After 3 games in California, Cole Swider continues torrid shooting as Lakers move to NBA summer league in Las Vegas


Syracuse, N.Y. ― A change in venues didn’t cool off Cole Swider.

After starting off hot in his NBA California summer league stint with the Los Angeles Lakers, Swider kept up the pace as the Lakers opened up play in the NBA’s Las Vegas summer league on Friday.

While the Lakers suffered a 104-84 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Friday night, Swider scored 11 points on 4-for-11 field goal shooting. However, Swider drained three of his seven attempts from 3-point range.

Swider is now averaging 11.2 points through four summer league games. He has connected on 12 out of 22 shots from 3-point range (54.5%).

Swider signed a two-way deal with Los Angeles shortly after the conclusion of the NBA draft two weeks ago.

The Lakers’ next game in Las Vegas will be on Sunday against the Charlotte Hornets. The game, which starts at 9:30 p.m. Eastern, will be televised on NBA TV.

In other summer league action, the Detroit Pistons, whose roster includes former Syracuse players Buddy and Jimmy Boeheim, will play the Washington Wizards on Saturday at 6 p.m. ESPN2 will televise the game.

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