clarkson's game day routine is anything but routine.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball has not played in the fourth quarter of the last two games with Luke Walton riding the strong play of Jordan Clarkson. Walton was asked if that could light a fire under the rookie point guard. "You hope so and not that he's pissed off about it," Walton said. "I thought it was unfair, a lot of people in Phoenix were saying he got benched the Phoenix game, that wasn't the case. J.C. was our best player that night and Corey Brewer was our best defender so they finished the game. But that's kind of the way it is, so he should want to finish fourth quarters, which I know he does. But at the same time, like he said after the Phoenix game, we won. And that's all that matters so no matter who's on the court for us, we're a team we support the guy who's playing."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton made his shooters give him a commitment to make 100 3-pointers a day before leaving the gym in hopes of improving the Lakers' dreadful 3-point shooting. They are last in the league in 3-point shooting at 28.8%. They shot just 3-for-27 from behind the arc during Wednesday's loss to the Sixers.

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Kyle Kuzma on nearly dunking all over Joel Embiid on Wednesday in what would have been one of the dunks of the year had he not been fouled. "That would have been cool because I got about six of those this year that I haven't completed," Kuzma said. "I'm going to get somebody." When asked what he thinks about Embiid's social media presence, Kuzma said, "I mean, it is whatever. He likes to have fun, that is his personality. Whatever floats his boat, floats his boat I guess."

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Lonzo not going to bench, Lakers' Walton says

Lakers coach Luke Walton said struggling rookie Lonzo Ball came to the practice facility late Wednesday night after struggling yet again earlier in the evening against the Sixers.

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Ben Simmons, Fultz, Kuzma, Intimidating Arenas

Amin Elhassan and Marc Spears are joined by Keith Pompey to talk about the expectations on the Sixers (7:50), intimidating arenas (13:30), Ben Simmons (27:00), Markelle Fultz (30:55) and if Kyle Kuzma is the best Lakers rookie (43:00).

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Simmons dominates Ball in first meeting

The preseason favorites for the Rookie of the Year faced off Wednesday, with Ben Simmons easily getting the better of Lonzo Ball. Simmons fell one rebound short of registering his third triple-double of the season.

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A night to forget for Lonzo Ball

For the second consecutive game, Ball spent the entire fourth quarter on the bench for the Lakers. The rookie played just 21 minutes, going 1-for-9 from the floor and missing all six of his 3-point attempts. Ball has only reached double digits in scoring in two of his eight games this month.

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Simmons further in the process than Lonzo (0:57)
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Lonzo says his shot affected him (0:30)
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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

No secret that Lonzo Ball has struggled with his shot. But he almost always has an even temperament through good and bad. Tonight that even tone had more than a hint of disappointment in it as he admitted his shot impacted him doing other things which normally does not happen. This was the worst shooting night of his pro career — 1-for-9 overall and 0-for-6 from 3 with just two points, two assists, five rebounds and one steal — and he was benched in the fourth for the second straight game.

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Andrew Bogut plays 20 minutes against the 76ers (0:29)
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Great night for Ben Simmons against the Lakers (0:28)
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Lakers need to trust the process with Lonzo (1:12)

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Luke Walton said this about Joel Embiid practically with a sigh: "He's a problem."

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With Kevin Hart courtside, 76ers beat Lakers (1:29)

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.721st
Rebounds Per Game47.53rd
Assists Per Game21.320th
Points Allowed106.518th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-1869.400
2016-172656.317
2015-161765.207
2014-152161.256
2013-142755.329