LeBron James Misses Two Critical Free Throws As Lakers Fall To Zero-Three On Season

LeBron James isn’t f to the beginning he in all probability hoped for as Los Angeles Laker. After falling Zero-2 on the season, the Lakers hosted the San Antonio Spurs Monday evening on the Staples Center, the place they pushed the sport to time beyond regulation however fell up only a tad brief, shedding 143-142.

During regulation, LeBron capped f an Eight-Zero run within the final minute the sport by nailing a deep Three-pointer with 2 seconds left. Spurs had an opportunity to win the sport, however Demar Derozan missed a troublesome fade away shot.

Lakers then carried their momentum from regulation into time beyond regulation and finally went up 142-136. After a layup from Spurs after which a HUGE Three-pointer by Rudy Gay, the Spurs reduce the rating to 142-141 with 15 seconds left. Lakers inbounded the ball to LeBron who immediately received fouled and was heading to the road with 12.Eight seconds left. Up by one, LeBron missed not the primary, however BOTH free throws, giving Spurs an opportunity to rebound the ball and take the lead with 11 seconds left. And that’s precisely what they did, with Patty Mills hitting a 22-foot jumper due to some lazy protection by Lonzo Ball, giving the Spurs a 143-142 lead instantly following James’ 2 missed FT’s.

Lakers did have an opportunity to win it nevertheless with LeBron having the ball with 6.Eight seconds left, however relatively than driving James settled for a troublesome fall away jumper, which he ended up lacking because the buzzer sounded. 

Spurs escaped with a 143-142 win and ended the sport on a 11-Four run, with LeBron lacking 2 essential free throws with beneath 15 seconds left.

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