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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores 20 points in regular-season debut with Lakers

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores 20 points in regular-season debut with Lakers

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope watched the Lakers’ season opener from his home with his two young children until they fell asleep. He watched their second game in Phoenix, from the hotel. He traveled, but, suspended for two games, he wasn’t allowed to be at the arena with his team.

“It was kind of hard for me,” Caldwell-Pope said. “I wanted to be out there helping my teammates just playing along with them. They pulled out one for me. It just felt good to just be out there.”

Caldwell-Pope played in his first regular-season game with the Lakers on Sunday after serving a two-game suspension for a March arrest. He shot the ball well, making seven of 11 shots,...

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