The Los Angeles Lakers started their four-day road trip on a high note, escaping Wells Fargo Centers with a 101-99 win over the Philadelphia 76ers thanks to Brandon Ingram’s huge shot in the dying seconds of the game.
Ingram didn’t shoot particularly well from the field Thursday night (7-of-21 from the field), but he made the biggest basket of the game, draining a triple at the buzzer with less than three seconds on the clock.
Ingram finished with 21 points, marking his third game in the last four games with at least 20 points. He’s now averaging 16 points on the season along with 5.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists.
Lonzo Ball also had himself quite the night, nearly notching a triple-double with 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Ball was also active on the defensive end, getting four blocks and three steals. He’s been solid on that end of the floor all season, but on Thursday his effort came in a win.
Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson were invaluable off the bench, combining for 32 points (16-a-piece), with Randle coming up huge in the clutch, going on a solo 6-0 run late in the fourth quarter.
Lastly, although the boxscore might not show it, Larry Nance Jr. was stellar and looked more like the Nance of old on Thursday. He was seemingly everywhere on the floor at once, especially on the defensive end, where he stole the ball three times.
The Lakers (9-15) will continue their road trip Saturday with a visit to Charlotte to try and get another win away from home against Dwight Howard, Kemba Walker and the Hornets.