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    Lakers drop game to Celtics for first Las Vegas Summer League loss
    • July 13, 2023

    For the first half of Wednesday night’s matchup against the Boston Celtics, it looked like the Lakers were going to pick up their third consecutive summer league victory.

    But the Celtics outscored the Lakers 30-17 in the third quarter to take a 73-70 advantage going into the fourth, a lead Boston didn’t relinquish in its 95-90 victory at the Thomas & Mack Center.

    The defeat was the Lakers’ first in the Las Vegas Summer League after picking up wins against the Golden State Warriors on Friday and the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.

    After leading 28-19 at the end of the first and 53-43 at halftime, the Lakers were limited to 37 points in the second half. They shot 38.7% from the field for the game.

    The Lakers again were led by Max Christie, who had 24 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with eight rebounds and three assists. He also had five turnovers in 35 minutes. D’Moi Hodge added 22 points on 6-of-13 shooting from 3-point range.

    First-round draft pick Jalen Hood-Schifino (15 points) and Cole Swider (14 points) also scored in double figures.

    Jordan Walsh led the Celtics with 25 points and eight rebounds. Jay Scrubb added 18 points, six rebounds and four assists off the bench.

    The Lakers next face the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.

    The date and opponent for their fifth game and final game in Las Vegas will be determined by the results of their first four matchups.

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    ​ Orange County Register