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Lonzo Ball on Lakers win over Thunder: 'We did it together'

20 January, 2019, 00:45 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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The L.A. Lakers are now 5-7 without LeBron James on the court, after a shock win against Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.

With Oklahoma City down three and seconds left in regulation, Lonzo Ball initiated contact with dribbling Thunder star Russell Westbrook, looking to prevent a last-second 3-point attempt.

However, behind a career night from Ivica Zubac, another 30-point outing from Kyle Kuzma and huge nights from Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and Brandon Ingram catapulted the Lakers to a momentous victory. The officials called a shooting foul, and Westbrook sunk all three to force OT.

The refs awarded Westbrook three free throws, and he hit all three to tie the score and force the extra session.

If the Los Angeles Lakers want a successor to LeBron James it might be wise to acquire a player that dominates the way Davis does.

He should prepare for a fine from the league.


The Lakers have struggled in James' absence and are now 3-8 in their last 11 games, but coach Luke Walton will be glad his team ended their two-game losing streak by recording a 107-100 win over the Chicago Bulls - a game they were expected to win. James asked. "Asking for a friend @OfficialNBARefs". His points in overtime came on a 3-pointer and an acrobatic layup he dropped in to finish with 18 points on 7-for-17 shooting, 10 assists and 6 rebounds.

Following the match, National Basketball Association referee Tom Washington admitted that the foul from Ball in the dying seconds of the match was not a shooting foul. "But I had to just wash it off".

'I know they say they're going to re-evaluate him this week.

Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay had 25 points, seven rebounds and two assists in New York's 101-100 loss to the Washington Wizards.

The Thunder attempted a franchise-record 54 3-pointers, shattering the previous mark of 44 set last season against Denver. This is his first season with the Lakers, who signed him in July as a free agent.

Thunder: At the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.

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