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Lakers rookie Anthony Brown scores 22 points in D-Fenders assignment

Lakers rookie Anthony Brown scores 22 points in D-Fenders assignment
Anthony Brown of the Lakers in a preseason game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Oct. 19. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

Rookie guard/forward Anthony Brown scored 22 points on Tuesday night for the D-Fenders, helping the Lakers' NBA Development League affiliate defeat the Bakersfield Jam.

The Lakers assigned Brown to the D-Fenders earlier that day to play against the Suns' D-League squad.

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Coming off the bench, Brown hit eight of 17 shot attempts, including three of 10 from behind the arc, while dishing three assists in 32 minutes.  He also collected three rebounds and two steals, but turned the ball over three times.

The D-Fenders improved to 3-0 on the season, led by former Lakers guard Manny Harris, who scored 31 points.

Robert Upshaw, who went through preseason with the Lakers, fouled out in 13 minutes with six points and four rebounds.

Guard/forward Vander Blue, who was a late call-up for the Lakers last season, added 24 points.

Guard C.J. Wilcox, on assignment from the Clippers, scored 22 points, matching former Lakers forward Earl Clark, who started at center for the Jam.

Forward Branden Dawson, also on loan from the Clippers, added four points and five rebounds in 19 minutes.

The Lakers (2-9) are likely to recall Brown in time for the team's Friday-night visit from the Toronto Raptors (7-5).  Brown has made just three brief regular-season appearances with the Lakers.

Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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