Brandon Ingram Drills Game-Winning Three To Beat 76ers

Brandon Ingram Drills Game-Winning Three To Beat 76ers

Lonzo, who had a solid game as well and made a fantastic pass to Ingram on the Lakers' final offensive possession, finished with 10 points on 5-of-11 shooting, eight assists, eight rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals.

Ben Simmons has produced another triple-double but it wasn't enough to stop his Philadelphia 76ers falling to a 107-104 nail-biting loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Eight nights ago, Brandon Ingram showed a national audience that he might be ready to start taking a step into the spotlight, going toe-to-toe with prototype design/reigning NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant in a game that the Golden State Warriors needed overtime to win ... after Ingram missed a shot on the final play of the fourth quarter that would've clinched it before OT.

Los Angeles Lakers Brandon Ingram (14) goes up to shoot against Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid, of Cameroon, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia.

He found himself wide open on the right wing, however, and rookie guard Lonzo Ball, on a drive from the right corner, pitched the ball to him. Unfortunately for Philadelphia, Holmes accounted for all of Philadelphia's bench scoring, while Randle and Jordan Clarkson evenly split 32 points off the Lakers' bench. He shot 1-for-9 overall, including 0-for-6 from 3-point range, and had just two points, two assists and five rebounds in a nationally-televised game.

The 76ers went in as favourites before their 13th sellout crowd in as many games, boasting a 13-10 season record and fifth spot in the eastern conference, while the Lakers (8-15) were 11th in the western conference.

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In addition, the Lakers' defense forced mistakes and got out in transition off those mistakes. They earned it by playing a cleaner game for 48 minutes.

This time around, Ball played much better.

Ball nearly had a triple double with 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists.

But Simmons was better, compiling his third career triple-double well before the game was over.

"I know I had a chance to", he said, "but I never really thought about it". "He does what he does and helps his team win every night".

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