Watch Pacers’ Andrew Nembhard drain game-winning 3 to beat Lakers
LeBron James and Anthony Davis were on the court together (and combined for 46 points and 20 rebounds). Russell Westbrook continued to thrive as a sixth man with 24 points.
But the biggest shot of the night belonged to Pacers’ rookie Andrew Nembhard — a game-winning 3-pointer as time expired.
It was a well-designed play and when Westbrook chased and doubled Bennedict Mathurin in the corner it left the screen setter, Myles Turner, wide open for a clean look at a 3 — but he hit the front of the rim. The long rebound caromed out, Tyrese Haliburton grabbed it and tried to create, but then he saw Nembhard wide open and kicked him the rock.
The Pacers split their two games in Los Angeles at the start of a seven-game road trip through the West that will test the surprising Pacers.
For the Lakers... they have some hard decisions to make coming up.