BOBBY Ray Parks scored his first field goal in the NBA Summer League on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) in the Dallas Mavericks’ 88-86 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Parks’ basket came at the 57.5-second mark of the first quarter when he drove to the basket for a layup, providing the highlight in what proved to be his most memorable performance yet in four Summer League games.
The two-time MVP out of National University finished the first half with two points, a rebound and a steal in eight minutes and 26 second on the floor - already his longest exposure on the floor for the Mavericks.
As a bonus, he also got to share the floor with fellow Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson of the Lakers as well as D'Angelo Russell, the No. 1 pick overall in the last NBA Rookie Draft where Parks was left unpicked by the teams.
Dallas led, 50-38, at the half.
Parks also saw action in the third quarter and scored a point while going up against Clarkson to round out his appearance against the Lakers, who bungled a chance to win it when Russell turned the ball over with the game tied at 86-all.
Jeremy Tyler, who led the Mavs with 25 points and 11 rebounds, hit the game-winner for the Mavericks on a follow-up shot with 1.4 seconds to go.
Parks ended up with three points, a rebound and a steal with a plus-two impact on the game in 15:02 minutes on the floor - which almost equalled his exposure in his first three games combined.
On the other hand, Clarkson, a member of the NBA All-Rookie First Team last season, had 17 points (6-of-13 shooting), five rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes as a Lakers starter.