The 2021-22 NBA preseason continued on Sunday (ET) with a short slate of four games, headlined by the late game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns at the STAPLES Center.
If you missed any of the action, we've got you covered with all the best plays, scores, stats and storylines from each game.
Lonzo Ball (CHI): 10 PTS, 5 REBS, 4 BLKS, 3 ASTS, 3 STLS
Evan Mobley (CLE): 15 PTS, 10 REBS, 4 ASTS, 3 BLKS, 2 STLS
Mo Bamba (ORL): 16 PTS, 10 REBS, 5 BLKS
Anthony Davis (LAL): 19 PTS, 6 ASTS, 3 REBS, 3 STLS
Bucks' starters flex muscles
In their preseason debut, the Bucks' Big 3 were not taking anything easy. In fact, they contributed to the team scoring 48 in the first quarter.
It was still light minutes for the trio but they still impressed in that limited action. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with eight points, nine rebounds and six assists including the dunk that brought about the mean-mug (scroll below to watch).
Khris Middleton finished with 14 points on a perfect 6-of-6 shooting from the field while Jrue Holiday did a little bit of everything with 11 points, four rebounds and four assists.
Rookie Evan Mobley's big performance
In his first preseason game with real minutes - 32, Cavaliers' rookie Evan Mobley - the No.3 pick of the 2021 NBA Draft showed out and stuffed the stat sheet.
Contributing across the board, he also showcased plenty of highlight-reel plays.
That @evanmobley stat sheet is filling up. 📈- Bally Sports Cleveland (@BallySportsCLE) October 11, 2021
15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals. #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/U9boZVLKTZ
Evan Mobley had the ball on a string on this play 🪀 pic.twitter.com/MYA77U9adt- NBA TV (@NBATV) October 11, 2021
Lakers remain winless
Losing to the Phoenix Suns at the STAPLES Center takes the Lakers to an 0-4 record this preseason. It's preseason, so can't read too much into this but at what point does it get alarming.
What's comforting for the Lakers is that LeBron James didn't play this game while Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis did. The three superstars haven't played a game together yet, which has no doubt contributed to the team's winless start.
These exhibition games have been a feel-out process for the team to understand and make better decisions on their final rotations during the regular season.
Anthony Davis gets STAPLES Center going with a rim-rattling alley-oop slam.
Bazemore lobs it up to AD.. 💥💥💥- NBA (@NBA) October 11, 2021
LAL/PHX on ESPN pic.twitter.com/YBJtMHUqxA
Bulls' second-round rookie Ayo Dosunmu came through in crunch time.
A pair of clutch buckets from Ayo Dosunmu win it for the @chicagobulls! pic.twitter.com/fllSYByrYk- NBA (@NBA) October 11, 2021
Preseason mean-mug from the reigning Finals MVP
Giannis stays with it, slams and scowls on ESPN 😤 pic.twitter.com/mrS94HYSYQ- NBA (@NBA) October 10, 2021
Rookie Jalen Suggs shows how it should be done
Steal the ball.- NBA (@NBA) October 10, 2021
Dive to the floor.
Drop a no-look seated dime.
Jalen. Suggs. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/ywbOKUCFeE
San Antonio Spurs 101, Orlando Magic 100
Chicago Bulls 102, Cleveland Cavaliers 101
Milwaukee Bucks 130, Oklahoma City Thunder 110
Phoenix Suns 123, Los Angeles Lakers 94
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