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    Lakers fall to Spurs in their California Classic finale
    • July 6, 2023

    The Lakers fell to the San Antonio Spurs, 109-99, on Wednesday evening in their second and final matchup of the six-team California Classic in Sacramento.

    Second-year guard Max Christie had another strong showing, scoring 13 third-quarter points on his way to a team-high 25 on 7-of-13 shooting to go with four rebounds and four assists. He had 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting to go with six rebounds and four assists in Monday’s loss to the Miami Heat.

    Guard Jalen Hood-Schifino, the Lakers’ first-round pick (No. 17 overall) in last month’s NBA draft, had 20 points (8-of-17 shooting) and four assists.

    Center Colin Castleton (18 points, eight rebounds, six assists, four blocked shots) and forward Cole Swider (18 points, seven rebounds) also scored in double figures for the Lakers.

    The Spurs were led by Malaki Branham (32 points, five rebounds) and Julian Champagnie (28 points, five rebounds, two blocks).

    The Lakers next travel to Las Vegas to compete in the league-wide Summer League.

    Their first game will come against the Golden State Warriors on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. They have three more games scheduled for the same venue:

    • Sunday vs. Charlotte (1 p.m.)

    • Wednesday vs. Boston (7 p.m.)

    • July 14 vs. Memphis (7:30 p.m.)

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

    Additional preseason game

    The Lakers announced that they have added a sixth matchup to their October preseason slate.

    They’ll face the Sacramento Kings on Oct. 11 at the Honda Center.

    The Lakers’ full preseason schedule:

    • Oct. 7: at Golden State (5:30 p.m.)

    • Oct. 9: vs. Brooklyn at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (6 p.m.)

    • Oct. 11: vs. Sacramento at Honda Center (7 p.m.)

    • Oct. 13: vs. Golden State (7 p.m.)

    • Oct. 15: vs. Milwaukee (5 p.m.)

    • Oct. 19: vs. Phoenix at Acrisure Arena in Palm Springs (7 p.m.)

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    ​ Orange County Register