Lakers Lose Must-Win Game To Clippers 102-105, Lakers In TROUBLE!!!

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#Lakers Lose Must-Win Game To #Clippers 102-105, Lakers In TROUBLE!!! The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 105-102 on Friday at #Crypto.comArena. Seven Clippers scored in double digits, led by Terance Mann with 19. Mann also had 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals. Luke Kennard scored 14 of his 18 points in the first half. Lakers forward LeBron James, who was listed as questionable with left knee soreness, suited up and posted 21 points and 11 rebounds. Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony each scored 18, and Dwight Howard posted 14 points and 16 rebounds. A game in which the Lakers erased a 16-point Clippers lead came down to the final minute. Forward Marcus Morris Sr. hit a jumper to put the Clips up 103-102 with 39.4 seconds left. Westbrook missed a two-pointer in response, but the Clippers then committed an eight-second turnover violation. The Lakers called timeout to set up a final play. The Clippers double-teamed James, who then dished to Anthony. Melo fired a deep three for the lead, but it was short. The Lakers fouled after a rebound by Clippers forward Robert Covington, and Reggie Jackson hit two free throws for a 105-102 lead. Having used their last timeout, the Lakers needed to go the full length of the court with 2.2 seconds left. They got a gift when the ball deflected off the Clippers in the Lakers' end of the court. James then shot a turnaround three-point jumper, but it did not connect. Both teams were playing their first game since the All-Star break. Notable Performances Lakers F LeBron James: 21 points, 11 rebounds Lakers F Carmelo Anthony: 18 points, 5 rebounds Lakers PG Russell Westbrook: 18 points, 1 steal Lakers C Dwight Howard: 14 points, 16 rebounds, 3 Blocks Clippers G Terance Mann: 19 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals Clippers F Luke Kennard: 18 points, 6 rebounds Clippers G Reggie Jackson: 17 points, 6 assists Lakers Climb All the Way Back But Can't Finish In Clutch Time Moments. If not for James' 14 first-half points in concert with Howard's phenomenal performance, this game could have been over by halftime. Alas, the Lakers got the chance, but they didn't take advantage. In response to the Clippers' frigid third-quarter start, the Lakers cut their opponents' lead own to 61-58 after a Russell Westbrook layup. Mann responded with two straight buckets to put the Clips back up seven. But the Lakers went on a quarter-ending 20-7 run largely because of Anthony, Talen Horton-Tucker and Malik Monk. The Clippers got back on track in the fourth quarter, but the trio of Monk, Melo and THT kept doing the work. Horton-Tucker had eight points in the final frame, including a three in response to a Coffey floater. Anthony then downed a pair of three-pointers. However, the final four minutes went poorly for the Lakers, whose offense reverted back to its cold first-half form. Credit to L.A. for storming back after a bleak start, but they couldn't finish the job. The Lakers are hosting the New Orleans Pelicans at 10 p.m. ET. So Z Nation, who is to blame for the Lakers heartbreaking loss to the LA Clippers??? Comments down below 💭☑️ Like and Share my videos 👍🏼☑️ ✅ Subscribe to my channel ZSPN on YouTube ✅ ✅Help us continue to provide ZSPN coverage and SUBSCRIBE: http://youtube.com/c/ZSPNSports ZSPN on Social Media: ☑️Like my page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZSPNSports ☑️Follow me on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/zspn_sports ☑️Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zspn_sports ☑️Check out my podcast, ZSPN , on Anchor! https://anchor.fm/zspn ☑️Check out my podcast, ZSPN , on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/7hRfH2WzMhoKzgFyftUz1l ☑️Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3I60o3Wt-X421fEiJSjziA/join 💜GO LAKERS💛 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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