Bobby Ray Parks' first basket, Mavericks' win over Lakers, highlight Fil-Am's best Summer League game
Bobby Ray Parks of the Mavericks guard fellow Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson of the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo from the Lakers' Twitter account

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.

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