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Lonzo Ball was disappointed in how he played, says he just missed shots

Lonzo Ball had perhaps one of the most feeble outings of any rookie in this year’s NBA Draft class, finishing with a mere five points and five assists while going 2-of-15 from the field and 1-of-11 from the three-point line in a 96-93 loss to hometown rival L.A. Clippers.

The 6-foot-6 point guard wasn’t a stranger to the spotlight, but was clearly affected by the magnitude of his competition — bigger, faster, stronger players that would pressure him, all fighting for a potential roster spot in the NBA.

When asked what went wrong with his game, the Chino Hills native said he “just missed shots”, according to Mike Trudell of ESPN Los Angeles.

The UCLA product will be forced to reload and improve on that performance rather quickly, taking on a sold out game against the lottery-picking Boston Celtics and their prized rookie Jayson Tatum.

Ball will have to play within himself and find his areas of strength, clearly being more selective on his jump shots, given that he won’t be compared to Stephen Curry (or considered better than him like his father did) with a 1-of-11 night from beyond the arc.