Josh Hart, Moe Wagner, Svi Mykhailiuk pace Lakers in California Classic summer league opener

first_img🎥 Lakers rookie Svi Mykhailiuk talks about his summer league debut and adjustments to make moving forward. pic.twitter.com/uL86MWjkAy— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 3, 2018 The Lakers face Miami on Tuesday at 6 p.m., take Wednesday off, then close the event with a game against Golden State on Thursday at noon.NOTEMalik Newman (sprained left foot) and Joel Berry II (right ankle sprain) sat out Monday’s game. PreviousLos Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, center, goes to the basket between Sacramento Kings’ Allerek Freeman, left, and Devin Williams, right, during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings won 98-93. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Lakers rookie center Moritz Wagner, left, shoots against Sacramento Kings rookie forward Marvin Bagley III, right, during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 2, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings won 98-93. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings guard Frank Mason III, right, is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings won 98-93.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers guard Demarcus Holland, right, goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings forward Justin Jackson during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III, right, goes to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings won 98-93. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox, left, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Johnathan Williams scramble for the ball during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings forward Devin Williams, right, battles for the rebound against Los Angeles Lakers’ Moritz Wagner, left, and Johnathan Williams during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings won 98-93. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeffrey Carroll dunks on a breakaway against the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox (5) goes to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers’ Demarcus Holland, left, and Johnathan Williams, center, during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings won 98-93. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings forward Harry Giles III, right, commits an offensive foul against Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick King during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings won 98-93. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Marvin Bagley III, right, shoots over Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, left, during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings won 98-93. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, center, goes to the basket between Sacramento Kings’ Allerek Freeman, left, and Devin Williams, right, during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings won 98-93. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Lakers rookie center Moritz Wagner, left, shoots against Sacramento Kings rookie forward Marvin Bagley III, right, during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 2, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings won 98-93. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)NextShow Caption1 of 11Lakers rookie center Moritz Wagner, left, shoots against Sacramento Kings rookie forward Marvin Bagley III, right, during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 2, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings won 98-93. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)ExpandSACRAMENTO — Josh Hart picked up where he left off in the regular season and rookies Moe Wagner and Svi Mykhailiuk turned some heads, but the Lakers started summer league play with a 98-93 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Monday night in the California Classic at the Golden 1 Center.Hart and Wagner led the Lakers with 23 points apiece, while Mykhailiuk added 15, going 6 for 10 from the field (3 for 6 from 3-point range). Wagner, a late first-round pick out of Michigan, added seven rebounds and went 6 for 17 from the floor (2 for 8 from 3-point range) but 9 for 10 from the free-throw line, drawing his share of fouls with strong head-fakes and fancy footwork on the block.“I thought he did a great job of knocking down shots, early in the game setting the tone defensively,” Lakers summer league coach Miles Simon said of Hart, who was 7 for 15 from the field (4 for 7 from 3-point range). “He was super aggressive on the offensive end, which we love, and he also, in doing that, found a balance not only just scoring but getting us in our offense as a point guard, which is not a natural position for him to be in.”Wagner’s second 3-pointer of the night followed consecutive 3-pointers by Mykhailiuk to pull the Lakers within two points with about a minute left. Kings rookie Marvin Bagley III, the No. 2 overall pick in last month’s draft, converted a three-point play at the other end, but Wagner answered with a long 2-point jumper. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Kings made a free throw following Hart’s ejection (second technical foul), then added a Frank Mason 3-point basket with 22 seconds left to seal the victory.The California Classic is a four-day, four-team event in Sacramento before all 30 NBA teams convene in Las Vegas later this week for the traditional summer league. Hart, who had a strong finish to his rookie season, including a 30-point, five-rebound, five-assist effort in the season finale against the Clippers, is not expected to play in the Lakers’ two remaining California Classic games, and he might play in just one of the team’s five guaranteed games in Las Vegas.The game had its share of sloppy play on both sides, but Hart moved from shooting guard to point guard in the first quarter and promptly led a 9-3 run to turn a 15-15 tie into a 24-18 Lakers lead. Hart, who had five turnovers, scored all six points during a second-quarter run that gave the Lakers their largest lead of the night at 32-20. His buzzer-beating 3-pointer gave the Lakers a 54-48 lead at halftime.Xavier Rathan-Mayes was another bright spot for the Lakers, contributing a game-high 12 assists, along with six points and four rebounds with just one turnover in 29 minutes.Second-year point guard De’Aaron Fox led Sacramento with 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists (five turnovers), going 9 for 15 from the floor. Bagley finished with 18 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots – all on Wagner. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Kane rages at ref, Spain halt England feel-good factor

first_img“In the big moments you need the referee to stay strong, but unfortunately he has bottled it,” said Kane.“Big moments you need a firm referee who don’t, under the pressure, get wrong decisions, basically.”However, England manager Gareth Southgate admitted his side weren’t good enough as Spain bounced back from Marcus Rashford’s opener to go ahead before half-time through Saul Niguez and Rodrigo.Despite the joy at reaching the last four in Russia, England have now lost three consecutive games for the first time in 30 years.“We have to accept Spain were better than us for long periods of the game,” said Southgate.“Their retention of the ball was top class. We were a bit disjointed in our pressing, but even when you press well against them they have some wonderful players.“We aren’t able to do that when teams press high against us yet.”England’s Luke Shaw was stretchered off with a head injury © AFP / Glyn KIRKThere was some relief for England, though, as left-back Luke Shaw confirmed he is fine after being stretchered off early in the second half with a nasty head injury.– Fast start –Kane was presented with his Golden Boot for being top scorer at the World Cup amid a buoyant atmosphere before kick-off that continued with a fast start from the hosts, thanks in large part to the unfortunate Shaw.The Manchester United left-back was making his first international start in three years after battling back from a broken leg and loss of form in the past two seasons.Kane released Shaw free down the left on 11 minutes and his teasing cross curled perfectly into the path of Rashford to slot past United team-mate De Gea.However, the England fans had barely retaken their seats by the time Spain levelled two minutes later when Saul swept home Rodrigo’s cross.– De Gea denies England –England’s strength at set-pieces was one of the key factors for their success at the World Cup, but they were easily outdone for the winner by a simple Thiago Alcantara free-kick that Rodrigo slotted home at the near post.De Gea had been labelled as one of the main culprits for Spain’s poor showing in being knocked out by the hosts at the last 16 in Russia as he made just one save in the whole competition.However, the United ‘keeper produced the sort of stunning save he does routinely at club level to deny Rashford an instant equaliser with a powerful header from point-blank range.“I am especially happy about De Gea’s performance,” said Enrique.“We have one of the best goalkeepers in the world, he’s showed that for many years in the Premier League. We are talking about a player of a top level.”The second period had barely begun when Shaw suffered a sickening blow to the head as he clashed with Dani Carvajal.A five-minute stoppage ensued as Shaw was carefully carried from the field on a stretcher and with an oxygen mask strapped around his face.England, though, finished the stronger and only De Gea with two more stunning saves from Rashford and the referee denied them at least a share of the points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000‘Bottled it’: England players surround Dutch referee Danny Makkelie for ruling out a late equaliser by Danny Welbeck © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 8 – Harry Kane raged at Dutch referee Danny Makkelie for ruling out a late equaliser as Spain punctured England’s post World Cup euphoria by winning 2-1 at Wembley to hand coach Luis Enrique a winning start in the Nations League.In their first game since reaching the semi-finals in Russia, England were denied a point when Makkelie awarded a foul in favour of Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea for minimal contact with Danny Welbeck.last_img read more