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Lakers rookie Bronny James Jr. handles the ball during the first half of their California Classic Summer League game against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night in San Francisco. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO – Dalton Knecht scored 20 points, Colin Castleton had a double-double and Bronny James did a little of everything, but the Lakers' summer league team squandered a late lead in an 80-76 loss to the Miami Heat in the finale of their California Classic on Wednesday night at Chase Center.

Knecht, the Lakers' first-round draft pick, shot 7 of 18 (2 of 8 3-pointers) and grabbed nine rebounds in 31 minutes. Castleton had 18 points and 11 rebounds on 7 of 13 shooting, along with three assists, four blocked shots and two steals in 30 minutes. Second-year forward Maxwell Lewis shook off a 0 of 10 shooting streak, scoring 14 points on 5 of 15 shooting, along with eight rebounds and five assists in 28 minutes.

James, the team's second-round pick last month, scored three points on 1-of-3 shooting to go with five rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals in 29 minutes. He missed his only 3-point attempt but finished second on the team with a plus-8 rating for his time on the court.

The Lakers (0-3) squandered an eight-point lead with 3.5 minutes to go. Keshad Johnson (21 points, eight rebounds) and Alondes Williams (21 points, nine rebounds) led Miami (2-1).

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