Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Lakers' Larry Nance doesn't return after suffering laceration during Saturday's game

Larry Nance Jr Lakers Lakers need overtime but pick up fourth consecutive win with 107-101 victory over Mavericks
Kristopher Love | 14 January, 2018, 13:08

We'd been in overtime games before, so let's take it possession by possession.

Julius Randle put in a monstrous performance with 23 points and 15 rebounds, though the active forward also tabbed seven turnovers. Barnes shot 9 for 13 in the game, hitting 69.2% of his attempts from the field (4/4 from the line, 3/5 from three-point range).

With their fourth straight victory, the Los Angeles Lakers (15-27) really appear to be on a roll with an impressive 107-101 overtime victory against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday afternoon at American Airlines Center. In 36 minutes, Ingram collected twenty-six points, three assists, three rebounds, one steal and two threes with 1 turnover.

Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) defends against a drive to the basket by Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Dallas.

Dallas native Julius Randle had 23 points and 15 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Lakers seal a 107-101 National Basketball Association overtime win over the Mavericks.

He had help from Jordan Clarkson, who scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and overtime. He's projected for 22.6 minutes and 23.7 FanDuel points in Monday's road game against the Memphis Grizzlies. They responded to a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter with a 14-3 run, but after taking a 92-87 lead with 1:25 remaining allowed the Mavs (15-29) to close regulation on an 8-3 run. Then, Barnes led a late game charge, which was aided by a Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed free throw, to bring Dallas level with 5.9 seconds remaining in the game.

The Mavericks, however, continued to fight back and cut the difference to three points with 42 seconds remaining in overtime.

After Barnes tied the score, the Lakers inbounded to Randle, who attempted to back down Dwight Powell but lost the ball as he tried to turn. Ingram did not return to the game.

LA Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. was called the "Most Valuable Player" of the game by his coach after Thursday's win over the San Antonio Spurs, and Nance spoke about the game and his highlight dunk in the Lakers' locker room.