The LA Lakers and Dallas Mavericks will continue their Las Vegas Summer League season on Saturday, July 16. They will face off at the Thomas & Mack Center.
LA is coming off a big win over the New Orleans Pelicans, while Dallas is still winless so far.
The duo of Scotty Pippen Jr. and Cole Swider carried the Lakers into the competition. Swider, in particular, has consistently caused trouble from the perimeter. He went 5-11 from beyond the arc in their win.
The Dallas Mavericks summer league team haven’t won a game since the start of Sin City games. They were nearly chased off the building by the Milwaukee Bucks in a lopsided 100-89 loss. Moses Wright and Jerrick Harding were the highlights for the Mavs in this game.
Fixation: LA Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks | 2022 NBA Summer League
Date and hour: Saturday, July 16, 10:00 p.m. ET | July 17, 7:30 a.m. IST
Venue: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas Nevada, NV
LA Lakers preview
The LA Lakers will play the second night of a straight game after a close game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Los Angeles summer league head coach Phil Handy could give fringe players more playing time.
Handy’s side got off to a slow start but came back with a huge second quarter. The Lakers’ huge 33-17 advantage before the end of the first half gave them all the cushion they needed. The match was very close throughout the second half.
Cole Swider, Scotty Pippen Jr. and Max Christie were solid for most of the game. Shots from Swider and Christie were significant threats that the Pelicans struggled to deal with.
The Lakers are looking to end the Summer League with another victory.
Key player – Scotty Pippen Jr.
While it was Swider and Christie who made the splashy plays last night, it’s still Scotty Pippen Jr. who keeps the team humming. The son of legendary Chicago Bulls forward Scottie Pippen enjoys doing the often unglamorous part of basketball.
Young Pippen finished with 11 points, seven assists and three steals. His defense and play were key for the Hollywood Summer League team.
Pippen Jr.’s poise and leadership also showed. Even for a team that didn’t have enough time to train, he was able to lead the attack without turning the ball around too much.
Scheduled LA Lakers Lineup
Guardian – Scotty Pippen Jr | Guardian – Max Christie | Forward – Nate Pierre-Louis | Forward – Cole Swider | Center – Sacha Killeya-Jones
Dallas Mavericks preview
The Dallas Mavericks lost their first two games by two combined runs before a back-to-back thrashing at the hands of the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks. They are desperately trying to clinch a win before the tournament is over.
Moses Wright had his best game of the competition with a game-high 26 points, along with 11 rebounds, three assists and two steals. Wright played a total of four games last season for the LA Clippers and Mavericks. His experience showed in the game against the Bucks.
Jerrick Harding continues his great summer championship campaign. He had just 16 points but had a team best +13 in 24 minutes. Dallas could take a serious look at Harding with the way he played.
Key Player – Jerrick Harding
The annual NBA Summer League is primarily designed to allow lesser-known prospects to show what they can do. Jerrick Harding did just that.
Harding first caught the attention of scouts and teams with his dominating performance in the first quarter against the Utah Jazz. He dropped 12 points in the first 12 minutes of the game to match Utah’s total production.
Over the past few games he’s been pretty solid and will be looking to do the same against the LA Lakers.
Scheduled Dallas Mavericks lineup
Guardian -Jaden Hardy | Guardian -Jerrick Harding | Forward -AJ Lawson | Forward – Derrick Alston Jr | Center -Marcus Bingham Jr.
LA Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks match prediction
The Dallas Mavericks will look to come out on top against the LA Lakers, who will play back-to-back games. Dallas could end the Summer League with a win.
Where to watch the LA Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks game?
The match will be broadcast live via ESPN. The live stream for the same will also be available on the official NBA app and Fubo TV.