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Lakers, Trail Blazers to meet for Summer League title again

Wash. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers will meet in the NBA Summer League championship for a second straight season.

Last year Kyle Kuzma dropped a game-high 30 points to lead the Lakers to a 110-98 victory over Portland.

This year it'll be MVP-candidate Josh Hart — one of two returning players from last year's team — looking to earn a second straight title for the Lakers (6-0). Alex Caruso is also back for Los Angeles.

But for Hart, who didn't play in the 2017 title game, he is not looking at it as a two-peat, given the complexion of this year's squad is different.

"Our identity is totally different, the...

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