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24-34, 3rd in Pacific
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Ball makes Lakers return after 6-week layoff

Lonzo Ball had a solid performance in his return from injury, contributing nine points, seven rebounds and six assists in the Lakers' win over the Mavericks on Friday.

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Lonzo Ball gives his Injury Report.

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Welcome back Lonzo (0:35)
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Kyle Kuzma reacts to having Lonzo Ball back on the court.

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Isaiah Thomas talks about playing alongside Lonzo Ball in the Lakers' second-unit.

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Lonzo is happy as long as he can play (0:27)
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What did Luke Walton think about Lonzo Ball & Isaiah Thomas playing in their first game together?

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Walton intends on saving Ball's minutes (1:02)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball said he feels "pretty good" after playing 17 minutes. Ball said he could feel his left MCL when he moved side to side, specifically sliding to his right but that doctors told him it won't get worse. Ball also said he "liked it a lot" playing alongside Isaiah Thomas.

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Lonzo Ball back in action for Lakers (0:56)
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Lakers win in Ball's first game back (1:52)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Dallas native Julius Randle collected his fifth career triple-double with 18 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists against the Mavs. He made 9-of-13 shots from the field and repeatedly hurt the Mavs out of the post with his passing.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball played 17 minutes. Luke Walton said he could've used Ball a couple more minutes before reaching his minutes limit set for the game if needed. Ball will still be held out tomorrow against Sacramento as the team remains cautious.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton liked what he saw in limited minutes from Lonzo Ball and Isaiah Thomas on the floor together. Walton said he wanted to see the ball move with two point guards on the floor together. The Lakers had a total of 32 assists with Thomas and Ball accounting for 10 of them.

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Ferrell boots I.T.'s shoe (0:33)
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I.T. beats buzzer with rainbow jumper (0:28)
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Randle's sweet pass sets up Kuzma's dunk (0:21)
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I.T. tosses ridiculous pass to Randle for the assist (0:18)
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Randle tosses up, Ingram throws down (0:18)
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I.T. feeds Lonzo for the trey (0:21)
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Barnes nails floater at the buzzer (0:20)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton took a look at a lineup of Lonzo Ball, Isaiah Thomas, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Brook Lopez before subbing Kuzma in for Lopez.

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Lonzo checks in and immediately drains a 3 (0:31)

Team Stats

Points Per Game107.610th
Rebounds Per Game46.52nd
Assists Per Game23.67th
Points Allowed110.128th

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YEARWLPCT
2017-182434.414
2016-172656.317
2015-161765.207
2014-152161.256
2013-142755.329