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Lonzo Ball’s absence opens up opportunity for Alex Caruso to upstage De’Aaron Fox

LAS VEGAS — Before settling on “What Happens Here Stays Here,” the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority used the slogan “Only Vegas.” That tagline was appropriate for a game Monday night between the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings that only could have happened at the Las Vegas Summer League. The game was billed as a showdown of point guards Lonzo Ball and De’Aaron Fox, the No. 2 and No. 5 overall picks of the 2017 NBA draft who had squared off twice in college. But by the middle of the third quarter, Fox had joined Ball (who sat out with a sore groin) on the bench with ice on his tweaked ankle. With the big names sidelined, backups Alex Caruso (Lakers) and Frank Mason (Kings) stole the show with impressive performances. Caruso owned the game’s first two and a half quarters with his shooting, playmaking and defense. Undrafted in 2016, Caruso spent training camp with the Oklahoma City Thunder...

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