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And Ball’s long-distance shot continues to be off. Ball made his first 3-pointer in three games but is 1-for-14 from beyond the arc during that stretch.
No Carson Palmer and no David Johnson. The Cardinals already boast the NFL’s worst rush attack (63.4 yards per game), so it could be interesting to see what happens to the offense with Drew Stanton starting at quarterback going forward.
Ball did what looks like is quickly becoming the norm for the rookie — he filled up the box score in rebounds and assists. Going into the game, Ball was averaging nine assists and nine rebounds. He had seven rebounds, six assists and five points in 31 minutes. He also had a nice steal and a wrap-around pass around a defender at half court to a streaking Larry Nance Jr. for a dunk. He later connected on an alley-oop to Nance.
NOT BALLIN’: The Lakers led the Raptors by 17 with 3:56 left in the first half. By 8:05 left in the third quarter, the Raptors had the lead following a DeRozan fadeaway to cap a 27-9 run. During that run, the Lakers had as many turnovers (eight) as shot attempts. Ball had three turnovers alone in the final 3:13 of the second quarter to help the Raptors get back in the game. Against John Wall and the Washington Wizards in the previous win, Ball was terrific in this department with only one turnover against an elite point guard.
Pitino, like Miller, was vying for Langford’s services. (Arizona’s Emanuel “Book” Richardson, one of the four charged, was an assistant with Miller’s brother, Sean, for 11 years. Sean has not been accused of any misconduct to date.)