LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball scoreless in pro debut in Lithuania

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball scoreless in pro debut in Lithuania

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball scoreless in pro debut in Lithuania
FILE- In this Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, American basketball players LiAngelo Ball, right, and his brother, LaMelo, display their shirts after signing with Lithuanian team BC Prienai - Birstonas Vytautas, during a news conference at the Harmony park hotel in Vaizgaikiemis village, Prienai district, Lithuania. The brothers went scoreless in their pro basketball debut, finishing a combined 0 for 7 on Saturday, Jan. 1,3, 2018. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)

PANEVEZYS, Lithuania/January 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball went scoreless in their pro basketball debut, finishing a combined 0 for 7.

The younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball played in the Lithuanian league for BC Prienai on Saturday. Their team lost 95-86 to Lietkabelis Panevezys.

LiAngelo went 0 for 3 from the field in just over 9 minutes. His 16-year-old brother, LaMelo, played 5:16, going 0 for 4.

The brothers signed with the Lithuanian team last month after LiAngelo withdrew from UCLA. He was suspended indefinitely following his arrest for shoplifting during a recent tour of China.

That sparked a Twitter spat between father LaVar Ball and President Donald Trump.

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