The Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) snapped an 11-game losing streak against the hated Los Angeles Clippers. The Lakers defeated the Clippers 130-125 in overtime in the 2023-2024 NBA regular season at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California on Sunday.
It’s been nearly three years since the Lakers defeated their local rivals since December 2020. In the meantime, the Lakers had lost 11 straight games against the Clippers. LeBron “King” James scored 35 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Lakers to victory, with Anthony Davis and D’Angelo Russell adding 27 points apiece.
With 1:40 left in the fourth quarter, it looked like the Lakers were cruising to a 114-106 victory. But the Clippers pulled to within 114-115 behind a Russell Westbrook 3-pointer and five straight points from Paul George .With the Clippers trailing 114-117 with 17 seconds left, George drew a foul from Cam Reddish while shooting a 3-pointer. George made all three free throws to tie the game at 117-117 and send it to overtime.
However, George would not be able to help his team win in the end. Less than a minute into overtime, he picked up his sixth foul on James, forcing him to the bench.
The Lakers took a five-point lead, 124-119, on a three-point play by Austin Reeves, an assist by Reeves, and a spectacular alley-oop one-handed dunk by James, and never relinquished the lead.
Meanwhile, Harden, who was traded to the Clippers from the Philadelphia 76ers on March 31, did not play in the game. The Athletic reported that Harden will make his Clippers debut against the New York Knicks on Dec. 7.
The Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 155-104 at home to win their opening four games in a row. Boston was the runner-up in the Eastern Conference playoffs last season.
It was the first time Boston had scored 155 or more points since a 173-139 win over Minneapolis (now the Los Angeles Lakers) in February 1959, when Bill Russell, Tommy Hinson and others were still playing.
Jayson Tatum scored 30 points, a game-high for both teams, to lead Boston to the big win. Tatum also grabbed 12 rebounds for a “double-double. Eight Boston players scored in double figures, including Tatum. Three-point accuracy was the difference in the game. Boston shot 57.1 percent from three-point range, 온라인카지노 while Indiana shot 13.5 percent.