Ball to Miss Lakers' Christmas Game vs. Wolves With Shoulder Sprain

os Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball shoots between Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, and center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. Photo: (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
os Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball shoots between Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, and center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017.

December 24, 2017 09:21 PM

Lonzo Ball has a sprained left shoulder and will sit out of the Lakers' game against Minnesota on Christmas night.
    
The team said Sunday an MRI revealed the sprain that Ball sustained in the second quarter against Portland on Saturday night. He played through it and finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists.
    
The rookie guard will be re-evaluated in a week.
    
Ball is averaging 10.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.1 assists. The Lakers are 11-20 and third in the Pacific Division.

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