Lakers Maintain Off NBA-Main Jazz 127-115 in Extra time – NBC Los Angeles
Dennis Schröder hit the tying basket to drive additional time and completed with 25 factors, and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Utah Jazz 127-115 on Saturday in a sport between short-handed groups.
Schröder obtained by Royce O’Neale for a layup with 3 seconds remaining to tie it at 110 and drive additional time after the Lakers obtained outscored 28-16 within the fourth.
Andre Drummond added 27 factors and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 25 factors for the Lakers, who blew a 14-point lead early within the fourth earlier than outscoring Utah 17-5 within the further session.
“We clicked on all cylinders and we didn’t enable adversity to get us out of our sport,” Drummond mentioned. “The chemistry is getting there.”
The NBA-leading Jazz had been with out injured starters Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert. Mitchell will likely be out at the least every week with a sprained proper ankle he sustained in a win over Indiana on Friday night time. An MRI confirmed there was no structural harm.
Jordan Clarkson led Utah with 27 factors in opposition to his former workforce. Ersan Ilyasova added a season-high 20 factors earlier than fouling out in additional time and Joe Ingles had 20 factors and a career-high-tying 14 assists. Bojan Bogdanovic had 19 factors as Utah’s two-game profitable streak ended.
“We’re lacking 4 fairly vital guys,” Ingles mentioned. “For a lot of the sport, we did a fairly good job. We had been one cease away from profitable the sport.”
Injured Lakers superstars Anthony Davis and LeBron James watched in avenue garments. However the Lakers had new addition Drummond and Markieff Morris again within the lineup, together with Kyle Kuzma and Schröder. All 4 had been coping with numerous illnesses.
“He’s at all times within the second,” Morris mentioned of Schröder. “Tonight we would have liked him to attain extra. He made some nice performs on the finish of the sport. We’re attending to the purpose the place everyone is aware of one another’s sport. We want that camaraderie.”
Clarkson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 8.7 seconds left in regulation. He had 10 factors within the fourth, when the Jazz opened with an 18-4 run to get inside two. Schröder scored the Lakers’ closing six factors of regulation.
“We made extra in-game changes than we’ve all 12 months simply to counter their assault,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel mentioned. “To have a workforce storm again and take the lead and (us) not panic is certainly one thing we are able to draw on going ahead. We’ll have this expertise to know that we’ll prevail.”
The Lakers took the sport’s first double-digit lead on a jumper by Morris late within the third, capping a 7-0 run and stretching their result in 84-74. The Jazz was held to twenty factors, their lowest quarter of the sport.
Los Angeles placed on a dunking exhibition for the 1,710 followers within the stands. Drummond dribbled in from half-court and put down a one-handed jam to open the third, one among his three within the quarter. Alex Caruso and Montrezl Harrell had showy slams, too. Schröder tried to get in on the motion, charging in however lacking. He ended up sliding head-first out of bounds to finish the interval with the Lakers forward 94-82.
Jazz: Ilyasova made 5 of his profession high-tying six 3-pointers within the first quarter, hitting three in a row to begin the sport. … Gobert missed his first sport of the season due to a proper knee contusion. … All-Star Conley additionally sat out for the primary time with proper knee soreness.
Lakers: Davis is not anticipated again for the rematch. … Neither workforce led by greater than 5 factors within the first half when there have been 10 ties. … Their two-game residence shedding skid ended. … Caldwell-Pope handed Eddie Jones for fifth on the franchise’s profession 3-point record together with his 490th. … Kuzma overtook Rick Fox for seventh on the 3-point record.
FAMILIAR SIGHTS, SOUNDS
The victory triggered purple-and-gold streamers falling from the ceiling and “I Love LA” blaring on the sound system. The pared-down and socially distanced Laker Women have been relegated to an higher degree, with their stay dancing intermixed with previous video performances.
Nonetheless, Drummond is having fun with taking all of it in as a Laker.
“It is sort of a surreal second for me,” he mentioned. “It’s undoubtedly an important feeling and one thing I would like extra of.”
The Jazz stay in Los Angeles to play the Lakers on Monday night time.