|Oct. 20 7:12 AM PT8:12 AM MT9:12 AM CT10:12 AM ET14:12 GMT22:12 7:12 AM MST9:12 AM EST18:12 UAE16:1210:12 ET9:12 AM CTNaN:� - Luol Deng scored two points Thursday, going 1 of 2 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 108-92. Deng did not grab a rebound but had an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -7 in his 13:08 of playing time. He tacked on one steal.|
|Oct. 20 5:20 PM PT6:20 PM MT7:20 PM CT8:20 PM ET0:20 GMT8:20 5:20 PM MST7:20 PM EST4:20 UAE (+1)02:2020:20 ET7:20 PM CTNaN:� - Deng is inactive for Friday's game in Phoenix.
Analysis: Deng started and scored two points in Thursday's season opener against the Clippers while playing 13:08. Deng averaged a career-low 7.2 points last season, his first with the Lakers after agreeing to a four-year, $72 million contract. He made a career-worst 38.7 percent of his shots and produced a career-low 1.3 assists per game. The Lakers shut down Deng with a month left so they could give additional playing time to young players.