Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer
The Lonzo Ball era begins with just three points, 1-for-6 shooting, nine rebounds and four assists. Patrick Beverley got up in him as expected, shoving him at one point at halfcourt and later stripping him clean at halfcourt for a layup. But in his first game since he injured his ankle on Oct. 2 in the preseason, Ball hit the glass hard, tried pushing the ball when he could, had one highlight-worthy crossover on Beverley and even blocked Blake Griffin from behind on help defense at one point. What will likely stick with the rookie most is the Lakers getting blown out by the Clippers by 16 in a game that was over in the third. Ball only played 29 minutes with the game out of reach. All Ball wanted in his debut was a win. Ball and the Lakers get right back at it tomorrow in Phoenix.