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Lonzo Ball was held scoreless in opposition to the Blazers on Thursday.(Photo: The Associated Press)

Los Angeles Lakers rookie level guard Lonzo Ball was held scoreless in his group’s 113-110 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night time.

Ball, who had by no means been held scoreless in his lone season at UCLA, went zero for two from the ground, did not go to the free-throw line and tallied 4 badists. 

“Definitely could have been more aggressive,” Ball instructed reporters after the loss. “I think it’s just a me thing. Taking shots when I’m open, creating shots for myself.”

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Ball’s 28 scoreless minutes is probably the most performed by a top-five draft decide in his rookie season since Dikembe Mutombo in 1992. He additionally grew to become the one start line guard to be held scoreless in 25 or extra minutes this season.

“I thought he was a little too pbadive tonight,” Lakers coach Luke Walton instructed reporters after the sport. “I think that’ll continue to be the hardest thing for young players is the consistency when you just play so many games. He’s so unselfish. We want him to be more aggressive with attacking the defenses.”

Contributing: The Associated Press

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