The Los Angeles Lakers stole a steal from the jaws of defeat on Monday night time as they went into beyond regular time for the second straight night time, beating the Oklahoma City Exclaim, 119-112. LeBron James had a triple-double of 28 sides, 14 rebounds, and 12 assists on Monday night time as the Lakers archaic an 8-0 escape to resolve a 3-point lead within the fourth quarter. Had been it no longer for a plain erroneous by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the Lakers may perhaps likely additionally fair bask in no longer wanted beyond regular time but Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made all three of his free-throws to power an further five minutes.
What ensued within the further duration turned into a Lakers domination, a hit the beyond regular time 9-2 as the Exclaim may perhaps likely no longer shake the drought that plagued them within the final two minutes of regulation. With the steal, the Lakers improved to 6-4 at dwelling on the season and they escaped with a steal in opposition to an OKC team they’ve already blown out this season and can fair face again later this week.
Vogel preserving guys within the mix
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With Anthony Davis sitting out of Monday night time’s game, Frank Vogel had a rare opportunity with a draw to give minutes to about a veterans who bask in no longer too prolonged ago realized themselves on the exterior of the Lakers rotation. Vogel gave the commence on Monday night time to Markieff Morris and then rode guard Wesley Matthews within the final minutes of L.A.’s comeback victory over Oklahoma City. Though Vogel has clearly loved enjoying Talen Horton-Tucker, he knows that he’ll sooner or later need Matthews and Morris to bring when the chips are down. Tonight’s game turned into but any other instance that Vogel knows how to make use of every and each moment of the NBA season to net a championship contender.