Ball to miss Lakers’ Christmas game with shoulder sprain

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 23:  Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 23, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Lonzo Ball has a sprained left shoulder and will sit out of the Lakers’ game against Minnesota on Christmas night.

The team said Sunday an MRI revealed the sprain that Ball sustained in the second quarter against Portland on Saturday night. He played through it and finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists.

The rookie guard will be re-evaluated in a week.

Ball is averaging 10.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.1 assists. The Lakers are 11-20 and third in the Pacific Division.