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Jordan Clarkson scores 23 but Lakers lose summer league opener

Jordan Clarkson scores 23 but Lakers lose summer league opener

In the highly anticipated summer league debut of the top two selections in the 2015 NBA draft, it was last year’s 46th pick who shined the brightest. Second-year guard Jordan Clarkson had 23 points to the lead the Lakers, though his scoring output wasn’t enough to overcome a balanced attack from Zach LaVine, Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves, who won, 81-68. It was a full house at Thomas and Mack Center for Friday night’s marquee matchup, which featured Lakers youngsters in rookie guard D’Angelo Russell, the second overall pick, power forward Julius Randle, the Lakers' top pick last year, and Clarkson. Russell had an...

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