LeBron James Shines as He leads Lakers to win over Pacers to claim an important Victory
Lakers star, LeBron James scored 12 of his 38 points in the final five minutes, while Ingram scored 14 points and the Los Angeles Lakers rebounded from their first back-to-back losses in a month with a 104-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
Josh Hart added 13 for the Lakers, who blew an early 24-point lead before James carried them down the stretch to their 10th win in 14 games.
Indiana trimmed Los Angeles’ lead to 89-88 on Domantas Sabonis’ jumper with 4:59 left
But LeBron James had a 3-pointer and a three-point play on consecutive possessions in a 10-0 Lakers run before adding a 22-foot jumper with 2:21 to play.
Sabonis had 20 points and 15 rebounds as the Pacers lost for the first time in three stops on their four-game West Coast trip.
Victor Oladipo sat out his sixth straight game for Indiana with a sore right knee, but the Lakers still needed James to close it out.
James added nine rebounds and seven assists in his first game since scoring a season-low 14 points in the Lakers’ embarrassing loss at Denver. Bojan Bogdanovic had 14 points for the Pacers, and Thaddeus Young added 11.
Tobias Harris scored 28 points, Montrezl Harrell added 24 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Sacramento Kings 133-121 on Thursday night.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 17 points, and Avery Bradley and Danilo Gallinari had 16 apiece as the Clippers won their ninth in 10 games. Los Angeles extended its streak in Sacramento to 12 games.
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 26 for Sacramento. Marvin Bagley III added 18 points and 10 rebounds.
The Los Angeles Lakers scored the game’s first 13 points and jumped to a 23-point lead in the first quarter, but led only 56-50 at halftime after Sabonis’ 14-point second quarter.