The 11th-seeded Lakers lost in the opening round of the Las Vegas summer league tournament, falling to the No. 22 Dallas Mavericks, 88-86.
After falling behind by 10 points at th end of the first quarter, and 12 at halftime, the Lakers rallied in the third and fourth quarters to tie the score, 86-86, on a pair of Jabari Brown free throws with 1:25 left on the clock.
The Lakers forced the Mavericks into a turnover, but Julius Randle missed a running jumper. Jordan Clarkson got the rebound but was forced into a difficult layup attempt as the shot clock expired.
Again, the Lakers got the stop they needed with 38 seconds left, forcing Dwight Powell...