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Lakers rookies get tested against Sacramento Kings

July 13, 2010 |  8:57 pm

Lakers second-round draft choices Derrick Caracter and Devin Ebanks were tested against the Sacramento Kings.

Though the Lakers lost, 90-84, Tuesday night in an NBA Summer League game at Thomas & Mack Center, Caracter and Ebanks continued to impress, even with the Lakers falling to 0-4.

Caracter, who was averaging 17.7 points and 10.7 rebounds) before the game, had 14 points on six-for-nine shooting, five rebounds and four blocked shots.

Caracter, a 6-9, 275-pound forward-center drafted 58th, went up against Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins, the fifth overall pick.

Cousins, a 6-11, 270-pound center out of Kentucky, had 19 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots.

Caracter blocked two of Cousins' shots.

Ebanks, a 6-8 small forward selected 43rd, had 12 points and three rebounds.

He faced small forward Omri Casspi, who was a rookie with the Kings last season.

Casspi had seven points.

-- Broderick Turner, reporting from Las Vegas