The Los Angeles Lakers returned home to STAPLES Center and gave fans free tacos and a thrilling 112-93 win over the Phoenix Suns. That makes for three wins in a row for the Lakers, who picked up a convincing victory in their final game before the trade deadline passes.
Brandon Ingram went beast mode for LA, scoring 26 points on a wildly-efficient 9-of-12 from the field. He also dropped an absolute statement of a dunk, fully extending on the Suns in a hammer drop that could be felt everywhere withing a three-mile radius. Add five assists and four rebounds to his very-solid night.
Ingram wasn’t the only one banging the rim with dunks, either. Both teams were exchanging lobs and dunks all night, making for an aesthetically pleasing game to watch Tuesday night. Josh Jackson unloaded on the rim a few times, but Kyle Kuzma’s transition dunk was the second-best jam of the night.
Just look at this thing of beauty in action:
Josh Hart continues to be a bright spot given a chance to shine in the starting lineup. He finished the night with another double-double, notching 15 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. He also drained three of his four three-point attempts.
On the note of three-point shooting, the Lakers had one of their best all-around shooting nights of the season. They made 11 of their 26 attempts from beyond the arc, led by Brook Lopez accruing all 12 of his points from downtown.
If you’re still looking for that cherry on top, how about the Lakers missing only three of their 26 free-throw attempts on the night? A day with all of this, plus the Lakers holding the Suns to 36 second-half points, is a good day indeed.
The Lakers will now push through the trade deadline before facing the Oklahoma City Thunder Thursday night.