Josh Scott, Trail Blazers fall in NBA Summer League title game

A championship eluded Josh Scott on Monday night. And the former Colorado star didn’t even get a chance to play against Lonzo Ball.

Scott, however, still will have an opportunity to compete for a uniquely rewarding prize later this week.

After turning in several productive performances off the bench for the summer team of the Portland Trail Blazers, Scott’s club fell in the championship game 110-98 against a Los Angeles Lakers team that played without Ball, the No. 2 overall pick in last month’s NBA draft who earlier on Monday was named the Summer League MVP.

Scott played 10 minutes in the finale, posting his only basket on a rebound putback and recording two points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal, and no turnovers.

Still, Scott’s summer is far from over. The 6-foot-10 post player, who was a first team All-Pac-12 Conference selection for the Buffaloes in 2016, is scheduled to join Team Colorado in Brooklyn later this week for the Super 16 round of the $2 million winner-take-all The Basketball Tournament.

Ball was held out of the summer league finale due to a calf injury.

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