NBA Summer League: Lonnie Walker Exits with Ankle Injury in Loss to Bucks
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The Milwaukee Bucks advanced to the second round of elimination play at the Las Vegas Summer League with a 83-75 overtime win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.
Journeyman Christian Wood paced Milwaukee with a game-high 26 points and 15 rebounds, while first-round pick Donte DiVincenzo was held scoreless in 10 minutes of action as the Bucks set up a showdown with the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.
Spurs first-round pick Lonnie Walker was similarly quiet with five points on 2-of-9 shooting before he hobbled off the floor with 3:27 remaining in regulation:
Lina Washington @LWashingtonTV
Lonnie Walker IV has left the Spurs-Bucks game with an apparent leg injury with 3:27 left in regulation. Was on his hands and knees on the floor, then gingerly walked off with a member of Spurs staff.
Jordan Schultz @Schultz_Report
Lonnie Walker IV limped off just now for the #Spurs https://t.co/fGBn6b1SpY
According to NBA TV’s Jared Greenberg, Walker was diagnosed with a sprained right ankle—which was the same ankle he injured during play at the Utah Summer League.
If Walker sits out of the Spurs’ consolation contest, he will leave Sin City having totaled 46 points on 18-of-53 shooting, including 3-of-11 from three, across four games.
Despite those less-than-stellar numbers, Walker has done enough to justify praise from at least one executive.
“He’s been the best player in Vegas,” the anonymous basketball operations employee told Yahoo Sports’ Jordan Schultz on Thursday. “He can score, he’s a great athlete. Plus, he’s strong, and he’s aware. He knows what’s going on out there. I think he’s going to be a star.”
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July 12, 2018 at 07:19PM