Another strong performance from Lakers’ rookies with D-Fenders

Another strong performance from Lakers’ rookies with D-Fenders
Darius Johnson-Odom drives against the Kings during a summer league game.

Rookies Darius Johnson-Odom and Robert Sacre both delivered for the second straight game, helping the D-Fenders to a 97-94 victory over the Maine Red Claws of Portland in a D-League game.

The Lakers recently assigned Johnson-Odom and Sacre to the D-League, giving them an opportunity for both players to get some needed floor time.


The D-Fenders were down by five points with a little more than two minutes left before scoring the final eight points of the game.

Johnson-Odom scored a game-high 24 points, leading the D-Fenders in scoring for their second straight game. He also had six rebounds, seven assists and two steals.


Sacre recorded his second double-double in two games with 13 points and 13 boards.

The D-Fenders will visit the Armor in Springfield, Mass., on Sunday afternoon.


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