The Los Angeles Lakers were never tipped to defeat the Golden State Warriors last night despite the fact their opponents had Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Steph Curry on the sidelines, but Lonzo Ball certainly wasn't giving up without a fight, even with the odds stacked against him.
The Warriors defeated the Lakers 117-106 on Wednesday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, with Kevin Durant leading the way with 26 points, five rebounds, six assists, two steals, a block, and he was also 10-of-19 from the field.
Ball wasn't giving up without a fight for Los Angeles though, and he showed that as halftime approached during the game last night when he saved a shot that was falling short and tipped it in for the score just before the buzzer.
The point guard had possession of the ball with around three seconds on the clock on his own baseline. He immediately passed the ball to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on the halfway line, who tried to drive towards the basket.
He took the shot in an attempt to score before the half, but the shot was falling short of the basket. Flying in from out of nowhere, Ball managed to tip the ball back up in the air and into the basket before the buzzer sounded.
Unfortunately for Ball and the Lakers, they weren't able to use this good momentum at the end of the half to drive themselves to victory by the end of the game. Ball finished with eight points, five rebounds, and 11 assists. Julius Randle was Los Angeles' best performer on the night with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and two assists.
Los Angeles is only seven games away from a playoff spot, but they've struggled to put a decent winning streak together since the start of the month. If they want to play postseason basketball this year, they have to start putting a string of wins together soon before time runs out on the regular season.
The Lakers will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host the Miami Heat back at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday night.News Now - Sport News